Sharing a love of Dolls House Miniatures - and making time for other creative crafts and the garden.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Getting Back to Some Doll-making

When I decided to retire it was largely because I wanted time to spend on my own miniatures and other interests and say 'goodbye' to working to deadlines.
After many happy and energetic weeks out in the garden bringing it to back to some kind of order, the weather is pretty much dictating things now.  That being so, it's been nice to get back to some doll-making and planning (only in my head) what I might do next.

I promised a friend to make her a little group of 1/24th dolls to complete some scenes - so I've finished them.  Sorry, photo quality isn't of those days...
Looking forward to summer, which isn't any time soon here in U.K.,  a couple of spritely pensioners are taking a trip to the seaside - sweet- I think he's giving the wife a lick of his icecream!

Summer is gardening time, and chats across the hedge with neighbours.  Madge is clearly a keen gardener - maybe she's giving Florrie tips on planting up her summer pots.

Christmas is only just around the corner of course so I thought I'd make a little Father Christmas for the youngest grandchildren...and maybe a sleigh and a sack of toys.....
Amid the muddle on the workbench, Santa is waiting for some shiny buttons on his jacket and not too thrilled about the cardboard affair next to him. He's hoping for something a little more impressive - I'll let you know how we get on.

As my friends know, I can't resist a bargain, especially in the plant department so this is my latest - a Streptocarpus or Cape Primrose that was only 25% of the marked price.  Oh Yes!!  I love these plants and used to grow lots some years ago, but was down to my last ancient one.  I bought two - both half dead and with no flowers - and only one was labelled as  'Ruby' which I knew to be a lovely cerise. Both recovered so well and are flowering their socks off. I was thrilled with the one pictured which I believe is called 'Harlequin Lace'.

I'll let you know how the Christmas scene turns out.

Thank you for looking


esther said...

Hi Robyn, love your figures, do you do 1:48th scale dolls?

Ilona said...

Hi Robin! Yes, I knew it.......that you wouldn't go (retired), and also that couldn't resist making new mini dolls ;D!! All of your newest dolls are fantastic, I absolutely love their characters. And yes, Christmas is here before we know it, I like your mini Santa, the sleigh and even a rendeer. I can't wait to see how they will look like after you're ready.
Hugs, Ilona

jenann said...

How WONDERFUL to see new little people. it is lovely to go on a trip down memory lane to see the earlier ones, but seeing ones not known before is great too.
Christmas! Hurrah! i love that oo.

Susan@minicrochetmad said...

Hello my favourite people maker, lovely to see you and some more of your delightful character filled creations. I can't tell you how much I love your whimsy. And I looove those gorgeous flowers, I've never seen them before. I don't suppose they would appreciate the 40 degree C heat we had a couple of days ago so I shall just have to enjoy your photos.

Robin said...

Thanks for your lovely comments - I don't see me making many in the future, although I've got one or two of our little Nostalgia in Miniature scenes that might like an inhabitant or two.

I've made 1/48th characters for a few years Esther and if you scroll back in the blog you'll find some pictures - I'll put some up on the next blog as well. I do want to make just a few more (not for sale) but they're more of a challenge for eyes and hands as they're so small.
This 'retirement' lark is very luxurious!!

The streptocarpus are native to parts of Africa Sus - grow in shaded rocky areas - bet they'd be fine, although we grow them as houseplants.