The greenhouse needs a wall behind it, glazing, doors fixed, flagstones laid - OH yes, plants. I'm at the thinking stage...you know how it goes. So I'll tell you what Celia has been up to instead!
The summer of 2016 saw me (and Coombe Crafts) retire after around thirty years of very happy miniature trading, it was also the saddest time as our dear friend Dave, Celia's lovely husband, passed. It was therefore the right time for us to close the doors on our joint Nostalgia in Miniature Workshops after many happy years of working together.
I always hoped that when the time was right she would pick up the baton and continue with workshops, as she has so much to offer as an inspirational teacher with a wealth of knowledge and expertise to share in friendly workshop setting. I'm sure if you attended any of our workshops you will agree and I know many were hoping she would carry on.
I'm just so delighted that she has decided to continue under her own KT Miniatures Workshop banner and am excited to see what she is planning and very happy to share some of the details with you.
At this stage she is keen to hear from anyone who might be interested - no commitment. She is hoping for the same Bicester, Oxfordshire venue and plans on using the same ethos and basis as we did at the previous workshops ie. all are welcome, beginners and experienced miniaturists alike. Plus using ordinary everyday materials, as well as alternative techniques to create beautiful miniatures.
She has a rather super project in mind of a freestanding antique German style kitchen. It would have two sides, a back and a base plus separate pieces of furniture - in 1/12th scale. (The base shape will not be too dissimilar to the project we made last year ie. The Early 1900s German Style Shop).
The real antique miniature German kitchens and accompanying furniture cost hundreds of pounds these days, and are becoming as rare as hens teeth to get hold of! This particular project should be quite versatile and adaptable, and you will have plenty of scope to put your own imagination and as much creativity into it as you please so this particular project may appeal to both antique and vintage dolls house collectors, as well as miniaturists alike.
|One of the German shops from 2016|
To whet your appetite you may like to look again at some of the projects from our Nostaglia in Miniature Workshops - a trip down memory lane for me. Go to KT Miniatures archive pages ktminiatures.com/miniature-workshop-gallery
I'll pop along on the day to hand out the paint and glue, and make encouraging noises......
Thank you for looking