Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Completing the Queen's Bedroom Diorama - Queen Mary's Dolls House

Hello Everyone,

Another week has gone by once again. Hope you are all well. It' been a rough few days for me. Have been under the weather and couldn't do much. Spent the days indoors taking it easy as much as I could. 

Queen's Bed Room
As a few already know I had started the Queen's Bedroom Diorama back in 2016. A beautiful collection with a few replica furniture pieces from the Queen Mary's Dolls House that is in Windsor Castle in the United Kingdom. 

Having a very bad cold with a constant splitting headache, I couldn't do much, so I did a little work on the labels for the dolls houses which are to be exhibited very soon to the public. 

While making the labels I realized that the Queen's Bedroom wasn't completed and that I had forgotten all about it.

So I decided to add the final additions to the room. It brought some sweet memories when I actually visited the Queen Mary's Dolls House in Windsor Castle last July. It was a dream come true, a magical experience that I will never forget to actually see the real thing. 

The original  Queen's Bedroom is massive; double the size of the diorama and no wonder that this diorama can't contain all the furniture pieces like the original one.  For obvious reasons my diorama had to be adapted but I still tried to keep close to the original. 

For starters I really tried a few  of my own accessories. The dressing table set which was part of the collection was what I would call basic compared to the real thing. 

The dressing table set
Seeing the original dressing table with it's fine rich accessories, there was no way I was going to come close to it but adding a few more accessories would have made a big difference. 
The Original Queen's Dressing table
I got myself a pair of clear glass candle sticks, did the silver jewelry boxes with polymer clay, added a few more hair brushes and painted them and added a tiny scissors. 

My improved queen's dressing table

The original bedroom has two interior doors and two beautiful tallboys. There was no way I could fit two in the room, but what really caught my eyes were the amazing detailed figurines on the tallboys. 

Original tallboy in the Queen's Bedroom
I decided to add a figurine which I hand painted myself.

 While I was in Windsor and came in front of this particular room I noted that the room only had two paintings. The first one was the Queen's Mother the Duchess of Tech painted by F.O. Salisbury. This painting is the one that you see on the mantle piece above the fire place. Then there is another painting which is quite hidden I would say, Mary Queen of Scots by Gerald Kelly. For some reason the story of Mary Queen of Scots always fascinated me even as a child so I decided to add the one painting.

Mary Queen of Scots Painting in frame

I added a few more pieces to the mantel piece of the fireplace.  Have added a few matching vases and also added the mantel clock that I painted too.  I got to 
add the silver mounted wall candle holders which I have painted too to match with the original setting. 

Finally the one thing that I really wanted to add to the room was an interior door. At least one of the doors I would say. The diorama looked too plain without a door so I really tried hard to come close to the original room. 

I was quite pleased with the outcome and now I can say that the Queen's Bedroom Diorama is complete. 

Here are a few more pictures of the room. 

Now the diorama is in it's rightful place among the other projects ready to be displayed. 

Hope you like what I have done with this project. 

Hopefully I will be sharing with you a new update on the ongoing project of The Master Swordsmen Pub & Inn very soon, so make sure to keep tuned. 

Take Care and See you soon.


Rebecca xxx

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Completed Posy's Dollshouse Shop

Hello everyone,

How are you all? Hope you are all well and doing fine. Have been busy working on miniatures and on Posy's tiny dolls house shop and I'm really, really happy that I have completed the house for Posy. 

Posy and her new dolls house shop
 Posy is delighted that now she has a dolls house of her own and even better she has a dolls house shop. I'm very happy that she is also enjoying miniatures. 

I was dying to see the house lit, so as soon as I fit in the battery and lit the switch, I was so impressed to see the inside glowing. It looked so real.

I also wall papered the front and did the tiny lace curtains. 

I added a few pieces of tiny furniture to the other rooms. They are quite fiddly to build but I have managed. Considering the tiny scale, I really tried my best to add detail as much as possible. 

Here are the tiny rooms decorated, starting from the ground floor up to the attic. 

And here is the complete house fully decorated and lit. 

You can all imagine Posy's face when I showed her the house all ready for her. She loved  every bit of it. She couldn't stop smiling. 

This is all for today. I hope you liked the tiny house. 

On the side lines I have been working also on the Master Swordsman Pub & Inn and I'm hoping that I will get to share with you some of it's progress very soon so make sure to keep tuned for the next update. 

Take Care and See You Soon.


Rebecca xxx

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Adding more to Posy's Dollshouse Shop

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are all well and have enjoyed your weekend. Another week has gone by and in a few days we will also be saying goodbye to February too. 

Have been busy like always and as I'm waiting for some supplies for The Master Swordsman Pub & Inn, I continued working on the tiny dolls house shop for Posy. 

Posy and her own dolls house shop
 Being such a small scale dolls house  I tend to work just for a an hour at a stretch. One can take so much focusing on such a tiny house. I haven't done much but, the little that I did, took me hours to finish.

The tiny house has three sets of spiral staircases. The worst part is that I had to build the staircase step by step which took me quite some time to finish just to wait for the glue to set. I have to admit at the end, they looked pretty cool. 

The spiral staircases in place
With the staircases in place, I could say that the inside of the house was ready apart from the furniture and accessories. Then I wired the house. Every floor will have a ceiling light and also the tine fire place will be lit. All lights will be attached to a battery.

Once the lights were fixed I closed the back walls, hinged the front panel and also attached the side walls. I also painted the roof and the outside walls.  An extra addition to the dolls house, I added a small table, to put the dolls house on. 

I have also started working on the tiny dolls houses that will fit in the shop. They are quite tiny. I hope that I will manage to paint them. 

I still have to add some pieces of furniture and if I'm lucky, I wish to try a few miniatures of my own, to add to it. 

Posy totally loves it!  She couldn't help not sitting there looking at it, touching the tiny houses with her fluffy paw and smiling back at me. At least I got a tiny warm bear hug. 

This is all for today. I hope you like what I have done so far on this tiny house. Can't wait to finish it and see the lights glowing inside. 

Keep tuned for the next update on Posy's Dollshouse Shop.

Take Care and See You Soon.


Rebecca xxx

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Posy's Dollshouse Shop - Micro Scale

Hello everyone, 

I hope you are all well and have enjoyed your weekend. I want to welcome the new followers of my blog too. A BIG WELCOME!  It has been a good and busy weekend I would say. The weather was quite nice even if it is cold, it gave me  a boost to do so many things especially within my miniature work. Apart from my everyday duties, I got to work on a few new miniatures, did a couple of miniatures for my clients, moved most of my dolls houses in to their new home and also got to work on a small project. 

Posy spends most of her time with me while working on my miniatures and projects. Being alone working in my miniature world, I love her company. She got to see me work on the last 3 projects which were pretty much dolls house shops. The little darling asked me for a dolls house of her own. How could I refuse anything she asks. 

Just in time my dear friend and fellow miniaturist Susan Fry who is an amazing dolls house interior designer contacted me to share with me her new micro scale miniature houses and furniture that she was working on. Susan and I are lucky enough that we got to meet each other twice. She visited me here in Malta where we got to discuss our businesses and obviously share our love for the miniatures.  Susan has more kits were you can visit her Site Elite Petite Interiors or her Face Book Page. Can't wait to see her again. 

The kit is very beautiful and has quite a lot of interior details. Eventually it will also light up.  Posy wanted a pretty dolls house shop and this was just perfect.

By now most of you know me. I always say that I will never work again on a micro scale project which is 1:144 scale and once again here I am, working on another tiny scale dolls house. Guess what?......I'm loving it!

I started off by working on the front of the shop. Trust me to do that first!

Then I started decorating the four story shop. Every story comes as an individual kit and then built on top of each other to make the whole property.

I have printed my own micro scale wall paper to decorate the rooms. 

They do take me a while to decorate as I want them as perfect as possible. 

Here are the 4 individual rooms decorated. 

The shop

The room on top of the shop

The room under the attic 

The attic

Now as the rooms are ready, they will be having a spiral staircase for each floor. Here how the rooms look on top of each other. 

There is still so much that I still need to do and add, but so far I am very happy with it. 

Besides I'm not the only one. Posy loves it and keeps asking me when I will continue working on it, but she is patient and knows that these miniatures do take some time before they are complete. 

So this is all for today. I hope you like this tiny project. Keep tuned for the next update on this project and I will be also sharing with you the progress on The Master Swordsman Pub & Inn. 

Take Care and See You Soon.


Rebecca xxx