Tuesday, 5 July 2011

1940s Hallway Revisited!

For those of you who have followed KT Miniatures for a few years will recognise this 1940s Hallway Room Box below. It was made by KT Miniatures in 2009 and then auctioned off at the 2009 Thame Dolls House & Miniatures Fair to raise money for Breast Cancer Campaign.
Full instructions on how to make this scene appeared over several issues of Dolls House & Miniatures Scene magazine that year plus several UK artisans  also donated some pieces.

Well now....out of the blue the other day, the lovely lady who had the highest bid at that sealed bid auction and who is the owner of this little Hallway Room Box has been in touch.
Paula Ward from Daventry wrote a letter telling me how she is still thoroughly enjoying her purchase and sent a photo to show me how it has developed (see below).

George and Lil certainly seem well at home! I love the idea of putting a settee in the scene and making it in into a sitting room - ingenious! Paula is a talented lady and has added some of her own creations to the scene such as the tapestries on the wall and the knitting bag. In fact Paula forwarded photos of her work too and below is an image of her miniature knitting.
Now I am always in awe of anyone who can partake in miniature knitting (not something that I am good at) and Paula's work looks exquisite.
It has been a pleasure to see this little box again and hope you enjoyed it too.


Robin said...

What a lovely surprise to see this again this morning and what a wonderful little scene Paula has created!! Huge congratulations on the wonderful knitting...I'm so envious of that skill too.

Christine said...

I loved this when it was in the magazines. :) It's nice to see what became of it.

I only realised a couple of nights ago that you were the creator of the lovely war time memories attic project in DHW which I had saved for definite attic inspiration as well. :) Wonderful work.

KT Miniatures said...

Its like seeing an old friend isn't it Robin...is particularly heartwarming to know that Paula is getting so much enjoyment out of it too!

Christine...yep that's me! But blimey...that was a long time ago! There were a lot of my father's RAF mementoes in that box. Has been replicated a fair few times for customers since then!lol