THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP
If you turn to page 15 in the latest issue of the Dolls House & Miniatures Scene Magazine (March 2012 Issue 213) you will finally be able to see "The Old Curiosity Shop" project in its entirety.....as first mentioned on here back in December: http://ktminiatures.blogspot.com/2011/12/sneak-preview-of-old-curiosity-shop.html
The feature will give you full instructions on how to make this project of an antiquated scene of an old shop based on Charles Dickens' novel - The Old Curiosity Shop, set inside a model of an old book. The outer cover was based on an original 1930s copy of this book that belonged to my late father in law, when he was a lad. I really enjoyed making this particular project as it was refreshing to be tackling and creating something in the Victorian era for a change....rather than the 1930s-1940s era which is more the norm for me! Great fun.
A combination of broken vintage dolls house furniture as well as modern reproduction bits and pieces, plus some of my own handmade miniatures eg. old books and biblical print etc. were used to fill this scene.
So....if like me, you have a very large "bit box" that contains broken dolls house furniture and bits (old and new) that you simply could not bear to throw away as you knew that it would be useful for something one day.....then this project may be perfect for you!
FINAL PART OF "ON A COLD & FROSTY MORNING, AFTER THE NIGHT BEFORE"
Also in the same magazine, on page 63, is the final part of Robin Britton and my feature on how to make an old fashioned scene of an old backyard, complete with rusty old dustbin with the remnants of a party spilling out....and a touch of frost. This final part concentrates on the landscaping.
This finished scene is now up for auction in aid of Breast Cancer Campaign. For full details on how to bid (including online) please go to Robin and my Nostalgia In Miniature Workshops website for full details: http://www.miniatureworkshops.com/Sealed_Bid_Auction
We are now in the final stages of this auction and the closing date will be at 3.00pm on Saturday 18th February at The Thame Dolls House & Miniatures Fair. So, if you would like to bid for this unique scene, don't delay.....click on the above link now and see how to bid!