Tuesday, 18 November 2014

A Little Miniature Vintage Toy Shop....

At last we can reveal more of our impending Summer 2015 Workshop. So here it is....
So basically we will be making an authentic 1/12th scale replica of  a late 1800s/early 1900s miniature shop in true antique/ vintage dolls house style! We decided to interpret this project as a vintage toy shop, and included with this project will be materials and instructions to make over 30 quality toys based mainly on the later era of the 1920s/30s.
Painting techniques and some of the constructional methods used in this project are the same used in dolls house restoration, so for those of you who are very much into antique and vintage dolls houses, this particular project may have added interest to you.
You will have an opportunity to embellish your shop front and we will show you how to make your shop look decades old....great fun!
With the combined skills of both my workshop colleague Robin Britton and myself we have produced a very different kind of workshop project this time...we hope you like it.
Some of the toys will blow your socks off...but yes, you can make them too!
Take for instance, this replica of a 1930s toy Tri-ang laundry set including mangle! 
Or how about this weeny pull along miniature boat on wheels...photographed standing on Robin's finger!
Then there is this tiny little train. 
The materials used for many of these toys will amaze you...not quite what you'd expect....but then, we love to turn ordinary everyday materials into beautiful miniatures! Many of these toys would most definitely look  quite at home in a vintage dolls house nursery, so if you are a vintage dolls house enthusiast and have never been to one of our workshops before...why not give it a try?
 We are aiming to run this all day workshop at our Bicester (UK) venue once more, on a Saturday in June 2015 but are not able to confirm the date until January 2015, due to the venue's booking restrictions. So meanwhile, we are operaing a RESERVE LIST.  If you would like to add your name to this list so that you can be offered a priority place before booking goes live on the website in January, please do get in touch asap.

The promotional page is now up live on our Nostalgia In Miniature Workshops website, and as we get more photos, they will be added to that page. 

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