Friday, 29 May 2020

KT Miniatures Is Re-Opening On Monday 1st June!



Thank you for your patience and support during lockdown and I hope that you are all ok. 

Many thanks to all of you who ordered items during lockdown. I am currently going through the process of contacting those of you who ordered, in order to sort out payment and postage. 
Second Class & Signed For Deliveries apparently may take a little longer than usual to arrive at their destination. However Special Deliveries are still guaranteed next day, although at the moment there is no 1.00pm delivery guaranteed deadline. 

FOR OVERSEAS CUSTOMERS: the advice from the post office this morning is that delivery services to overseas destinations are still chaotic so I'm afraid if you fall into this category, you are going to have wait a little longer before your parcel can be dispatched.

Once the backlog of orders have been sent out, I will then turn my attention to sorting out the website and begin listing more vintage miniature stock - hopefully this will be sooner rather than later. 


Wednesday, 13 May 2020

New Workshop Project - Denman College

If you have been following KT Miniatures website these past few weeks, you will have seen that my Old Attic Room Workshop based at Denman College (Oxfordshire) that should have taken place at the beginning of July, has been cancelled due to Covid19. However, the good news is that I am due to run another workshop at Denman College in November (18th -20th) over three days and two nights. It is a brand new project, and I am pleased to say that I have at last been able to get on with the project prototype. 

So let me introduce you to...

An Old Potting Shed Scene
Even though the background construction has been completed, I still need to create the potting table and accessories. So this scene is really still in mid construction. But at least you can get the gist as to what we will be making from these photos. 

The majority of the recycled materials are literally bits found around the house, such as all kinds of cardboard, egg boxes, food packaging, sand, dried tea leaves, paint and glue. 

The main beam and two side beams, plus a tiny piece around the window frame, are the only commercially purchased pieces of materials, to date. I have deliberately designed this project to be as versatile as I could muster, so the maker has a wide choice of options and layout. 
The window was inspired by an image of a real life size shed window I found months ago on the internet, which I had filed away.  The glazing actually came from the interior packaging of a supermarket pavlova!  

This workshop is initially being offered as a reunion workshop to the ladies who came to last November's workshop, at their request. Any remaining spaces will be offered to those that were booked on the cancelled July workshop. However, the plan is for me to run more workshops at Denman College in 2021, plus a repeat of this potting shed project, so if this project appeals to you and you fancy a little creative holiday away in rural Oxfordshire, then do get in touch with Denman College again when they re-open in July. For the moment, all their staff have been furloughed. 

More details can be found on the following link: 

As soon as I have completed the contents of this old shed, I will show more photos...but for now, it is time to get back to my workbench. Stay safe everyone.
Celia X

Saturday, 9 May 2020

Wow...Such Power In Words!

A friend emailed me this to me last night, I have watched it umpteen times now and it still gives me goosebumps. 

Simply amazing and so very current! It sums up what so many of us feel and let's hope the world will become a better place for all the awfulness we are going through at the moment. 

It is by a guy called Tom Roberts, a British poet,  and it is called...THE GREAT REALISATION.
Celia X