Saturday, 3 January 2015

Happy New Year 2015


Goodbye 2014 and welcome 2015!

For us, 2014 was a year that I wouldn't wish to repeat. It was filled with sadness and loss, with very little happy times in between. But with a new year, comes a fresh start and hopefully 2015 will be a journey back to happier times :)

On the miniature front, I will be working on my Sid Cooke houses which have been sorely neglected.

My haberdashery (the smaller shop below) needs curtains and some shelf fillers, whilst the turn of the century Grocers (the larger kit) needs a full revamp upstairs! 



In between working on these shops, I am also trying to finish a beautiful carpet from a Janet Granger kit


Whilst Hywel is busy making new miniatures for the Miniatura International Dolls House Show in March. So with plans afoot, we head into a better 2015 and we wish all our friends and followers a Happy New Year, filled with health, happiness and good 'mini' times :)

Julia x

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Saturday, 27 December 2014

Christmas 2014


Time moves so fast and for us 2014 has been a year of ups and downs. Not as many new miniatures or large projects have been made this year due to family commitments and yep, I'm even late with a Christmas blog post! But here's a little peek through the windows of my Bear Makers Cabin; revisiting some older mini makes and having a glimpse of some new minis :)

We  start with a look through the round window and 
a little glimpse of Hywel's latest 'sculpt in progress' 

Santa :)




Whilst inside the cabin, bears sit on the table amongst the Bear Makers Patterns and a little Christmas tree


A new adition to the cabin this year is a tiny 48th scale doll handmade by Joy of Adora Bella Minis.


Inside the cabin, the Bear Maker is busy making little bears amongst Hywel's handmade furniture....



 with a little help from grandad!



 There are even the tiniest bears on the christmas tree :)



We hope you all had a lovely christmas and we'll be back in the new year :) 
Julia & Hywel xxx


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Saturday, 16 August 2014

Its been a long time!


Its been such a long time since I last updated this blog. My last post was all the way back in April after we had attended the wonderful Miniatura Dolls House Show in Birmingham and here we are with just five weeks to go until the next one!

Life has been busy and there just never seems to be enough time in the day or days in the week. This year is flying by and as I sit here and type, I can feel the air cooling as summer fades in South Wales! Sadly, we have had more than our fair share of sadness this year, with the unexpected loss of loved ones which was a very difficult time. On a happier note, my health is improving by the day, we celebrated an 18th Birthday and we have a new addition to the family: Jessie J, our wonderful, mischievous, energy filled Sprocker Spaniel who fills our day with much needed laughter and energy building, long walks! 
 :)



Jessie also has a passion for sitting on boxes, especially my half made, ready to complete miniature project boxes! Suffice to say that at the moment she gets more attention from me than miniature making, which will have change soon if I am to be ready for the forthcoming Miniatura Show!




Thankfully, Hywel is ready and has designed and made some new furniture to add to his ever expanding range of 'Rustic Woodland Furniture'. I think they look amazing and they will be available for sale at the Miniatura Show 20th and 21st September 2014 

Someone who has been miniature making for us though is Kat Hazelton (Kat the Hat Lady) and we have just had a parcel of wonderful new hats from her which are available from our shop in Swansea Market




Now, after an evening walk, I am off to battle Jessie with those boxes of miniatures and to settle down to an evening of mini making with a tired puppy curled up at my feet.

Julia



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