The Windmill

A light up working windmill.

The Gothic Horror House

Based on the "Munsters" Tv show this house has all the typical horror features, lights up at night and glows in the dark..

The Snow Queen's Palace

Based on the Narnia books, this silver and white palace lights up.

Indian Pavilion

A small pavilion with decorated elephant and horse.

Bistro De Paris

A light up restaurant with bar and dance floor.

Blog Site Moving

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Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Chester Row

I have good weather here for the last few days which has let me take a few pictures. Chester Row is finished and I've created a new page for it here on the blog.

Chester Row is based on the Tudor shops of Eastgate and Bridge Streets in the English town of Chester. A wonderful city to visit full of ancient history from the Roman walled city to Medieval buildings.

Here is my version of these shops. For more pictures please visit the Chester Row page.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Victorian Fire Engine

I was sorting through a box of spare bits the other day, when I came across a load of hose reels and fire brigade things so for a bit of a break I made a horse drawn fire engine.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Not Enough Time

If you've had a chance to look around my ever growing blog sites you can tell I love Playmobil. Building , decorating and dressing up the figures. I just love to create new things and I've found Playmobil such a wonderful and versatile toy.

When I was a child I had Lego! I loved Lego I loved it that much I desperately wanted to move onto Meccano so I could make things that moved and to make bigger buildings. It was not meant to be. As I grew up I discovered computers ahhh the ZX Spectrum...... and that was the end of my building phase. Now I rediscovered the yen to build bigger and better and I love it, but I've lost all my spare time.

There is just not enough time for it all. I'm often asked how do I manage it to create all this stuff so quickly. It's because I don't do anything else. I have become Playmobil obsessed.It's that bad I lie in bed thinking of new building designs and different ways of making things. I've become a junkie I can't get enough.

A friend recently asked if I could do some wallpapers for her, which I gladly said yes to, but the hours and hours I've spent doing it, looking for new designs making up the large image sheets adding borders, changing colours. Phew I'm so glad it's done now, it's just one of those jobs that seams to take forever to do, but I'm happy to do this for my friends. I thought I'd have finished my Tudor shops by now, all I've got to do is the signs, but as always it's a bigger job than I thought, I've had to paint the signs and make up my own pictures for it, even cut up a pig!

I've had some more great news, I've had several more commissions this week, including a royal carriage, a bridal shop, a new and improved Claridges and a chocolate shop as well as some custom figures. To which I've said yes of course because I DO love to do them, but I've also got the row of shops to finish, a Tudor tower to furnish  and decorate and furnish a Gothic horror mansion. Oh and sails for a ship. AHHHHHHHH........ will it never end? (I am laughing when I say this)

So as you can tell I'm usually working on half a dozen or more projects at once. Some times I finish several close together so I tend to take photos all at the same time. That way I can catch the good weather and save on time. This is why every now and again I can put lots of finished items on the blog altogether, not because I'm a superwoman and have had them all built in a week. (Oh I wish!) It's just good planning.

I still haven't finished putting up pictures of all my completed work, I have loads of photos to sort through and post and I like to tweak the blog every so often but there's NOT ENOUGH TIME!
So please forgive me when some weekends I've nothing to share, it's not because I haven't been working only I've not been working fast enough.

Oh and if your wondering how come I've had the time to write this, it's because I'm eating my dinner and waiting for my hair to dye at the same time. What can I say I'm a woman and I can multitask!

Before I forget there will be a few photos later today, I hate to disappoint my visitors.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Luxury Dining Tables

After visitng the Dolls House Show last weekend I decided to do a couple of luxury dining tables.
Each set comes complete with large banquet table, four chairs, serving trolley, candelarbra and real china dishes with gold cutlery.

The first table is set with a minture dinner for four served with a cake for dessert.

The second table is set with a selection of minature deserts.


Thursday, 15 September 2011

Victorian Carriages

A couple of months ago a friend asked me if I could customise a carriage for him, unfortunately at the time I didn't have any I could use.This past month I've managed to get hold of one. I did the conversion as you've seen with the Ripper figures. It came out so well and I enjoyed doing it  as a change from the buildings I was working on. I got the bug and ended up buying several more so I now have a fleet of carriages!

I can't decided which colour I like the best.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Items For Sale Update

This is my Indian Pavilion with decorated Elephant and Horse. I'm pleased to say that this has also sold.

Items For Sale Update

I'm pleased to say that Harrods has now sold. Thank you to every one who emailed me about this wonderful shop.

New Items For Sale

I've had a few enquires about Harrods etc and if they are for sale. So here's a list of forthcoming items:

Harrods £400
Don Quixote & Windmill £75
Indian Pavilion With Elephant
Large Tudor Hall
Tudor / Medieval Watermill
Chester Row - Medieval / Tudor Shops
Medieval Tower
The Barracuda - Ghost Pirate Ship
Gouden Leeuw ( Golden Lion) - Dutch Seven Provences Ship
Victorian Carriages
Christmas Scene £25
Large Dining Tables £50 Each
Victorian Gothic Mansion

New Figures

I've been away for the weekend and while rushing about I stopped off at a Dolls House Fair. It was packed out and I spent several hours and lots of money on some new bits and pieces for my upcoming projects. There were some wonderful dolls houses there I'd loved to have had a couple but they were so expensive! Beautiful craftsmanship and they've given me an idea for another Tudor style building. I'm working on a row of shops, a tower and a Victorian house at the moment but after that I'll try this new design.

I've had several emails this week asking if I'm going to be doing any more Victorian figures, yes I am. I needed some things from the show and I'm waiting for a few more things so hopefully I should have some more figures available at the start of October. I've managed to get hold of the new skirt design so I'll have some new style figures as well as the old ones.

Here's a picture of the new version.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Harrods Is Finished

Well here are the pictures of Harrods at last and I've had a lot of trouble trying to take them. The weather is turning here and I've had to dodge showers to try and take photos over the last few days.

As I've said I got the idea to create Harrods from the colour scheme I used on Claridges which turned out so nice I just had to expand the building. Adding a food hall and a ladies and gentleman's department to the original restaurant I've created this larger building. I've built a central spiral staircase to give a grand feeling to the store in keeping with the stunning original building. To this I've added a large skylight in the dinning room so the staircase can be viewed from above as well as being an attractive feature in the room. I also decided not to fix the large Harrods sign to the roof that way it can turn around to face the viewer.

Please visit the Harrods Page to see more pictures.