Monday, 5 December 2011

Kensington Dollshouse Festival

I had a wonderful day on Saturday, we were steadily busy all day and I only sat down for the length of time it took to eat a sandwich. To say I was tired by the time I reached home at 8.00pm is an understatement!!
I decided not to take my big heavy wooden stand, my back has not been behaving itself lately so I thought I wouldn't tempt fate, so I built a display from the white storage boxes that are used in my workroom. Thank you Ikea!!
Having used them once, I so like the ease of transporting them that with some modifications.....flat panels of card to stand everything on......I think I'll use them again in May.
So here are a couple of photos of my stand at the show.......sorry about the quality, I had to use the flash on my little point and shoot camera......never a good idea.

It was so lovely to see lots of familiar faces, I hope you are planning to come to London in May, I'm brimming with new ideas and enthusiasm.......must start making things very soon.
The flower arrangers table you can see in the picture was made by my very talented sister Liz from my flower kits. Liz helps me at Miniatura and Kensington, I couldn't do it without her.....Thanks Liz xxx

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Kit of the Month

I've chosen Echeveria to be kit of the month. Quote DEC11 on any order and during December the 1/12th kit will cost £1.75 instead of £3.50 and the 1/24th kit will cost £1.60 instead of £3.20 I'll include a small packet of grit to dress the tops of the pots in both scales.

This is a super easy kit which contains 6 plants, you can see how sweet they look in individual pots and grouped in a larger pot.

This picture is the 1/24th scale kit, there are 6 plants in each kit.

Monday, 28 November 2011

The Christmas Festival

I am busy getting ready for the Christmas Kensington Dollshouse Festival, which takes place this Saturday at Kensington Town Hall. Actually busy is rather an understatement, headless chicken mode is more like it!
Thought you might like to see a small Christmas table that will be on my stand along with a Bay Tree, which I also sell as a kit.

And here are some individual little Christmas pieces, sitting on a large vintage cotton reel.

If you are visiting the Festival please come and say hello, and if you haven't bought your ticket yet I have a free ticket to give away, go to my facebook page, the first one to leave a comment gets the ticket, I'll leave it at the desk for you.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Finished! Welcome to my Catalogue

I am delighted to say that my pricelists and pictures of my flower kits are now on this blog!!
Just click on the titles in the boxes below the blog heading and you will see what I mean. I've split the 1/12th scale kits into sections, so there aren't yards of pictures to scroll through. But if you have any suggestions that would make the whole process easier please leave a comment and I'll see what I can do.
Sometimes there is a glaringly obvious improvement which needs a customer to point it out. As long as it doesn't involve writing html code, I'll give it a try!

Thanks for your encouraging words and welcome to my catalogue, remember to use the code NOV11 to get a 10% discount on all kits and sundries throughout November

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Dropbox Disaster!!

What a disaster, those of you who have asked for the link to my catalogue and pricelists will know what Dropbox is. I thought it was a really good idea......until today!!
This morning a sharer of my catalogue managed to delete the whole thing......not so bad, I managed to undelete all the pictures and price lists. But then, I decided to remove this person from the list of sharers, just because if they had deleted everything from their computer then they obviously didn't want to be on the list. And I didn't want to give them the opportunity to delete everything again!!!

But they say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, and this is so true when it comes to me and computers, anyway to cut a long story short I managed to delete everything......files, pictures, price lists and all the names and e-mails of the sharers.........I can tell you the air was blue, actually more indigo!....even I didn't know I knew so many swear words!!!

So if you are thinking of looking at my catalogue and pictures on Dropbox I'm sorry they no longer exist.

But all is not lost, after much thought I have decided to add all the pictures and pricelists to pages on this blog. look under the main title and you will see a line of boxes with titles. Click on these to see the content.
Obviously it is going to take a while to put everything on here so please bear with me, and if you have read all the way down to here.....Thank you.

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Kit of the Month

I could not decide which kit to make Kit of the Month. So instead I have decided to have a discount of 10% on all kits in fact everything on my pricelists, but Not on Pots.
If you would like to take advantage of this special offer please quote NOV11 on any order. And if you would like my catalogue and pricelists, please e-mail me at

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Kit of the Month

The 1st of October! How did that come around so quickly? But if it's a new month, there is a new kit on offer.

This month it is the Nasturtium kit in both 1/12th and 1/24th scales quote OCT11 on any order and the 1/12th kit will cost £1.95 instead of £3.90. And the 1/24th kit will cost £1.60 instead of £3.20.

These look equally nice planted in chimney pots, hanging baskets and window boxes as well as ordinary pots.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

The Winner Is..........

Miriam!!! Congratulations I'll be sending your prize to you, but first of all I need to know your address. If you could e-mail me then I'll send it off to you.

Thank you everyone who entered, I seem to have collected over one hundred more followers during the course of this give-away! Welcome to you all, and thank you for joining me here, I've lots of plans for this blog, more sections, more kits, more how to do things, and a sales section for items from my private collection, I hope you will all keep coming back for a visit.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

And the winner is.....

The winner of the Christmas 2011 London Dollshouse Festival Ticket is...........Gowsia !!! Congratulations.
If you e-mail me your address I'll pop it in the post to you.

And don't forget you still have time to enter my No.2 Giveaway. This will be drawn on 29th September.
Just leave a comment under the original post or on my face book page, the link is on the right, for a chance to enter. Here is a reminder of what you could win.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Kit of the Month

This month I am offering both 1/12th and 1/24th Cyclamen kits as Kit of the Month. You have a choice of pink or white in each scale, so if you would like to order these kits then just quote SEPT11 and you will pay half price. £1.75 for the 1/12th scale kit and £1.60 for the 1/24th kit.

1/12th scale.

1/24th scale.
photographs by Liz Eddison
Please don't forget you can receive an invitation to my catalogue and pricelists if you e-mail me.......the address is on the left hand side of this page.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Pots for Sale

I have just put these pots and their pricelist into my catalogue. If you would like to see my catalogue of flower kits in 1/12th and 1/24th scales then please just e-mail me and I will send you an invitation to join a shared folder called Georgie's Catalogue on Dropbox.
It is very easy and free!

The numbers are the reference numbers so you can find them on the pricelist.
Remember just e-mail me, address on the right hand side and I'll send you an invitation.
If you download Dropbox, it will automatically update with anything new I add to my catalogue ......clever huh!!!

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Give-away No:2

This is a thank you to all the followers of this blog. I know it is traditional to have a give-away when one has 100 followers......sorry this is late, I hope it is worth the wait!

A 1/12th Beachy/Shabby table and shutter. All the items on the table are stuck down, but there is room to add a few small things of your own.

To have a chance to win, just leave a comment under this post, to have another chance to win, leave a comment on the Miniature Garden facebook page, the link is on the right hand side of this blog.
I will pull the name of the winner out of a hat on Thursday 29th September at 12.00 GMT.
Good Luck!!

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Welcome and Giveaway No:1

Welcome to all my new followers, 110 at the last count, I can't believe it!! I have been very slow in saying hello to you all, I'm sorry that I haven't done so individually but I do appreciate each and every one of you.

I still haven't updated my blog list to include you all, but I have been having problems doing this and leaving comments on your blogs. At last this problem seems to be solved, the answer was when signing in to my Google account the stay signed in box was NOT ticked. I know several people have been having problems, give it a try it worked for me.

Giveaway No:1 is a ticket to the Christmas 2011 Kensington Dollshouse Festival.
Held at Kensington Town Hall in London on Saturday 3rd December from 10.30 to 17.00. It is a lovely show and very definitely worth a trip to London.

To have a chance to win this ticket please leave a comment under this post, you can have another chance if you leave a comment under this picture on the Miniature Garden facebook page....the link is on the right hand side of this blog.
I will pick the winning name out of a hat on September 22nd at 12noon GMT.

I know this giveaway is not for everyone, some of you live too far away, but come back tomorrow for Giveaway No:2 which I hope everyone will want to enter!!

Monday, 1 August 2011

Kit of the Month

Peonies this month, they come in pale pink, dark pink and burgundy. But if you like the shabby chic look I can also make a kit with white flowers, like the picture below.

As usual, just quote the code AUG11 with any order stating which colour you would like and the kit will be yours for £1.95 instead of £3.90.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Life imitates miniatures.......again

I made this cacti and succulent potting bench and sold it at the Kensington Dollshouse Festival in May.
Then I saw this collection of Sempevivums at the garden centre and my miniature potting bench came to mind, and inspired real life gardening........again. Funny how often this happens!

Friday, 1 July 2011

Kit of the Month

Lovely papery Scabious, sometimes known as The Pincushion Flower because of its plump centre. I bought a bunch of these in real life, so decided to make them kit of the month.

Photograph by Liz Eddison

                No leaves with this kit, so they are really only suitable as cut flowers. Unless you want to make your own!
You probably know the drill by now! Just quote JUL11 on any order and you will receive this kit half price, £1.75 instead of £3.50.
I also have the jugs available, they cost £3.50 each.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Potting Up

I have just returned from a quick visit to the garden centre to buy some plants for my real life pots.
Here is my inspiration, a 1/12th scale potting bench with geraniums.

Hopefully I will be doing this soon..............if only it would stop raining long enough for me to go outside and get on with it.
Have a lovely weekend doing what you enjoy!

Monday, 13 June 2011


For all you chicken enthusiasts out there I recently found some wonderful shabby battered and obviously much loved lead chickens.
They are from the Britains Farmyard series, and I have several sets of chickens, some geese and a couple of cats all in 1/32nd scale.
I will be listing them soon in my Etsy shop where I sell all things vintage. Please come and browse anytime, and for those of you who don't know.....I have another blog

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Kit of the Month

At last!!! My holiday and then problems with my internet connection have prevented me from adding this kit until now.
Anyway here it is June's kit of the month is Sweet Williams, just quote JUN11 on any type of order and you will pay £2.35 instead of the usual £4.70.

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Next Door Neighbour

Our next door neighbours in Castro live in the Palacio de Ocharan. Built in 1901 and designed by the architect Eladio Laredo in the style of an Italian villa. It is decorated with ceramic tiles by Daniel Zuloaga.
Privately owned, it has high fences made of wrought iron in an Egyptian design, original to the house.

Imagine spending the summer at the seaside in a house like this!

Friday, 27 May 2011


Wrought iron, decorative, useful, flowery, covered in washing or pigeons.
Balconies are everywhere.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Ventanas de Mirador

Here in the north of Spain, ventanas de mirador or bay windows feature on most of the old buildings.
Enclosed so the view can be enjoyed even in the wet weather...... it is called Green Spain for a reason!!
We are staying in the seaside town of Castro Urdiales, which has some fine examples of these windows.