Wednesday, 6 July 2016

A Sad Farewell From Nostalgia In Miniature Workshops!

Well folks, after five wonderful years of workshops, at least 13 projects later (some repeated several times) and literally thousands of kits, pages and pages of instructions and even our own blood on occasions (those craft knives are bloomin' sharp) is time to bid you all farewell from Nostalgia In Miniature Workshops.

We would both like to convey our huge thanks for your support, friendship and enthusiasm in all your creative journeys with us. We feel very privileged to have been allowed into so many of your miniature worlds over the past five years and it has been an absolute pleasure to have met you! As Robin is ready to embrace her retirement, Celia very much hopes to continue with miniature workshops once Mr KT's health has improved - hopefully next year! 

The workshop website will remain live until the end of this month (July 2016) then after that time, if you type in the workshop domain name, you will be redirected to Celia's KT Miniatures website. She hopes to create a gallery of past workshop projects on her new KT Miniatures website very shortly, which you can use for future reference if needed.
Over The Little Garden Fence - Our Very First Workshop Project
It has been quite some journey since that very first half-day workshop we held in the Thame Guide HQ back in the summer of 2011...when we made a miniature scene called "Over The Little Garden Fence". 

What brilliant fun this has all been!

We hope that you have enjoyed your creative adventures with us and that we have helped to inspire and give you new techniques that you can continue to use for years to come. 

So thank you all once again and now the creaky old Nostalgia In Miniature Workshops doors are finally closed.

Celia & Robin

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Our Very Last Workshop Last Saturday!

Our very last project is this early 1900s little German style shop, offered in both 1/12th and 1/24th scale.
We must start by thanking all the lovely ladies who came to our very last workshop last Saturday. What a super bunch of creative ladies you were and we hope you enjoyed it. And even though the day was tinged with a little sadness for us both, it was still a fab day!

By the end of the day there were some pretty awesome chequered floors in various colour combinations - you were so imaginative! 

This one was painted in a silver and pale grey colour - simply stunning!

This was probably the most versatile project we had ever undertaken and everyone had a choice how they configured their shelves, whether to have a central door, what colour to decorate this in, etc. We are so looking forward to seeing photos of everyone's finished projects! 

It never ceased to amaze us how everyone starts off with the same kits and instructions, but after each person has interpreted the project and added their own creativity, each one always looks different and completely individual. 
The Bicester Avenue Garden Centre has been such a successful venue for our workshops these past three years.  Apart from the new massive tables they have recently acquired which in turn gave us more space to spread out, the staff have been fantastic, so friendly and helpful....and the cake is fantastic!!

Thank you so much to everyone's generosity for our raffle on Saturday, your donations raised a truly wonderful £36.00!! So along with the lovely donations from all you ladies who came to the June workshop, we are delighted to announce that we will be sending a cheque for a total of £52.00 to Breast Cancer Now, on behalf of you all. Over the years we have raised several hundred pounds through our workshop raffles and other sales, so thank you everyone. What a lovely lot you are!
Celia & Robin