Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Back Up and Running.....

Actually we're more walking than running - but after our unavoidable break, it's really nice to be getting back to normal, working on completing the kits for  The Little Vintage Hall - The Other Room Workshop which is taking place on October 28th.
A rare glimpse of Celia's the moment awash with all kinds of components for the next workshop!
Celia is on precision wood-cutting and doing clever things with lino while Robin is trawling through masses of fabric in the search for suitable curtains and blackout material!

The Christmas Special Workshop

Meanwhile we are also working on the plans and prototypes for our full day workshop which is taking place on Saturday 24th November in Thame, Oxfordshire at The Thame Girl Guiding Headquarters.......
If you haven't taken a look at the details yet, click on the above link where you will find everything including a downloadable booking form and a super rendition of the 1910 Musical Hall song that inspired us to create this project.....that on it's own is fun to listen to! However it won't be compulsory to sing the song on the day.....honest!LOL!!!!!!

Here is a flavour of what we will be doing at our Xmas Special.......
We will be making a little Edwardian scene in either 1/12th or 1/24th scale, with an MDF base, back and  two side walls plus a chimney breast. Attendees will also be shown how to fix wooden skirting, picture rails, create a magnificent Edwardian wooden fireplace (with mock tiles), design and create simple vintage style wallpaper and partly paper the room with it, just like father. We will also be making lots of other little details -  such as floorboards in a new technique not shown in our workshops before,  a crate (for father to stand on), a brush, a paper hanger's pail of paste, scissors, an old fashioned table, Edwardian Christmas cards and a box of Christmas decorations tumbling out.

Last year everyone enjoyed the half-day Christmas workshop but it would have been lovely to have had longer - so after taking on board all your feedback, that's what we're doing this will be ALL DAY.   There are even rumours of mulled wine, mince pies and chocolate.....again!

At the time of writing this blog, there are now only places left available. All details and a downloadable Booking Form can be found on the official promotional page on our website....
As this is quite an extensive project, spaces are limited so do get in touch asap to avoid disappointment. This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners and experienced alike!!!!
Looking Ahead To Our 2013 Workshops
It is quite daunting to think that we're now in the last few months of 2012 and hard to believe that our first workshop of 2013 is already being planned and researched and finally has a name ..........
Underneath The Old Arbour
.......and the date is confirmed as 7th April.
As the name suggests this will be another in our popular little old garden series and will be a full day workshop once again at the wonderful Waterperry Gardens at Wheatley, Oxfordshire. We will be creating a unique setting which can stand alone or sit next to your own dolls house and if you previously did our other garden projects, it can be added on to these.
Full details will be available shortly but we do have a provisional Booking List if you would like to be added to it. However, that list is very long already so do contact us in order to reserve a place!

Meanwhile we are already working on other new ideas for scenes and settings next year, which as always we hope will be fun, and deliver unique projects using our own tried and tested techiques as well as introducing new ones to create gently faded and nostalgic scenes that have a vintage feel.
Look forward to hearing from you.
Robin and Celia