Your first stop to see the very latest in shop stock and commission pieces – and they are so fresh the paint’s still wet! NEWEST STUFF AT THE TOP – Scroll down for previous updates.
09/10/22 Its been a while since I added pictures to the JUST FINISHED page, because I have been going full tilt making stock for Miniatura and trying to get Featherstone Hall back together for its 10th(ish) Anniversary! However I have finally managed to get my act together and heres the latest….
So apart from making stock to fill the big red stand at the show, and trying to find, fix and fettle the house…..
Dining rooms and Banqueting tables are now back in stock, with complete dining table sets (and chairs with all contents, set for 6) from £99 and and banqueting tables (with chairs and all contents set for 8) £149. Designs include Masons (royal blue and red), Sage (pale green with floral centre), Imperial Fruit (gold with fruit centres), Jesmond (Floral) and Coulson (pale Blue)
Matching buffets and cabinets are also now back in stock, Prices start at £59 Designs include Masons (royal blue and red), Sage (pale green with floral centre), Imperial Fruit (gold with fruit centres), Jesmond (Floral) and Coulson (pale Blue)
The green and cream kitchen ranges ahve been expanded with coloured body stoves £89 and Queen Mary dressers packed with china £89
Cake buffet’s £89 and Cigar Trolleys £39 – ultimate his and hers?
Gentlemans desk £59, garage workbench £99 and NEW Black Chinoiserie piano £89. The hand painted Black grand piano instantly sold out at the show, but I have stock in to do more – email me if you want to go on the list for ‘first dibs’ when they are back in stock!
07/08/22 Just a quickkie to show the latest comissions and stock finished….
The NEW LIBRARY units are now in stock packed with individually hand painted books £99 Find them in the SHOP: DESKS & MUSIC section
The Library units look great alongside the Bookcase desks £89 in the SHOP: DESKS & MUSIC section
EMMA the ladies maid is back in stock in the SHOP : PEOPLE section.
This Sage Tea for two set can be found in the SHOP : DINING section £69
25/06/22 Last show of the season is done, and now its time to focus on making shop stock and commissions – here’s a few things just recently completed…
This has to be my favourite four poster ever! Its a ‘Princess and the pea’ bed and comes complete with matching ladder and crystal dish of peas and pea pods to go on the bedside table. It was made as a commission piece – the bed was created from scratch and topped with a selection of teal, gold and ivory matresses, throws and quilts in silks and velvets, with hand painted head and footboard – complete with pictures of a pair of cherubs sitting in the clouds.
You can see above the first few baskets crates and cast iron casseroles. And after painting and filling they look great on the kitchen dressers.
Above you can see the whole effect on the Queen Mary dresser and the crate squeezed into the bottom shelf of the compact sink (both now in stock in the website shop).
Above: Just a few of the kitchen items together – including the Deluxe stove with lit oven and turkey roasting inside, large kitchen table with shepherds pie, Queen Mary Dresser, Narrow dresser and compact sink. (All are available in the website shop)
More items back in the shop stock are the large beef tables, Wide dressers with china and small tables.
I think it would look great in a tea room or restaurant setting as it is packed with silver tea sets, trays china plates and cups below, while above are a selection of cake stands cake domes and a trifle ready to dish out – all you need to finish it off is Betty the maid with her silver tray!
These two china cabinets are also made to match the ‘Imperial Fruit’ and ‘Masons’ dining room suites, and again more will follow in other designs. I love the Imperial Fruit one as I made the porcelain effect fruit bowl to take pride of place in the centre of this cabinet.
Tea trollies and cigar trollies are back in stock after a gap of almost a year (or it feels like it!) – They have been missed so much that a lady at York show bought one of each while they were still in stock! LOL – They are now in the website shop – while they last!
…And finally I have managed to restock on some of the smaller fireplaces – the Adam, Blyth and Harewood – all available in the website shop. All are hand painted, and feature my own design clocks and ornaments as well as working electric fires – and in the case of the Harewood lights.
17/05/22 Time for another quick update – I have been working flat out recently to make stock for the Kensington Dolls House Festival and before that on commission pieces. Its nice to get five minutes to look back over the past month or so…
This library bookcase has to be one of my favourite recent pieces, the books were all individually hand painted, and the bookcase carcass was a unit I customised from a light brown shop unit. I will be making more of these – get in touch if you would like to be on the waiting list for one!
The Ginger and gold and Blue raspberry four poster beds were a bit of a treat to work on as I don’t usually have time to make them for stock. The Blue Raspberry one is available in the website shop £129.
Another thing I have not had in stock for a while are banqueting tables – and just like buses there are two together. The one above is in the ‘Jesmond’ pattern and the one below the ‘Masons’ – both are meant for larger house dining rooms where a set for six would be too small – these are set for 8 and the Masons set has carvers at each end.
These bright and mischevious macaws are the latest addition to the ‘Small stuff’ section of the website shop and are available in red or blue at £39 each – they will be shortly followed by white Cockatoos – its just I sold out of them at the show!
After having made some of these dressers for a commission I finally managed to make a couple for my own stock – but once again they sold right at the start of the show and I will have to try and get some more done! I think I am going to experiment with the china colour – I’m thinking green and cream or black and cream.
24/03/22 I can’t believe its been two months since my last update! Time has flown by and having covid probably explains it passing in a blur! (Just bad enough to feel rotten and not bad enough to be serious – lucky me!) However I am fully recovered and now have a load of new pictures to share…..
Speaking of new stock… I have just started to produce these cake buffets to go with my Tea for two sets (or any dining room or tea shop scene). They were inspired by the the commission versions I created of my Corinthian buffet (the one with the shelf underneath). Unfortunately no sooner had I created them than I found that the Corinthian buffet furniture piece had been discontinued! This new version is available now in the website shop £79.
I’m pleased to say I have managed to make a start on topping up my doll stocks, with Victor (£69), some maids (£69 each), cooks (£69 each) and the Governess (£84) all are currently available in the website shop.
17/01/22 my New Year started straight after Christmas, as I was hard at work putting together an order to go to America, so I already feel well into 2022! heres a few of the things I got done after Kensington show in December 2021 and before Stafford show in January 2022…
Although I love shiney things – I really get a kick out of making the grungy and grimey workshop workbench! – back in stock £99 in the shop vehicles section.
Its great to finally have a chandelier and torcheres back in stock!
The new blue ‘Monet’ kitchen range (named after the painters kitchen in Giverney in france and the room box I made for dolls house & Miniature scene magazine copying it) is ever expanding and the solid blue pieces are as popular as the white with painted details.
The copper Queen Mary dresser in blue was commissioned after the customer saw the version with the blue and white china collection!
06/12/21 Back from the Kensington Christmas show and just catching up on the Just Finished section and updating the website shop with my spare hand! Pictured below is just a brief snapshot of pieces I made for the show and some of what I have just added to the website shop!
08/11/21 As its now show season and the dates are coming up thick and fast I am in overdrive trying to get everything done – so whats below is hot off the press – LOL!
I have had a bit of a restock on my buffets to match the dining room suites, and have added a new BEDFORD dresser as the SAMBOURNE one I used to dress has been discontinued!
These new BEDFORD dressers are now available in the website shop (£79 each) and feature my exclusive plate, ornament and glassware designs. Most match my dining room china, but all will equally stand in a salon, lounge our hallway.
05/10/21 So, my first two shows for over 18 months are done, and I can breathe again for a few weeks until the next one – (York 20th November). Its been manic – as with only two weeks between the shows I didn’t have time to remake what I sold at Kensington to sell at Miniatura! However there’s more about that on the news blog… What’s featured here is some of what I DID get made!
I am expanding my blue and white ‘mix and match’ kitchen range and have finally come up with a name for it – Monet! Its after the room box I created for dolls House & Miniature Scene magazine of the painter Monet’s Kitchen in his house at Giverney. Available now in the shop KITCHEN section.
I’m really pleased with this PORTLAND Fireplace…They have not been in stock for while, and I took the opportunity to revise them with new ornaments, fire and fire accessories. I am particularly pleased with the ornaments which I hand painted in pastel shades to go with most room schemes – although I love the coal scuttle and 3D printed working electric fire too!
I also managed to top up my china cabinet stocks with these three, one with pink glassware and ornaments (having a bit of a pink patch at the minute – LOL!) a Masons one to match my dining rooms and a Chelsea one in magenta and turquoise just because I like the combination of colours!
21/09/21 Just back from the Kensington Dollshouse Festival, I have updated the website shop and just quickly will add a few pictures here of my latest bits before doing a news blog post later today (the news blog is under the INSPIRATION tab at the top of this page).
13/07/21 Finally managed to make some chandeliers and torcheres to restock my shop! They are painted in matching colours and decorative devices so they will work well together – wall lights can also be made to order to match.
27/06/21 Just created this new page to provide easy access to see the very latest creations.
I will always post first pictures of finished items here.
Its great to start this section off with another ‘first’ – this dressing table and matching stool is my first 3D printed piece of furniture. The picture below shows the fresh off the printer piece of furniture (and before I had printed and added the fabulous triple mirror top – also 3D printed) I will be writing more about this on my news and 3D printing blogs.
Another first – luggage sets and BIG pictures – both now available in the website shop.
Luggage £39 for set of 6 BIG pictures £29 each.
Although its summer, the Christmas work lasts all year round, and these two pieces, are the start of a suite for a Santa’s Workshop room box project. I am particularly pleased with the half carved wooden nutcracker on the workbench (complete with carving tools and real wood curled shavings) and the little green dragon standing on top of Santa’s box of paints on the work trolley! I also added scandinavian style folk art painted details to the furniture which I think makes them look extra Christmassy!
The kitchen table below was a special commission for a customer and was sooon followed by the blue and white set below it!
I love the blue and white set as I think it has bags of character as it is dressed to show a pause in a busy day.Although most of the ironing is done (and folded on the table and over one of the chairs) there is still more to do in the basket – so its time for tea and cake before a final push to get done!
The Narrow dresser sold with the table and chairs commission was from my shop stock, and was briefly joined by a blue sink before being sold!
The Blue and white kitchen range is ever expanding and developing – watch this space!
Like all the other pieces in the blue and white range this table chairs and narrow dresser feature hand painted details
…and finally a total flight of fancy – this painted version of the stock Corinthian buffet comes with pink and gold hand painted ornaments and china effect flower arrangement. Available now in the Buffets section of the shop £89.