Friday, 18 January 2013

Belated New Year Greetings!

Hello, please forgive my lack of action on my blog recently, but I felt I needed to take a break after Christmas. It all seems a while ago now, I hope you all had a good one and are enjoying 2013.

I had fun doing the Christmas Countdown, but it left me with little time to do what I actually enjoy doing; seeing what you have all been up to, so I may have a rethink on what I post in December this year. However, that is months away (thank goodness!) so I can now concentrate on all the things I have planned for this year! There will be more Period Style Guides on the way, and a very exciting period it will be too! there's my 1:24 scale dolls house I have all but abandoned since the end of summer last year, plus some other miniature project I have in mind for this year. Work at The Swan Inn will continue, along with my other houses, but all in good time! There's a whole year ahead yet!

One thing I forgot to mention during my Christmas posts was the new bed I made from a kit by McQueenie Miniatures. It is called the Edwardian Bed, and looks great when completed. It's really simple to put together too. This picture shows the bed when constructed but unfinished.

And here is the bed when completed (please forgive the Christmas treatment, I still haven't taken down the decorations in the pub yet!!) The bed was just what I was looking for, and is a perfect size for the bedroom. Just got to make the bedding at some point now!


  1. Ha, you know you'll get bad luck for leaving the Christmas decoration up past twelfth night =0)

    The bed looks really good. Hope you had a good break over the festivities

  2. Hello Andy!

    I love this bed! Well, like all McQueenie furniture! I think they have an impeccable design and very good quality. For my new Doll House, I plan to buy new furniture McQueenie.

    A big hug!

  3. Hello Andy,
    Great job on the bed. It looks great.
    YAY! More period posts. i just love them and I miss seeing your mini work. I hope you enjoyed the break and I can't wait to see more posts from you my friend.
    Big hug,

  4. I really enjoyed your Christmas Countdown but I know how much work those countdowns can be... Andy, your new bed looks brill --great job-- and I didn't get a chance yet to mention how much I love the new work you've done on The Swan. I am so looking forward to seeing your new period style guides and all your other news... And BTW thanks for the mince pie recipe --yes, I did make one for Christmas and it was de-lish!

  5. You've got a lot of exciting plans for this year... it will be fun to see what you're up to.


  6. Happy New Year, Andy! I can't wait for more period style guides... they are SO Informative! I also look forward to seeing more of your builds.... it's always so much fun to see what others are building!!! Your Christmas countdown was great fun... but I understand how time consuming it must have been... but it added a lot of Christmas cheer to our little worlds!!! (Like John, I was inspired to make a mince pie...!!!)

  7. Happy New Year to you too! I have read your Christmas countdown by now and that was great fun, thanks!
    Like everyone else I am very much looking forward to your period style guides and to the mini-work you will come up with this year.
    The bed is lovely, what a difference between put together and finished!

  8. The bed is beautiful! Have a great 2013 and enjoy seeing all your plans come to life this year.

  9. felicidades muy buen trabajo¡...un beso

  10. Hi Andy
    Happy New Year
    I'm really excited to see how your new projects come along. The bed is great and looks so real! This room is so cosy, I could be in there all day with coco and a good book.
    Take care x

  11. Hi Andy,

    I love the bed, it looks perfect in the Swan bedroom. I look forward to seeing what you do with the bed clothes. As I have mentioned I am working on the beds for the twins room and will be attempting some sewing and draping of bed clothes, who knows how that will go??

    You know I'm really looking forward to your restoration post, but remember rush!!

    ML Fi xx

  12. Happy New Year Andy!

    Your break from mini work was certainly well deserved after all the time and effort you put into your Christmas Countdown but it's nice to see you back and the bed looks lovely. Good luck with the bedding.

  13. Esa cama es preciosa. El dormitorio se ve muy bonito y acigedor. Besos