Tuesday, December 26, 2017


 From the drawing board to,

the workshop, a Regency table to make - I hope.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

And so to the Interior

With the front of the house almost complete,

it is time to make a start on the interior.  And a very grand interior this is going to be.   The new 'floating' stairway.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

San Fran House Progress

After days and days painting the myriad windows and doors bits and pieces,

finally, I have them mounted in the house walls.  I have gone for a subtle colour scheme over the more usual outrageous ones of the real San Fran houses. In any case, what  chance to go outrageous now that the house walls are gentle lavender? Yellow and orange windows and doors perhaps? Oh on, this is a house with style darling, Lavender Quartz floats my boat.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

NEC Spring Miniatura 2017

Our fourth miniature fair in six months and our second visit to Birmingham.

A new neighbour,  John Paine,  who makes decorative mouldings.

Turner and friends on display.

 A brief chat with Peter who I first met over 25 years ago.

 Julie and her partner we first met at the first Miniatura six months ago,

  and Gary who was next door to us at the Tower Totel Fair in February.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Milan Miniaturaitailia

A week after the London Tower DH Fair,

we were setting up our stall in Milan.  The passersbys seem to really appreciate Gek's work, with many an unconscious smile followed invariably with a 'Bellissimo"

 New friends include Robin from San Francisco, he accompanies his wife here for the fair every year,

and Christian from Sardinia. Christ had worked in London for a number of years and was only too happy to practice his English with a native.  He also helped us market Gek's paintings.  Both lovely chaps.

Tower Hotel Miniaure Fair

The Tower Hotel DH Fair.  A bit disappointing on sales but to compensate, we did make some new friends with Gary and Heidi who had the stall next to ours. 

And then on to Milan.

Electrics Queen Ann

The first job to do after the structure is complete, the wiring. 

Added the pre-painted clapboard siding done in gentle lavender.  Not bad going for just over a months play-play.

The Porch

Having nailed and glued the main structure of the house together, it didn't quite look right to me.  Something was missing.

Then, whilst webnetting for a colour scheme, I chanced upon this beauty which said, -'add a porch, dumbo'.  So I have.  Lavender, black and white are the new orange.

Now, that's more like it.  I also had a delivery of components from Blackwells. Gosh, has the price of stuff got up or what?  I will have to budget myself 50 quid a month and even then the box delivered will only have 4 or 5 items in it.  But well worth it.  Doors and windows first.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

New Workshop and the Queen Anne Painted Lady.

 Now that the workshop is completed, on with the show.  A new house to build, the Queen Anne. 

Autumn Miniatura

Setting up Gek's Miniature Art stall at the NEC along with over one hundred other stallholders.