Sunday, 25 September 2016

The end is nigh...

Hi Everyone

I hope you are all well.

My apologies for not posting in a couple of weeks, I went back to work and got snowed under on my first day!

Needless to say, I've been doing lots behind the scenes.

This is just a brief update to let you know I am changing the name of this blog to "Bespoke British Dolls Houses" to fall in line with a big project I am working - all will become clear but I'm sure you will be able to make some assumptions from the title alone.

I'll leave it unchanged for a week and then rename it so you have a chance to know of the change and find me afterwards.

On a mini note, I thought I would show you some pictures of a model theatre I built not so long ago, complete with a fully working lighting board. The pictures are a bit blurred I'm afraid.




Have a great weekend and remember to look out for my new blog name - you may have to go back to this or an older post to find it as technically speaking, you won't be following the new blog name, if you know what I mean - because the name will change your Reading List will not know that it was simply a change in name.

Best wishes

Si

33 comments:

  1. Bonjour Simon,
    je suis très curieux de savoir quel est votre nouveau projet.
    J'adore votre théâtre et j'aimerai beaucoup voir d'autres photos qui montreraient mieux les détails.
    A bientôt.

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    1. Hi Jean-Claude!
      Thanks as always, your work is such an inspiration to me so your comments are always most welcomed.
      Simon

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  2. Hi Si,
    That theater is a masterpiece. The finished project is so grand and so realistic...and the lighting just brings it to life. I love the way you used many of the miniature elements...it looks fantastic. I can't wait to see what the future holds for your amazing blog ;)
    I'll be back in a week and look forward to following Bespoke British Dolls Houses!
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. Hey Giac
      I was thinking of you so much when building this as I remembered our conversation of several years ago now (where did that time go?!) of your plans of building a toy theatre with a "POTO" style basement - don't think I forgot that one ;-)
      Perhaps you'll get around to it one day when things calm for you - if that's ever a possibility for you?!
      Thanks for your wishes, I am excited and nervous but very much up for the challenge ahead.
      Hugs
      Simon

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  3. Theatre looks amazing! I love the lights and details.

    Best Regards: Lea

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    1. Thanks, Lea. The lights took a while to figure out - electrics scare me a little! lol

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  4. Oiii, a theatre, a theatre, how wonderful :)), dear Simon. My mice would LOVE it, as the scene is so perfectly set.
    Happy greetings and applause applause!!! from Méa :))

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    1. Hi Mea! Your mice are always welcome to pop round and "play"
      ;-)

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  5. Hello Simon, wow great peace at night is more lovely, regards

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  6. You will be very successful doing bespoke work! Best wishes and congratulations on your venture.

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    1. Thanks so much, Karin. I hold you in such high regard, your best wishes are very gratefully received.
      Thank you
      Simon

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  7. Congratulation Simon on your new venture. I wish you every success. The theatre looks stunning!
    All the best
    Vivian

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    1. My dear Vivian.
      Thanks you too for your kind wishes and comments. I'm looking forward to getting started with everything in the New Year - fingers crossed... I might be asking for "business start-up" advise ;-)
      Simon

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  8. Hi Simon!
    I am thrilled to see the Theater again! (I remember seeing the beginnings a while back....!) It looks fantastic! And I do hope I will be able to find your blog with the changed name.....! It sounds as though you will be doing more projects, which is always a great thing! I can't wait to see more!

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    1. Ah, Betsy, your memory does you credit ;-)
      Thanks for your best wishes and support, I hope you find me too....
      hugs
      Simon

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  9. A beautiful piece of art! The dimmed light adds to it's theatrical mystery. Pam in Norway

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    1. Thank, Pam, That's so kind of you to say.

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    1. Thanks Fabi
      Have a great weekend...

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  11. Un teatro maravilloso.
    Un abrazo
    Maite

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    1. thank you for leaving a lovely comment

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  12. your theater is wonderful! great job )

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    1. Thank you as always for your lovely comments and support.

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  13. What beautiful work - I'm always inspired by your posts. Love the woodland backdrop and lighting - very atmospheric. Good luck with your new venture - keep the inspiration coming and I'm looking forward to seeing pics of your "stash" project when it's done.

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    1. Thanks, Irene. The woodland scene was one I picked up from eBay for a song that I actually had in my original toy theatre when I was a child! It was a surreal moment when I put it in place and compared my old photo from 30 years ago with the reality in front of me.
      Have a great weekend
      Simon

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  14. dear Simon,
    that theater is lovely, indeed, somewhat mysterious, intriguing, a beauty!
    whatever secret you are holding from us, I wish you all the succes in the world,
    and hope there is a lot of fun involved for you too.
    Big hug from a curious
    Gee :)

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    1. Thank, Gee.
      I loved this theatre project, it was full of fantasy and mystery - and that was just the electrics! ;-)
      Hugs back...

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  15. Simon,
    What can I say.......the Theater......Superb!
    The Shop for Scott.....Superb!
    Everything you touch....Stunning
    Looking forward to seeing your new endeavor!
    Warm regards, Ray

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    1. Hey Ray!

      Thanks for your lovely comment, it's so good to hear from you, I thoroughly enjoyed your recent post and hope to see many more.
      hugs
      Si

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