Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Hogmanay & Into 2014!

Hogmanay is a cold, windy night here on Skye but as we look across the hillside every dot of light represents the comforting warmth of tradition as families gather in crofts and houses to celebrate Scotland's most important night of the year!
Thank you to everyone who's been a part of Homewardflight this year, customers old and new and it's wonderful to think of all the corners of the world where our miniatures are seeing in 2014!
Val & Sadie


Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas!

If you've see the Editorial in the current issue of Dolls House & Miniature Scene Magazine you'll know there are exciting things ahead for Homewardflight in 2014 & we hope you'll join the fun of Sadie's new project series every step of the way!
In the meantime though, something special for Christmas Eve! "Christmas Eve Present Wrapping" encapsulates all that last minute excitement of those final few hours! We hope everyone has a happy & peaceful time with all those you love most!
Merry Christmas!
Val & Sadie

Monday, 23 December 2013

Christmas Baking In Miniature!

We're past the shortest day of the year and we're now actually heading back towards Spring! First though it's hopefully time for a bit of magic in all our lives on this, the day before Christmas Eve & what better place to start than in the miniature kitchen where it's all about baking - from shortbread Christmas trees to sparkle laden cookies for the tree!
Val & Sadie





Monday, 25 November 2013

Christmas Eve Reindeer Food!

 Leaving milk and cookies out for Santa has long been a Christmas Eve tradition the world over and these days Rudolph doesn't always have to settle for a carrot as we can now buy a touch of ready made sparkle with bags of ready to sprinkle reindeer food specially made for the occasion! It seemed to stand to reason that Rudolph's miniature counterpart shouldn't miss out so we've just added this gorgeous tiny bag of 1:12th scale Reindeer Food, full of miniature oats to our online store! Creating this was something really different and is perfect for any Festive miniature scene, whether it's a busy Santa's workshop or a quiet, dimly lit house on Christmas Eve!
Val & Sadie 


Saturday, 23 November 2013

Stepping Into Christmas!

To live somewhere where you can see the horizon all around you, a perfect panoramic circle of hills, lochs, waterfalls and sky, unobstructed by the mayhem of life in the world beyond, is a very special thing at any time of year and the Festive Season always adds a new layer of magic to island life! The first snowfalls have arrived on the Island and winter came knocking on the door - quite literally - this week with large hailstones forming a curtain from the sky between us and the hills!

The countdown to Christmas does, of course, officially begin with Advent (Advent Sunday is only a week tomorrow!) so that seems like the right place to start delving into Christmas in miniature!
This wonderful Advent Candle With Just Blown Out Smoke Effect was the first seasonal addition to our online store this year, along with this Festive Tear & Share Bread and this Individual Cranberry & Orange Cake.  
Val & Sadie


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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Christmas 1914 DHMS Web Project!

5 Weeks today until Christmas Day & we're all beginning to think about how we're going to celebrate the festive season. The first Christmas of WW1 would find many people in a place far removed from that of the previous year but thanks to Princess Mary, the daughter of King George V, and the fund she created, nobody who wore His Majesty's uniform or was serving far away from home was without a gift. Indeed widows or parents of those killed, along with nurses serving abroad and the wounded on leave or hospitalised also received a gift box.
Here, Dolls House & Miniature Scene magazine continue their series of exclusive web projects marking 100 years since the start of World War 1 with this amazing miniature version of Princess Mary's 1914 Gift Box. An addition which is an absolute must for any house or scene of the time this festive season!

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

A Miniature Eye On The Hebrides...

 The new issue of AIM magazine is just out and features Sadie's latest "A Miniature Eye On The Hebrides..." column - all about the great "Rent-A-Hen" scheme and featuring this basket of freshly laid eggs!

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Cauldron of Wishes!

Ever wondered where all the wishes that never came true go? Here they are, in the Cauldron of Wishes, just waiting to be pulled out!

Happy Halloween!
Val & Sadie

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Sunday, 27 October 2013

New DHMS Magazine WW1 Project

Swagger Sticks, carried by Officers in the Forces during World War One, were an immediate symbol of authority and here Dolls House & Miniature Scene magazine have brought The Major home on leave with instructions on how to make this Swagger Stick and fine leather gloves in their latest WW1 Exclusive Web Project!
A great project to tackle on the first really dark night (the clocks went back an hour here last night!) of Autumn!

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Sunday, 20 October 2013

More Fall Miniatures!

Less than two weeks to go until Halloween and just over two weeks until Bonfire Night here in the UK on November 5th so time to share some more of this years Fall miniatures!
From Chocolate Pumpkins and Pumpkin Truffles to a Fall Wreath for decorating the Halls and a Fall Garden Bonfire with Smoke Effect which has already found a wonderful home! Oh, and for gathering 'round the bonfire this November 5th there just absolutely has to be hot Baked Potatoes with melted butter and baked beans!
Val & Sadie