Tee Bylo is creating Life in 12th Scale...
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The poet Lord Byron once said "IF I don't write to empty my mind, I will go mad" and when I think back to that fateful day many years ago when curiosity got the better of me and I picked up a copy of Dolls' House Magazine in my local supermarket which then went on to change my life - I understand where the man was coming from!

Hello and welcome to my Patreon page! My name is Tee Bylo and I am a storyteller, model maker and sculptor creating imaginary worlds in miniature...



I have been creating 'Small Worlds' for many years now and the passion to design and create a miniature world remains just as intoxicating and challenging - which, I might add has also left me a little lighter in pocket!

Self-taught and armed with plaster, strip wood, paints, mountboard, papier-mâché, natural foliage, clay, glue and lots of imagination, I design my 'Small Worlds' using whatever is around me at the time including scrap MDF, cardboard boxes, model kits, a huge plant pot, a tatty dolls house, some chicken wire, a tree stump and even a grotty, old waste bin.



AND wait until you see the 'Small Worlds' I plan to create with an abandoned bicycle wheel, a plastic paint tub and one very large wire mesh basket once used to store a giant firework!

I once jokingly calculated that I would need to live another 250 years to create my dream projects into 12th scale reality.

Remember how I told you about the magazine that changed my life? Well, some years later I was offered a monthly 'Tee Time' column and for one glorious year I got to share the triumphs and tears of my 12th scale musings and I was paid for it too!

But why am I now on Patreon, you ask?



Having done the parenting bit for my two amazing sons, in 2014, I suddenly found myself as a full-time care giver to my infirm mother and vulnerable adult brother and life became increasingly difficult as my time, financial independence and occasionally my sanity have continue to diminish.

Lewis Carroll said that "Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality" and right now, my imagination is all that I have as it gives me the freedom to dream, plan and create new 'Small Worlds' either in the studio or from my shed at the bottom of the garden.

Although I love what I do and cannot imagine myself doing anything other than this – I do know that in this crazy world of mine that it's impossible to survive on fresh air with only a diet of hope and the occasional box of donated teabags.

The glue, paint, wood, tools, paintbrushes, fabric and all of the other lovely stuff I use to create my imaginary worlds ALL costs money AND if it didn't - I would either be crawling over hot coals to get to this 'Land of the Free' or else I'd be spending time at Her Majesty's Pleasure...

And even though I may never own a fabulous house in Laguna Beach or travel back in time to the year 1815 and live as Lord Byron and Jane Austen once did nor could I shop at dusk in a hamlet populated by crones and goblins and then enjoy a delicious supper with a talkative hedgehog -  can still have wish fulfillment in 12th scale...



And it would be fabulous if you could be by my side too for not only will you be supporting me in my work but you'll also be invited to cross the portal and step into my world!

Whether you want to become a 'Hen' or 'House Guest', 'Mouser' or 'Adventurer' - the choice is yours and as a 'Thank you' - there are also lots of unique rewards to enjoy including exclusive 'behind-the-scenes' images, giveaways, tutorials, Etsy discounts and and anniversary gifts.

Your pledge means everything to me as it will allow me to the freedom to design, create and teach and you can cancel or amend your pledge at any time!

If you are unable to pledge - that's fine too for knowing that you are still reading this means just as much - Thank you!

Explore More of My Life in 12th Scale...
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Tiers
Honorary Patron
$1 or more per month
"Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun." ~ Albert Einstein


AND with a generous pledge of $1 - YOU too shall have fun as you cross the portal to MY world!


Although $1 may not appear much to some - your pledge means everything to me as it will allow me to the freedom to design, create and teach for which I remain truly appreciative - thank you!  


Your $1 reward includes:  


Access to my Patreon musings with an exclusive look at the work in progress and usually with a cup of tea nearby!


An invitation to take part in a GIVEAWAY which could include the chance to own a unique 'little something' designed and created me.   


And as a 'Thank you' - a 'little' something designed by me will be posted to you on every yearly anniversary that we have shared together here on Patreon. 

Honorary Mouser
$3 or more per month
"All This is Only for Myself and the Mice to Admire!" ~ Catherine the Great


AND with a generous pledge of $3 - YOU too shall have much to admire with exclusive access to the Mouse Town.


Your $3 reward includes:


Access to my Patreon musings with an exclusive look at the work in progress. You can watch me as I scurry around the Mouse Town dressing the church, arranging flowers, making cheese and I'll show how how I sculpt those mice while drinking lots of tea!


You'll have the opportunity to see a finished 'Mouse World' before anyone else and you can enjoy ALL of the $1 rewards too!


Plus a discount of 10% to spend on an intoxicating array of unique gifts and assorted food stuffs on sale in the Mouse Town Emporium.


And as a 'Thank you' to my fabulous Honorary Mousers - a 'little' something designed by me will be posted to you on every yearly anniversary that we have shared together here on Patreon. 

Honorary Hen
$5 or more per month
'See It, Feel It, Breathe It. Magick and Beauty Are All Around You.'  


AND with a generous pledge of $5 - YOU too shall see AND feel some of the magick with exclusive access to the world of the Crooked Hen.  
  

Your $5 reward includes:     


Access to my Patreon musings with an exclusive look at the work in progress. You can watch me as I fly around the All Hallows Hamlet transforming pieces of old wood and other rubbish into fantastical worlds and I'll show you how I sculpt the weird and wonderful folk with a cup of tea to hand.  


You'll have the opportunity to see a completed fantastical world before anyone else and you can enjoy ALL of the $1 and $3 rewards too!  
  

Plus a discount of 10% to spend on an intoxicating array of unique notions and potions in the Crooked Hen Gift Shop.


And as a 'Thank you' to my fabulous Honorary Hens - a 'little' something designed by me will be posted to you on every yearly anniversary that we have shared together here on Patreon.


Honorary Housekeeper
$10 or more per month
'Of All Romances in Miniature... Perhaps this is the Best Shape in which Romance can Appear.' ~ Lord Byron 


AND with a generous pledge of $10 - YOU too shall discover a little romance with exclusive access to the world of '13 Piccadilly Terrace'!  


Your $10 reward includes: 

 

Inspired by the life of the poet Lord Byron, '13 Piccadilly Terrace' is the story of a 12th scale historical house which has enjoyed world wide recognition - however, the story is FAR from over! 


With access to my Patreon musings, you can follow me as I step inside Number 13 and return to the year 1815!


I'll take you into the fabulous world of Lord Byron and that of his family as he lived at 13 Piccadilly Terrace and you can watch me as I recreate his lifestyle in miniature as faithfully as possible and along the way, you'll learn something about the dazzling Regency era too!


You'll have the opportunity to see a completed Regency world before anyone else and you can enjoy ALL of the $1, $3, and $5 rewards too! 


And as a 'Thank you' to my fabulous Honorary Housekeepers - a 'little' something from 13 Piccadilly Terrace designed by me will be posted to you on every yearly anniversary that we have shared together here on Patreon. 


If you love the Regency era and are captivated by a time synonymous with elegant romance and are fascinated by historical characters and would love to peep behind closed doors and hear tales of scandal and intrigue or you want to step into another era of ravenous appetites and hardship - this reward is for you! 

Honorary Houseguest
$15 or more per month
'Where We Love is Home – Home that Our Feet May Leave, But Not Our Hearts.' ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes  
  

AND with a generous pledge of $15 - YOU too shall feel 'At Home' with exclusive access to 'Nicole's House'. 


Your $15 reward includes: 


Inspired by the life of Nicole Brown Simpson, 'Nicole's House' is the story of a 12th scale contemporary home which has enjoyed world wide recognition - however, the story is FAR from over!


For with completion scheduled for Christmas 2018, you can now join me in the studio as I work on the ambitious design of another and much larger Nicole's House! 


With access to my Patreon musings, you can watch as I recreate Nicole's last home at 875 South Bundy Drive as faithfully as possible.


You'll have the opportunity to see the completed 'Nicole's House' before anyone else, an invitation to join the 'At Home With Nicole' group on Facebook and you can enjoy ALL of the $1, $3, $5 and $10 rewards too!   


And as a 'Thank you' to my fabulous Honorary Houseguests - a 'little' something from Nicole's House designed by me will be posted to you on every yearly anniversary that we have shared together here on Patreon.


And as June 2019 will the twenty-fifth anniversary of Nicole's death, you will receive an exclusive invitation to buy my tribute to Nicole as a gift for yourself or a loved one with the release of a limited edition beautiful coffee table book.

Honorary Adventurer
$20 or more per month
'We Have Nothing to Lose and a World to See.'  


AND with a generous pledge of $20 - YOU will have SO much to see with exclusive access to MY world. 


Your pledge means everything to me as it will allow me to the freedom to design, create and teach for which I remain truly appreciative - thank you!  


Your $20 reward includes:


A surprise gift box which will include a unique 'little' something designed by me will be posted to you on every six month anniversary that we have shared together here on Patreon.   


AND you can enjoy ALL of the $1, $3, $5, $10 and $15 rewards too!

Goals
45% complete
Every cent I earn keeps me happily supplied (and sane!) with glue, paint, wood, tools, paintbrushes and lots of other lovely stuff and $100 every month will happily keep me prowling the aisles of my local DIY store!

I can buy lots of different glass vials to stock the shelves of those emporiums at the Crooked Hen Gift Shop and some polymer clay to create more parishioners for the Mouse Town.



And
I can definitely buy some more tea bags!
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The poet Lord Byron once said "IF I don't write to empty my mind, I will go mad" and when I think back to that fateful day many years ago when curiosity got the better of me and I picked up a copy of Dolls' House Magazine in my local supermarket which then went on to change my life - I understand where the man was coming from!

Hello and welcome to my Patreon page! My name is Tee Bylo and I am a storyteller, model maker and sculptor creating imaginary worlds in miniature...



I have been creating 'Small Worlds' for many years now and the passion to design and create a miniature world remains just as intoxicating and challenging - which, I might add has also left me a little lighter in pocket!

Self-taught and armed with plaster, strip wood, paints, mountboard, papier-mâché, natural foliage, clay, glue and lots of imagination, I design my 'Small Worlds' using whatever is around me at the time including scrap MDF, cardboard boxes, model kits, a huge plant pot, a tatty dolls house, some chicken wire, a tree stump and even a grotty, old waste bin.



AND wait until you see the 'Small Worlds' I plan to create with an abandoned bicycle wheel, a plastic paint tub and one very large wire mesh basket once used to store a giant firework!

I once jokingly calculated that I would need to live another 250 years to create my dream projects into 12th scale reality.

Remember how I told you about the magazine that changed my life? Well, some years later I was offered a monthly 'Tee Time' column and for one glorious year I got to share the triumphs and tears of my 12th scale musings and I was paid for it too!

But why am I now on Patreon, you ask?



Having done the parenting bit for my two amazing sons, in 2014, I suddenly found myself as a full-time care giver to my infirm mother and vulnerable adult brother and life became increasingly difficult as my time, financial independence and occasionally my sanity have continue to diminish.

Lewis Carroll said that "Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality" and right now, my imagination is all that I have as it gives me the freedom to dream, plan and create new 'Small Worlds' either in the studio or from my shed at the bottom of the garden.

Although I love what I do and cannot imagine myself doing anything other than this – I do know that in this crazy world of mine that it's impossible to survive on fresh air with only a diet of hope and the occasional box of donated teabags.

The glue, paint, wood, tools, paintbrushes, fabric and all of the other lovely stuff I use to create my imaginary worlds ALL costs money AND if it didn't - I would either be crawling over hot coals to get to this 'Land of the Free' or else I'd be spending time at Her Majesty's Pleasure...

And even though I may never own a fabulous house in Laguna Beach or travel back in time to the year 1815 and live as Lord Byron and Jane Austen once did nor could I shop at dusk in a hamlet populated by crones and goblins and then enjoy a delicious supper with a talkative hedgehog -  can still have wish fulfillment in 12th scale...



And it would be fabulous if you could be by my side too for not only will you be supporting me in my work but you'll also be invited to cross the portal and step into my world!

Whether you want to become a 'Hen' or 'House Guest', 'Mouser' or 'Adventurer' - the choice is yours and as a 'Thank you' - there are also lots of unique rewards to enjoy including exclusive 'behind-the-scenes' images, giveaways, tutorials, Etsy discounts and and anniversary gifts.

Your pledge means everything to me as it will allow me to the freedom to design, create and teach and you can cancel or amend your pledge at any time!

If you are unable to pledge - that's fine too for knowing that you are still reading this means just as much - Thank you!

Explore More of My Life in 12th Scale...
Creating Life in 12th Scale...
The Blog
Instagram
Tumblr
Flickr
Google+
DeviantArt
Vimeo
Ko-fi

Recent posts by Tee Bylo

Tiers
Honorary Patron
$1 or more per month
"Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun." ~ Albert Einstein


AND with a generous pledge of $1 - YOU too shall have fun as you cross the portal to MY world!


Although $1 may not appear much to some - your pledge means everything to me as it will allow me to the freedom to design, create and teach for which I remain truly appreciative - thank you!  


Your $1 reward includes:  


Access to my Patreon musings with an exclusive look at the work in progress and usually with a cup of tea nearby!


An invitation to take part in a GIVEAWAY which could include the chance to own a unique 'little something' designed and created me.   


And as a 'Thank you' - a 'little' something designed by me will be posted to you on every yearly anniversary that we have shared together here on Patreon. 

Honorary Mouser
$3 or more per month
"All This is Only for Myself and the Mice to Admire!" ~ Catherine the Great


AND with a generous pledge of $3 - YOU too shall have much to admire with exclusive access to the Mouse Town.


Your $3 reward includes:


Access to my Patreon musings with an exclusive look at the work in progress. You can watch me as I scurry around the Mouse Town dressing the church, arranging flowers, making cheese and I'll show how how I sculpt those mice while drinking lots of tea!


You'll have the opportunity to see a finished 'Mouse World' before anyone else and you can enjoy ALL of the $1 rewards too!


Plus a discount of 10% to spend on an intoxicating array of unique gifts and assorted food stuffs on sale in the Mouse Town Emporium.


And as a 'Thank you' to my fabulous Honorary Mousers - a 'little' something designed by me will be posted to you on every yearly anniversary that we have shared together here on Patreon. 

Honorary Hen
$5 or more per month
'See It, Feel It, Breathe It. Magick and Beauty Are All Around You.'  


AND with a generous pledge of $5 - YOU too shall see AND feel some of the magick with exclusive access to the world of the Crooked Hen.  
  

Your $5 reward includes:     


Access to my Patreon musings with an exclusive look at the work in progress. You can watch me as I fly around the All Hallows Hamlet transforming pieces of old wood and other rubbish into fantastical worlds and I'll show you how I sculpt the weird and wonderful folk with a cup of tea to hand.  


You'll have the opportunity to see a completed fantastical world before anyone else and you can enjoy ALL of the $1 and $3 rewards too!  
  

Plus a discount of 10% to spend on an intoxicating array of unique notions and potions in the Crooked Hen Gift Shop.


And as a 'Thank you' to my fabulous Honorary Hens - a 'little' something designed by me will be posted to you on every yearly anniversary that we have shared together here on Patreon.


Honorary Housekeeper
$10 or more per month
'Of All Romances in Miniature... Perhaps this is the Best Shape in which Romance can Appear.' ~ Lord Byron 


AND with a generous pledge of $10 - YOU too shall discover a little romance with exclusive access to the world of '13 Piccadilly Terrace'!  


Your $10 reward includes: 

 

Inspired by the life of the poet Lord Byron, '13 Piccadilly Terrace' is the story of a 12th scale historical house which has enjoyed world wide recognition - however, the story is FAR from over! 


With access to my Patreon musings, you can follow me as I step inside Number 13 and return to the year 1815!


I'll take you into the fabulous world of Lord Byron and that of his family as he lived at 13 Piccadilly Terrace and you can watch me as I recreate his lifestyle in miniature as faithfully as possible and along the way, you'll learn something about the dazzling Regency era too!


You'll have the opportunity to see a completed Regency world before anyone else and you can enjoy ALL of the $1, $3, and $5 rewards too! 


And as a 'Thank you' to my fabulous Honorary Housekeepers - a 'little' something from 13 Piccadilly Terrace designed by me will be posted to you on every yearly anniversary that we have shared together here on Patreon. 


If you love the Regency era and are captivated by a time synonymous with elegant romance and are fascinated by historical characters and would love to peep behind closed doors and hear tales of scandal and intrigue or you want to step into another era of ravenous appetites and hardship - this reward is for you! 

Honorary Houseguest
$15 or more per month
'Where We Love is Home – Home that Our Feet May Leave, But Not Our Hearts.' ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes  
  

AND with a generous pledge of $15 - YOU too shall feel 'At Home' with exclusive access to 'Nicole's House'. 


Your $15 reward includes: 


Inspired by the life of Nicole Brown Simpson, 'Nicole's House' is the story of a 12th scale contemporary home which has enjoyed world wide recognition - however, the story is FAR from over!


For with completion scheduled for Christmas 2018, you can now join me in the studio as I work on the ambitious design of another and much larger Nicole's House! 


With access to my Patreon musings, you can watch as I recreate Nicole's last home at 875 South Bundy Drive as faithfully as possible.


You'll have the opportunity to see the completed 'Nicole's House' before anyone else, an invitation to join the 'At Home With Nicole' group on Facebook and you can enjoy ALL of the $1, $3, $5 and $10 rewards too!   


And as a 'Thank you' to my fabulous Honorary Houseguests - a 'little' something from Nicole's House designed by me will be posted to you on every yearly anniversary that we have shared together here on Patreon.


And as June 2019 will the twenty-fifth anniversary of Nicole's death, you will receive an exclusive invitation to buy my tribute to Nicole as a gift for yourself or a loved one with the release of a limited edition beautiful coffee table book.

Honorary Adventurer
$20 or more per month
'We Have Nothing to Lose and a World to See.'  


AND with a generous pledge of $20 - YOU will have SO much to see with exclusive access to MY world. 


Your pledge means everything to me as it will allow me to the freedom to design, create and teach for which I remain truly appreciative - thank you!  


Your $20 reward includes:


A surprise gift box which will include a unique 'little' something designed by me will be posted to you on every six month anniversary that we have shared together here on Patreon.   


AND you can enjoy ALL of the $1, $3, $5, $10 and $15 rewards too!