November 13, 2016

Wee C Dollhouse Show 2 2016

More mini displays I saw at this year's 2016 Wee C Dollhouse Show in Elk Grove Village, IL. See other pix at post 1.  (Click photos to see larger, full size.)

Great idea - probably one of the club projects. Love the colors. You can do a lot even in  a small setting.


Fun two-sided Halloween scene. Inside and outside.



Cool idea in a music case! Very tiny furniture, looked like quarter scale I think? Maybe smaller...


Love this! Raggedy Ann and Andy room! Neat because there's something so eye-catching about multiples of one thing... 


More multiples - neat idea for Russian nesting dolls and a gorgeous painted cabinet....


Nice dome.... realistic apples...



Very cool idea! Would love to do a scene in an old radio. Never saw one like this!

 Radio inside....


Gorgeous kitchen!!



November 12, 2016

Wee C Dollhouse Show Miniatures 2016!

I've been slow about posting, been busy with the book launch and other writing.

So it was time again for the annual Wee C Dollhouse Show in Elk Grove Village, IL. Always a nice show with great displays, raffles and a cool bargain table. Always find stuff there!

I'm going to split this into two posts showing a few things I bought and the show displays so be sure to come back tomorrow for part two.

A few things I found: (click on pix for large, full size) 

Great find! This cool box was on the NAME (National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts) table as the show is put on by a NAME club.... I almost didn't get it but... gee at $6, how could I refuse? I envision it as a Victorian setting - replicating a portion of  Lizzie Borden's sitting room. Stay tuned for details as I work on it!  (Why Lizzie Borden? See details on my book, Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter!


A few other bargains I found - $6 was the magic number! This filigree metal shelf was that price, too. 


 Right - Half scale items and a 1" scale bench kit I thought I'd try. And I finally found a wringer washer for my HS Country House porch! (It's a magnet.) Found two in fact! Found a bunch of other bargains too, a couple nice printed rugs, small bread box, some food boxes, etc. 


Those Jester boots are hand-made. The dog is handmade and furred, too.


The club always has the best displays, a separate room just for that. Love looking and getting ideas from other projects! Always leave inspired!



 Interior of a men's shop.


This was different - a shop with African masks. Pretty cool.

Loved this! A wagon - shop with ladies items inside. (sorry the flash whited out the photo.)




Come back tomorrow for more show pix!!!!

November 01, 2016

AIM Miniatures Magazine, Diamond Jubilee Issue Now Out!

The AIM -Artisans in Miniature - Diamond Jubilee 60th issue is now out!

Get it on Scribd. You may have to make an account and sign in to access it free. Read it online or download the PDF.




I wrote the Halloween Small Scales Gallery descriptions on pg. 58. It includes a pic of my little half scale batty table set, too. Love this fabric!




But the fun part is my name in spooky script. Mwahahahaha. (Okay, easily amused. ha!)




And... want to try something different? The fun little book by me and Joanna Slan is available in print and for Kindle! See links, info and pix at www.madaboutminiatures.com 


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