Wednesday, October 27, 2010

MIni Club display is over....whew!

First of all I would like to welcome my new followers, I really hope you enjoy!

Well, this past Saturday we had our Mini club display for a local retirement community. As I told you before they let us meet there for free so we do it for them as a Thank-You every other October. This was my first one, & it was pretty fun. It was neat to see what each person would be drawn to & and what kinds of questions they would have. I had planned on taking photos and posting them here, but I had my daughter take photos of each display while I was setting up & helping others set up & all but one of her photos were badly out of focus! So I only have one to share....this one is 1/4" scale and to give you an idea, the base it is sitting on is about 16" x 20". All the displays were really well done, & it is fun to see what projects other do. (You can click on the photo to make it bigger.)

I displayed my 1/4" room box on my previous post, my toy store which is somewhere in my older posts, and I (sort of) finished my State Day project. It is completed, but it is nothing like I want it to be. Originally, I wanted to make this scene a mosaic tiling studio, but did not have time to do what I wanted to do, I decided to make it into a perfume store as a temporary fix. (Since I had committed to have it at the display) I figured it would be quicker to do the perfume bottles. So I spent all week last week making little bottles out of beads. I think they turned out pretty good for my first time, but it took a lot more time than I thought it would!

Here is the outside of my little shop.

This shows the rafters above the store which will eventually have vines running all the way across and down one side of the building. You will notice the blue tack stuff under all the bottles, but actually, everything in the scene is just tacked down because I plan on removing it all & doing my tiling studio.

Here is the inside of the shop

This one is not good lighting, but you can see the "bottles" better.

I also have been recently searching Etsy for items for my spooky hutch, and came across a shop that sells real little bones. I was really surprised to discover that the shop owner lives in the same town as I do. We wrote back & forth a few times and I HAD to invite her to come to the show. Anyone who loves miniatures loves looking at other miniatures, so I knew she would enjoy the display. It was nice to get to meet her and make a new mini friend. My camera would not take the photo of the bones, so if you want to see them, then check out her Etsy shop: She's got some really neat minis there.

Now that the pressure is off, I can play with whichever scene I feel like working on. I am not sure what I want to tackle next... I will have to ponder that for a while!

Take care!


  1. Hooray! It was fun meeting you and all the other ladies, and seeing all the fabulous rooms and houses you'd made! I'm looking forward to spending more mini-time with you all.

    Enjoy your bones!
    -Grace (Honey and Bee)

  2. Happy Halloween Lori! I have a happy surprise for you on my blog! :D