Saturday, April 11, 2015

Gathering Momentum

Time certainly flies these days! Two weeks ago, we were at the Montreal Show having a wonderful time with wonderful friends and wonderful customers; two weeks from today, I will be at the Canadian Miniatures Gathering in Gananoque, Ontario where I will be getting together with a group of great friends and teaching a couple of workshops. The annual get-together is a miniaturist's idea of heaven: three days devoted to making, buying, selling and discussing all things small with like-minded people.

This year's theme is The Orient Express and the famous cities along its route and so, I chose Paris and Venice as inspiration for the workshops I will be teaching…

 Saturday All Day Workshop
- Parfumerie Des Fleurs -

Parisian Perfume Shop Display

French & Floral Design

Counter Filled with Fragrances

Pretty Presentation Basket

A Sampling of the Parfumerie's Wares

Sunday Morning Workshop
- Venetian  Carnival Masks -

The Classic Masks of the Venetian Carnivale

I have been furiously packing all the supplies for the workshops and my sales table, so I deserve a break and I am looking forward to a weekend excursion aboard "The Orient Express". It will be a "busman's holiday" for me but I am sure that it will be a wonderful trip!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

More for Montreal

With only (eek!) ten days before the Miniature Enthusiasts of Montreal Show, I am starting to trot in tiny circles but, while I have a few minutes, I thought you might like a peek at two of the very special pieces that will be on my table at the show: A Ladies' Shoppe Hat Display Vanity and a Notions Armoire…

Delightful Dressing Table for the Fashionable Lady

Dressing Table Details

Trinkets & Treasures

Frills & Folderols

A Seamstress' Treasure Cabinet

Pretty & Practical Supplies

Threads and Buttons…

…and Trims, Oh My!

Well, I still have tons of stuff to do, so I will close for now and I most likely won't be posting until we get back. So, see you in April, when I will be back in circles, this time getting ready for the Canadian Miniatures Gathering :-)

Saturday, March 07, 2015

All that Glisters…

Is definitely not gold, nor silver, nor precious gems, for that matter, but "gold-tone", "silver-tone" and rhinestones make a goodly show in miniature…

Elegant Jewelry Etagére for a Ladies' Emporium

There are treasures in the drawers too!

This is one of the jewelry themed pieces that I will be taking to the Montreal Show. Since my last post, I have been having great, sparkly, fun playing with findings and rhinestones…

Jewelry Display Bust for shop or dressing table

Bracelet and Earrings in Presentation Cases

Jewelry Display Boards

and more Jewelry Display Boards

Finally, I finished my "bling fling" by filling detailed jewelry boxes for milady's dressing table…

I hope that you have enjoyed seeing the "sparklers" :-) With just three weeks until the Montreal Show, I really must get back to the studio…a notions armoire awaits!