Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Another First - International Holiday Swap!

Another first for me.  A Holiday Swap organized by the wonderful Cockerina!  I will be receiving from Nina at Minnimumm.  I was very lucky to be her 100 follower back in July.  So I already know what wonderful things she can produce!  I'm will be sending to Maria Narbon who has been making incredible dolls for many years.  (Maria, send your address to me at heathermac314@yahoo.com)

We are to provide:
  A Christmas Mini, a toy mini and choice of something for fall/Halloween! 

I must say, I'm a little nervous about what I may produce.  But I must remember that this is supposed to be fun and not stress about it too much.

We've been instructed to wait until Christmas morning to open the parcels!  It will just like being a kid all over again.

Thanks Cockerina for organizing!

Monday, October 11, 2010

My first Miniature Show

Yesterday, I attended my first miniature show as an adult.  It was the Good Sam Showcase of Miniatures in San Jose, CA.  I'm sure it was nothing like, Chicago, Paris or any of the big shows but it was fun and completely overwhelming.

I was amazed at the beauty and delicacy of furniture there. I was particularly impressed with Peter Tucker's Roomboxes.  He was one of the few vendors that had art deco and more modern pieces. 

Since I was overwhelmed, I only bought a few little things and some fabric for the 1930's townhouse:

And some odds and ends that I'll probably pass on to the kids...

 I will keep Peter Tuckers work in mind.  Maybe commission a brilliant art deco piece!

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Real life hasn't seemed to get in the way of shopping!  I visited Superbuzzy which is a great Japenese fabric and craft site.  I picked up some great mini print fabrics....

And while I was there, I checked out Re-Ment which I'd been hearing so much about.  I picked one from three series (It's a surprise with which items you receive!) I was pleased as punch with everything I got.  The scale might be a bit big, but I don't care, I love them.

From the Re-Ment Fairytale tableware collection...

 From the Re-Ment Kawaii Kitchen collection...

 From the Re-Ment Storage Beauty collection...
I need to be careful, these things could be addicting!