Our 32nd Annual Show was May 3. It was a great Show. We started set up at 7:00am and cleared out of the hall by 4:00. We had a good variety of vendors, it was too easy to spend my miniature allowance, the hard part was deciding what I really wanted and what I needed the most. The displays were awesome, our County Fair drew a lot of attention. our workshops went well and were interesting. The kids that attended had fun making treats. There was demonstration of toy making and how to make flowers. It was good to talk to fellow miniaturist I hadn't seen in a while. All in all it was a good day.
We had a lot of fun at our meeting Tuesday. The making of pies is not as simple as it seems, but there was a lot of laughter and members helping each other. Marg had a pasta machine so we didn't have to roll out our pie crust and she had things really well organized, The hard part was deciding what kind of pie to make. Surprisingly the pies turned out really well with a good variety.
Well, a month has gone by fast. I went to the Brampton Bazaar last Saturday and had a great day. A giant indoor miniature garage sale! There was all kinds of items including dollhouses and room boxes as well as a large variety of miniatures. I spent my whole miniature allowance ( I must set limits or my husband will divorce me, lol).
There was a table devoted to June Simpson's items, lovely room boxes, tools, items to create with, and items she has created.June was one of the first in our area to become IGMA ( International Guild of Miniature Artisans, promoting miniatures as an art form).
There will be a table of June's items at our Annual May Show & Sale.
At our Club meeting May 21, Marg will be showing us how to make clay pies. Our "County Fair" display. . will have a table to judge the pies. If mine turn out like my real pies, I won't be a winner, but since I will go home with a cute pie, I'm not a loser either:)
My latest lesson involves resin. Did you know when you work with paper and resin, you must first seal the paper, I did not.
I mixed my resin, put it in my little cup and watched it leak all over the place. Good thing I had it on a plastic lid. Next I thought oh well, this will slow down in a few minutes, nope not a few minutes nor a lot of minutes. The leaking went on till it was empty a couple of hours later. Well my cup got a sealer coat. just not the way it should have been done. After letting the cup dry a bit I put a second filling of resin in. It turned out okay, just took a lot longer then I expected.
Lesson learned, seal all seams and the interior of paper cups before putting resin in them.
My little cups now look great in my concession stand which I am making as part of our Club display for our May Show.
I am totally new to this, no experience writing a blog, so please bear with me. It won't be on a daily basis but I'll do the best I can.
Our Club's next meeting is March 17th (happy St. Patrick's day, don't forget to wear your green). We will be learning how to flock plastic animals to give them a more realistic look. Should be a little messy but fun:)