Today was our last meeting for the summer after which we will not meet again until September 16th. Since it was our last meeting we all brought in some goodies and had a potluck treat day. We also discussed positions held by members to help out the group. Pat M will be taking over writing the newsletters so if there is anything you wish to have included please email Pat. Jan C will now be our Vice President to help out our wonderful president Janet H. Helle N will be the social convener for snacks and came up with a list for us to sign up to do snacks in a certain month. Due to her excellent planning, we now have snacks covered for the whole year next year! Great idea Helle. Marg L and Yvette M will continue their work on Facebook and the Weebly sites respectively. Marg also will be coordinating the Miniature show and would love to have some help if you are able.
Early bird membership dues were due today if you wanted to be included in the draw for free membership. This year's lucky winner of a free membership for next year was Pat M. Congratulations!!
Today we did a nice simple little Make and Take project of a Tim Hortons cup, Timbit box and a Donut box. They may make a nice little addition to our kitchen project for next year, who knows! Here is my completed set:
Our next official meeting will be September 16th when we will begin our Kitchen in a Cupboard project. Over the summer, spend some time thinking of what type of look you wish your cupboard to have - will it be painted or stained, perhaps a cafe, perhaps not a kitchen but some other wonderful little project? The possibilities are endless.
Have a wonderful summer and I will see you again in September!
Today I came across a video by BBC about Mulvaney and Rodgers and their wonderful lavish miniature houses and thought I would post a link to it here. Take a few minutes to view it and drool over the wonderful realism they use. I know I did!
Mulvaney and Rogers video
This month our meeting was a week early due to the holiday coming up. For this meeting we made flowers taught by Marg L. We were shown how to shade the flowers using children's markers and water. Although we didn't get our flowers finished at the meeting we were well on our way to being able to with the information that Marg gave us. Here is an example of the flowers we were making. These were made by Marg and were a wonderful resource for our own creations. Aren't they wonderful!
I am looking forward to completing mine and hope they look half as good as these!
We also brought in some of the goodies we purchased at our Miniature Show. I have posted pictures of them in our Meetings gallery for you to see. Everyone found wonderful things.
Our next meeting is on June 17th. Everyone is to bring some edible goodies to share as this will be the last meeting before we break up for the summer. Hope to see you all there!
Donna Saranic is the lucky winner of the roombox donated by Ed Pavich of Miniatures by Ed. Below is a picture of Donna and Ed with the roombox. Special thanks to Ed for donating this wonderful roombox. Congratulations Donna!
Today was our long awaited miniature show in Fergus, Ontario. It was an amazing day filled with wonderful displays by the members of the OMEGA group and some wonderful vendors. Our raffle dollhouse was won by our member Phyllis G and all of the proceeds from the raffle went to the Guelph Humane society. Congratulations Phyllis!
There was also a surprise draw for a room box donated by one of the vendors Ed from Miniatures by Ed and I will post a picture of that along with the winner once I am able to get a picture of it.
Everyone had a wonderful time browsing the items brought in by the vendors and, of course, I spent a bit more than my budget but the items were well worth it. Although I purchased too many wonderful items to show here, I wanted to show you a picture of a beautiful whimsical cat in a suitcase by Kathi Kuti that I treated myself to.
Tomorrow is our Annual Miniature show in Fergus. I hope you all attend and bring your list of things you wish to find. It promises to be a great day and I can't wait. There will be a beautiful dollhouse there that can be won in a raffle. Our members are bringing their "Celebrations" cards along with other projects they worked on in the group or on their own. Stop by and see our projects and say "hello". We would love to talk to you.
Hope to see you there tomorrow!
Today we began making little bears! The kit was put together and taught by Omega member Pat M. She had some wonderful examples to show us of different bears she had made using the same pattern. Some were jointed, some had little bows around their necks, while others were dressed! There is a wonderful picture in the Meetings gallery of a display Pat made for her Mother filled with little bears. I managed to get mine half done and can't wait to see the finished result!!
Several of our members went to The Gathering this past weekend and came home with some wonderful gifts. Pat M brought in an example of some jewelry she made in a class she took while there. Great fun was had by all.
Our Miniature Show is now only 20 days away! Are you getting excited? I know I am. I have a list of things I would like to find and I have my fingers crossed that I will be able to find them there. There will also be a dollhouse to win in a raffle with the proceeds going to the Guelph Humane society. Have you finished your greeting card for the Group display table? Sue B brought in hers to show us.
Hope to see you all there at the show. It promises to be a good time.
Our next meeting will be on May 13th (not the third Monday of the month this time). We will be making flowers at the meeting brought in by Marg L. I love making flowers!!
Today I came across a wonderful miniature video that I just had to share with everyone. Here is the link to it: vimeo.com/327010028?ref=fb-share&1&fbclid=IwAR3M7ua-_WUfgj9dNTUb8_MTibmDmvM_6b1df_Gfj9TGI-8sMqlHDAjpgDE
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
On Monday March 18th we had our monthly meeting. The meeting was a mixture of Show and Tell and the making of a wonderful wicker basket. I don't believe any of us finished the basket during the meeting as we were having too much fun looking at all of the Show and Tell items. My basket is 2/3 done so once I have finished it I will post a picture.
During the Show and Tell we were able to see some of the little projects that our members have been working on. Here is a photo showing some miniature flower arrangements made by Marg L. She did a fabulous job!
To see other photos of things other members have done, see the meetings gallery. There are some wonderful pictures there. Next meeting is April 15th. Hope to see you there!
Reminder - Our annual show is on May 5th this year. Come out and see us and have a fun day. There will be a raffle for a dollhouse donated by one of our members with the proceeds going to the Guelph Humane Society.
My name is Yvette. I am a member of OMEGA and I am now continuing the blog started by Susan.