Friday, March 19, 2010

Handcrafters of Miniatures Show

Our Handcrafters of Miniatures Spring Show in Dedham, MA was a success with all of our vendors showing up, and many customers, considering the terrible weather we were experiencing last weekend in New England. With downpours, wind and flooding - not the best conditions when moving your delicate pieces trying to keep them from getting wet or blowing away !!!

But all went well and by bringing my "fish tank" again - now elaborated on - makes for an attention getter at my table and opens up new conversations with total strangers about their fish, pets, collections, and experiences.

Must show a few new pictures of my fish tank with live baby Swordtails.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

When a Glove Becomes a Hat

This is an idea I always like to share with my mini friends. A little project that will be the easiest, the least expensive, and the fastest creation - for me anyway..... Materials you will need - scissors, glue, an oval template, and of course a "special glove". A lady's glove is a better size - a man's will make a larger hat. Trust me, no two will ever be alike. A worn-out glove makes for a very beat-up looking hat! I've actually picked a glove up off the street - WHAT A FIND!! Follow my illustrations - after you've cut the tip off, remove the bit of lining inside - find a good spot on the main part of the glove to cut the oval. If you plan properly, you'll be able to cut 5 ovals to make 5 hats. Poke the tip right inside the inner oval and glue. A bit of narrow ribbon, a strip of leather, or dress it up as a lady's hat will cover any imperfections. It'll look great hanging in your house.........