Friday, July 20, 2018

Edmonton Show and Sale September 2018


The list just gets better and better! 

Oops! Missed on the first list, our own Bits by Barb (Barb Streithorst) 

and now, our new additions: Another World Miniatures (from Yorkton, SK), new to our show Fantastic Minis (Kristy Wipf from Lamont, AB), and  IGMA Fellow  Janice Crawley (from Winnipeg, MB.)

Cheques are also on the way from  Linda Austin (who will let me know if she will have her sister Brenda's pottery available again this year), Val Corraini, and Louise Zawada.

As good as the list is so far, we are always looking for more dealers so if you know of someone who might be interested, please contact me .

This is one of the few places where you can still see and feel items for your dollhouse so please support it.

DEALER LIST 2018

Another World Miniatures (Linda Maddaford, Bev Perret)
 1:12 scale accessories, kits, metal minis, silks, lace, silk ribbon, hat straw, hard to find supplies, furniture, some 1:48 supplies, Swarovski crystals

Bits by Barb (Barb Striethorst)
 Plants/flowers (assembled and kits), petals/leaves, laser cut German items, rugs, food items

Fantastic Minis (Kristy Wipf)
Mini food, candles, utensils for BBQing, containers, a variety of handmade miniature items

Live A Little Miniatures
(Hoanie Yong)
Chandeliers, wall sconces, ceiling lamps, Christmas decorations and other misc. items

Janice Crawley, IGMA Fellow
1:12 ceramic dishes, Toby Mugs, figurines, tiny porcelain dolls (1” – 2”)

Judy Mitchell
Various handmade accessories in 1:12

Miniature Enthusiasts of Edmonton
Children’s Grab Bags
Membership Information

Miniature Enthusiasts of Edmonton
Estate Sales Tables

Mini Minutia (Tina MacDonald)
Fabric, turnings, pottery, 1:12 and 1:48 kits

MiniLAND, VICTORIA
Full line of roomboxes, furniture and accessories
Our pickup service to the show.

National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts
Information about N.A.M.E.

Needleart Treasures by Rosalle
Crocheted accessories for the mini home

Pat Makarowski
Handmade canned fruit, vegetables. Assortment of 1:12 furniture, mini food, 3D printed items.

Sherri MacRaild, IGMA Artisan
Miniature toys, seasonal items, plans.

Reenie’s Teenies
1:12 scale handmade miniatures (food, books, toys, etc.)

Cheques on the way…

Tiny Treasures (Louise Zawada)
 Mini furniture, supplies, handmade minis, etc.

Val’s Creations (Val Corraini)
Miniature dolls and related items

Wee Woolies (Linda Austin)
Crochet work, plants, tools

Monday, July 9, 2018

DEALERS (So Far) Edmonton Show and Sale September 16, 2018


DEALER LIST 2018

Live A Little Miniatures
(Hoanie Yong)
Chandeliers, wall sconces, ceiling lamps, Christmas decorations and other misc. items

Judy Mitchell (Back again)
Various handmade accessories in 1:12

Miniature Enthusiasts of Edmonton
Children’s Grab Bags
Membership Information

Miniature Enthusiasts of Edmonton
Estate Sales Tables

MiniMinutia (Tina MacDonald)
Fabric, turnings, pottery, 1:12 and 1:48 kits

MiniLAND, VICTORIA
Full line of roomboxes, furniture and accessories
Our pickup service to the show.

National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts
Information about N.A.M.E.

Needleart Treasures by Rosalle
Crocheted accessories for the mini home

Pat Makarowski
Handmade canned fruit, vegetables. Assortment of 1:12 furniture, mini food, 3D printed items.

Sherri MacRaild, IGMA Artisan
Miniature toys, seasonal items, plans.



Because I was late getting the invitations out to dealers, things are slow but we are coming along. There are several dealers that are regulars that I hope to add soon.

If you know of anyone that might be interested in becoming a dealer, please have them contact me .

We are going to have our usual GREAT Show and Sale!


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Miniature Enthusiasts of Edmonton Annual Show and Sale


MINIATURE ENTHUSIASTS OF EDMONTON CLUB invites you to take part in their


22st ANNUAL FALL SHOW & SALE

Sunday, September 16, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Executive Royal Inn
10010 – 178 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T5S 1T3


Wow! Victoria MinLand is with us again this year with six tables of wonderful miniatures!

Not only that!

Alex sent us this email:

Each year, we always have disappointed customers when I don't bring items that they were hoping to see. We only bring about 5% of our items since we have limited space. Could you please let everyone know that's coming to the sale about the deal below? I'm hoping that you can publicize this .

SHOW PICKUP SALE

We decided to treat our loyal customers with a special coupon for the 2018 Edmonton Show!

This coupon offers a free pick up at the show, as well as a 15% discount on any item from our website. The discount can even be applied on top of additional sales - such as our "deal of the day" sale!

We encourage you to take advantage of this fantastic deal and purchase items in advance and ensure you get every item you want. Since we have limited room, we will not be bringing all items to the show.

Coupon code: Edmonton2018

Minimum order US$20 Expires September  10, 2018.

How wonderful!




Friday, June 22, 2018

Sorry, I really fouled up

I'm just thankful that I can post this to you. I've really fouled up my computer. Even yesterday I could still post pictures to here but now can't even do that.

Hope I'll get things back in order soon but until then, thanks for checking me out.

I still can receive and reply to email on my tablet but that's about it.

Maureen

Monday, June 18, 2018

Some different containers

Our next-year's project will be one done in a different container of the member's choice. With that in mind, I thought I'd review some of the containers I've used over the years.

One of my favourites was the camping scene I made in an aquarium for my sister, Carol, in memory of the summers we spent camping with out children.

And where would we be without the breadbox. I made my Dad's workshop in a rolltop breadbox.

My sister, Shirley, found this little wood and glass cabinet for me at a garage sale. Used it to showcase some nice little pieces I had picked up along the way. (It also would have worked for something in 1:48 scale.)

I turned a CD rack into a series of 6 vignettes representing portions of rooms in my sister, Marie's, home.

For my BIL, Grahame's, 80th birthday, I turned a clock from the Put and Take into a "memory book" for him.

Another item from the Put and Take was a covered, pedestal cake plate containing a living room scene that I keep on my living room coffee table.

If you aren't lucky enough to find a beautiful glass cake plate like mine, you may come across a plastic one that will work in the same way. This one, if I remember correctly, came from a MEE Christmas party.



A special favourite of mine is making miniature scenes in gift bags. This is the last one that I made.
These are so simple and inexpensive to make. They make wonderful gifts.

Sorry about the poor picture but this is one of my favourite containers! On a road trip to Calgary with Cheryl H., we got stranded in Bowden, AB. The saving grace was finding a humungous and cheap garage sale on Saturday morning where I found this pagoda-shaped lamp. I removed the fibre optics from it and had this great (albeit small) display case for the Asian pieces I had been collecting. (Well, okay, only about one tenth of then but I found the rest good homes. LOL)


Sorry that there are so few pictures and so many links but I hope this will give you some new ideas for displaying minis in a different way.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Needle felting

On April 14, Aleeta came down from Grande Prairie to teach a class in needle felting. I didn't take the class but did manage to take some pictures during the day.

The first four pictures are of Aleeta's work. What a variety of of shapes and sizes!






Aleeta handing out the kits.

Aleeta suggested that students begin with larger projects than usual to get a feel for the work.

Jillian getting started.

Jillian's bear ready to assemble.

Jillian - just one last arm to add.

Another completed bear.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Elisabeth's Dollhouse

Last year, I bought a dollhouse for my great-niece, Elisabeth. Her grandma, (my sister, Marie) and I weren't too sure how receptive she would be. She's quite a tomboy so I always said that if she didn't want it as a dollhouse, she could use it as a toy box.

I was lucky enough to pick up some great furniture and dolls for it (and get some pieces from my stash).

It took a long time for everything to be delivered to Elisabeth...first to Marie and Rob in Peace River, then to Grande Prairie where her parents live.

Everything came together last weekend!

I wish I had the pictures to share with you but I'm having computer problems that don't allow me to do that..

Marie and Rob took it to Grande Prairie. Elisabeth was SO excited that she started playing with it as soon as it was unloaded in the garage. When it was taken down to the play area in the basement, she spent 5 hours playing with it there.

I am SO pleased that she is pleased.