Sunday, December 1, 2013

MEE November meeting

I really have to get my act together and start blogging more regularly. I keep putting it off then end up with so much to talk about that I forget half of the things I wanted to mention.

Normally our club general meeting is held on the third Tuesday of the month but the weather was SO bad that night that we postponed it until the fourth Tuesday when the forecast was for MUCH better weather.

That turned out well as on the weekend before the rescheduled meeting, a former club member dropped off a huge selection of mini magazines and items from her stash as a donation to the club.

Everything was set out on a couple tables. Newer members of the club were given first choice of the goodies then we all joined in.

Virtually everything went. Even I ended up getting some pretty wonderful things:
some great shingles - sort of a 'felt' material

a Millie August pleater

four great swivel spotlights

a trombone for the music room (a nephew plays trombone)

Plastic trims
On to Show and Tell:
Laurie H. wasn't going to take part in the Campsite project but got inspired and made this wonderful vignette in a VERY LOOOONG day!

New member, Debbie M., brought in the furniture she made for her WWI-era dollhouse. Great work!

Lucille L. brought this set of mini paper tole pictures at a silent auction. Have to be seen to properly appreciate!

Lucille L. dressed this doll in a class. Lucille does the most magnificent work dressing dolls.

Tina M. brought in her trailer in progress and told us how she had bashed the Greenleaf kit so far.

Trineke took a acrylic painting class at a Seniors' Centre in Edmonton and created these four great paintings. (Her very first paintings!) She gave her instructor the credit but there's one heckuva lot of talent there!

Trineke also made this mini scene in another class using all natural materials.

Holly W. made all these incredible chairs with pizza props and findings from her stash! I'm totally blown away by her creativity.
 Then in a bit of serendipity, the other night I was reading the May 1993 issue of Miniature Showcase and came across an article about Angela Bullock's (California) trash to treasure efforts.

These chairs are also made from pizza props!!!!! and the base of the table is an oriental lantern!!!!

This is the type of lantern I'm assuming Angela used for the table base with the paper and all the tassels removed. A wash of black paint gave it that great look. 
 How I admire people like Holly and Angela who go that extra mile using Trash to Treasure.

The evening just kept getting better and better for me!
Debbie M. gifted me with this intriguing print and filled wine rack from her recent trip.

I won a door prize!!! (There are five awarded every general meeting and I haven't won one in ages!) More things for the Christmas shop!

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