Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Couple of blogs that I like/NEW show and sale

There are so many wonderful blogs out there:

Of the popular, well-known ones, Kris Compas's is one of the best for her incredible use of matboard and paper; and Joanne's Minis for her regular tutorials (also available on youtube). Another favourite is Joanne Swanson's blog. This hasn't been updated since 2014 but it's still an invaluable resource.

There are a couple Canadian blogs that I like very much.

One is Marijke's  Pulcinella's Cellar. Marijke makes some of the finest, most detailed miniatures that are true to period. In her most recent blog posts, she has been working for days on ONE St. John's Wort plant! Her plants are exquisite and her buildings and scenes  are beautifully to period.

Marilyn D. is newer to miniatures but is very skilled and has a  great way with words.

Both these women are members of F.A.M.E. (Fredricton  Area Miniature Enthusiasts), a fairly new addition to our wonderful group of miniature enthusiasts that has taken on the huge responsibility of a Show and Sale in October 2016.

If you're in New Brunswick, this might be a group for you. If you're in the Maritimes, perhaps you may want to take part in their show and sale.


  1. Thanks so much Maureen for your kind words and for mentioning our plans for a show and sale in October. Being so new to this crazy, wonderful hobby, I am continually amazed and grateful for miniaturists like yourself, Marijke, Jo-Ann Shaw, and so many others I've met in the last two years for being so generous with inspiration, help and advice along the way.- Marilyn D., Oromocto, NB

  2. It is always nice to visit new blogs to glean new ideas and decorating inspiration. I regularly visit all the blogs mentioned even though I might not comment each time! One of my very favourite Canadian blogs is http://englishmanordollhouse.blogspot.ca/
    Giac's work on his manor house is spectacular and so worth a visit!

    1. Thanks for the link to Giac's blog. Wonderful work!