Sharing a love of Dolls House Miniatures - and making time for other creative crafts and the garden.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Spring and a Visit to Miniatura

Spring has finally sprung; the sun has been out, the garden is bursting with blossom and flowering bulbs and we have frogspawn in our tiny pond!
(Well it excites me!!)  Spring also means a fun day out at Miniatura.

In between punching out hundreds of paper flower shapes, measuring, cutting, counting, card, pots and bits of string.......for our Nostalgia in Miniature Workshop on April 26th, I nip out into the garden for an hour or so to hack back the undergrowth and take some pictures of the spring flowers.

Working on the 1/24th scale version....

Snake's Head Fritillary

Ipheon
Hellebores
 Last Sunday saw Celia, my great mate and partner in 'Nostalgia',  and I take a break from making up kits and hop on a train for N.E.C. and The Spring Miniatura Show.  Not to waste a minute, we spent the journey planning the Autumn workshop.....well, we have an outline and a title....! In due course, and hopefully around the end of the month, details will appear on the website.

It's lovely for us to be on the visitor side of a fair for a change and great to catch up with very talented friends who had been working hard all weekend.  My impression was that the fair was smaller, not as interesting as in the past with some important makers missing, and not very busy.

It is always very inspiring however, and terrific to see quality artisans.  To mention just two amongst many, ArtofMini.com had a beautiful stand with so much to love, and The Glorious Twelfth had the most exciting and quirky half timbered period houses I've seen in ages.
I treated myself to a beautiful pot of cinnerarias from Jan Southerton - The Flower Lady and another of Ellie de Lacy's faux books with beautiful marbled covers. Super day out!!

Thank you for looking
Robin

4 comments:

Susan said...

You sound so happy your post made me smile for you! Those flowers from your garden are beautiful and the tiny ones seem very happy about their home.

PILAR6373 said...

Preciosas flores!!! Tanto las de la pequeña escena como las del campo,que explosión primaveral!!!!
Besos.

Steinworks said...

oh I love your garden mine is dead we had snow and everything was frostbitten..guess we'll just do without this year.


Hugs
Marisa

Robin said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments - the sun and flowers make me feel very cheery after a grey winter. I do hope your garden soon recovers Marisa - Mother Nature may work her magic.
Rx