Larry Herman: German Market Stall

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Larry Herman created this Gluhwein market stall.

Larry exhibited his market stall at the Good Sam Showcase of Miniatures. Larry explained, “In December, Betty and I went on a Christmas market tour on the Rhine River. In Speyer, Germany, we had Gluhwein (hot mulled wine) in a stall featuring a moose which sang, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer in German! It made quite an impression on me so I made this miniature stall from the memory. Our moose also sings, but be careful what you ask for!!”


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Trish Billard: Tools and Supplies Toolbox

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Trish Billard created this tool tote in a workshop.

Trish Billard exhibited the “Tools and Supplies” toolbox at the Good Sam Showcase of Miniatures. Trish created the toolbox in a workshop hosted by Suzanne-Harrington Cole, in Vallejo, CA. Everyone in the workshop finished the toolbox differently. Trish’s toolbox was painted in trompe l’oeil style, a painting technique used to give the illusion of 3D.


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Becky Seward: Playing in Mommy’s Room

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Becky Seward exhibited, “Playing in Mommy’s Room” at the Good Sam Show.

Becky explained, “This roombox was won as a NAME houseparty helper in Seattle. It was decorated with furniture and accessories that were collected over the years. The bed was purchased in 1979.”


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Barbara Jones: Displays at the Good Sam Show

Barb shared several of her projects with visitors to the Good Sam Showcase of Miniatures in October 2017.

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Barbara Jones exhibited, “Dewey, Cheetum and Howe, Attorneys at Law”

Dewey, Cheetum and Howe, Attorneys at Law, is a roombox built in 1978. It was refurbished and furnished for the 2017 God Sam Show. It showcases Ferd Sobol’s metamorphic desk.

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“Just Keep On Truckin” exhibit by Barbara Jones.

For the exhibit, “Just Keep On Truckin”, Barb Jones combined the work of several artists: Roy Huntington (truck), Jeff Packard (camper shell), Becky Ray (forest). Barb created the road.

Itty Bitties display at the Natomas Library

The Itty Bitties Club is displaying their miniatures. The exhibit runs through September 2017, at the Natomas Library in Sacramento, California.

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The Itty Bitties Club’s display at the Natomas Library.

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Thank you to Frances Bigler for the photos.


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Trish Billard: Cottage at the End of the Lane

Trish exhibited these quarter scale houses at the NAME Sacramento Houseparty. Her description of the project:

“These three houses replicate the illustrations in “The Cottage at the End of the Lane, ” children’s dollhouse story by Elaine Mills. Debbie Young designed and built the kits and taught them as a series of classes. I bought the kits and altered them to even more closely resemble the houses in the story. All three houses have working lights powered from a battery pack hidden within the house. I made all the dolls. The crowded house alone has seventeen of them! Also made most of the animals.”

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Trish Billard created these houses from Debbie Young’s kits based on the books, “A Cottage at the End of the Lane.”

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Carole Ann Davis: Floral Roombox

Carole Ann Davis exhibited this roombox at the NAME Sacramento Houseparty. Carole Ann collected the flowers from various artists through the years. She made the display stand from plans and instructions by Nancy Thomas, who passed away in May of 2016. Carole Ann is a member of the Delta Doolittles Club.

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Carole Ann Davis created this floral roombox.

Linda Vertrees: NAME Day projects

Linda exhibited these 1″ scale scenes at the Sacramento Houseparty. The bunk beds are from the 2016 NAME Day. The alcove is from the 2012 NAME Day. Congratulations to Linda for completing her NAME Day projects!

Linda Vertrees is from Sacramento, CA, and is a member of the Itty Bitty Club.

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Linda created this scene using the 2016 NAME Day bunk beds.

 

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Linda Verhees created this quilt shop using the 2012 NAME Day alcove.

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Diane Ruess: Quarter Scale Scenes

Diane exhibited several of her quarter scale projects at the NAME Sacramento Houseparty. Diane is from Redding, California.

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Diane created this house from a kit by Suzanne and Andrew’s Miniatures. The house is called, “Creekside Studio.”

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“Steamboat Folly,” a kit from Sue Herber. Diane filled it with artists kits from The Betterleys.

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Diane created the shoe house and landscape from a kit by Suzanne and Andrew’s Miniatures.

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A 1/4 scale version of Brooke Tucker’s Christmas room created from a kit by Susan Karatjas. The box is by Lucy Hansen.

Shabby Chic Shelf Workshop in a Lantern by Juanita Landa

Juanita Landa: Shabby Chic Shelf

At a recent gathering of the MiniCals, Juanita Landa showed her shabby chic shelf that was created in a MiniCals 2016 workshop. Juanita displays her shelf inside of a lantern, and calls the piece, “Through the Looking Glass.”

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“Through the Looking Glass” is based on the MiniCals 2016 Shabby Chic Shelf Workshop.  Created by Juanita Landa.

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A Close-up of the interior of the MiniCals 2016 Shabby Chic Shelf Workshop in a Lantern by Juanita Landa.

Rhona Lee: Set of Mini Lingerie

Rhona Lee participated in the MiniCals “Making Lingerie” workshop taught by Ruth Heisch. Rhona made a corset, bra, nightie, pantaloons, petticoat, and decorated the items with silk roses.

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Lingerie by Rhona Lee. Created in the MiniCals “Making Lingerie” Workshop taught by Ruth Heisch.

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Corset by Rhona Lee. 

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Close-up of the corset by Rhona Lee. 

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Corset Front.

Margie Wannamaker: Victorian Dollhouse

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Margie Wannamaker with her dollhouse.

Margie Wannamaker’s doll house has kept her occupied for many years. Here is her description of the project:

I, with the help of my husband, Fred, started building my dollhouse in October, 1999. I named it Vista Heights Manor. The original blue prints for the Nob Hill Victorian were put out by Shellie Kazan of Shellie’s Miniature Mania, now in San Carlos. My house is an Italianate Victorian circa 1860, but I decorated it to present time so I could include memories and representations of our family members. Having completed this dollhouse is a dream come true for me and it houses my collection of minis. I enjoyed having the Chico Mini Club, the club I belonged to many years ago, visit and view my dollhouse. Now I am in the process of landscaping around my house. And I look forward to having the club back again when I finish that.


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Karen Tomajan: Shabby Chic Garden Shelf

Karen finished her Shabby Chic Garden Shelf on a Door project that was part of the MiniCals Spring workshop. She gave this piece as a table gift during the NAME Convention in Seattle.

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Karen Tomajan’s shabby chic garden shelf

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Exhibits from the Seattle National Convention

The exhibit room at the 2016 NAME National Convention in Seattle showcased some of the talent of NAME Members. Here are a few of the displays:

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NAME Member, Angelika Oeckl displayed her “Angelique Antique,” a 1″ scale antique shop.

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NAME Member, Debby Basaraba created Baba’s General Store for Fairies. She used a combination of miniatures and altered art.

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NAME Member, Pamela Teal displayed “Nature’s Wonderland” which included lighted shell lanterns.

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NAME Member, Cindy Diamond created this piece entitled, “Which Door?”.

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NAME Member, Pat Perry displayed her “Mad Hatter Tea Party” scene in 1/4″ scale.


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Karen Sesody: Shabby Chic Atrium

A glass atrium is becoming a home for a shabby chic scene. Karen Sesody is using the shabby chic garden shelf that she created in the MiniCals March workshop with other components to create a charming scene.

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Karen Sesody working on her shabby chic project from the March MiniCals workshop.

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Karen Sesody’s shabby chic project components.

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Trial testing her shabby chic items inside the glass atrium.

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Margaret Gordus: 2015 NAME Day Project

Margaret created this photography studio using the 2015 NAME Day Project. Her studio is entitled, “Photography of the Ages.” It contains pictures from the generations of her family – from her great grandparents – to her great grandson.

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Photography studio by Margaret Gordus.


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Marge Milani: Shabby Chic Garden Shelf

To celebrate Mother’s Day, we are posting a photo sent by Meg Milani. The project was created by her mother, Marge Milani, in the MiniCals shabby chic garden shelf workshop.

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Marge Milani created this scene in the MiniCals shabby chic garden shelf workshop.


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Margaret Gordus: Dining Room & Art Gallery

Margaret writes, “I gave a cousin some canvas years ago, and she sent me these [miniatures] this year. The roses were done for me by her china painting teacher (good things come to you eventually). I painted 4 of the oils.”
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Art Gallery by Margaret Gordus

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Margaret Gordus created this 1″ scale dining room.


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Nancy Wantiez: Cozy Vignette

Nancy wrote, “I redid an old cupboard and filled it, made the chair from a House of Miniatures kit that I upholstered with my own fabric, and made the rug. It was a fun little project. It started with the chair which I wanted to make but really did not have a place for and just grew from there.”

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Nancy Wantiez made most of the items in this 1:12 scale scene.

LaVerne Munz: 2015 NAME DAY PROJECT

LaVerne Munz’s farm stand was created using the 2015 NAME Day project. She entered her scene in the California State Fair. LaVerne is a member of the Itty Bitties club in Sacramento, California.

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LaVerne Munz created this market scene using the 2015 NAME Day project. It was exhibited at the California State Fair.

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LaVerne Munz; 2015 NAME Day project.

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Exhibits from the 2015 Good Sam Show

“Lacis” by Nancy Wantiez.

“Winter Wedding” by Lynn Miller.

“Small and Smaller Glitter Swaps” by Lynn Miller.

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“The Seville” by Rhona Lee.

“The Seville” by Rhona Lee

1/4 Scale Hat Shop by Paula Holm.

1/4 Scale Hat Shop by Paula Holm.

1/4 Scale Hat Shop by Paula Holm.

1/4 Scale Hat Shop by Paula Holm.

“Half a Hat” by Lisa Panken.

“Life’s a Beach” by Lynn Miller.

“50’s Diner – NAME Day 2014” by Diane Phillips.

“The Wedding Boutique” by Barbara Adams

“Happy Birthday” by Santa Cruz Miniature Guild. A joint effort with contributions from all of the club members.

Japanese Kit Shop by Trish Billard

Japanese Kite Shop by Trish Billard