MiniCals Have Announced a New Workshop

The MiniCals miniature club are hosting a 1:12 (1″ Scale) workshop called, “Western Chic.” All miniature enthusiasts are invited to participate. Please bring a basic tool kit, a jig and your lunch. Contact Ruth Heisch for more info and to register.

Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022
Time: 10 am
Cost: $25
Location: M & L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill, California

Join the MiniCals for the “Western Chic” workshop.

This information is offered as a service to the community of miniature enthusiasts. If you know of a miniature related event or have information/photos to share, please contact the N.A.M.E. N2 Region Webmaster.

November Miniature Events

Check out the mini events happening this month:

Tuesdays (ongoing); 4pm Pacific
Mini Cyber Club (MCC) Hosts Escape from Quarantine Meeting (Zoom)
Join other miniaturists in conversation while working on minis.
More info

Wednesdays (ongoing); 4pm Pacific
Round TUIT Roundtable Work Sessions (Zoom)
Debbie Young hosts a weekly online meeting on Wednesdays to work on Roundtables – not just hers, but any and all Roundtables you have acquired over the years. Share the Roundtables you have recently completed, pick up assembly tips and visit while you work.
More info

Fridays – every other (ongoing); 10am – 1pm Pacific
NAME UFOers Meeting (Zoom)
Join Debbie Colombo as she hosts a bi-weekly meeting to work on UFO’s. If you don’t have any to work on don’t worry…you can work on any project you would like to…or join us just to chat. This is just a few hours to visit with others while working on miniatures.
More info

November 14, 2021
NAME Workshop: Dress Form Holiday Tree with Alician Pearce
Online via Zoom
More info

November 20, 2021
NAME Workshop: ‘TWASN’T with Carol Kubrican
Online via Zoom
More info

Find upcoming events on the calendar page of the NAME N2 website and at create.miniatures.org.


This information is offered as a service to the community of miniature enthusiasts. If you know of a miniature related event or have information/photos to share, please contact the N.A.M.E. N2 Region Webmaster.

Volunteers for the Good Sam Show are still needed

Volunteers are needed for the 2021 Good Sam Show to work in the box office, exhibits and the white elephant sales table. Please consider volunteering for 1 hour or more.

All volunteers must have proof of vaccination. Vaccination is required to enter the show as well.

The Good Sam Show is run completely by volunteers from the mini world and from the Plane Tree Library.

All volunteers receive free show admission.

To sign up, email Linda Lee, glenlee5@sbcglobal.net, or call (510) 659-1154 and leave a message. The call will be returned quickly.

The Good Sam Show is Oct. 9-10, 2021. More info about the Good Sam Show.


This information is offered as a service to the community of miniature enthusiasts. If you know of a miniature related event or have information/photos to share, please contact the N.A.M.E. N2 Region Webmaster.

Youth Workshops at the 2021 Good Sam Show

The 2021 children’s registered workshops are scheduled to take place at the 2021 Good Sam Show. These have been renamed “youth” workshops due to the vaccination requirement. Youths age 13 and older who are vaccinated, are invited to register for two adorable workshops (see the photos below).

Masks and proof of vaccination are required.

The free kid’s workshop has been cancelled due to vaccination requirements.

The youth registered workshops will be held Oct. 9 and 10, 2021, at the Good Sam Showcase of Miniatures in San Jose, California.

Registration is still open for the workshops.

For more information, visit the Good Sam Show website or email Lynne Hoffman.

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Class #1 – 1:12 Halloween Fun – Saturday, October 9, 2021

 

ChildsBed

Class #2 – 1:12 Child’s Bed – Sunday, October 10, 2021


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Please Help at the Good Sam Show! Volunteers are Needed.

Volunteers are needed for the 2021 Good Sam Show to work in the box office, exhibits and the white elephant sales table. All times are open. Please consider volunteering for 1 hour or more.

All volunteers must have proof of vaccination. Vaccination is required to enter the show as well.

The Good Sam Show is run completely by volunteers from the mini world and from the Plane Tree Library.

All volunteers receive free show admission.

To sign up, email Linda Lee, glenlee5@sbcglobal.net, or call (510) 659-1154 and leave a message. The call will be returned quickly.

The Good Sam Show is Oct. 9-10, 2021. More info about the Good Sam Show.


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NAME Night at the 2021 Good Sam Show

Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Good Sam Show; kids workshop area outside of the salesroom

This year we introduce NAME Night to the West Coast. This is an evening of relaxation and visiting with
our fellow miniaturists. For many years, NAME has sponsored a NAME night at the Philadelphia Show so now we have a similar thing on the West Coast. Please join NAME for an evening of fun.

Free make `n takes, demonstrations, games, goodie bags, door prizes. This night is for all miniaturists and is sponsored by NAME. You do not have to be a member to join in the camaraderie.

More info about the Good Sam Show.


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Next Weekend: Cooper’s Miniatures and Dollhouse Flea Market

September 11, 2021; 10am – 3pm
Benicia Senior Center, 187 East L Street, Benicia, CA

Admission is $3, age 12 and under are free.

Vintage, new, and used doll house miniatures and kits. Items for fairy gardens and more. Masks are required. This is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Benicia-Vallejo-Napa Valley Relay For Life. Sponsored by Cooper’s Dollhouse Studio. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Contact Kim or Cindy Cooper with questions at 707-745-9411 or email coopers.dollhousestudio@yahoo.com

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Workshops at the 2021 Good Sam Show

Once again, the Good Sam Show is offering registered workshops for adults and youth. The 2021 free children’s workshops have been cancelled due to vaccination requirements. The Good Sam Academy of Miniatures will return at the 2022 show.

  • Adult registered workshops: Fri, Oct 8th, 2021. More info
  • Youth registered workshops for age 13+; Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 9th and 10th, 2021. More info
  • Masks and proof of vaccination are required.

For more information, visit the Good Sam Show website.

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Class #1 – Watering Can Cake with Betinha Murta


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Class #1 – 1:12 Halloween Fun – Saturday, October 9, 2021
Class #2 – 1:12 Child’s Bed – Sunday, October 10, 2021

This information is offered as a service to the community of miniature enthusiasts. If you know of a miniature related event or have information/photos to share, please contact the N.A.M.E. N2 Region Webmaster.

September Miniature Events

Check out the mini events happening this month:

Tuesdays (ongoing); 4pm Pacific
Mini Cyber Club (MCC) Hosts Escape from Quarantine Meeting (Zoom)
Join other miniaturists in conversation while working on minis.
More info

Wednesdays (ongoing); 4pm Pacific
Round TUIT Roundtable Work Sessions (Zoom)
Debbie Young hosts a weekly online meeting on Wednesdays to work on Roundtables – not just hers, but any and all Roundtables you have acquired over the years. Share the Roundtables you have recently completed, pick up assembly tips and visit while you work.
More info

Fridays – every other (ongoing); 10am – 1pm Pacific
NAME UFOers Meeting (Zoom)
Join Debbie Colombo as she hosts a bi-weekly meeting to work on UFO’s. If you don’t have any to work on don’t worry…you can work on any project you would like to…or join us just to chat. This is just a few hours to visit with others while working on miniatures.
More info

September 3, 2021
NAME Online Houseparty Registration Opens
More info

September 11, 2021; 10am – 3pm
Miniature Flea Market and Sale
Benicia Senior Center, 187 East L Street, Benicia, CA
Vintage, new, and used doll house miniatures and kits. Items for fairy gardens and more. Masks are required. This is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Benicia-Vallejo-Napa Valley Relay For Life. Sponsored by Cooper’s Dollhouse Studio. Admission is $3, age 12 and under are free. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Contact Kim or Cindy Cooper with questions at 707-745-9411 or email

September 12, 2021; 12:00 pm Pacific
NAME Tea Party with Terry
(Zoom)
Join Terry Unnold and your friends from create.miniatures.org for a very special tea party with fun, surprises, and prizes. Terry will show how she paints mini cup and saucer sets. Participants can show off our Red Hat creations (directions will be available ahead of time), and names will be drawn for tea party goodies.
More info

September 18, 2021; 9 am – 2 pm Pacific
NAME Workshop: Red Hat Tea Party in various scales with Ginger Landon-Siegel
Build and paint a lavender stipple painted hutch, drape a table with red hat themed fabric and decorate the 3 hats inside the hutch. Create the dimensional teapots and plates to fill the hutch. Sales for this kit close on September 4, 2021.
More info

September 25, 2021; 10am
MiniCals & Through the Looking Glass host NAME Day
M&L Precision, 18665 Madrone Pkwy., Morgan Hill, CA
MiniCals and Through the Looking Glass are inviting area NAME members to take part in the 2021 NAME Day project, “Tiki Time.” There will be door prizes, a silent auction, shoebox sales, exhibits, gifts, breakfast and lunch. Cost $45. For more info, contact Ruth Heisch.

September 25, 2021; 11 am Pacific
NAME Workshop: Red Hat Society Dog in Tote, Alice Zinn (Zoom)
Students will be given a pre-made dog to paint and apply faux fur flocking to. They will make a tiny red flocked hat with purple silk ribbon band. A small chew toy slipper is constructed from felt and velvet. Students will construct a tote bag and learn to apply cording. Last Day to order:  September 11, 2021.
More info

Find upcoming events on the calendar page of the NAME N2 website and at create.miniatures.org.


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This Saturday: 9th Annual Miniature Show in the Wine Country

AUGUST 14, 2021

2 shows within 1 mile of each other:

  • 1st show-hours 9am-4pm
    Location: Eagles Hall, 217 E. Lockeford Street Lodi, CA 95240
  • 2nd show-hours 9am-5pm
    Location: Deb’s Showroom, 1024 Industrial Way Suite A Lodi, CA 95240

One paid admission for both shows: adults $5.00; children 5 and under are free.

For more information, visit miniaturesonthewaterfront.com or contact Debbie Heard.

Wine Country Show and Sale


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August Miniature Events

Check out the mini events happening this month:

Tuesdays (ongoing); 4pm Pacific
Mini Cyber Club (MCC) Hosts Escape from Quarantine Meeting (Zoom)
Join other miniaturists in conversation while working on minis.
More info

Wednesdays (ongoing); 4pm Pacific
Round TUIT Roundtable Work Sessions (Zoom)
Debbie Young hosts a weekly online meeting on Wednesdays to work on Roundtables – not just hers, but any and all Roundtables you have acquired over the years. Share the Roundtables you have recently completed, pick up assembly tips and visit while you work.
More info

Fridays – every other (ongoing); 10am – 1pm Pacific
NAME UFOers Meeting (Zoom)
Join Debbie Colombo as she hosts a bi-weekly meeting to work on UFO’s. If you don’t have any to work on don’t worry…you can work on any project you would like to…or join us just to chat. This is just a few hours to visit with others while working on miniatures.
More info

August 14, 2021
9th Annual Miniatures in the Wine Country Show
Two shows about 1 mile apart. 50+ tables of miniatures plus dollhouse and room boxes. $5 admission gets you into both shows.
1st Show: Eagles Hall, 217 E. Lockeford Street Lodi, CA 95240; 10:00am-4:00pm
2nd Show: Deb’s Showroom, 1024 Industrial Way Suite A Lodi, CA 95240; 9:00am-5:00pm
More info

August 14, 2021; 10 am – 2 pm Pacific
NAME Workshop: Summer Garden in a Barrel Workshop
Online via Zoom
Join Pamela Ridgley in creating a 1″, 1/2″, or 1/4″ scale arrangement of a tomato plant with tomatoes and buds, mint and parsley in a barrel.
More info

August 22, 2021; 10 am – 2 pm Pacific
NAME Workshop: 1:!2 Basket of Breads with Carolyn McVicker
Online via Zoom
Students will make various types of breads from baguettes, Italian breads, mountain breads, muffins, parker rolls, knot rolls, roman-wheel bread, croissants and a few others. To receive your kit in time for the class, you must order before August 8, 2021.
More info

August 29, 2021; 9 am – 5pm Pacific
NAME Workshop: 1:12 Pastry Delights with Carl Bronsdon
In this online class, students will learn how to use polymer clay to create a variety of fancy pastries and a strawberry topped cake on a cake stand. This workshop is sold out. Wait list available.
More info

Find upcoming events on the calendar page of the NAME N2 website and at create.miniatures.org.


This information is offered as a service to the community of miniature enthusiasts. If you know of a miniature related event or have information/photos to share, please contact the N.A.M.E. N2 Region Webmaster.

Bay Area Miniaturist Makes Miniature Freeway Signs

Chelsea Andersson creates a variety of miniatures from her home in Mill Valley. According to her blog:

“Mysterious tiny highway signs have started to appear across Marin County in California… My goal in creating #TinyHighwaysUSA was to create public art that was accessible to everyone. The signs have no real purpose other than to make you smile. The signs get me out of the house, exploring this beautiful town, and, I hope, will do the same for you.”

Check out Chelsea’s work on SFGate.com.

Image via Chelsea Makes Blog

This information is offered as a service to the community of miniature enthusiasts. If you know of a miniature related event or have information/photos to share, please contact the N.A.M.E. N2 Region Webmaster.

July Miniature Events

Check out the mini events happening this month:

Tuesdays (ongoing); 4pm Pacific
Mini Cyber Club (MCC) Hosts Escape from Quarantine Meeting (Zoom)
Join other miniaturists in conversation while working on minis.
More info

Wednesdays (ongoing); 4pm Pacific
Round TUIT Roundtable Work Sessions (Zoom)
Debbie Young hosts a weekly online meeting on Wednesdays to work on Roundtables – not just hers, but any and all Roundtables you have acquired over the years. Share the Roundtables you have recently completed, pick up assembly tips and visit while you work.
More info

Fridays – every other (ongoing); 10am – 1pm Pacific
NAME UFOers Meeting (Zoom)
Join Debbie Colombo as she hosts a bi-weekly meeting to work on UFO’s. If you don’t have any to work on don’t worry…you can work on any project you would like to…or join us just to chat. This is just a few hours to visit with others while working on miniatures.
More info

July 18, 2021; 10 am Pacific
Camp Makamini 1/4″ or 1/2″ Scale “Herb” Plant
Online via Zoom
Join Alician Pearce in creating a 1/4″ or 1/2″ scale “herb” plant. Sales for this kit close on August 18. Orders placed between July 5 and August 18 may not arrive in time for the Zoom session.
More info

July 24 – 31, 2021
NAME’s Camp Makamini
Online
A special, week-long NAME Camp Makamini event on create.miniatures.org. Participants will receive a daily camp newsletter; join in on free activities and a scavenger hunt; and receive prizes for wearing their Camp Makamini t-shirts while attending live Create sessions (see the sessions on the Create Calendar). Camp will finish with a Zoom Campfire Event on July 31st. Camp Makamini is free; t-shirts and workshops are optional.
More info

July 24, 2021; 10 am – 6 pm Pacific
Camp Makamini 1/4″ Scale Cabin Workshop
Online via Zoom
Join Debbie Young in creating a 1/4″ scale cabin (the 1/2″ scale session will be held July 25). Sales for this kit close on July 24. Orders placed between July 10 and July 24 may not arrive in time for the Zoom session.  
More info

July 25, 2021; 10 am – 6 pm Pacific
Camp Makamini 1/2″ Scale Cabin Workshop
Online via Zoom
Join Debbie Young in creating a 1/2″ scale cabin (the 1/4″ scale session will be held July 24). Sales for this kit close on July 25. Orders placed between July 10 and July 25 may not arrive in time for the Zoom session.
More info

Find upcoming events on the calendar page of the NAME N2 website and at create.miniatures.org.


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Hey, Mini Makers… Let’s Go Camping!

Online Event, July 24 -July 31, 2021

There will be a special, week-long NAME Camp Makamini event on create.miniatures.org from July 24th to July 31st. Participants will receive a daily camp newsletter; join in on free activities and a scavenger hunt; and receive prizes for wearing your Camp Makamini t-shirts while attending live Create sessions (see the sessions on the Create Calendar). Camp will finish with a ZOOM Campfire Event on July 31st. 

Camp Makamini is free; t-shirts and workshops are optional! All members and non-members might want to plan to meet online that week to see old friends and make new ones!

More info about Camp Makamini.

The Camp Makamini optional workshop is this cabin in 1/4″ or 1/2″ scale.
Receive a prize for wearing your Camp Makamini t-shirt.

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Join NAME’s Camp Makamini

Online, July 24 -July 31, 2021

Looking for something fun to do this Summer? How about spending some time at summer camp? NAME’s Create Team has a special event planned for you — Camp Makamini! NAME has set aside the last week in July for all things camp-related.

When you were young, Summer was a time filled with fun and adventure, and for many…a trip to summer camp. Camp Makamini is the summer camp of your imagination — it can be a vintage summer camp…or one decorated in glamping style — ready for you and your friends to get together to work on miniatures.

Whatever type of summer camp you imagine…it all starts with a cabin. So, we start our summer camp week off with a cabin workshop. The cabin workshop is available in quarter inch, or in half inch scale. Sorry, but a 1” scale cabin was too big to reasonably produce and ship.

The week continues with arts and crafts, quick minis and s’mores galore! Camp activities will be open to all, whether they sign up for a cabin or not. More information will be available in July, but in order to make sure your cabin arrives before camp starts, you need to sign up now.

More info about Camp Makamini on the Create website.


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Registration is Open for NAME’s July Workshop

In July, NAME’s Create will be taking campers to Camp Makamini. To celebrate a summer of fun, the camp has a cabin workshop, arts and crafts, quick minis and s’mores galore! You must be registered for the workshop if you want the cabin, but other activities at Camp will be open to all. Sign up for the cabin workshop when registration opens on June 15th, 2021 or just stop by the Create site to visit during the month of July!

Workshop info

Join camp counselor, Debbie Young, for the Zoom session to assemble the cabin. Campers will construct their cabin starting with laying a wood floor and add siding, shingles, windows and large open doors to the exterior and open studs, to the interior. The cabin is open on one side for viewing through the screen and the roof also lifts off for easy decorating. The cabin will be fun to personalize with a nostalgic kid’s camp feel or full-blown adult glamping experience.

Camp Makamini Cabin
Saturday, July 24, 2021; 9 am (Pacific)
Registration opens June 15.

Instructor: Debbie Young
Available in Quarter and Half Scales


Register here


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Join the MiniCals Club for NAME Day 2021

Saturday, September 25, 2021, 10 am
M&L Precision, 18665 Madrone Pkwy., Morgan Hill, CA

MiniCals and Through the Looking Glass are inviting area NAME members to take part in the 2021 NAME Day project, “Tiki Time.” There will be door prizes, a silent auction, shoebox sales, exhibits, gifts, breakfast and lunch.

Cost $45

For more info, contact Ruth Heisch.

The 2021 NAME Day project is a tiki bar.

This information is offered as a service to the community of miniature enthusiasts. If you know of a miniature related event or have information/photos to share, please contact the N.A.M.E. N2 Region Webmaster.

June Miniature Events

Check out these events happening this month:

Tuesdays (ongoing); 4pm Pacific
Mini Cyber Club (MCC) Hosts Escape from Quarantine Meeting (Zoom)
Join other miniaturists in conversation while working on minis.
More info

Wednesdays (ongoing); 4pm Pacific
Round TUIT Roundtable Work Sessions (Zoom)
Debbie Young hosts a weekly online meeting on Wednesdays to work on Roundtables – not just hers, but any and all Roundtables you have acquired over the years. Share the Roundtables you have recently completed, pick up assembly tips and visit while you work.
More info

Fridays – every other (ongoing); 10am – 1pm Pacific
NAME UFOers Meeting (Zoom)
Join Debbie Colombo as she hosts a bi-weekly meeting to work on UFO’s. If you don’t have any to work on don’t worry…you can work on any project you would like to…or join us just to chat. This is just a few hours to visit with others while working on miniatures.
More info

Beginning May 26, 2021 (UPDATED)
Peg Pucket’s Dollhouse Shop Retirement Sale
Santa Rosa, CA
Longtime dollhouse shop owner and miniatures dealer, Peggy Pucket is clearing her miniature inventory and personal miniature collection from her 40+ years in miniatures. Great prices. Many hard to find and out of production pieces. Browse the contents of her vast miniature inventory located in the quaint cottage just behind her main house. Come early for the best selection. Limit of 4 customers at a time. Please wear a mask. Call ahead to make an appointment 707-823-3478.

May 31 – June 6, 2021
NAME Garage Sale

Kits and stuff needed for kits.
More info

June 12, 2021, 10 am Pacific
NAME Workshop: Wedding Cake with Betinha Murta (Zoom)
To receive the kit in time for the class, order before May 28, 2021. Sales for this kit close on June 12. Orders placed May 28 -June 12 may not arrive in time.
More info

June 19, 2021, 11 am Pacific
NAME Gift and Gab with Pete Acquisto (Zoom)
Sales for this Gift & Gab close on June 19th. Your Gift may not arrive prior to the session, especially if ordered after June 9.
More info

June 20, 2021, 10 am Pacific
NAME Workshop: Roses & Calla Lilies Bouquet with Charrita Teague (Zoom)
To receive the kit in time for the class, order before June 6, 2021. Sales for this kit close on July 20. Orders placed after June 6 may not arrive in time.
More info

June 26 & 28, 2021, 10 am-2 pm Pacific
NAME Workshop: The Wedding Night by Fern Vasi (Zoom)
2-day class. To receive the kit in time for the class,  order before June 12, 2021. Sales for this kit close on July 26.  Orders placed after June 12 may not arrive in time.
More info

Find upcoming events on the calendar page of the NAME N2 website and at create.miniatures.org.


This information is offered as a service to the community of miniature enthusiasts. If you know of a miniature related event or have information/photos to share, please contact the N.A.M.E. N2 Region Webmaster.

RESCHEDULED: Peg’s Dollhouse Shop Retirement Sale

The sale has been rescheduled to begin on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.
Location: Santa Rosa, CA

Longtime dollhouse shop owner and miniatures dealer, Peggy Pucket is clearing her entire miniature inventory and personal miniature collection from her 40+ years in miniatures. Great prices, including $1 and $5 tables. Many hard to find and out of production pieces, as well as collectibles. Custom room boxes and dollhouses including lithographed houses; Bespaq furniture and more.

Browse the contents of her vast miniature inventory located in the quaint cottage just behind her main house.

Come early for the best selection. Limit of 4 customers at a time. Please wear a mask.

Call ahead to make an appointment 707-823-3478.


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RESCHEDULED: Peg’s Dollhouse Shop Retirement Sale

The sale has been rescheduled to begin on May 26, 2021.
Located in Santa Rosa, CA.

Longtime dollhouse shop owner and miniatures dealer, Peggy Pucket is clearing her entire miniature inventory and personal miniature collection from her 40+ years in miniatures. Great prices, including $1 and $5 tables. Many hard to find and out of production pieces, as well as collectibles. Custom room boxes and dollhouses including lithographed houses; Bespaq furniture and more. Browse the contents of her vast miniature inventory located in the quaint cottage just behind her main house.

Come early for the best selection. Limit of 4 customers at a time. Please wear a mask.

Call ahead to make an appointment 707-823-3478.


This information is offered as a service to the community of miniature enthusiasts. If you know of a miniature related event or have information/photos to share, please contact the N.A.M.E. N2 Region Webmaster.

Openings for the MiniCals Attic Workshop

MiniCals is going ahead with the attic workshop on Saturday, May 22, 2021 in Morgan Hill, CA. There are a couple of spaces still available. Safety precautions will be in place and social distancing for work and lunch (bring your own lunch). Masks required. Cost $75. For more information contact Ruth.

MiniCals and Through the Looking Glass will host NAME Day’s “Tiki Time“ on Saturday, September 25, 2021 in Morgan Hill. Cost TBD.

Inspiration for the attic room workshop.

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May Miniature Events

Check out these events happening this month:

Entire month of May
N.A.M.E.’s Create site is hosting “Kits, Kits and More Kits”

Beginning with the first three weeks of May, there will be opportunities to purchase specials from some of your favorite of kit makers. There will be a new kit maker featured every two days. Check the calendar to see who is selling today and who is coming up later. Some will have an offer for an exclusive kit, some will offer discounts or some free shipping. Be sure to check every single day because the offers will disappear when their time is up. 
More info

Tuesdays (ongoing); 4pm Pacific
Mini Cyber Club (MCC) Hosts Escape from Quarantine Meeting (Zoom)
Join other miniaturists in conversation while working on minis.
More info

Wednesdays (ongoing); 4pm Pacific
Round TUIT Roundtable Work Sessions (Zoom)
Debbie Young hosts a weekly online meeting on Wednesdays to work on Roundtables – not just hers, but any and all Roundtables you have acquired over the years. Share the Roundtables you have recently completed, pick up assembly tips and visit while you work.
More info

Fridays – every other (ongoing); 10am – 1pm Pacific
NAME UFOers Meeting (Zoom)
Join Debbie Colombo as she hosts a bi-weekly meeting to work on UFO’s. If you don’t have any to work on don’t worry…you can work on any project you would like to…or join us just to chat. This is just a few hours to visit with others while working on miniatures.
More info

May 9 – June 13 (Sundays), 2021; 10am – 1pm Pacific
NAME Workshop: Neverwas A Steampunk House on Wheels with Michelle Miller
Online via Zoom
More info

May 26, 2021 (ongoing)
Peg’s Dollhouse Shop Retirement Sale

Santa Rosa, CA
Longtime dollhouse shop owner and miniatures dealer, Peggy Pucket is clearing her miniature inventory and personal miniature collection from her 40+ years in miniatures. Great prices. Many hard to find and out of production pieces. Browse the contents of her vast miniature inventory located in the quaint cottage just behind her main house. Come early for the best selection. Limit of 4 customers at a time. Please wear a mask. Call ahead to make an appointment 707-823-3478.
More info

May 22, 2021; 11am Pacific
NAME Workshop: 1″ Miniature Funny Cake with Bethina Murta
Online via Zoom
To receive your kit in time for the class, you must order before May 7.
More info

May 23-30, 2021
NAME Quick Minis

NAME’s Create site will have Quick Mini kits to go with the Steampunk theme for the Quarter Scale NEVERWAS workshop scheduled for May and June; as well as, kits in other scales and more traditional styles.
More info

May 29, 2021; 10am – 2pm Pacific
NAME Workshop: It’s a Steampunk World with Cat Wingler
Online via Zoom
Dress a 1″ mannequin and make a hat and accessories.
More info

May 29, 2021
NAME Lunch and Learn with Terri Maxwell (Zoom)

Terri is known for her unique, creative approach to completing kits and she will share how she approaches her projects and where her ideas originate.
More info

May 31 – June 6, 2021
NAME Garage Sale (kits and stuff needed for kits)

More info

Find upcoming events on the calendar page of the NAME N2 website and at create.miniatures.org.


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April Miniature Events

Check out these events happening online this month:

Tuesdays (ongoing); 4pm Pacific
Mini Cyber Club (MCC) Hosts Escape from Quarantine Meeting (Zoom)
Join other miniaturists in conversation while working on minis.
More info

Wednesdays (ongoing); 4pm Pacific
Round TUIT Roundtable Work Sessions (Zoom)
Debbie Young hosts a weekly online meeting on Wednesdays to work on Roundtables – not just hers, but any and all Roundtables you have acquired over the years. Share the Roundtables you have recently completed, pick up assembly tips and visit while you work.
More info

Fridays – every other (ongoing); 10am – 1pm Pacific
NAME UFOers Meeting (Zoom)
Join Debbie Colombo as she hosts a bi-weekly meeting to work on UFO’s. If you don’t have any to work on don’t worry…you can work on any project you would like to…or join us just to chat. This is just a few hours to visit with others while working on miniatures.
More info

April 17, 2021; 9am Pacific
NAME Workshop: Spring Flower Basket in various scales with Pamela Ridgely
Online via Zoom
Order the workshop kit before April 2, 2021. Sales for this kit close on April 17.
More info

April 18, 2021; 10am Pacific
NAME Workshop: 1″ Spring Is Coming Tea Set with Bethina Murta
Online via Zoom
Sales for this kit close on April 17.
More info

April 24 & 25, 2021; 1pm – 5pm Pacific
NAME Workshop: Make a Witch or a Santa, Sculpting in Quarter Scale with Cat Wingler
Online via Zoom
NOTE: This class is full but is taking names for a waiting list and may be offered more than once.
More info

Find upcoming events on the calendar page of the NAME N2 website and at create.miniatures.org.


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Tutorial: Make a Book Scene

Debbie Young brings us this “Little Book Scene”.

The project is pretty much made out of a book, and some balsa wood, so it is easy to do with what you have around the house. It turned out to be so much fun to make, Debbie thought you might enjoy making one as well. So, for all the members (current and potential) that visit NAME’s Create site…please enjoy this free tutorial.

Debbie used an old Winnie the Pooh book, but this would be great with any book…think Harry Potter or A Christmas Carol or Sherlock Holmes… …anything you would like to curl up with and read. 

Click here for the instructions to make your own!


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Announcing NAME Day 2021

The purpose of NAME Day is to unite and involve all NAME members by doing the same project on the same day at different locations throughout the US and internationally. Participation in an event may occur in clubs, locally, statewide, regionally, or online.

NAME Day will take place on Saturday, October 2, 2021. Expanded events (or areas with conflicting dates) should occur as close to this date as is reasonably possible. Please check with the local coordinators to make sure that the event is still happening during the pandemic.

Project: All events will center on the same project – “The Tiki Bar.” Plans for the project will be provided in 1”, 1⁄2” and 1⁄4” scale as soon as they are available. Some cutters may produce kits for 1/144” scale. Perhaps you would want it on a beachfront? Maybe in the backyard by the pool? How about a Tiki Bar ambience at a ball game or county fair? Maybe just a scene on it’s own? You can serve cold drinks using the cooler that is a part of the project for storing ice, store your glasses, bottles, whatever on the shelves, put some nice bar stools in front to sit on and relax. You might want to do some landscaping around the bar, include some little tables and chairs around a patio. So many options and this will be a complete project this year. Only for 2021. No further projects to wait a whole year for.

One 1″ free kit will be available for groups who register their events with the NAME Day Committee but they will not be shipped out until mid-April, 2021. Cutter lists will be posted in April also.

Cutters will have accessory kits for sale so you will have to check their websites and offerings.

Contact Barbara Thornton-Hill to register your event. Still not meeting in person at facilities? How about a Zoom Event? Several groups found those to be satisfactory in 2020. You can have the fun of sharing with others and also the privacy of assembly in your own workspace.

More information about NAME Day in the N2 Region will be posted as it becomes available.


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March Miniature Events

Check out these events happening online this month:

Tuesdays (ongoing); 4pm Pacific
Mini Cyber Club (MCC) Hosts Escape from Quarantine Meeting (Zoom)
Join other miniaturists in conversation while working on minis.
More info

Wednesdays (ongoing); 4pm Pacific
Round TUIT Roundtable Work Sessions (Zoom)
Debbie Young hosts a weekly online meeting on Wednesdays to work on Roundtables – not just hers, but any and all Roundtables you have acquired over the years. Share the Roundtables you have recently completed, pick up assembly tips and visit while you work.
More info

Fridays – every other (ongoing); 10am – 1pm Pacific
NAME UFOers Meeting (Zoom)
Join Debbie Colombo as she hosts a bi-weekly meeting to work on UFO’s. If you don’t have any to work on don’t worry…you can work on any project you would like to…or join us just to chat. This is just a few hours to visit with others while working on miniatures.
More info

March 20, 2021
MiniCals Spring Fling Potluck and Flea Market POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
M&L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill, CA
Contact Ruth Heisch, grouchybeartoo@aol.com for more info and to reserve a space.

March 27-28, 2021; 10am Pacific
NAME Workshop: 1″ Scale Captain Jack Book Nook with Bonnie Helterhoff
Online via Zoom
Order the workshop kit before March 12, 2021. Sales for this kit close on April 27.
More info

April 9-11, 2021 POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 6-8, 2022
NAME All-Scales Houseparty in Portland, OR
More info

Find upcoming events on the calendar page of the NAME N2 website and at create.miniatures.org.


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MiniCals Workshops Postponed

The MiniCals have postponed their workshops until further notice. For more information, please contact Ruth Heisch.


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February Miniature Events

Check out these events happening in the NAME N2 Region and online this month:

Tuesdays (ongoing); 4pm Pacific
Mini Cyber Club (MCC) Hosts Escape from Quarantine Meeting (Zoom)
Join other miniaturists in conversation while working on minis.
More info

Wednesdays (ongoing); 4pm Pacific
Round TUIT Roundtable Work Sessions (Zoom)
Debbie Young hosts a weekly online meeting on Wednesdays to work on Roundtables – not just hers, but any and all Roundtables you have acquired over the years. Share the Roundtables you have recently completed, pick up assembly tips and visit while you work.
More info

February 6-13, 2021
Peg’s Dollhouse Shop Downsizing Sale
2271 Melbrook Way, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Good prices and hard to find items. Call Peg to make an appointment 707-823-3478. Please wear a mask.

February 14, 2021; 11 am Pacific
NAME Lunch and Learn: “I Love My Table Saw” with Pete Boorum
Online via Zoom
Make yourself some lunch or a snack and find a comfortable chair to join Pete Boorum ‘Smaller than Life’ as he describes the features and operation of the Proxxon FET table saw. Topics covered include set up, operation, blade changes, trouble shooting, use of accessories and what different blades are available and where they are used. There will be a question and answer session at the end. More info

February 14, 2021 POSTPONED UNTIL FEB. 12, 2022
35th Annual Miniature Fantasy Show and Sale
Courtyard by Marriot Hotel, 6333 Bristol Pkwy, Culver City, CA
The show has an exhibit room for viewing and a sale room for purchasing. Artists working in miniature come from around the country to display and sell their work. More info

February 20, 2021
MiniCals – Shabby Chic Garden Workshop POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
M&L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill, CA
Contact Ruth Heisch, grouchybeartoo@aol.com for more info.

February 20, 2021; 10am Pacific
NAME Workshop: Happy Easter Time with Betinha Murta
Online via Zoom
Sign up deadline for this class is January 5.
More info

February 27, 2021; 10am Pacific
NAME Workshop: Oxalis & Spanish Eyes Vine in 1/4 Scale or 1″ Scale with Charrita Teague
Online via Zoom
Your choice of scales. Sign up deadline is February 11.
More info


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NAME Providence National Convention Update

The Convention is being postponed until July 2023.

From Sea to Shining Sea…. Due to the stormy waters (COVID-19) concerns, the NAME Board of Trustees and the Providence Steering Committee has decided to move our 2021 National Convention to July of 2023. Yes, 2 years. We hope you will plan on coming to Providence in 2023. (Indianapolis will be held in 2022, dates pending at this time). We feel that is in the best interest of our members and their families under the current situation. We are all very disappointed that we must delay our Convention.

Those who have already sent in registrations will be refunded. Please give Kim Ash time at the NAME office to process these refunds. All dealers, workshop instructors, and theme luncheon presenters will be contacted and refunded any fees collected. Please watch for future updates regarding the new dates. Dealer applications and workshop/theme luncheon application deadline dates will be announced later.

We encourage dealers, instructors and members to utilize the new Create Platform (create.miniatures.org) to stay connected with NAME. The site offers opportunities to take classes, participate in the new Gift & Gab, purchase Quick Mini Kit options available to members and non-members. Only NAME members will be able to teach or sell at this time. Another way to stay connected during these times is to check out minicyberclub.com which is a NAME online club. Check out the NAME PODS on Facebook. Watch the NAME website for updates and future events.

If you have made reservations with the Crowne Plaza, Warwick, RI under the NAME block, those will be cancelled automatically next week. If you made reservations directly with the hotel, please call and cancel your reservations.

Thank you,
Leanne Kirsch, Convention/HP Liaison
Roy Moore, President
Kim Carlson, Hosting Chair Providence 2021/2023
Joanne Kelsall, Assistant Chair Providence 2021/2023


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NAME Portland Houseparty Update

The NAME Portland Houseparty has been postponed to May 6-8, 2022 due to COVID.

NAME is requesting participants to stay registered to hold their spot. No further changes to your registration will happen at this moment. If you do decide to cancel your tickets, you will receive a full refund and not be charged a cancellation fee. 

If you haven’t registered for the houseparty but would like to attend, please submit your registration as soon as possible. You will be added to a wait list and notified as soon as a spot becomes available. The registration form is available from the NAME website.


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Join the “Something Out of Nothing” Challenge

By Cat Wingler and Debbie Young

What do you do when you need something but you can’t find it? Or you can find it but you can’t afford it? What is your favorite solution? Why, we make something out of nothing, …or actually, we make something out of something else.

The Challenge….

The challenge for January is to make a miniature something out of nothing (something not a miniature, lol), something you might have laying around the house.  You may use any thing that is not a kit,  or is not already a miniature item. For instance, we all remember that using a plastic take-out jelly container and a grommet makes a dandy kitchen sink. But, did you know a tuna can and a ping pong ball can make a Baby Ben Clock display case? We’ve included the directions to do that as the January project. I used mine to display the mini New Years Eve hats.

Get a prize…

Show NAME your favorite new “something out of nothing” idea. Take a picture of your new miniature item, add a short paragraph about what you used and how you did it, and send it to Debbie Young,  yngathrt@gv.net. Make sure to include your name and mailing address. You’ll get a prize for sharing and we’ll put them in a Gallery in February on the Create site. 

Visit NAME’s new website, create.miniatures.org to download the instructions for making the clock and to find more info about the January challenge.


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Parting with a Collection of Miniatures?

Are you ready to do some winter cleaning for a fresh start to the new year? Do you have minis that you are ready for someone else to love? Here are some options to consider:

Donating
NAME is seeking donations for the monthly online Estate Auction. If you are looking to downsize your collection or dispose of an item or more, please consider donating it to NAME. Donations of miniature furnishings, accessories, building materials, and tools are encouraged. NAME does not accept large dollhouses because they are difficult to store and move. For local inquiries, please contact the NAME N2 Region Coordinator, Barbara Thornton-Hill. If you are located outside of the N2 region, email Rhonda Keef.

Selling
Craigslist.org, a Facebook selling group/marketplace, or an estate business may be helpful if you’re selling a large dollhouse.

If you are located in Northern California, you may wish to try the following:

  • Annual miniature flea market held in March/April in Morgan Hill, CA (contact Ruth Heisch).
  • The Elegant Dollhouse shop in Sacramento, CA offers a parking lot sale on the first Sunday of May. Contact Barbara Taplin, ‭(916) 484-0411‬. Barbara also purchases and sells miniature/dollhouse estates.
  • Debbie Heard in Lodi, CA, offers appraisals and may purchase some items. website.

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Win this Santa Doll and Support NAME

Doll Artist, Cat Wingler has donated a 1″ scale Santa doll to be raffled off on Christmas Eve. Tickets are $1 each. The funds will go toward maintaining the new NAME website, create.miniatures.org.

Tickets will be available for purchase until Dec. 24, 2020, 9 am (Pacific).

Click here to buy tickets.


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The December Calendar of Fun from NAME

Get ready to end 2020 with a month of fun and daily surprises at the new NAME website for making: create.miniatures.org. The website team has a wonderful December surprise. Debbie Young has enlisted the help of some of the NAME dealers and instructors, and has created a “December Calendar of Fun.” Starting December 1st, and continuing on each day up to the 24th of December, there will be a special treat to open. It may be a raffle, a roundtable, a tutorial, a one-day discount on a website or even a Zoom meeting that you may want to attend. You will  want to come back each day and see what the surprise for that day will be.

Check create.miniatures.org for the link each day from December 1st to 24th, 2020.


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Create an Attic Room with the MiniCals

January 16-17, 2021
MiniCals – Attic Room Workshop
M&L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill, CA

The MiniCals will be hosting a workshop to create a 1″ scale attic room with a Tudor style exterior. Contact Ruth Heisch, grouchybeartoo@aol.com for more info and to reserve a space.

Thank you to Rhona Lee for the photos.

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Online Auction of Items from Dollhouses, Trains & More Store

Items from the former Dollhouses, Trains & More store (Novato, California) will be sold via online auction.

Items include: Santa Land Christmas pieces, Halloween related pieces, a large amount of geode stones, jewelry, furniture, and other assets from the Dollhouses, Trains, & More store.

The online auction catalog is located here. Registration is required for bidding.

Auction opens: December 1, 2020
Auction closes: December 3, 2020
Sale Preview by appointment only
Asset removal: week of December 7, 2020
Location: 300 Entrada Dr., Novato, CA 94949

More information:
Tim Stack
(909) 455-5727
tstack@svdisposition.com


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photo of dollhouse kitchen

Dollhouse Beautiful…Minis are Going Mainstream

House Beautiful magazine gave 11 designers the same Victorian dollhouse and $500 to decorate it any way they wanted. See the results.

The video showcases one designer’s Dollhouse Beautiful.

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Check Out These November Mini Events

Wednesdays (ongoing); 4pm Pacific
Round TUIT Roundtable Work Sessions (Zoom)
Debbie Young hosts a weekly online meeting on Wednesdays to work on Roundtables – not just hers, but any and all Roundtables you have acquired over the years. Share the Roundtables you have recently completed, pick up assembly tips and visit while you work.
More info

October 16-18; November 13-15; December 4-6, 2020
Wine Country Show – Limited Preview
Lodi, CA
Debbie Heard is accepting reservations to attend a monthly “preview show.” Individuals or a very small group of people may contact Debbie to reserve a time.
More info

November 7, 2020; 10am – 1pm Pacific
NAME MaKitz (Zoom session)
Pamela Ridgley of SDK Miniatures will host an informal online session. You may ask advice about the London Flower Cart (MaKitz), or just visit for a bit.
More info

November 8 & December 6, 2020
Trellis with Planter Box (Zoom workshop)
Deb Laue from The Itty Bitties miniature club will provide instruction online for creating a 1:12 (1″ scale) trellis box with a climbing rose. Cost: $65 plus $5 postage. Registration: deb@dragonflyintl.com
More info

November 14, 2020; 9am Pacific
NAME Lunch and Learn (Zoom session)
Amanda Kelly will introduce online viewers to the world of 3D printing.
More info

November 14, 2020; 10am – 1pm Pacific
NAME Lunch and Learn (Zoom session)
Kristie Norman and Cindy McDaniel will host an informal Zoom session. You may ask for advice about your Olde Cottage (MaKitz), furnishings, or just visit for a bit.
More info

November 21 -or- November 28, 2020; 9:30 am Pacific
Gingerbread Kaffeeklatsch and Build Day (Zoom session)
Participants will be working on their choice of a micro or 1:48 gingerbread kit from True2Scale – regardless of when it was purchased. This is a free session hosted by Carol Kubrican (True2Scale). Registrants will choose which date they prefer to participate (first come basis).
More info and registration

November 21, 2020
Christmas Magical Snow Cake (Zoom workshop)
Betinha Murta will be teaching how to work with cold porcelain and make silicone molds to create a 1″ scale cake with a Christmas design. All parts included in the kit. Cost $125.
More info

November 28, 2020
Making 1″ Scale Christmas Cookies from Molds (Zoom workshop)
Ruth Stewart will be teaching how to use molds and decorate Christmas cookies. Participants will receive 6 Christmas molds with the class kit. Cost $145.
More info

Find the latest information about miniature events happening in the NAME N2 Region on the calendar page of the N2 website.


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A Webinar About Miniatures

In this video, Darren T. Scala, from D. Thomas Fine Miniatures shares his passion and talks about the history of miniatures — from ancient times in Egypt, through the Renaissance, all the way to the modern era — in which they currently enjoy a renewed interest and have become a pop culture phenomenon.

If you are unable to click on the video above, you may click here to view the webinar.

NAME online garage sale

NAME Online Garage Sale

DATES: October 21 – 27, 2020
LOCATION: create.miniatures.org

The garage sale benefits NAME. New items will be added daily to the website. Be sure to log on to create.miniatures.org with your NAME membership number (instructions are on the website).

Here is a preview from Alician Pearce, who is sorting and preparing the items for the garage sale: https://create.miniatures.org/node/46


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Online Event: Gingerbread Kaffeeklatsch and Build Day

DATE: Saturday, November 21, 2020
LOCATION: online, via Zoom

Participants will be working on their choice of a micro or 1:48 gingerbread kit from True2Scale – regardless of when it was purchased. This is a free event hosted by Carol Kubrican (True2Scale). More info and registration

Photo of event

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Register for a Zoom Workshop: Trellis with Planter Box

DATES: Sunday, Nov. 8 & Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020.
LOCATION: Online via Zoom

photo of planter box with flowers

Deb Laue from The Itty Bitties miniature club will provide instruction online for creating a 1:12 (1″ scale) trellis box with a climbing rose.

This is a 2-session class taking place via Zoom. On Sunday, Nov. 8th, participants will assemble the trellis box and the climbing rose bush. On Dec. 6th, the geraniums and all of the filler flowers will be completed.

All the artwork will be provided with step-by-step instructions on how to make the various flowers.

Cost: $65 plus $5 postage. The class price includes all the supplies needed to make the project, including 5 specialty paper punches and the laser cut planter box. The only tools participants need to supply are scissors, tweezers, and tacky or turbo tacky glue.

If you already have punches that you’d like to use, Deb will adjust the class fee by the cost of any punch you don’t need sent to you. The class uses the following punches: Small – Tri leaf, Hydra cluster and Cedar Sprig; Mini punches – the Daisy and Bell Flower or Cherry Blossom.

To sign up for the online workshop, email deb@dragonflyintl.com

trellis with planter box photo

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Join Mini Cyber Club for an Online NAME Day 2020

The 2020 NAME Day project is the sink and cabinet for the craft room.

October 3rd (1″ and 1/2″ scale)
October 24th (1/4″ scale)

With the unfortunate damper on all things in-person these days, NAME Day events are not able to happen in many or most areas. So Mini Cyber Club (an official NAME club) is planning an all-day event on ZOOM so that miniaturists can at least meet face-to-face online; which seems to be the new way of gathering to share the love of all things miniature.

All NAME members are invited to join, whether you are a member of Mini Cyber Club or not. If you register, you will receive the login information and any other information available to registrants. See the schedule below.

There is no cost. There will be tempting food thoughts, as well as recipes and talk, but you are on your own to actually provide those food items that will help you sustain yourself through the day. Chocolate is highly recommended for firm, attention-enhancing, steady hands for all miniature creativity.

On Saturday, October 3rd, Official NAME Day this year, we will start off with a session of: demos, tips and tricks and question answering for the 1:12 and 1:24 (1″& ½”) scale NAME Day project for this year. The instructions and parts for those two scales are more or less the same.
10:00 AM to 12:00 noon (PDT), 1:00 to 3:00 PM (EDT)
12:00 to 3:00 PM (PDT), 3:00 to 5:00 (EDT), reverse painting technique demo to make the top to your counter. Luci will demo how you can light your area.
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT), 5:00 to 7:00 (EDT), will be a time for surprises, prizes, games and chat. After that period, those who choose to continue to work and chat can go until sunrise if needed but will not have instruction after hours. You can help each other however, just like in clubs.

For you Quarter Scalers, instruction and demos will be Saturday, October 24th, 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon (PDT), 1:00 to 3:00 PM (EDT). Many of you Quarter Scalers are participating in the Quarter Connection NAME Day; therefore you may start your kit there, and Mini Cyber Club will be available to help with questions and finishing the week after. Those who will be doing the quarter scale on their own, MCC will be there to help from start to finish if needed, or at least for two hours. Quarter Scalers will want to join us on October 3rd however, for the Reverse Painting Technique, the Lighting and the Games and Chat portions.

Please be sure you have ordered your kits. There are some cutters who can still take orders, so you will have to ask them if they can accommodate you. See the Cutter List on the NAME website and fill out the Registration Form.

Questions? Email Barbara Thornton-Hill

—Barbara Thornton-Hill, bathca@gmail.com


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Announcing the MiniCals 2021 Spring Fling Potluck and Flea Market

Saturday, March 21, 2021
MiniCals Spring Fling Potluck and Flea Market
M&L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill, CA
Bring a dish to share and treasures to sell. Pre-Registered $6. Pay at the door $8. One entry fee provides one table space to sell your items. For more info, contact Ruth Heisch.


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Itty Bittie Club’s Doll Project

Some of the Itty Bitties Miniature Club members participated in an online Zoom workshop taught by Deb Laue through Zoom. Members dressed a little girl doll and her dolly and learned how to make shoes for the little girl doll.

Dolls dressed by Frances Bigler, including shoes and socks for the bigger doll. The class was taught by Deb Laue.
Doll and dolly by Debra Taylor, DVM

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Itty Bitties Club’s Printed Fabrics Project

An Itty Bitties Club project facilitated by Debra Taylor, DVM

Some of the Itty Bitties Miniature Club members participated in an online Zoom workshop taught by Dr. Debra Taylor. Members learned how to prepare cotton or silk fabric and to use freezer paper to print an image on the fabrics.

Some tips: 1) If you want your printed fabric to be washable, the fixative must be applied before the freezer paper and printing process. 2) If you use Pellon’s Wonder Under or Heat n Bond, remember that these products leave adhesive permanently adhered to your fabric. The freezer paper leaves no residue. 


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Register Now for an Online NAME Day 2020

The 2020 NAME Day project is the sink and cabinet for the craft room.

Have you ordered your NAME Day kit or are you going to cut your own?  Cutters are listed in the May/June Gazette and on the NAME website (scroll down to the bottom of the page).  Some cutters have Aug 15, 2020 as a cut-off date for orders. IT’S AUGUST!!

If you are going to join the Mini Cyber Day’s event – Oct 24, 2020, email Barbara Thornton-Hill to register.  We will demonstrate all 3 scales, and have some other fun things. More info

—Marcia Hudspeth, Mini Cyber Club Membership


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Changes to N-2 Region Events

The following events in our region have been postponed or cancelled. Please check with your local coordinator or the event organizers for more information.

The calendar on the N-2 website lists many of the events happening in our region.

If you would like miniaturists in our region to know of an event postponement or cancellation, please email the N-2 Region Webmaster, Carol Kubrican. The change will be added to the calendar page on the website and be sent to email subscribers.

  • POSTPONED: Peg’s Dollhouse Parking Lot Sale
    July 18, 2020 – July 19, 2020; NEW DATES TO BE SET.
    Santa Rosa, CA
    Call Peg 707-823-3478
  • CANCELLED: NAME National Convention
    July 23, 2020 – July 26, 2020; will be rescheduled.
    Indianapolis, IN
    miniatures.org
  • POSTPONED: Miniatures in the Wine Country Show
    September 5, 2020 at 9:00 am – 3:00 pm; NEW DATES TO BE SET
    Debbie is accepting reservations to attend a “preview show.” Individuals or a very small group of people may contact Debbie to reserve a time through Sept. 30.
    Lodi, CA
    miniaturesonthewaterfront.com
  • CANCELLED: Good Sam Showcase of Miniatures
    October 3, 2020; will return October 9th & 10th, 2021.
    San Jose, CA
    goodsamshowcase.net
  • CANCELLED: By Small Design will not be hosting the NAME Day workshop in Sacramento scheduled for October 2020.
    Contact Darwin Spring

This information is offered as a service to the community of miniature enthusiasts. If you know of a miniature related event or have information/photos to share, please contact the N.A.M.E. N2 Region Webmaster.

Register Now for the NAME Online Workshops, Theme Luncheons

REGISTER HERE: https://miniatures.org/MiniatureEvent

Several of the pre-convention and registered workshop instructors who were scheduled to teach in Indianapolis will be teaching their workshops online during the week of July 19 (this is the week that would have been the NAME National Convention). There is no event registration fee; just the cost of the workshops.

During the Online Event, Roundtable and Mega Roundtable kits will be available for purchase. More information will be available closer to the July 20th date.

HOW TO REGISTER
Participants must register through the NAME website. THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS OF NAME. The list of available workshops and their times – as well as registration information – is listed on the NAME website, miniatures.org. Sign up early, as there will be a limited number of spaces available.

Find more information on the NAME website.