Laura Johnson: A Project Entitled, “Boo!”

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Laura Johnson finished this workshop from the 2017 Sacramento houseparty. She calls it, “Boo!”


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Lisa Holm: Petalstone

Lisa states, “I started this project July 25th and could  not stop working on it. Now I just need to invent a shrink ray so I can move in!”

The house was exhibited at the 2017 Good Sam Show.

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Lisa Holm created the 1:48 scale, “Petalstone.”

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Rhona Lee: The Grand Ballroom

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“The Grand Ballroom” is Rhona Lee’s tribute to the creative genius of Bluette Meloney.

“The Grand Ballroom” was designed by Bluette Meloney and completed by Rhona Lee. Rhona states, “This majestic room depicts the far end of an opulent hotel ballroom, featuring three back-lighted stained glass windows, two balconies and a faux marble floor.” Rhona exhibited the piece at the Good Sam Show.


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Meg Milani: John Muir’s Cabin

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John Muir’s cabin created by Meg Milani

Meg created this exhibit based on John Muir’s simple cabin located near the base of Yosemite Falls. This is a revised project from the Folsom Fiesta State Day. Meg is a member of the Mini Attic Miniature Club and exhibited the cabin at the Good Sam Showcase of Miniatures.

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Susan Osze: Exhibits from Good Sam Show

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“Penny for Your Thoughts” exhibited by Susan Osze at the Good Sam Showcase of Miniatures.

Susan stated, “Pensive Fairy is from the Amy Brown Collection. Made me think of what she must be wishing for.”

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“Painted Lady” by Susan Osze.

This Victorian facade is inspired by the Painted Ladies of San Francisco.


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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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Nancy Peters: Day of the Dead

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“Day of the Dead” exhibited by Nancy Peters at the Good Sam Showcase of Miniatures.


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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.

This Weekend is the 2017 Good Sam Show

October 7th and 8th, 2017
Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 11am – 4pm

Show Location
Doubletree Hotel San Jose (1/2 Mile from San Jose International Airport)
2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA
(408) 453-4000 or make reservations online.

Show Admission
Adults $7, Seniors (62+) $5, Children (5-12) $3, Children under 5 free (no strollers please). Free Door Prizes. A special children’s drawing each day. The show is a benefit for the PlaneTree Health Library.

For more show information, visit the Good Sam Show website.

SHOW EVENTS

Friday, October 6th

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Good Sam Friday Workshop: Rhine River Market Stall with Luci Hanson, Cascade Miniatures

Friday Workshops
Join us for exciting workshops on Friday, October 6th, featuring prominent teachers from all over the country. Friday Workshops are held at the hotel.   Workshop registration is now open. View the workshops.

Saturday, October 7th & Sunday, October 8th

Special Event
Now you can be a doll in your own miniature room. Holodeck 3D Studios will scan and print you in 3D. 1:12 custom scaled. Dress in your favorite outfit to match your room.

Sales Tables
Shop with 100 dealers featuring artisans from all over the country and several international dealers, including a number of IGMA Artisans and Fellows! You’ll find everything you need to finish that special miniature project including dollhouses, room boxes, unique furniture, beautiful dolls, food that looks good enough to eat, holiday items and much more. See the dealer list.

Exhibits
Unique and one-of-a-kind exhibits on display outside the sales floor. First-time and long-time exhibitors are strongly encouraged to bring their room boxes, structures and unusual containers to share in 2017.

Free Fun for Kids! 
Children can make a miniature project of their very own at our free Children’s Workshops Saturday and Sunday from Noon until 3 pm. They can try building, landscaping, or soar with their imagination before going over to the Children’s Sales Table where we have priced miniature items for a child’s budget.

Dealer Donation Drawings
Tickets will be on sale for the Dealer Donation Drawings to be held Sunday at 3:15 pm.  You do not need to be present to win.

Saturday, October 7th Only

Silent Auction
The Silent Auction will be Saturday, October 7th from 10 am to 2 pm There will be wonderful miniatures to bid on. Bid early, bid often.

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Good Sam Children’s Workshop: Cookies For Santa by Cade Deverell

Pre-Registered Children’s Workshops
We have special classes for children at the show on Saturday. Children must be pre-registered for these classes. Workshop registration is now open. View the Children’s workshops.

Sunday, October 8th Only

Tools and Techniques
Sunday, October 8th from 9:30 am to 10:50 am we will have a FREE “Tools and Techniques” seminar for all. It is held at the show venue and will cover a number of power and hand tools, as well as information on roofing, flooring, wall treatments, basic landscaping, and other aspects of making miniatures. Please join us.

Dealer Donation Drawings
Our spectacular dealers donate items to a special Dealer Donation Drawing.  Tickets may be purchased at the show and winners will be drawn Sunday at 3:15pm.  You do not need to be present to win.

After the Show, Monday, October 9th

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Good Sam Academy Workshop: Classic Country Dough Table with Ken Byers, Shaker Works West

Good Sam Academy of Miniatures
The Good Sam Academy of Miniatures offers multi-day classes taught by miniaturists that are leaders in their selected fields and have been teaching their skills to miniaturists for several years.  Classes will take place immediately after the 2017 Good Sam Show. Academy registration is now open. View the Academy class listing.

For more show information, visit the Good Sam Show website.


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Smithsonian Museum to Offer Miniatures Exhibit

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Ariel O’Connor, an objects conservator for the Smithsonian American Art Museum, looks into the “Three Room Dwelling” Nutshell crime diorama. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun)

The Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. is refurbishing dollhouse death scenes that were used for forensic science.

The exhibition, “Murder Is Her Hobby: Frances Glessner Lee and the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death,” will be on display from Oct. 20 to Jan. 28, 2018. Visitors will be given flashlights and magnifying glasses to inspect the 19 dioramas.

More info about the restoration process and the exhibition.


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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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2017 Good Sam Show

October 7th and 8th, 2017
Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 11am – 4pm

Show Location
Doubletree Hotel San Jose (1/2 Mile from San Jose International Airport)
2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA
(408) 453-4000 or make reservations online.

Show Admission
Adults $7, Seniors (62+) $5, Children (5-12) $3, Children under 5 free (no strollers please). Free Door Prizes. A special children’s drawing each day. The show is a benefit for the PlaneTree Health Library.

For more show information, visit the Good Sam Show website.

SHOW EVENTS

Friday, October 6th

workshop photo

Good Sam Friday Workshop: Rhine River Market Stall with Luci Hanson, Cascade Miniatures

Friday Workshops
Join us for exciting workshops on Friday, October 6th, featuring prominent teachers from all over the country. Friday Workshops are held at the hotel.   Workshop registration is now open. View the workshops.

Saturday, October 7th & Sunday, October 8th

Special Event
Now you can be a doll in your own miniature room. Holodeck 3D Studios will scan and print you in 3D. 1:12 custom scaled. Dress in your favorite outfit to match your room.

Sales Tables
Shop with 100 dealers featuring artisans from all over the country and several international dealers, including a number of IGMA Artisans and Fellows! You’ll find everything you need to finish that special miniature project including dollhouses, room boxes, unique furniture, beautiful dolls, food that looks good enough to eat, holiday items and much more. See the dealer list.

Exhibits
Unique and one-of-a-kind exhibits on display outside the sales floor. First-time and long-time exhibitors are strongly encouraged to bring their room boxes, structures and unusual containers to share in 2017.

Free Fun for Kids! 
Children can make a miniature project of their very own at our free Children’s Workshops Saturday and Sunday from Noon until 3 pm. They can try building, landscaping, or soar with their imagination before going over to the Children’s Sales Table where we have priced miniature items for a child’s budget.

Dealer Donation Drawings
Tickets will be on sale for the Dealer Donation Drawings to be held Sunday at 3:15 pm.  You do not need to be present to win.

Saturday, October 7th Only

Silent Auction
The Silent Auction will be Saturday, October 7th from 10 am to 2 pm There will be wonderful miniatures to bid on. Bid early, bid often.

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Good Sam Children’s Workshop: Cookies For Santa by Cade Deverell

Pre-Registered Children’s Workshops
We have special classes for children at the show on Saturday. Children must be pre-registered for these classes. Workshop registration is now open. View the Children’s workshops.

Sunday, October 8th Only

Tools and Techniques
Sunday, October 8th from 9:30 am to 10:50 am we will have a FREE “Tools and Techniques” seminar for all. It is held at the show venue and will cover a number of power and hand tools, as well as information on roofing, flooring, wall treatments, basic landscaping, and other aspects of making miniatures. Please join us.

Dealer Donation Drawings
Our spectacular dealers donate items to a special Dealer Donation Drawing.  Tickets may be purchased at the show and winners will be drawn Sunday at 3:15pm.  You do not need to be present to win.

After the Show, Monday, October 9th

workshop photo

Good Sam Academy Workshop: Classic Country Dough Table with Ken Byers, Shaker Works West

Good Sam Academy of Miniatures
The Good Sam Academy of Miniatures offers multi-day classes taught by miniaturists that are leaders in their selected fields and have been teaching their skills to miniaturists for several years.  Classes will take place immediately after the 2017 Good Sam Show. Academy registration is now open. View the Academy class listing.

For more show information, visit the Good Sam Show website.


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Cathy Ellison: Scene in a Decorative Box

Cathy displayed this 1″ scale scene at the NAME Sacramento Houseparty. She writes, “This was the first original mini project that I had ever done about 2 years ago.” “I have only been into the mini world for about 3 years. Now minis are my passion!”

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Cathy Ellison created this scene, her first original mini project.

Miniatures Exhibit in Winters, CA

The Itty Bittie Miniature Club has installed an exhibit of miniatures at the Community Library in Winters, California. The exhibit will be available for viewing until August 30, 2017. Winters is located west of Davis and north of Vacaville on I-505. If you can make it, please leave a comment at the front desk.

Community Library
708 Railroad Avenue
Winters, CA 95694
530-795-4955 email

Jennifer Rich: Drawer Scenes

Jennifer Rich exhibited these 1″ scale scenes in drawers at the 2017 Sacramento houseparty.

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Scenes by Jennifer Rich.

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.

Call for Fairy Houses!

The Kiwanis Club of Carmichael, CA, is looking for people who would like to display their fairy house creations and talk to people about their hobby.

On the second Saturday of each month, the Kiwanis Club opens the Koobs Nature Area (a 5 acre nature preserve in Carmichael) to the public with hands-on activities for families. Each month is a different theme. On August 12, 2017, the theme will be fairy houses.

For more information and to display your fairy house creation(s) on August 12, please contact Jenny Hawley. Visit the Koobs Nature Area on Facebook.

Fairy House Inspiration

Pixie Gypsy Caravan by artist Nichola Battilana of Pixie Hill.

Pixie Gypsy Caravan inspiration by artist Nichola Battilana of blog.pixiehill.com.

Suitcase Fairy Garden by empressofdirt.

Suitcase Fairy Garden inspiration by empressofdirt via eBay.com.

 

Carlene Brown: Japanese Tea House

Carlene Brown created this Japanese Tea House from a State Day project put on by Our Little Mini Club from Paradise-Chico, CA. Margaret Gordus and Carlene were the co-chairs of the State Day. The tea house was exhibited at the NAME Sacramento Houseparty.

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Carlene Brown created this 1″ scale Japanese Tea House.

Darwin Spring: A Display that Illustrates Miniature “Scales”

Darwin created this project to illustrate the various scales to non-miniaturists. The display uses the 2011 NAME Day project (the work center) in 1″, 1/2″ 1/4″ and 1/144 scales. Darwin exhibited the display at the NAME Sacramento Houseparty.

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Darwin Spring illustrated “scale” using the work center project.

LaVerne Munz: Time Scene

Laverne shared her project entitled, “It’s About Time,” in the exhibit room at the NAME Sacramento Houseparty. The scene was created using the alcove from the 2012 NAME Day project.

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“It’s About Time” by LaVerne Munz.

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.

Creature Comforts by Connie Suave

See the 2017 Antioch Historical Society Miniatures Exhibit

The Antioch Historical Society with the Delta DooLittles presents the fourth (and final) World of Miniatures Exhibit at the Antioch Historical Society Museum.

Exhibit Location
Antioch Historical Society
1500 W. Fourth Street
Antioch, CA 94509

Exhibit Hours
Open to the public, at no charge, February 1 – 18, 2017. We will be open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m.

In Memoriam
This is a very special event for us as it will be our final exhibit and is in memory of a very special miniaturist – Nancy Thomas, our mentor, teacher and friend, who passed away in May of this year.

Interested in exhibiting your miniatures?
Download an application form. Completed forms, with pictures must be received by January 17, 2017. The form may be saved to your computer, filled out using Adobe Acrobat, and saved. Attach the form (along with a picture) in an e-mail to cammini@aol.com, or mail the form to the address below. Exhibit intake is Sunday and Monday, January 29 and 30, 2017.

For more info, contact:
Carole Ann Davis, Delta DooLittles
phone 510-501-3957
cammini@aol.com

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Radio by Don Silva


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The Antioch Historical Society with the Delta DooLittles presents The World of Miniatures 2017 Exhibit

Show your Miniatures at the 2017 Antioch Historical Society Exhibit

The Antioch Historical Society with the Delta DooLittles presents the fourth (and final) World of Miniatures Exhibit at the Antioch Historical Society Museum.

You’re invited to show your miniatures in the World of Miniatures –Part IV Exhibit!

Download an application form. Completed forms, with pictures must be received by January 17, 2017. Intake will be on Sunday and Monday, January 29 and 30, 2017.

The Holidays are already here, but we hope that you’ll take a minute to remember the awe and joy that you brought to visitors at the 2014 exhibit. The Riverview Room was a palace of imagination, creativity and memories for young and old!

Now you’re invited to share your new treasures with us for the 2017 Exhibit. We know that you’ve been busy these past three years and we can’t wait to see your new creations! We encourage you to ask fellow miniaturists and/or club members to exhibit their pieces in February also.

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Nancy Thomas

In Memoriam
This is a very special event for us as it will be our final exhibit and is in memory of a very special miniaturist – Nancy Thomas, our mentor, teacher and friend, who passed away in May of this year.

So, Happy Holidays and Merry Miniaturing! And don’t forget to mail your completed forms, with pictures, to be received by January 17, 2017! We look forward to seeing your creations in the World of Miniatures –Part IV Exhibit!

Exhibit application
Download an application form. Completed forms, with pictures must be received by January 17, 2017. The form may be saved to your computer, filled out using Adobe Acrobat, and saved. Attach the form (along with a picture) in an e-mail to cammini@aol.com, or mail the form to the address below.

Exhibit Intake
Sunday and Monday, January 29 and 30, 2017.

Exhibit Location
Antioch Historical Society
1500 W. Fourth Street
Antioch, CA 94509

Exhibit Hours
Open to the public, at no charge, February 1 – 18, 2017. We will be open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m.

For more info, contact
Carole Ann Davis, Delta DooLittles
phone 510-501-3957
cammini@aol.com