Miniature Events for June 2022

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
N.A.M.E. 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

June 4, 2022; 9-5pm
MiniCals hosts a workshop given by Cynthia Howe
M & L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill, CA
The project features a 1″ scale hutch filled with millinery supplies and items. Many feature vintage artwork from the Edwardian era. This is the perfect addition to the April 23 workshop, The Ladies Notions Table. Cost $125. Prepay and registration required. Space is limited.
Contact Ruth Heisch to sign up.

June 4, 2022; 11am Pacific
Create.miniatures.org Lunch & Learn with Terry Unnold – Making Centerpieces for NAME Functions
Online via Zoom
More info

June 5, 2022; 11am Pacific
Create.miniatures.org Lunch & Learn with Tina MacDonald – “Best in Miniature”
Online via Zoom
More info

June 6-11, 2022
N.A.M.E. Online Auction

More info

June 11, 2022
Miniatures in the Wine Country 10th Annual Show and Sale
Eagles Hall, Lodi, CA
More info

June 11, 2022; 11am Pacific
Create.miniatures.org workshop – Come Fly with Me to Japan, by Sally Manwell
Online via Zoom
More info

June 18, 2022; 11am Pacific
Create.miniatures.org workshop – Come Fly with Me-Dream, by Abby Carlson
Online via Zoom
More info

June 26, 2022; 11am Pacific
Create.miniatures.org Workshop – “Your Name” Handbag Set , Alice Zinn
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.

Register Now for the Mini Hat Workshop

A MiniCals Class with Cynthia Howe

The project features a 1″ scale hutch filled with millinery supplies and items. The hutch and its contents are original designs by Cynthia Howe. Many of the items feature vintage artwork from the Edwardian era.
Students will assemble and finish the hutch, create and decorate the silk hat; while learning both furniture construction and finishing, and basic mini millinery techniques. Participants will learn to create ribbon roses, work with feathers, etc. Choice of hat colors: dusty purple or rose-colored silk.
The hutch is filled with ribbon spools and reels, hatpin holder and hatpins, antique shoe pincushion, a fan shaped vase filled with feathers, hatpin tablets, and more. An Edwardian era hatbox will also be constructed.

Saturday, June 4, 2022; 9am – 5pm
18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill, California
Cost $175. Prepay and registration required. Space is limited.
For registration or further Information, please contact Ruth Heisch.

Upcoming MiniCals Workshops

MiniCals will be offering 2 new workshops this spring. Workshops will take place at M&L Precision, 18665 Madrone Pkwy, Morgan Hill, California. Please bring a lunch. A beverage will be provided. To attend, please contact Ruth Heisch as soon as possible.

Ladies Notions Table; April 23, 2022

Join Patricia Perlhefter of Patricia’s Miniature Mania in making a beautiful ladies notions table with old lace. Patricia will be giving lots of extras to clear her inventory for retirement. Plenty to make extras!!  Cost: $68

A perfect addition to the Ladies Notions Table is a workshop given by Cynthia Howe on June 4, 2022. More details to come.

Western Shabby Chic; May 21, 2022

Build a barn door with bench, milk can, wagon wheel and making sunflowers and smaller flowers.  A lovely completed vignette. Cost:$25

Miniature Events for April 2022

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
N.A.M.E. 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 16, 2022; 11 am Pacific
Create.com: Lunch & Learn with Mini Cousins—Working with Cricut, Silhouette, etc.

Online via Zoom
Kim and Ann of Mini Cousins will discuss tips and tricks for use of Cricut, Silhouette and Glowforge. They will demonstrate how they created a framed roombox.
More info

April 23, 2022
MiniCals Workshop: Patricia Perlhefter’s Ladies Notion Display with Hat and Jewelry
M & L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill, CA
A beautiful ladies notion table with old lace. Patricia will be giving lots of extras to clear her inventory for retirement. Plenty to make extras! Cost: $68. All miniature enthusiasts are invited to participate. Please bring a basic tool kit, a jig and your lunch. Beverages will be provided. Contact Ruth Heisch for more info and to register.

April 23, 2022; 11 am Pacific
Create.com Workshop: Mini Lighting Test Board with Luci Hanson
Online via Zoom
Techniques covered: testing LED and incandescent lights, find power sources, use of common connectors, soldering
More info

April 24, 2022; 11 am Pacific
Create.com Workshop: Philodendrons, 1″ or 1/4″ scales with Charrita Teague
Online via Zoom
Construct a monstera split leaf philodendron floor plant and a philodendron heartleaf plant. Students will be given resources and learn how to make and use alcohol inks.
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.

This Weekend: MiniCals 2022 Spring Fling Potluck and Flea Market

Saturday, March 12, 2022; 10am – 2pm
MiniCals Spring Fling Potluck and Flea Market
M&L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill, CA
$6 admission. Your admission buys table space if you wish to sell. Beverages and munchies will be available. Please bring a lunch or patronize the eateries nearby.

Email Lynn Elliott if you wish to have a table for selling.


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.

Miniature Events for March 2022

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
N.A.M.E. 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

Feb. 28 – March 5, 2022
N.A.M.E. Online Auction

More info

March 12, 2022; 10am – 2pm Pacific
MiniCals Spring Fling Potluck and Flea Market
M&L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill, CA
$6 admission. Your admission buys a 6′ table space if you wish to sell. Additional tables are available for $6 each. Beverages and munchies will be available. Please bring a lunch or patronize the nearby eateries. Email Lynn Elliott if you wish to have a table for selling. Contact Ruth Heisch for more info.

March 12, 2022; 11 am Pacific
Create.com: Lunch & Learn with Preble McDaniel
Online via Zoom
Join Create’s Preble McDaniel as she talks about displaying miniatures. Miniatures can be combined with other items based on color or theme. We can use anything to display miniatures. She will also discuss protecting our treasures by dusting and covering. This session will include a tour of many of her miniatures on display in her home.
More info

March 26, 2022; 11 am Pacific
Create.com Workshop: Delicious Chocolate Cake with Betinha Murta

Online via Zoom
Learn to work with cold porcelain. You will make a beautiful 1″ scale chocolate cake and Betinha will teach you how to make strawberries and raspberries.
More info

March 27, 2022; 11 am Pacific
Create.com: Lunch & Learn with Debbie Young
Online via Zoom
Celebrate 50 years of NAME by building your very own NAME office like the one in Carmel, IN. The kit contains all the detailed parts for the exterior including windows, porch posts and tiny strips of shingles needed to complete the project.
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.

Announcing the MiniCals 2022 Spring Fling Potluck and Flea Market

Saturday, March 12, 2022; 10am – 2pm
MiniCals Spring Fling Potluck and Flea Market
M&L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill, CA
$6 admission. Your admission buys a 6′ table space if you wish to sell. Additional tables are available for $6 each.

Beverages and munchies will be available. Please bring a lunch or patronize the eateries nearby.

Email Lynn Elliott if you wish to have a table for selling.


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.

Miniature Events for January 2022

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

Dec. 31, 2021; 7pm(EST) – midnight
New Year’s Eve Bash Hosted by MCC (Zoom)
NAME’s New Year’s Eve Bash will kick off our year long celebration of NAME’s 50th anniversary! There will be a special tutorial and door prizes for attendees.
More info

January 7-9, 2022
Winter Miniature Show and Sale
1024 Industrial Way, Suite A, Lodi, CA
Free admission. You must pre-register. To sign up, email Debbie. Include the day you would like to come and the number of people in your party. Due to the size of the venue, admission is limited to 50 a day.

January 15, 2022; 10 am
MiniCals Workshop “Western Chic”
M & L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill, CA
All miniature enthusiasts are invited to participate. Please bring a basic tool kit, a jig and your lunch. Cost $25. Contact Ruth Heisch for more info and to register.

January 29, 2022
Annual Miniature Fantasy Show and Sale
Courtyard by Marriott 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. Classes on Sunday, Jan. 30. Organized by the Miniatures West Club. 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.

MiniCals Have Announced a New Workshop

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS.

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.

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.

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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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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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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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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Cancelled: MiniCals Spring Fling 2020

MiniCals is regretfully canceling the Spring Fling on March 21, 2020. With new cases of Coronavirus popping up in the valley, MiniCals is taking precautions to protect the mini community.

Participants who paid ahead will be refunded, or the amount may be applied to future classes. Please contact Ruth Heisch.

The attic workshop is still scheduled for April 25, 2020. The class is sold out.


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Photos from the MiniCals Wire Mesh Workshop

On Saturday, February 22nd, 2020, Karen Laisure led a workshop in Morgan Hill, California. Over twenty miniaturists participated, using wire mesh to create garden baskets and props. After carefully stretching, bending, folding and gluing the props to jewelry findings and wood, the pieces were simply painted and aged with acrylic paints. It was an easy, laid-back day.

Thank you to Rhona Lee for the photos. Some of the pieces in the photos were created by artisans, and were used as inspiration for the class.

The MiniCals will be hosting a workshop to create a 1″ scale attic room with a Tudor style exterior on April 25, 2020, in Morgan Hill, California. Contact Ruth Heisch for more info.

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Karen Laisure shows participants techniques using wire mesh.

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Join MiniCals for an Attic Room Workshop

April 25, 2020
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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Workshop Reminder: Fun with Wire Mesh

The MiniCals club will be hosting “Fun with Wire Mesh” workshop this Saturday, March 22, 2020, at 10am, in Morgan Hill.

Bring a lunch, wire cutters or wire cutting scissors, and the heavy metal mannequin, if you have one. Spare mannequins will be available.
This is a fun and easy workshop. Cost $15.
For more info, contact Ruth Heisch.

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MiniCals Workshop: Elegant Birdcage

 

photo of birdcage

The MiniCals will be offering this birdcage workshop in January 2020.


January 18, 2020 – Elegant Birdcage and Table
The MiniCals will be hosting a workshop to create a 1″ scale birdcage and table. A second smaller cage will be available for purchase.

Please bring a tool kit, jig, and a sack lunch. Beverages will be provided. You will receive an email if extra supplies are needed. Cost $20.

Contact Ruth to register, grouchybeartoo@aol.com

The workshop will be held at M & L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill, CA

For more events, visit the N2 calendar on the website.


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2019 N2 Region NAME Day Events

This year’s NAME Day event is ”The Dream Craft Room”, starting with the crafting table. Plans for the craft table have been provided in 1”, ½” and ¼” in the NAME Gazette.  Some cutters will produce kits for 1/144” scale. Cutters have been encouraged to develop accessories to go on or in the storage areas of the crafting table. This will be a two year project, with a storage unit (including a sink) to be the second part of the series in 2020.

Please see below for various event dates.

To participate in NAME Day, you must be a NAME member, or become a member. Please contact one of the N2 region members who are hosting an event (below). If you are unable to attend a local event, you may purchase a kit from Barbara Thornton-Hill or other cutters.

Online events are also happening (see below).

Half size crafting table

The 2019 NAME Day project is the crafting table.

Events in the N2 Region

 

Morgan Hill, CA
Saturday, September 28, 2018, 10 am – 4 pm
MiniCals & Through the Looking Glass invite you to a NAME Day “Mini Towne Faire.” The project will include a choice of one of the fair booths shown in the photos; or participants may use the day to catch-up on projects; or bring their own NAME Day kit. Proceeds benefit NAME. Participants will be provided with their choice of a quick and easy fair booth to assemble. Make n’ takes, create it and rate it (a contest to make something from nothing), shoe box sales, door prizes, exhibits, silent auction, lunch. Participants are encouraged to bring past NAME Day projects to share and a tool kit and jig. Cost $30. Location: M & L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill. Contact Ruth Heisch

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MiniCals will be hosting a workshop for NAME Day that will incorporate a fair booth project.

Fresno, CA
Thursday, October 3, 2019, 9 am
Participants may choose from 1″, 1/2″, or 1/4″ scales. Kits will be ordered ahead of time so anyone can contact Barbara about the scale they desire. Meeting at HobbyTown (Blackstone and Barstow). Lunch will be at a nearby restaurant. Then back to work until a dessert break in the middle of the afternoon. Contact Barbara Fairbanks

Sacramento, CA
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 10 am – 3 pm
By Small Design will host an all scales event. Potluck, gifts and raffle. Bring a dish to serve 5 people. Meeting at Sierra Arden Church of Christ, 890 Morse Ave., Sacramento (2 min. from the Elegant Dollhouse Store). Registration for this event is closed.

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A finished sample of the crafting table project.

Online Events

MiniCyberClub.com
October 5, 2018
Live workshop instructions for NAME Members Only. Register online.

Quarter Connection
October 12-13, 2018. Registration has closed. Wait list. 
Quarter inch scale. Auctions, swaps, and more. All proceeds from the NAME Day weekend will go to NAME. More info


More information about the NAME Day project is available on the NAME website.


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Pictures from the MiniCals Potting Bench Workshop

On Saturday, April 13th, 2019, MiniCals club hosted an adorable potting bench vignette with everything needed to complete the project. Participants learned to macrame a hanging basket and fern, created a flat of seedlings, and decorated a gardening hat. The potting table included lots of accessories.

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Lynn Elliot

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Ann Villalobos

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Pat Evans

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Juanita Landa

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Su Sterling and Darlene Hsles

MiniCals will be hosting a workshop to make lemon treats from polymer clay with Jasmin Schwarz, on May 18, 2019. The workshop is sold out.


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Reminder: MiniCals 2019 Spring Fling and Flea Market

March 16, 2019
MiniCals Spring Fling 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. Admission gets you table space to sell your items. For more info, contact Ruth Heisch.


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Photos from the MiniCals Sideboard Workshop

The MiniCals miniature club hosted a workshop taught by Carlene Brown on February 16, 2018. The workshop participants created seasonal sideboards with their choice of graphics.

Carlene has been a dealer at the Good Sam Showcase of Miniatures and
offers both completed staged and unfinished sideboards and market stalls, along with accessories.

Thank you to Rhona Lee for the photos of the participants and completed prototypes.

The MiniCals will be offering more workshops and a flea market this Spring. See the N2 Region calendar for more info.

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Marge and Meg Milani

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Betty Jang

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Carlene Brown taught the seasonal sideboards workshop.

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Carol Walls

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Trish Weber

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Sharon Mossman and Karen Tomajan

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Barbara Adams


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MiniCals Workshop: Lemon Treats with Jasmin Schwarz

 

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May 18, 2019 – Lemon Treats from Polymer Clay
Jasmin Schwarz (Bitty Bits and Bobs) will be demonstrating a variety of techniques for polymer clay with a lemon flavor, including the method for building a lemon cane. For us novices, that is the long tube of lemon that looks like lemon slices when thinly sliced.  Students may choose a variety of lemon treats to make for their own Summertime vignette. $35

Please bring a tool kit and a sack lunch. Beverages will be provided. You will receive an email if extra supplies are needed.

Register early by contacting Ruth.

Workshops will be held at M & L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill, CA

For more events, visit the N2 calendar on the website.


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Last Chance to Sign Up for MiniCals Workshop

February 16, 2019 –Seasonal Sideboard

Last chance to sign up for the MiniCals workshop with Carlene Brown.

Carlene will give you a choice from 8 “Seasonal Sideboards” (7″x4 1/2″x2 1/2″). The sideboard has an upper shelf with fancy corbels, a lower shelf and 2 decorative drawers. Add some wallpaper, paint, antique wash and inked edges for that shabby chic look! $55.

Please bring a tool kit and a sack lunch. Beverages will be provided. You will receive an email if extra supplies are needed.

Register by contacting Ruth with your paper choice.

The workshop will be held at M & L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill, CA

For more events, visit the N2 calendar on the website.

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Workshop attendees will have their choice of eight different papers for their hutches.

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MiniCals Workshop: Potting Bench Vignette

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Includes everything needed to complete it. Macramé a hanging basket and fern, create a flat of seedlings and decorate a gardening hat. Lots of accessories! Cost TBD.

Please bring a tool kit and a sack lunch. Beverages will be provided. You will receive an email if extra supplies are needed.

Register early by contacting Ruth.

Workshops will be held at M & L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill, CA

For more events, visit the N2 calendar on the website.


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MiniCals Workshop with Carlene Brown

February 16, 2019 –Seasonal Sideboard

NOTE: If you are already signed up for this workshop, please confirm your paper choice with Carlene.

MiniCals is happy to report that Carlene Brown is looking forward to teaching her “Seasonal Hutch” workshop on February 16. Now is the time to make your paper choice and join her class.

Carlene Brown will give you a choice from 8 “Seasonal Sideboards” (7″x4 1/2″x2 1/2″). The sideboard has an upper shelf with fancy corbels, a lower shelf and 2 decorative drawers. Add some wallpaper, paint, antique wash and inked edges for that shabby chic look! $55.

Please bring a tool kit and a sack lunch. Beverages will be provided. You will receive an email if extra supplies are needed.

Register by contacting Ruth with your paper choice.

The workshop will be held at M & L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill, CA

For more events, visit the N2 calendar on the website.

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Workshop attendees will have their choice of eight different papers for their hutches.

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Through sharing…

The miniature community helps friends affected by the Camp Fire

We’ll remember the images on TV— traffic jams of blackened, steel boxes—remnants of cars that were left behind just moments before being consumed by the fire. We’ll remember the stories of people leaving everything—their homes, businesses, pets—to escape with their lives; and hoping that their loved ones were safe. As shocking as these images and stories were, the personal impact wasn’t felt until I received an email from one of the members of “Our Little Mini Club” in Paradise, California: “Hi. We have lost our home from the fire! All area mostly RED… 6 of us have Lost Our Homes!”

Along with many others, I felt powerless to help our mini friends. But as a community, we could make a difference.

There are 2 words in the NAME mission statement that I believe apply to more than just our experience with miniatures. These two words are, “through sharing.” It is, without a doubt, how we were able to help our friends —through the sharing of time, donations, and talents.

While the fires burned on, miniaturists in the N-2 region (Northern CA and Northern NV) were exchanging emails and phone calls. The miniature community rallied together to collect gift cards, personal notes, etc. The Sacramento and San Jose clubs organized mini play days. Benicia area miniaturists took part in a workshop taught and donated by Carol Kubrican. The Reno, Nevada area miniaturists collected gift cards for the Paradise club members.

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Benicia area miniaturists work on their Friendship Hutches during the workshop taught by Carol Kubrican.

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Suzanne Harrington-Cole shows her painted hutch.

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Karen Tomajan created this Friendship Hutch in the workshop in Benicia, taught by Carol Kubrican.

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Members of the MiniCals Club (San Jose) make reindeer antlers during lunchtime at their fundraising event.

Barbara Thornton-Hill worked quickly to accept donations from generous mini friends and family. All the while, she coordinated contact with area club members and Paradise club members.

The Mini Cyber Club held a benefit auction during their holiday party to raise money for the miniaturists.

christmas-friendship-hutch-frontCarol Kubrican created the “Friendship Hutch Kit” with proceeds donated to the Paradise club members. To help keep the cost of the kit supplies low, the kits included donated/discounted materials from GCLaser, Evan Designs, and Handley House. Concerned miniaturists purchased the kits from as far away as Australia, England, and New Zealand.

Through the sharing of our time, donations and talents, the miniature community was able to collect over $15,000.

The funds are being dispersed directly to the members of “Our Little Mini Club” in Paradise, California who have lost their homes. A sincere thank you to everyone who donated!

This message was received from one of the club members who lost her home:

“Thank you all for your kindness. I can’t begin to tell how much this means to us. This is the second time that I have lost everything. My home went down in the Humboldt fire. We are all looking forward to someday returning to our favorite hobby. Hugs.” — J.S.

Club members are hoping to meet at the end of January.

Do you wish to donate?

Barbara Thornton-Hill is continuing to accept monetary and gift card donations to the club members, as well as greeting cards and well wishes. Barbara may be reached at bathca@gmail.com. Please do not send miniature items at this time.

Donation and event organizers (in alphabetical order):
Luci Hanson, Mini Cyber Club auction organizer
Suzanne Harrington-Cole, Benicia area workshop organizer
Ruth Heisch, MiniCals Club/San Jose area event organizer
Carol Kubrican, Benicia workshop teacher, Friendship Hutch Kit fund raiser
Kay Loudon, Reno area donation organizer
Laura Seibert, Sacramento area event organizer
Barbara Thornton-Hill, donation organizer and Sacramento area event organizer
Karen Tomajan, Benicia area workshop organizer
Nancy Wantiez, Reno area donations organizer
Debbie Zalmana, Reno area donations organizer


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Announcing the MiniCals 2019 Spring Fling and Flea Market

March 16, 2019
MiniCals Spring Fling 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. Admission gets you table space to sell your items. For more info, contact Ruth Heisch.


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MiniCals Workshop: 1:144 Lighted Farmhouse with Lori Turner

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Lori Turner will be offering a workshop to create this 1:144 scale lighted farmhouse with the MiniCals.

Workshop takes place on January 26, 2019.

Make a lighted 1:144 scale farmhouse for your 1:12 scale dollhouse with the help of Lori Turner (Lori’s Little Things). Participants will build, paint and landscape this very cute addition to a collection. Cost $35.

Bring a basic tool box and a sack lunch. A beverage will be provided. Register early. Some classes may be limited. No kits available.

Location: M & L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill, CA.

For more information and to register, contact Ruth Heisch.


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Interested in Starting a Mini Club?

If you’re looking for a new club to join, or to start a club in your area, the MiniCals Miniature Club can help. They will sponsor a new club, and work with the members to become established. Contact Ruth Heisch for info.


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Last Day to Pre-Order Friendship Hutch Kits to Benefit Camp Fire Members

Order the kits by Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018

If you are unable to attend the mini events (below), please consider ordering a Friendship Hutch Kit. The proceeds go toward the purchase of gift cards for our mini friends. $50 (hutch and accessories without lighting) $65 (hutch and accessories with LED lighting). All accessories shown in the picture are included in the kit. If you decide to purchase the lighted kit, the battery holder and switch is hidden in the bottom of the cabinet behind the doors. You may wish to order more than one kit; keep one for yourself and give one as a gift! Please email Carol Kubrican by Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, to reserve a kit or place an order on the true2scale website (free shipping through Tuesday).

CONSIDER ATTENDING AN N2 REGION EVENT FOR THE CAMP FIRE members

Our miniature community is rallying together to organize events to collect gift cards, personal notes, cards, etc. The events will take place in Benicia, Sacramento, and San Jose. The Reno area miniaturists have collected gift cards for the miniature club members who lost their homes in the Paradise Fire. Please consider taking part in one of the events below, and supporting our members. Not only will you have a day of fun, but you’ll be helping out our extended miniature family who are in need — just before the holidays. If you are unable to attend an event, please consider sending a gift card (more info at the bottom of this message).

Benicia, CA – WORKSHOP

christmas-friendship-hutch-front Saturday, Dec 8, 2018; 10 am The Benicia area participants will be working on a 1″ scale Friendship Hutch. The workshop will be taught by Carol Kubrican (True2Scale). Workshop fee: $50 (hutch and accessories without lighting) $65 (hutch and accessories with LED lighting). All accessories shown in the picture are included in the kit. If you decide to purchase the lighted kit, the battery holder and switch is hidden in the bottom of the cabinet behind the doors. You may wish to order more than one kit; keep one for yourself and give one as a gift! All proceeds will go toward purchasing gift cards for our mini friends affected by the fire. A donation box will be available. Please bring your own lunch. Light refreshments in the morning and afternoon will be provided. Limited space. Registration deadline Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, to allow for lead time in preparing the kits. Email Karen Tomajan to register. Please join us us in raising money for the Paradise mini community. If you are unable to attend, you are still more than welcome to purchase a kit, or make a donation. LOCATION The Arsenal Benicia, CA Additional Friendship Hutch Kits are available for purchase, with the proceeds going toward the purchase of gift cards for our mini friends. Please email Carol Kubrican by Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, to reserve a kit.

Sacramento, CA – PLAY DAY & GET-TOGETHER

Saturday, Dec 8, 2018; 9am-2 pm Open to all miniaturists who are interested in joining us for a day of togetherness! Please join us for a holiday mini “PLAY DAY” & “Get-together.” Let’s have some fun while helping our extended mini family affected by the Camp Fire in the Paradise area. PLEASE BRING: something to share for a Potluck lunch, a door prize if you’d like to win a door prize, a project to work on OR order the 1 inch scale Friendship Hutch Kit by Carol Kubrican, who is donating this kit at cost, profits to be used to purchase gift cards for the fire relief efforts. Cost of the hutch kit is $50 (without lights) $65 (with LED lighting). Orders must be in by November 27, 2018 so that the kits can be made up. Email Barbara Thornton-Hill to order. ADMISSION COST: one or more gift cards which will be donated to “Our Little Mini Club” to dispense as they see fit among their members who have lost or had damage to their homes from the fires in Butte County/Paradise. St. Matthew Lutheran Church is also collecting items and gift cards for the fire effort. Can’t join us? Please feel free to send a donation to Barbara Thornton-Hill and we will buy gift cards to go with the other donated gift cards. TO REGISTER: Email Barbara Thornton-Hill or Laura Seibert. LOCATION St. Matthew Lutheran Church 5901 Lonetree Blvd. Rocklin, CA

San Jose/Morgan Hill, CA – CATCH-UP ON KITS/POTLUCK

Saturday, Dec 8, 2018; 10am- 4pm The MiniCals are planning a “catch-up on kits/potluck” for our mini friends in the Chico club. Several friends have lost their homes. Those who have worked relief efforts in Santa Rosa feel gift cards would be best at this time. Therefore, admission to our event will be a door prize for fun, and gift cards for our friends. Whatever cards you can bring will be much appreciated and dispersed among the Chico club ASAP. If you have a personal note/card, we will make sure that they receive those also. LOCATION M & L Precision 18665 Madrone Parkway Morgan Hill, CA Questions? Email Ruth

Can’t attend? Consider sending a gift card.

Gift cards are being collected for the members in need. Please send the gift cards to Barbara Thornton-Hill for distribution to our mini friends. Email Barbara for more info. Please do not send donations of minis or other items at this time.

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Mini Events to Benefit Members Affected by the Camp Fire

Various mini events are being organized in the N2 Region to benefit members who have been affected by the Camp Fires in Butte County/Paradise, California. At least 6 members in our region are known to have lost their homes.

Our miniature community is rallying together to organize events to collect gift cards, personal notes, cards, etc. The events will take place in Benicia, Sacramento, and San Jose. The Reno area miniaturists have collected gift cards for the miniature club members who lost their homes in the Paradise Fire.

Please consider taking part in one of the events below, and supporting our members. Not only will you have a day of fun, but you’ll be helping out our extended miniature family who are in need — just before the holidays.

If you are unable to attend an event, please consider sending a gift card (more info at the bottom of this message).


Benicia, CA – WORKSHOP

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Saturday, Dec 8, 2018; 10 am
The Benicia area participants will be working on a 1″ scale Friendship Hutch. The workshop will be taught by Carol Kubrican (True2Scale). Workshop fee: $50 (hutch and accessories without lighting) $65 (hutch and accessories with LED lighting). All accessories shown in the picture are included in the kit. If you decide to purchase the lighted kit, the battery holder and switch is hidden in the bottom of the cabinet behind the doors. You may wish to order more than one kit; keep one for yourself and give one as a gift! All proceeds will go toward purchasing gift cards for our mini friends affected by the fire. A donation box will be available. Please bring your own lunch. Light refreshments in the morning and afternoon will be provided. Limited space. Registration deadline Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, to allow for lead time in preparing the kits. Email Karen Tomajan to register.

Please join us us in raising money for the Paradise mini community. If you are unable to attend, you are still more than welcome to purchase a kit, or make a donation.

LOCATION
The Arsenal
Benicia, CA

Additional Friendship Hutch Kits are available for purchase, with the proceeds going toward the purchase of gift cards for our mini friends. Please email Carol Kubrican by Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, to reserve a kit.


Sacramento, CA – PLAY DAY & GET-TOGETHER

Saturday, Dec 8, 2018; 9am-2 pm

Open to all miniaturists who are interested in joining us for a day of togetherness! Please join us for a holiday mini “PLAY DAY” & “Get-together.” Let’s have some fun while helping our extended mini family affected by the Camp Fire in the Paradise area.

PLEASE BRING: something to share for a Potluck lunch, a door prize if you’d like to win a door prize, a project to work on OR order the 1 inch scale Friendship Hutch Kit by Carol Kubrican, who is donating this kit at cost, profits to be used to purchase gift cards for the fire relief efforts. Cost of the hutch kit is $50 (without lights) $65 (with LED lighting). Orders must be in by November 27, 2018 so that the kits can be made up. Email Barbara Thornton-Hill to order.

ADMISSION COST: one or more gift cards which will be donated to “Our Little Mini Club” to dispense as they see fit among their members who have lost or had damage to their homes from the fires in Butte County/Paradise.

St. Matthew Lutheran Church is also collecting items and gift cards for the fire effort.

Can’t join us?  Please feel free to send a donation to Barbara Thornton-Hill and we will buy gift cards to go with the other donated gift cards.

TO REGISTER: Email Barbara Thornton-Hill or Laura Seibert.

LOCATION
St. Matthew Lutheran Church
5901 Lonetree Blvd.
Rocklin, CA


San Jose/Morgan Hill, CA – CATCH-UP ON KITS/POTLUCK

Saturday, Dec 8, 2018; 10am- 4pm
The MiniCals are planning a “catch-up on kits/potluck” for our mini friends in the Chico club. Several friends have lost their homes. Those who have worked relief efforts in Santa Rosa feel gift cards would be best at this time. Therefore, admission to our event will be a door prize for fun, and gift cards for our friends. Whatever cards you can bring will be much appreciated and dispersed among the Chico club ASAP. If you have a personal note/card, we will make sure that they receive those also.

LOCATION
M & L Precision
18665 Madrone Parkway
Morgan Hill, CA

Questions? Email Ruth


Can’t attend? Consider sending a gift card.

Gift cards are being collected for the members in need. Please send the gift cards to Barbara Thornton-Hill for distribution to our mini friends. Email Barbara for more info. Please do not send donations of minis or other items at this time.


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Upcoming Workshops with the MiniCals

The MiniCals Club will be hosting a series of workshops in early 2019, in Morgan Hill, California.

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January 26 – Lighted 1/144 Farmhouse
Make a farmhouse for your dollhouse with the help of Lori Turner (Lori’s Little Things). Build, paint and landscape this very cute addition to your collection. Cost $35.


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Carlene Brown will give you a choice from 8 “Seasonal Sideboards” (7″x4 1/2″x2 1/2″). The sideboard has an upper shelf with fancy corbels, a lower shelf and 2 decorative drawers. Add some wallpaper, paint, antique wash and inked edges for that shabby chic look! $55. Must register by January 1, 2019 with choice.


april 2019 workshopApril 13 – Potting Bench Vignette
Includes everything needed to complete it. Macramé a hanging basket and fern, create a flat of seedlings and decorate a gardening hat. Lots of accessories! Cost TBD.


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May 18 – Lemon Treats from Polymer Clay
Jasmin Schwarz (Bitty Bits and Bobs) will be demonstrating a variety of techniques for polymer clay with a lemon flavor, including the method for building a lemon cane. For us novices, that is the long tube of lemon that looks like lemon slices when thinly sliced.  Students may choose a variety of lemon treats to make for their own Summertime vignette. $35


Please bring a tool kit and a sack lunch. Beverages will be provided. You will receive an email if extra supplies are needed.

Register early by contacting Ruth.

Workshops will be held at M & L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill, CA

For more events, visit the N2 calendar on the website.


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Moonyeen Moller: Flowers for the Soul

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Moonyeen Moller’s interpretation of a MiniCals class. Doll by Sharon Cariola.


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Barbara Adams: Marilynn’s Sewing Cupboard

Barbara constructed this NAME Day 2017 Armoire Project for the NAME Day workday in Morgan Hill, CA. The event was hosted by MiniCals and Through the Looking Glass clubs on Sept. 30, 2017.

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Barbara’s 1:12 scale armoire is full of sewing notions.


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Deadline For MiniCals NAME Day Sign Ups

This is the last week to sign up for MiniCals and Through the Looking Glass’s NAME Day.  Kit orders must be turned in on September 1, 2018. Smaller scale kits are available if you would like to join MiniCals and work on a 1/4 or 1/2 scale kit. Please contact Ruth before Saturday, Sept. 1.

Don’t forget any special fabric you may want to work with for the desk kit makeover. Wallpaper can be made from your fabric. MiniCals has lots of papers, trims and wood for your special desk.

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Sample of a finished desk and chair.

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Chair option

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Ruth Heisch: Porch from MiniCals Workshop

Ruth created this 1″ scale project in the MiniCals Back Porch Workshop. The workshop was held in Morgan Hill, CA.

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A back porch created by Ruth Heisch.

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Back Porch by Ruth Heisch.


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Reminder: MiniCals June Workshop has been Cancelled

The MiniCals flower making workshop that was scheduled for June 23, 2018, has been cancelled. There was a misprint in the Summer issue of the N2 newsletter stating that the workshop would take place.

For more info, please contact Ruth Heisch.


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Photos from the 2018 MiniCal’s Flea Market

Some great buys (and a great potluck lunch!) were to be had at the MiniCal’s flea market on Saturday, April 14. Thanks to Rhona Lee for the photos.

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The Weekend: MiniCals Spring Fling Potluck and Flea Market

April 14, 2018, 10 am-2 pm
Spring Fling Potluck and Flea Market
Your $6 prepaid or $8 at the door and a food dish will get you one table to sell whatever you like; or just come to shop, enjoy other miniaturists and eat yummy foods. Drinks and door prizes.

M&L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill, CA

Contact Ruth Heisch for more info.


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Cancelled: MiniCals Flower Making Workshop

MiniCals has cancelled the Flower Making Workshop that was scheduled for June 23, 2018.

Please join MiniCals for their Spring Fling:
April 14, 2018
MiniCals Spring Fling 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. Contact Ruth Heisch.

The next MiniCals workshop:
May 19, 2018, 10 am
MiniCals Laundry Day Workshop
M&L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill, CA
Construct a wooden folding clothes drying rack, an ironing board and fill a clothes basket. $25 Contact Ruth Heisch.


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Register to Attend the MiniCals Annual Spring Fling

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MiniCals Flea Market

April 14, 2018
MiniCals Spring Fling 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. For more info, contact Ruth Heisch.


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MiniCals Workshop: Back Porch

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MiniCals workshop, The Back Porch

Join the MiniCals club in making a 1″ scale back porch. The workshop will meet 3 times to finish the porch and create accessories:

  • January 13, 2018, 10 am
    MiniCals Workshop: Part 1 of Back Porch Project

    Construct and solder a slatted metal/wood table and chair for the outdoor garden of the porch. Cost $25.
  • February 10, 2018, 10 am
    MiniCals Workshop: Part 2 of Back Porch Project
    Construct the main body of the porch, stairs, windows, etc. Cost $45.
  • March 10, 2018, 10 am
    MiniCals Workshop: Part 3 of Back Porch Project
    Make many accessories for the garden such as containers, vines, plants, succulents and flowers. Cost $30.

The workshops will take place at M&L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill, California.

Bring a basic tool box and a sack lunch. A beverage will be provided. Register early. Some classes may be limited. No kits available. For more information and to register, contact Ruth Heisch.


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Full Class: 1″ Scale Shop

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MiniCal’s June workshop

The MiniCal’s June workshop is a wonderful little shop with a back porch. Participants will complete the exterior, porch and lighting during the class.

Designed and taught by MiniCal’s member, Karen Laisure.

SORRY, THIS CLASS IS FULL.


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Raggedy Ann Trunk Workshop

Workshop: Raggedy Ann Trunk

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1″ scale Raggedy Ann in a trunk. Workshop by Deb Laue.

Workshop date: May 20, 2017

Location: M&L Precision, 18665 Madrone Pkwy, Morgan Hill, CA

MiniCals have been so thrilled to have so many great folks enjoying our workshops. Our original intent was to be able to save some of the monies to hire guest teachers or subsidize classes for you. Our club voted to do just that for our May workshop as a “thank you ” to our supporters and any Newbies who would like to attend our Morgan Hill class on Saturday, May 20.

Join Deb Laue in the wonderful world of Raggedy Ann as we assemble a tiny doll in a 1-3/4” high trunk. Dress a porcelain doll in special printed fabric that is scaled just right for the doll then create a trunk decorated just for her. Top it off with a special hat.

The MiniCals is offering this class for $40, a great price for our mini friends.

Please signup before May 1, 2017. Email Ruth Heisch.

MiniCals Workshop: Needlepoint Pillow

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Hong will be showing participants how to stitch this needlepoint pillow in their choice of colors.


Join the MiniCals as Hong McKinsey will teach a 1″ scale needlepoint rabbit pillow workshop. Everyone is invited. Cost $25. Contact Ruth Heisch for more information.

Date: April 29, 2017
Location: M&L Precision, 18665 Madrone Pkwy, Morgan Hill, CA

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Workshop participants will receive the pattern to create this pillow at home.

March 18: MiniCals Flea Market

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2016 MiniCals Flea Market 

The MiniCals Flea Market and Potluck is coming up on March 18. Clean out your stash to make room for new minis that will be be available at the Sacramento Houseparty.

March 18, 2017, 10 am – 2pm
Sales tables are available. Bring a dish to pass. Door prizes. Prepaid tickets $6. Tickets at the door $8.
M&L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill, CA
Contact Ruth Heisch for more info.

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.”

Juanita Landa's project

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

Shabby Chic Shelf Workshop in a Lantern by Juanita Landa

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