Photos from the MiniCals “Making Lingerie” Workshop

The MiniCals club hosted a workshop on January 21, 2017. Ruth Heisch taught participants how to make a corset, panties & bra, nightie, bloomers or pantaloons, petticoats, and decorating with silk roses. In addition to making the lingerie, students received a mannequin, a vintage corset box, a glue applicator and a rose maker.

Thank you to Rhona Lee for the photos.

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Sample lingerie pieces at the MiniCals 2017 “Making Lingerie” Workshop with Ruth Heisch.

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Margaret Crossland and Betty Jang make lingerie pieces.

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Lynne Hoffman hanging out and making her mini lavender.

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Lingerie by Rhona Lee.

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Diane Piziali makes lingerie pieces.

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Juanita Landa cuts out the lingerie pieces.

Workshop: Cinderella Table and Wall Shelf Set

Cinderella Table and Shelf Set

Workshop date: Feb. 18, 2017

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

Adventure into the land of magical fairy tales with this child’s table and wall shelf set. Deb Laue will show you how to create 1″ scale pieces for the fairy princess in your dollhouse. Set includes a table to decorate with theme miniatures and a peg shelf that will hold a silk princess dress you will make in class.

Cost: $35. Mail a check to: Ruth Heisch, 7197 Wooded Lake Dr., San Jose, CA 95120

QuestionsEmail Ruth Heisch or call 408-997-1004.

Register for a Mini Lingerie Workshop

Workshop date: Jan 21, 2017, 10 am

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

Ruth Heisch will be guiding participants in the making of a corset, panties & bra, nightie, bloomers or pantaloons, petticoats, and decorating with silk roses. Students will receive a torso-only mannequin, a vintage corset box, a glue applicator and a rose maker. Bring a lunch. Snacks and a beverage will be provided.

Cost: $25. Mail a check by Jan. 18, 2017 to: Ruth Heisch, 7197 Wooded Lake Dr., San Jose, CA 95120

Questions: Email Ruth Heisch or call 408-997-1004.

MiniCals 2016 NAME Day

On October 1, 2016, The MiniCals and Through the Looking Glass hosted a “Backwoods Bunks” NAME Day. The event was held in Morgan Hill, CA. A light breakfast, lunch, gifts galore, shoebox sales, project exhibits, silent auction and lots of FUN was enjoyed by all. Thank you to Rhona Lee for the photos.

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Judy Pick’s version looks great!

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Questions anyone?

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Some of the MiniCal members at NAME Day 2016.

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Lisa Panken is smiling….she’s got it!

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This is Beth Newick’s layout. By golly, she’s got it, too!

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1/4″ Scale Christmas Box


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Karen Tomajan: Shabby Chic Garden Shelf

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

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Karen Tomajan’s shabby chic garden shelf

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MiniCals Roundtables This Saturday

Join the MiniCals for roundtables. For the first time, Deb Laue will be attending and offering a basket roundtable. $5 Registration.

Saturday, June 18, 2016; 10am
M & L Precision
Morgan Hill, CA

For more info, contact Ruth at Grouchybeartoo@aol.com.


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Karen Sesody: Shabby Chic Atrium

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

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

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Karen Sesody’s shabby chic project components.

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Trial testing her shabby chic items inside the glass atrium.

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Marge Milani: Shabby Chic Garden Shelf

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

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


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Photos from MiniCals Workshop: 1/4 scale ski lodge

On Saturday, April 23, 2016, MiniCals hosted a 1/4 scale ski lodge workshop, Part 1 of 2, at M & L Precision in Morgan Hill, CA. For Part 1 participants built, electrified, and chose their interior wall treatments.

M & L Precision, courtesy of Karen and Mark Laisure, is ideal for hosting the MiniCal workshops. The atmosphere for the MiniCals workshops is so conducive to working on miniatures that inevitably miniaturists come just to finish other projects, socialize and share. Lunch time drawings are always exciting. The small drawing gifts are wonderful artisan quality items donated by generous individuals. Mini table sales throughout the day are always welcome.

The Ski Lodge – Part 2 will be held on Saturday, May 21 at the same location. Participants will furnish their projects with laser cut pieces.

Click on the photos to view them larger.

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Diane Phillips and Lynn Miller…”I think this goes here…”

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Beth Newick and Judy Pick working on their ski lodges.

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Gerry Silberstein working on her ski lodge.

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Marge Milani

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Meg Milani working on her ski lodge.

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Dale Burgei (grandson) and Carol Walls working on their ski lodges.

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Pat Iannucci and Sue Sterling working on their ski lodges.

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Lisa Panken working on assembling her ski lodge

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Betty Jang, Liz Gerat Carpenter and Nancy Wantiez socializing.


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Karen Tomajan: MiniCals Shabby Chic Project

Karen created this piece in MiniCal’s shabby chic garden shelf workshop.

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Karen Tomajan’s shabby chic garden shelf project.

 

Barbara Adams: MiniCal’s Shabby Chic Project

Barbara Adams created this Springtime vignette during the MiniCals shabby chic garden shelf workshop in Morgan Hill, CA. Barbara is a NAME State Rep for California—South Bay /Peninsula.

Hippy-hoppity, Springtime is here!

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Barbara Adams created this Springtime vignette.

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Mini Cals Spring Fling Flea Market Pictures

A day of mini enjoyment was had by shoppers and sellers alike at the annual Spring Fling Potluck and Flea Market on Saturday, March 19, in Morgan Hill, CA. There were miniature treasures available in all scales – some items were new; some re-newed, and some just needed a little imagination…

Many thanks to the organizers and helpers who made this day a fun event for all who attended!

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View of the flea market sales floor.

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Seller Debbie Heard always has wonderful items!

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Kathleen Cordova (left) and her good friend, DJ (right) at her mom’s (Mary Scholl’s) miniature estate sales table.

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A treasure waiting to be reimagined.

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Yummy pot luck choices!

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Mini Cals Helper Ann Villalobos passed out the Easter egg candies and raffle tickets. Thanks, Ann!

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Seller Carol Walls at her table, “Are we having fun yet?”

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Goodies to be had (sorting required).

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Shoppers filled trays with mini treasures.

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Two character dolls (not real buyers) at Debbie Heard’s table.

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Every good sale has a few House of Miniatures kits.

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A light breakfast.

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Quarter scale furniture offered by HanaMini.

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1″ scale Southwest style room box refurbished by Rhona Lee.

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Detail of Rhona Lee’s Southwest room box.

 

Suzanne Harrington-Cole & Karen Tomajan: Shabby Chic Shelf Project

Karen and Suzanne attended the MiniCal’s shabby chic garden shelf workshop and were inspired to create these pieces based on the project from the workshop.

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Karen Tomajan’s shelf with mirror.

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Suzanne Harrington-Cole created this shabby chic shelf with mirror.

New Pics: MiniCals 1/4 Scale Ski Lodge Workshop

“These photos are of the April/May 2016 MiniCals ¼” furnished ski lodge workshop. We regret any confusion with our inspiration of Debbie Young’s chalet class of many years ago.” —Ruth Heisch, Workshop Organizer

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1/4 scale ski lodge workshop by the MiniCals.

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Interior of the 1/4 scale ski lodge workshop by the MiniCals.

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Workshop Date: April 23, 2016
MiniCals Workshop: Build a Furnished 1/4 Scale Ski Lodge
A two session workshop. The finish day will be May 21. This class is by special request from many 1/4 inchers, so sign up early as space will be limited.

M&L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill, CA
Contact Ruth Heisch for more info.

MiniCals Workshop: Build a Furnished 1/4 Scale Ski Lodge

April 23, 2016
MiniCals Workshop: Build a Furnished 1/4 Scale Ski Lodge
A two session workshop. The finish day will be May 21. This class is by special request from many 1/4 inchers, so sign up early as space will be limited.

M&L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill, CA
Contact Ruth Heisch for more info.

Click on the photos to enlarge.

MiniCals Spring Fling Potluck and Flea Market

March 19, 2016, 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.

M&L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill, CA
Drinks and door prizes. Prepaid tickets $6. Tickets at the door $8.
Contact Ruth Heisch for more info.

MiniCal's 2016 Shabby Chic Shelf Workshop

Photos from MiniCal’s Shabby Chic Workshop

On Saturday, February 27, 2016, MiniCals hosted a shabby chic garden shelf on a door workshop at M & L Precision Machinery, Inc., Morgan Hill, CA.

Starting with a stock Houseworks six panel interior door, participants assembled shelves, painted, applied decals, decoupaged, and then aged the door with chalk paints. Using simple card stock, various sized planter pots, including faux galvanized French botanical buckets were cut, shaped and then colored with stock acrylic paints to resemble aged and moss covered terra cotta pots. Instructions were provided for simple flowers, placards and a laser cut wreath. A small plastic display case was provided to showcase each finished project.

Karen Tomajan showing her shabby chic project.

Karen Tomajan showing her shabby chic project.

Suzanne Harrington-Cole displays her partially finished project.

Suzanne Harrington-Cole displays her partially finished project.

Fun and sharing were the theme for the day with the added excitement of Deb Laue of Dragonfly on hand, who provided a surprise gift for each participant, as well as optional coordinating accessories for purchase.

Thank you, MiniCals, especially Karen Laisure and Ruth Heisch, for coordinating, setting up and hosting this very popular event!

Upcoming Spring Fling Potluck and Flea Market
On Saturday, March 19th, 2016, MiniCals will be hosting their annual Spring Fling Potluck and Flea Market open to the public. It will be held at M & L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill, CA and will start at 10 a.m. For more information contact: Ruth Heisch.

Click on the photos below to enlarge.

MiniCals Feb 2016 Workshop

MiniCals is hosting the “Shabby Chic” workshop. The workshop is based on an exhibit from the 2015 Good Sam Showcase of Miniatures.

MiniCal Workshop: Create a Botanical “Shabby Chic” Door/Shelf/Table
Date: February 27, 2016
Space is limited so you must sign up ahead. Workshop fee $40.00.
Location: M&L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill, CA
Contact Ruth Heisch for more info.

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“Shabby Chic” designed & made by Karen Laisure for Brenda Hough

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“Shabby Chic” magazine picture of basic design