Pat Iannucci: Mini Greenhouse Project

Pat and her sister took a workshop with Fern Vasi at the Dallas show in May. They each dressed and wigged a 1″ scale garden lady. Then they created greenhouse scenes using an Ikea miniature greenhouse. The potting bench was made from scratch following an article from Dollhouse Miniatures magazine.

Pat is from Livermore, CA and her sister lives in Texas. They Skype several times a week to work on projects, primarily in quarter scale.

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Pat and her sister created dolls in a class with Fern Vasi.


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Online Seminars to Benefit NAME

In the past several months, we have lost some very special miniaturists who had a special place in their hearts for NAME.

To honor the lives and dedication of our departed NAME friends, Luci Hanson will be hosting two live seminars online for a minimum donation to NAME of $5.00 per attendee. The proceeds will go to NAME in memory of Eve Karobolis, Phyllis Tucker and Terry Reasor.

Both seminars will take place on Monday, July 16, 2018.

Seminar 1
10:00 – 10:45 am Pacific time
Subject: Fancy wood floors with veneer
Free veneer sheets for every registrant.

Seminar 2
11:00 – 11:45 am Pacific time
Subject: Making drapes and curtains for any scale (the EZ way)

The seminars will be given live through the website, zoom.us. They will not be recorded.
A camera or microphone is not needed.

TO ATTEND:

  • Register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the seminar.
  • To keep the process easy for Kim at the NAME office, please make your minimum $5 donation to Mini Cyber Club PayPal account: minicyberclub@yahoo.com
    Be sure to stipulate that the funds are a donation to NAME. The Mini Cyber Club treasurer will forward the funds to the NAME PayPal account on Tuesday, July 17.
    The final total will be published in the Mini Cyber Club digest next week.

This is a win-win program. Participants will pay tribute to dedicated friends, learn something, and help NAME.

Please contact Luci Hanson with questions.


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Margaret Gordus: “Christmas Roombox from Folsom Fiesta Workshop

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Margaret started this 1″ scale roombox at the Folsom Fiesta Workshop. The quilt on the wall was created by her work supervisor, who is not a miniaturist.


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Projects from the True2Scale Succulents Workshop

On January 27, True2Scale hosted a 1″ scale Succulents and Accessories Workshop in Petaluma, CA. Participants made container gardens with tiny succulents. The next workshop will take place in June, and focus on the Succulent Potting Bench.

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Ana painted succulents in cheerful colors.

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Karen Tomajan’s containers are being filled with succulents.

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Suzanne Harrington-Cole blended soft colors together on her succulents in a muffin tin.

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Participants created succulents in container gardens at the True2Scale workshop.


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True2Scale 1″ Succulents Workshop

1″ Scale Succulents and Garden Decor Workshop
Jan. 27, 2018; 10am – 2pm
The Creamery, Petaluma, CA

Participants will learn faux painting and image transfer techniques to create succulents in old, re-purposed pots and pans. Students will make realistic looking succulents; weather wood; transfer artwork; create “china”, “aluminum”, and “graniteware”; and work with paper to make a 3D garden star.All of the accessories shown are included (the potting bench structure is not included). Items to be created in the workshop: wood crate with succulents, cooking pot with succulent garden, small pan with succulent garden, coffee pot with succulents, tea kettle with succulents, muffin tin with succulents, canisters, garden gloves, “mini” teacup house, “china” dishes, pot with soil and scoop, 3D hanging star.

Cost $65 (includes lunch). Your space will be reserved after payment has been received. We accept PayPal, personal checks, and money orders. If you register and will be unable to attend the workshop, a workshop kit will be mailed to you.

Sign up online or contact Carol for more info.

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Participants will create these succulents and decorations.

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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.

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.

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.

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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Margie Wannamaker: Victorian Dollhouse

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Margie Wannamaker with her dollhouse.

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

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


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Photos from the 2016 NAME Seattle National Convention

The 2016 NAME National Convention was held in Seattle, Washington, July 18-24. Many N2 members took part in the events and camaraderie.

Thanks to Karen Tomajan, Nancy Wantiez, Laurie Parker, and Carol Kubrican for sharing photos from the convention.

To view more photos, please click here.

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Exhibit created by Angelika Oeckl and shown at the 2016 Seattle Convention. Photo by Nancy Wantiez.

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Exhibit created by Angelika Oeckl and shown at the 2016 Seattle Convention. Photo by Nancy Wantiez.

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Jeff Packard in costume. Photo by Laurie Parker.

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Centerpiece. Photo by Nancy Wantiez.

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Centerpiece. Photo by Nancy Wantiez.

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A photo of Charlotte Atcher’s workshop sample at the 2016 Seattle Convention. Photo by Nancy Wantiez.

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Suzanne, Margo, Karen and Carolyn – San Francisco Bay Area

To view more photos, please click here.


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Karen Tomajan: Shabby Chic Garden Shelf

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

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Karen Tomajan’s shabby chic garden shelf

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Exhibits from the Seattle National Convention

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Making Camellias with Lynn Miller

 

Camellias made by the Mini Attics club.

Camellias made by the Mini Attics club.

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Camellias in a bowl

The Mini Attics Club enjoyed a camellia workshop taught by Lynn Miller. Club members created camellias floating in bowls and camellias on branches/bushes.

Karen Sesody: Shabby Chic Atrium

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

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

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Karen Sesody’s shabby chic project components.

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Trial testing her shabby chic items inside the glass atrium.

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Margaret Gordus: 2015 NAME Day Project

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

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Photography studio by Margaret Gordus.


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Lynne Hoffman: Goldfish Habitats

Lynne Hoffman created one inch scale, aged tubs with goldfish during a MiniCals get-together.

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Lynne Hofman’s goldfish are propagating. What are you feeding them?


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Margaret Gordus: Dining Room & Art Gallery

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

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Margaret Gordus created this 1″ scale dining room.


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