Here are my purchases from the Shearwater show. The parasol is by my friend Paula, and the dress is by Linda, the lovely woman at the next booth. (I also bought some pieces of very fine linen and the porcelain doll from her, as well as a wealth of tiny scale trims.)
Here's a close up of the dress -- isn't it beautiful? It could even pass for mid to late 17th century (except it should be off the shoulders) -- the first era of the bustle!
I managed to pick up 10 wineglasses and 8 beer mugs from a lovely lady who was destashing. The tiny wheel-thrown jug is made by Jo-Ann Shaw who is an extraordinary craftsman. Check out her chalices and cauldrons (as well as her saddles) at her website, Kilnworks Minis.
I lost the business card for the maker of this lovely easel, which I'm going to use in the WAMH in my artist's studio:
I also did a swap for a gorgeous hand-turned wig stand :)
And this isn't from the Shearwater show, but I love it -- it's a turned lidded box by UK Artisan Dave Williams of Harvington Miniatures who sells on Ebay under the name smallartist:
Knitwits tomorrow -- the girls' houses proceed apace and I'll try to post some pictures!
This blog chronicles the adventures of a group of Canadians building a 1:12 scale medieval or Tudor dolls' house or dolls' castle. We're also working on a William and Mary era dollhouse circa 1700, featuring Jacobean, Carolean and Queen Anne furniture. Dollhouse aficionados, those who enjoy making or sharing doll house miniatures, and people who enjoy sharing crafts with children may enjoy the adventures of this group.
I built the background image of this site using some of the fabulous work from Vintage Retro Grunge. The "Green Man" reproduction medieval tile on the bottom right is by Kate Tiler. The other two, the griffon and the happy little creature (possibly a lion with a bagel?), are both by Pataki Tiles.