My piece is gluing up and I've added the wood trim. Tomorrow, I landscape! One of the things I finished today was this rather rough little grate and stove for the crofter's cottage's fireplace -- it's all made from mat board with a Tic Tac bed of coals :)
We all continued work on our projects today -- the pieces continue to astonish and delight me.
|Our British camper, Anne, has made a very creative inside/outside scene using a turntable. Really ingenious.|
|Nancy is famous for sticking most closely to the prototype project :) I love the black trim here.|
|Elizabeth is making a stately wizard's room ... the outside ...|
|... and the inside!|
|Love Sherry's wainscotting and trim on this one.|
|This is Kelly's dark and mysterious house, which she says will be full of trees. Sounds fabulously fairy-tale like.|
|Debbie P's version has lots of windows.|
This afternoon was the open house, when non-participants are allowed to come in and see what we're up to. I had a table in the Sales Room from which I sold mini books, book kits, furniture and decorated china. I actually sold enough to be able to go shopping and participate in the auction in the evening!
Here are some of the lovely things I bought this afternoon: paper flowers, cutting boards (which I'll turn into something special), an LED battery operated table lamp for my Mum's birthday (and her room box), another pussy cat, a Bonnie Lavish tulip kit, a wonderful ham for the William and Mary kitchen and a deer's head for the castle. I also picked up two pieces of pottery by Joanne Shaw to add to my pottery collection -- like all her work they're dead in scale -- fine, fine work.
And the instant I walked into the Auction room (which helps raise money for Camp Mini Ha Ha's continuing existence) I fell in love with one lot -- a pad of graph paper, a dark green 1:1 scale mug with a mini theme ... and a pair of sterling silver candlesticks by Canadian silversmith Greg Matuskovsky, who is carrying on the work of his late father, Vladamir Matuskovsky. When I say I fell in love with them, it's not an analogy -- something "pinged" in my heart. I don't have a lot of money, but I had made enough this weekend, thanks to so many generous campers, and this was the one item I wanted to get.
And I did!
I took this picture with my phone camera which doesn't really have a macro lens, but it'll give you an idea :) They are about an inch and a half tall, with exquisite detail and are in my favourite style (square bases with barley twist bodies). I am ECSTATIC! Thanks so much to Betty who generously donated it to CMHH's auction and to Debbie P. who let me win it :)