These past couple of weeks or so have been extremely busy indeed and life has basically revolved around our Oxfordshire based workshops!
|Some of the ladies busily working hard at the Saturday 13th June Workshop|
For the past two Saturdays, Nostalgia In Miniature Workshops colleague Robin and myself have been running two full day sessions of our Little Vintage Toy Shop Workshop at Bicester Avenue Garden Centre in Oxfordshire, UK.
|More ladies at the Saturday 20th June Workshop|
What a fabulous time it has been!
Over the past few weeks preceeding these two workshops, both Robin and I have been beavering away creating 25 kits........each shop kit has just under 80 separate wooden components, all of which I have cut by hand....my hands are very sore indeed!
Robin designed over 30 amazing vintage style toys to fill the shop with, so she nearly lost her marbles cutting all the various components for those too! Full information and more photos of the workshops can be found on our sister blog - Nostalgia In Miniature Workshops Blog. Plus you will also find information on there with regards to our 2016 workshops, as we are now opening up a Reserve List for that too.
|This is what we will be making next week with the Cheltenham group, and is being offered in both 1/12th scale and 1/24th scale.|
And there is still no respite, as next week we will be travelling to Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, to undertake a workshop of a very different kind for a large group of miniaturists. So hence, this is why listing to KT Miniatures' website of more antique and vintage dolls house items has ground to a halt just lately!
HADDENHAM DOLLS HOUSE EXHIBITION
And now a date for your diary....am delighted to announce that KT Miniatures has signed up for a stand at Haddenham Dolls House Exhibition that will be taking place on Saturday 14th November. This is a wonderful little event that up until now has been run biannually by George and Freda Dorrell, and which we have been attending for years. However, George and Freda have now retired from this event but luckily Thame Dolls House Fair organisers, Ron and Felicity Holland are taking over the organisation, in order to keep this wonderful event going.
Taking place at Haddenham Village Hall (just 2 miles from Thame on the Oxfordshire/Buckinghamshire border), the main aim of this event is to bring together individual enthusiasts plus local dolls house and miniature clubs to show off their creative talents. There will also be a handful of professional artisans, including myself and Robin of Coombe Crafts. I hope to have a variety of both my handmade items as well as a selection of antique/vintage dolls house items......and the event will be raising funds for the Air Ambulance and Hearing Dogs For Deaf People!