This is the view from the plane about to land at home. Chicago was fun! I was happy from the show and happy to be getting home! I was so worn out!
I thought I would show you an update on the "Chess-taurant" along with more purchases from Chicago. I bought the chairs from the Heidi Ott dealer. I love the way my Heidi Ott doll fits in it. The two soda taps, napkin holder and milkshake maker were all bought there.
|These chairs are Heidi Ott chairs. See how perfectly my Heidi Ott doll looks sitting on one? I wish I had bought more than eight!|
|These are for my Chess-taurant too. They were bought from various dealers from both shows.|
More on that soon!
Please visit this Etsy store to see the absolutely gorgeous mini quilts. All are handmade! I was so sure I took pictures of them.
Tracy and her hubby were so friendly. It was great meeting them! I know you hear this all of the time, but believe me, these pictures don't do her work justice! https://www.etsy.com/shop/AngelsRestCreations?section_id=14780194
|I could not leave out this artist. Her dolls are even more realistic then they look in pictures. Elle is such a lovely lady. It was a real pleasure meeting and laughing with her and her better half! Her website is currently under construction. Please keep trying. She makes custom dolls of people you love! What a great gift for a loved one! http://www.ellepiccolodolls.com/ Her email is email@example.com|
*ARTIST HIGHLIGHT! *
There is a lady whose work always makes me reflect. For me, miniature scenes are a lot about how they make me feel. Mood is a large part of the scene because everything must be known about it without any words. I use words like mystery and secrets when I describe her works. They are the kind that make you stare and make up stories about who just left and more importantly...who is coming back!
I must say this also. Elizabeth at Studio E is more than an artist. Her warmth as a person comes through her encouraging, sincere comments and humor. Her presence, on my blog, or her own shows her to be a miniaturist you want to be around and always glad she is there. Somehow she seems to see the best in every blogger and their work! Even when she gives loving advice.
When I highlight an Artist, I like to say how they have affected me. I wanted to make nice window dressings, but they would never come out right. After Elizabeth gave her tutorial on using the pretty pleater, I have been having fun making all sorts of curtains (I have three sizes of pleaters)! The two curtains below were made using her tutorial. I was even able to use synthetic fabrics!
Please stop by her blog and make up your own stories with her mood stimulating rooms.
Here are a few things I have been up to lately...
|Looking for a few accent colors to break up the matchy matchy. Probably some pillows, wall accent or the dust ruffle etc. I still need to adjust those hanging lamps, Arrrg!|
|This was originally either a napkin or placemat. I really like it. Wish there had been two of them.|
|You know, I really like this guy. He is just so hard to pose!|
|I like to make my family part of the process. My daughter and her daughter thought this magnet should go in here. So in it went!|
|If I had two placemats/napkins I would have been able to make the draperies longer. I wanted them to match the bed so I had to make the short version. I got a lot of glue on them so I will be doing something about that too. I was just too tired to take it apart and fix it. (These were made using the Studio E tutorial)|
|The table was cream. I painted it black and gold to match the decor.|
Hope you enjoyed it all!
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