Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Shelly's Wonders in Miniature Show opens later tonight! Nov. 12 to 15

 Shelly's WONDERS IN MINIATURE SHOW opens NOVEMBER 12 to 15, the doors are actually open later tonight. I am showing a photo of the home page. Over 50 artists have been working behind the scenes preparing their tables and pages for everyone's enjoyment of a fabulous online miniature show. They have also provided terrific Roundtables, Mega Roundtables and Workshops which are now open to the public before the show opens. I have shown a few of my roundtables in this photo with information too. Here is the link to the show.
This is a link to the Roundtables page
Please enjoy yourself, if you have time come see my page too, under Jean Day Miniatures, I have many new laser cut lace kits and some kits you maybe haven't seen before..Hope to see you there.
Hugs, Jean

Sunday, October 18, 2015

New Laser Lace Cotton Baby Bunting Clothing Kit in 1:48 or Quarter Scale

I just realized it has been a long time since I have posted, seems the older I'm getting the quicker time flies....really!! Thank you so much to those who sent their regards about Lesley, I will pass them on to her family too.

Above you can see a kit I designed as a shop window filler kit for the Quarter Scale NAME Day that is happening this weekend in Quarter Connection. It is a Quarter Scale Cotton Laser Lace Baby Bunting Clothing Kit. I really enjoyed designing it using some of the kits I had already designed in one twelfth scale. You can see, or not, LOL, the tiny butterfly on the onsies and a bunny on the blue long sleeved shirt.

It is always so much fun and there are so many activities happening in Quarter Connection. For those of you who are not familiar with Quarter Connection, it started in about 1999 by Sally Dohrman, (such a lovely lady who has since passed away) and is a Yahoo Group. I've been a member since about 2001 and started doing quarter scale in the 80's when I would sell the inexpensive furniture through my small mail order shop we had in our home. I would highly recommend the group for either a beginner or someone more experienced in quarter scale miniatures. There is such knowledge in the group with lots of files for accessories and projects. You can be a lurker if you feel shy about talking in a group but it is more fun to get involved.

The kit shown above is going to be divided into the three kits for Shelly's online show the end of October and beginning on Novemeber called Wonders in Miniature and as roundtables in Quarter Conneciton.

Bye for now, Mini Hugs, Jean

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Lesley Ansell-Shepherd 1953-2015 About Miniature's Expert has passed away.

Lesley Ansell-Shepherd 1953- 2015
I posted this message on my Facebook page but I thought it would be good to put it on my blog too to let more people know, who might not be aware of Lesley's passing. The photo above I took when she brought her new puppy Hobbes over to visit last year. Lesley passed away July 30, 2015. I went to a lovely celebration of her life on Sunday. So many friends and family attended.

It is with a very sad heart that I wanted to tell you that my dear friend, AIM member and About Miniatures Guide, Lesley Shepherd passed away July 30. It has been such a shock to her family and everyone who knew her. She died from complications of advanced cancer.

Lesley and I used to love getting together once a week, to make miniatures and talk. She was always so excited about her projects and came up with such brilliant ideas. I loved her spirit and passion for so many things. She was a full scale garden designer (she had a degree in horticulture) and created wonderful miniature plants as well, but her main passion was sharing her creativity with others and helping them with her ideas at About miniatures. Lesley enjoyed doing projects that were with supplies and techniques that were accessible to everyone and could be done and enjoyed by beginners or by advanced miniaturists. I was honoured to have her as a friend and will really miss her.
Cheers Jean

Friday, August 21, 2015

A Mini Miniature Show and some of my latest kits

Above I am showing some of my new cotton laser lace designs in one twelfth scale at Shelly's Show. These are also available on my website I also offer more of the items above as well as hankies on finer cotton, baby items and lace doilies in 1:48 and 1:12 scales. 

I am also offering my new 1:48 scale 4 piece French Country Bedroom Suite Kit shown below as a workshop and I have accessories too. Two of my roundtable kits for the show are shown below as well. Both is 1:48 scale, one is a Gardening kit and the other a Wicker Look Chair Hat and Bag Kit.

Shelly's on line fabulous, terrific mini show started Thursday and goes on until Sunday. A Mini Miniature Show. Above I am showing 2 of the 1:48 scale roundtable kits for $5.00 US I will be offering. There will be over 60 dealers in the show and so many doorprises, roundtables and workshops you will love as well as spending time at the dealers online tables. Check it out. it started on Thursday and goes on until Sunday! The great thing is you can be part of the show in your PJs.

I have been busy been working on so many new kits first for the West Coast Miniature Show and Sale in June and then for the Quarter Connection Convention and now for Shelly's Show. 
All the very best and thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

New Quarter Scale 1:48 Laser Kits, A Mini Miniature Show Mar.19-22 with over 75 dealers

 This is my most recent kit addition to my 1:48 scale roundtable kits "Spring Bunny Accessory kit" and mega kit I have available at Shelly's show that starts March 19th to the 22 and has over 75 fabulous dealers. I've had a chance to have a look at each of their offerings and they are amazing.

I hope you will all join us, there are door prizes too. The roundtable kits, mega kits and workshop pages are now open to the public from links at the top of the show home page but the show opens late on the 18th.
I will also be offering 10% discount on our kits from our website during the show which is in Canadian funds so that is a significant savings to our US customers because of the exchange rate making the discount about 30% combined savings.

Here are more of my 1:48 roundtable laser cut and engraved kits that will be offered for $5.00 as roundtable kits at the show.

This Quarter Scale French Country Sofa that matches my chair is a Mega Roundtable kit at the show for $12.00.

Hope you enjoy the show!!

Hugs, Jean

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Alexander Day, An Accomplished Magician, our son's new book Advanced Card Sleights on Amazon.


Alexander Day, an accomplished magician

Alexander, our son, has been selling magic tricks and cards through his website since 2002 and on eBay since 2003. He is always so modest about his talent and accomplishments.  He has recently written a wonderful, beautifully illustrated magic sleights book under his real name of Alexander Day which to can see below that he is selling through Amazon and his website

 Before that time and until the closing of the shop he sold his original tricks through Tony's Trick and Joke Shop which was later called Murray's Trick and Joke shop when Murray Hatfield took it over after Tony Eng sadly passed away in 2008. Alexander enjoyed and appreciated working in the shop for 16 years, every day he would demonstrate all of the tricks and cards tricks sold in the shop as well as many card and coin tricks of his own, wowing the crowds surrounding him.

Tony Eng, a wonderful and famous magician from Victoria B.C., who owned the shop mentored Alex for many years on the art of card magic, insisting he read all of the great books of card magicians. Alex did many shows for children and adults in his teens and was very pleased to be chosen as a magician for Victoria's Totally Teen Talent show for two years. Later he participated in many magic shows but his first love has always been close up magic, either with coins or cards. He has created many magic tricks, card decks and designs his own covers with his artistic talent. Alexander's passion is magic and anyone seeing his card manipulations is in for a thrill.

I am very pleased to show you Alex's new book "Advanced Card Sleights" on  It includes 83 illustrations to accompany the various card sleights that he shows. You can purchase this book as a digital download on amazon. You can read Alexander's introduction to the book below the photos.

When Alex was young he was constantly tossing coins and cards. I used to find cards everywhere!!
In his teens he enjoyed busking and doing close up magic at the inner harbour.
Also in his teens he performed magic at the Mill Bay Festival, he looked very handsome.
This is an introduction to Alex's book.

"Looking back, it seems to me that I have been a magician for most of my life.  I've worked in a magic shop demonstrating close up magic on a daily basis for over 16 years. I grew up with many of the classic close up magic books such as; Expert at the Table, Arthur Bucklys' Card Control, Royal Road to Card Magic, Revolutionary Card Technique and many others. They each contain very good techniques but sometimes they are a bit hard to read and may not have as many illustrations as a student may like.

What I have done in this book is to compile many of these techniques along with many advanced techniques complete with simplified descriptions and more complete illustrations of my own.

This book may not be for beginning magicians who would benefit from more basic books, however, students with basic skills may find this beneficial to their advancement in card magic."

Thursday, December 25, 2014

SEASON"S GREETINGS, my 2 free projects, Ribbon Bows & Bow Makers

Hi Everyone, The best of this wonderful season to everyone! I wrote these projects for the AIM Advent Calendar which is so fabulous this year, so I thought I would make them available here! Please click on the pages to view them larger for reading. You can have a look at all of the contributions of the 2014 Advent Calendar through the doors here.

I would like to thank Sally Watson who is the editor, the editorial team and each of the contributors for all of their hard work and generosity in making the AIM Advent Calendar possible. Special thanks to Bea Broadwood for starting the AIM magazine years ago. If you haven't looked at the archives you are in for a surprise and it is all free.

Love & Hugs, Jean

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Stay in your PJ's and enjoy Shelly's Wonders in Miniature online Show, ends Nov. 2.. New Kits too!

The Wonders in Miniature Show started last evening and continues until Nov.2.

Here is my link in the show. You will find so many terrific dealers offering seasonal and other miniatures. There are roundtables and workshops too. I am offering the Quarter Scale 1:48 Gingerbread Christmas on shelf kit as a roundtable kit for $6.50 and the Twelfth Scale 1:12 "12 Birds of Christmas" hang on the wall Advent Calendar as a workshop for $18.00. I'm also offering my 3 Halloween kits 1:48 for $5.00 each as roundtables. On our website we are offering 20% off Christmas Books in 2 scales and all of our kits.
Please come visit the Wonders in Miniature Show.


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