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Thursday, August 31, 2017

New Quarter Scale 1:48 Kits for August





I hope you have all had a terrific summer or winter for those downunder!

I am sitting at my computer working on designs for new kits for October, talking to Alex, our son while he is packaging kits, John is sitting across from us working at his computer too, I suddenly realized I hadn't done a blog for August (or July)!!! Since it is the last day of August, I thought I would do a blog today. I am always so optimistic that I will have lots of time to look at everyone's blogs, do lots of blogging and many new designs, it just doesn't work out that way..

Sheee, it seems the older I get the more time flies and I really mean that!!!! However with the beautiful weather we have been having, I have to admit walking with John along the beach and along to waterfront to sit at the Marina or Oak Bay Beach Hotel for tea is a top priority. It is good for my health too and usually takes an hour of walking. I really enjoy cooking our gluten free, vegan meals too and have loved great vegan recipes from cookbooks such as Oh She Glows and Forks before Knives. There is a great documentary on vegetarian eating on Netflix too called Forks before Knives if you have every thought of becoming vegetarian it is very good.

Above are some quarter scale kits I designed for Quarter Connection Roundtables and Shelly's  Miniature Mini Show last month. I hope to have them up on our website soon and Etsy too. 

Friday, June 23, 2017

1:48 Scale Floral Friday!






For Floral Friday the top photo shows some of the fimo florals I've been designing for my mini scenes, As you can see they have flat backs which makes them very impressionistic. Since I have a tremor in my hands now sculpting close to the tile where my hand can lean on the the table works really well for me.

I've also shown a photo of our handsome son son Alex who is such a wonderful help to our business for so many areas of packaging and putting together some of the kits that my tremor causes me problems with. The last photo is a peak of part of our studio, John works on the right side, I work in the middle and back and Alex works in the far back corner when he is over too. We have lots of great lighting and storage. I will post other views of the display cases and my collectibles room as well.

The middle photos show how I have used the florals in my various scenes and new Quarter Scale tall fireplace. The  1:48 Scale paper kit with bunnies I called the Bunny Hop and working with the heavier paper is so much fun.These are available on our website, Etsy and eBay.

Thank you so much for looking. I'm sorry I haven't been around again as much as I would like but I'm working on my kits for Quarter Connection roundtables, Shelly's Show in the summer and Ballroom dancing as much as we can.

Friday, May 26, 2017

New 1:48, Quarter Scale Laser Cut and Engraved Kits







Oh my goodness, I can't believe it has been a year since I have posted a blog!! I hope you have all been happy and are feeling blessed.

I am so grateful with how well our business of miniatures has done through the years, especially the last 3 years of selling laser cut and engraved 1:48 scale kits. It has been very rewarding to receive such a positive response. Recently I've been trying a few designs on heavier paper and have really enjoyed the results. You can see and example above of 1:48 plates, platters, boxes and book covers. With a bit of embossing they really start to look like plates, they can be painted too. Above you can see a grouping of new kits I've designed recently for our Yahoo Quarter Connection Roundtables and Mega Roundtables in June. After that time I will have them on our website, Etsy and eBay. I've also been having fun making fimo flowers, I will share those with you soon as well.

Take care everyone and than you so much for those of you who might meander over to my blog and have a look. Mini Hugs, Jean

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