Friday, 27 April 2012

My favourite miniature

My favourite miniature is, wait for it, is our first grandchild, 'Martha Belle Baker', three months old this Sunday, but she isn't for sale, not enough money in the world for this one I'm afraid.
Hopefully she will help on our stand in a few years time.
Back to business now though, been turning and making many new things in time for this Sunday's Dollshouse and Miniature fair which is at the Penn's Hall Hotel in Sutton Coldfield.
Two on show here are a honey pot with dipper in Red Malleee Burl and a Mortar & pestle in Cocobolo, many more like this will be available at very reasonable prices.
Then it's three weeks till our next fair which will be at Stourport on Severn, lots of new miniatures on the way for that one as well, I just can't sit still, have to keep making, at this rate we shall have to have an extension on the house!

Kings Lynn went that well that we have now booked more fairs with Dolly's Daydreams, they do run their fairs very professionally.
Crick, Hinckley and Thame still to come with them, possibly more toward the end of the year.

The HARVINGTON MINIATURES roadshow is fully under way again.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Well it's been a week or more since my last post, we exhibited at the Kings Lynn Fair last sunday, had a great day, plenty of customers through the door and was nice to meet many new people.
What a great venue.
The fair was very well organised by Dolly's Daydreams and we shall definitely be exhibiting at more of their fairs in the future.
We then spent several days over in East Anglia, the weather was quite pleasant as well, so all in all a good week.
Not had much time to work on new minis, been busy the last few days replenishing stock ready for next week.

We spent a day at Ely, a wonderful town and the cathedral is just magnificent, spotted a lovely view on the way in to the town, just had to get the watercolours out for this one, see the result below.
And before anyone asks, yes it is a miniature, although I could be tempted into doing a full size painting of this scene.
Next Sunday the 29th April we shall be on the road again, this time at Sutton Coldfiled, hope to see some of you there.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

new work

Okay am now finished making for a week or so, our next fair is at King's Lynn on Sunday April 15th, the fireplace above is now ready for selling, am producing these in a ceramic type of plaster, they feel heavy and authentic, they measure 3" high and will be on sale at £12 each.
The bottles  I have turned in a clear acryilc, all in one piece, the candles have just been painted, not real ones.

Not the best photo, but now added 3 more mirrors to my range and will only be £5 each, am quite pleased with these, lots of detail in the frames, took a while to get these just right.
If you are in Kings Lynn next Sunday then please stop by and say hello.
Just hope now that the weather improves as we shall be spending a few days by the sea.
Happy Easter everyone.