Thursday, 28 February 2013

New mirrors

Not a lot to report, been busy fulfilling orders and making stock for the next few shows, thankfully my next show isn't till April, still need more time to work on stock making and rebuilding the show stand.
The photo above shows my two latest miniatures to come out of my workshop, couple of fancy mirrors, 1/12th scale (2-7/8" diameter) and 1/24th scale (1-1/2" diameter), am very pleased with the way these have turned out.
Am also currently working on a new range of miniatures, something which I have not seen anyone else selling, these will be ready in time for the Bantock House fair in Wolverhampton fair on April 7th, am hopeful they will prove to be a popular addition to the Harvington Miniatures range.
Bantock House is going to be popular again, I've been told that there is now quite a waiting list and they only charge 50p per family entrance fee, now that is a bargain!

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

New Church Miniature

Even though it was cold I still managed to venture into the workshop this morning and still on the Church theme I managed to make a font, this is 100year old mahogany and Indian rosewood and finished with sanding down to 12,000 grit and then laquered and resanded several times.
This measures 73mm tall.
The fair at Stratford on Avon went reasonably okay despite the horrible weather, very cold and pouring with rain all day long, what a vile day.
Well done to all who ventured out.
On a plus I enjoyed two beautiful bacon sandwiches, I did try to pay for them honestly, but I was told to take them for nothing, now I was not about to argue with that, was I!
Now got almost two full months for creating some new miniatures before our next fair which is at Bantock House in Wolverhampton, going to be some good makers there and I hear that there is already a lengthy waiting list, if it anything like last years event, it will be a cracker.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

New Miniatures

Been busy this past week, finished off a couple of new miniatures, both plaques for a church, the top image is of a gold remembrance plaque, had to take photo at an angle to avoid flare, sorry.
Been busy making stock for out next fair which is now only 4 days away, it's at the Welcombe Hotel in Stratford on Avon, 10.30 till 4, we shall be right by the entrance.
After this we have two months break and then we shall be at Bantock House in Wolverhampton, this will be the start of four fairs in five weeks, so will be busy for the next couple of months, making extra stock and also hope to finalise even more new miniatures.
Tomorrow Thursday 7th Feb I am to be featured in the Express & Star newspaper and for this I have not only cleaned up the workshop but also given the website a make over, lots of miniatures now there for viewing,
This final photo is of a sign you would usually find outside a church and will come with varius different wordings.