Saturday, August 15, 2009

A little shopping trip

Last weekend Marsha and I went to a mini show in the Bay Area (near San Francisco). It was my first mini show, and let me tell 'ya, it was pretty cool. It was a little overwhelming at first, and well... even at the end. Those booths can be pretty intense when you have 12:12 size people all crowded around looking at 12:1 size treasures!

Above is a picture of my treasures! I have been eyeing the Lee's Line furniture for a while now, and had been indecisive about the fabric until I actually saw it. I went for the denim. It was as neutral as I could find, and Rosanna's pillow looks perfect on it!

I also purchased a mini shadowbox frame. My plan is to turn it into a coffee table. I've been inspired by Kim and Mercedes-- they've made some GORGEOUS tables out of frames. I hope mine will measure up. These are some cupcake tins that I found at the show. I'm going to use them as a mold when I make my attempt at creating cupcakes... someday.Isn't this a sweet little teapot? I am going to send it to a friend who, from what I hear, has a blue kitchen. It's going to be a surprise, so I'm not saying who it's for. :) After the mini show we drove through Stockton and stopped at Bearly Big Enough. It's a wonderful mini shop. The shopkeeper, Suzie, keeps everyone in the region inspired with all her wonderful mini's. In fact, her shop is where I found Meg. Some of the absolutely most talented miniaturists I know hang out at the shop. I'm looking forward to telling you all about them on another post someday soon. They are really amazing, and the first mini friends I ever met.

The above photo is of the goodies I bought at the shop. I finally picked out a floor covering and some hardware for my little bathroom. The gold things are dresden borders. I know I'll be able to use them when I shabby up some furniture.

Well, as you can see, I've got some projects in the making... I'm looking forward to being able to show you all some projects soon. I'm still unpacking boxes, so I feel a little guilty putting that aside to work my mini's. I'm starting to get a creative itch again though, so hopefully I can get through these boxes soon!


Lynne said...

Oh, Jill...I wish I had known you would be there. I was there too! Wish we had connected! Glad you had a good time.

Claudia said...

Oh, how I wish I could have been there with you two! It sounds like so much fun! You found some wonderful treasures -

When do you move?

Marsha said...

Looking forward to see your table done, Jill! Did your power go out last night? Hugs, Marsha

rosanna said...

Good buyings. I most envy you the Dresden borders. They are unfindable in Italy! I'm waiting to look at the pillow on the sofa.. Hugs

Jill said...

Oh Lynne, I wish that I had known you were going to be there! I bet you found some great things!
Claudia- I've actually moved into my new house. It's just taking me forever to unpack!
Rosanna- I can't wait to show you how great the pillow looks on the sofa! I don't have wallpaper in the living room yet so nothing goes together very well for a picture yet. (Another project!)

Kim said...

what great treasures! I was wondering how your move was going- it sure is a lot of work- but I bet you are having so much fun too. I can't wait to see your coffee table- I have seen Kim's and Mercede's. They are so cute!

Saucy said...

Miniature cupcake papers? Such a thing that I could only dream about... I know exactly what to do to make them into cupcakes! Royal icing would do the trick. For sprinkles, have you ever seen the micro glass mini beads? They don't even have holes. They would do the trick perfectly!!

Liberty Biberty said...

What great buying! Looking forward to seeing the coffee table!