Anyway, this weekend I went to the Society of American Miniaturists (SAM) birthday party in Austin, Texas. It was great fun meeting many of the ladies I'd heard about, and there were lots of samples of past birthday party projects. Apologies in advance for the photo quality. The lighting in the meeting room wasn't the best, and most of them were in dust cases and I couldn't get away from the reflections.
This quilt shop was one of my favorites. I love the way Kendra did the outside of the box.
And the detail inside is no less than astounding. That wreath! The spools of thread! <swoon>
Both ladies had theirs on a turntable, as it's a 360 degree project.
And again with an amazing wreath... those are teeny tiny terra cotta pots!! (yes, I'm still swooning...)
This year's theme was "Schoolhouse of Yesteryear", and the base building is a cigar box. I snapped a few photos of a couple of the exhibits.
Unfortunately, I packed supplies thinking shabby chic, and you can't very well age or spookify walls with pastel colors of pink and blue, so it's not all done. Or even most of the way done. But, I DID get the roof finished. I'm still on a search for the perfect roof branch. There's something not quite right about this one.
Now, where'd I put that darn Ritalin?