Go to the Show Blog if you want to know about the show itself.
I am hoping that my latest purchases give me the much needed spur to get started again on my project. To be fair much of its languishing is that I really haven't had time since we got home to settle back into it but, looking at my diary for the coming week (busy today too!), I may be able to get going again.
The show was also a part-excuse for not getting anything done as I would have liked some unusual lighting and thought I would hold off until after the show. I was hoping to 'fall across' some lights that would please me but, in truth, I didn't have high hopes as I pretty much know everything that is out there. I was right - either I have them already or I don't want them. So, I will definitely have to use whatever I already have and get the basement lit as my next step to allow me to travel on up a floor and get started on the ground level of the house.
Here are my treasures arranged in groups from the five vendors I bought from. You can see each item separately in the Purchases Album if you want to.
Lovely scale and detail on her stuff. You have to pay a visit to the opening matchbox that she makes...knocks me out every time. The Christmas parcels are actually in her 1/24th area so they make beautifully wrapped small Christmas gifts.
|The Ironworks and Black Country Miniatures|
I have no idea what I will do with the Christmas decorations but they just had to be had. As for the others - yet more stuff I once owned and have had to buy again.
|The Craft Pack Company|
This is really gorgeous silk at a really good price - £1.80 a piece and 11 x 13 inches. I also got some very nice cotton fabric for 90p and some cute chenille fringing (no idea what for!) which was in her 1/24th range.