Elisabeth Causeret had a wonderful display of her work. It was the first time I'd met her and what a wonderfully talented lady she is
I bought a number of items from her. Each one is exquisite in detail and perfectly scaled. This is a small selection from my purchases
Another miniaturist I was excited to see was Kim Selwood I've adored his work for many years so it was great to finally meet him and buy one of his items
I fell in love with the Batllo Chair as soon as I laid eyes on it. My first purchase at the fair =0D
Another miniaturist without a web site (or email) *rolls eyes* is Danny Shotton. I have spent the last two years collecting everything that he makes. If you love realism in your miniatures then Danny's creations are for you.
I was great to see Elizabeth from Elf Miniatures again, though only briefly. As per usual her creations had gathered a crowd five deep =0)
Ray Storey is another favourite miniaturist of mine. He makes blown glass items and lighting that are just stunning.
I don't normally buy food items at fairs simply because some of my favourite sellers, (a small selection) Snowfern Clover , Oiseau deNim , Merry Gourmet have items readily available to buy on their sites. But I decided to buy a few items from Mags-nificent Miniatures because they looked so fantastically detailed
This little fella was made by the fabulous Bettina Kaminski
A cool bonsai tree from Ceynix Miniatures
I really liked this display that Sue Cook used to show off the architectural components she makes for miniature buildings. Many moons ago, my Husband asked me to make him a diorama so that he could display his collection of Buffy the Vampire Slayer figures (sorry dearest =0*) I bought quite a few of Sue's items at the fair with a view to start said diorama. I'm thinking graveyards, mausoleums, crypts...
I bought a great deal of wood, some tools which I am very excited about (is that sad?) and electrical components.
I hope that one day, the fair will have an equal measure of modern/contemporary and traditional items. Fabric is still sadly lacking the jump into the 21st century. There was a nation of tudor/georgian/victorian furniture =0( and only one seller that had any items if you wanted a modern store/pub/hairdressers in miniature. No doubt the growing number of modern miniature lovers will eventually drive the markets. Just hope it's in my lifetime..
Hope you've had a fabulous weekend. Til next time