Yesterday, the game plan went out of the window.
I usually head to the wood suppliers first, buy up anything I think I'll need for the next few months and have it kept to one side so I can collect it later. From there I head to each of my favourite sellers, then do a couple of loops of all of the tables. But you get overwhelmed. You spot something new and wonderful and convince yourself that you have to have it. More than once, my Hubby pulled me away from a table, said 'think about it for half an hour and if you still want it then, we can always come back'. Sometimes a moment of reflection works.
I'll show you the very few photographs I took on the day. For the most part, if you visit the Miniatura link, it lists the sellers and their websites if you want to see more. I took some photos of Glorious Twelfth's houses because I can't find a link to them.
I may be a Modern Milly but I have such a soft spot for these timber framed buildings.
Below are some of my collections I added to over the weekend:
|Elisabeth Causeret - green|
|Elisabeth Causeret - Blue|
|Elisabeth Causeret - Grey|
|Elisabeth Causeret - White|
I bought the table from someone and for the life of me I can't remember who it was. I plan to age it with a solution of vinegar and use it to display things in a future scene.
|Ray Storey - Clear glass bottles|
|Ray Storey - Coloured glass bottles|
I couldn't resist this tennis racket and balls from Truly Scrumptious They are so well made. If you click on the picture you can see how every string has been woven through the frame.
Now this is a cautionary tale of why you should have a game plan when you go to a miniature fair. The first time I saw Danny Shotton's miniatures I decided I would build a work shed so that I could display all of the pieces that I collected. No, you are not seeing double. I managed to buy items again, that I was sure I didn't have =0/ This will end up being the best stocked shed any person has ever owned...
This last item is 6 x 6 inch pieces of ultra suede light. The reason I bought every piece the seller had is because it is an absolute nightmare to get hold of in Blighty. This fabric is FANTASTIC for miniatures. It doesn't fray, can be cut with a laser and is so soft, it folds realistically in a 12th scale scene. The only place I've seen it is in these small quantities from people who make miniature bears. Anyone in Blighty know anywhere I can get it? I would be most obliged for any advice.
That's about it. I have a pile of wood I need to store flat before I can put my feet up and relax.
Have a great weekend