Monday, January 31, 2011

Spirited Castle Roombox

This Spirited Castle Roombox was created by my fellow NAME member, Greg Bierck of Indianapolis. Before you begin to watch this Youtube video- turn my playlist off so you can hear the musci and sound which comes from this castle!
He is so talented and creative.Better yet, knows everything about the movement and sounds to be added to his castle. I had the pleasure of seeing this award winning castle last fall at the Miniature Dollhouse Museum and other Collectibles Show in

Friday, January 21, 2011

Where has the month of January gone too?

I realized a bit ago that the month of January is almost over and so many miniature projects are waiting for my attention.
I have just returned from the NAME Board of Trustee meeting in Cleveland. The 2011 NAME National Convention will be held there this summer in July.  This was a great meeting- the present Board members who I serve with represent every corner of the United States and really care about this association and its membership.
I am sharing with you pictures from the Cleveland hotel where our convention will be held.NAME DAY 2010 caused a great deal of excitement and  I can also say, that the excitement over this project confirmed our hopes . The Board agreed to continue this NAME DAY as an annual event. A committee is working hard to have the 2011 project announced soon.
I also agreed to chair a 2013 Spring Regional Houseparty which will be for our membership who work in all scales.
 My to do list is getting no shorter but I am happy to say .. that's ok, as I, oh, so love miniatures .

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I won!

I WON FIRST PLACE!!!! Farmers Market Marketing Activities Innovations!

The 2011 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show will have something for anyone interested in fruit and vegetable production.
This year’s event convenes Jan. 3 in Lexington at Embassy Suites Hotel, and concludes around 5 p.m. Jan. 4.
A new component to the conference this time around is the Agricultural Innovations Contest for Market Growers. Central Kentucky Ag Credit is sponsoring the event that will highlight two categories of laborsaving designs and modifications growers have made to handle the unique aspects of field production. The two categories are Market Grower Mechanization Activities and Famers Market Marketing Activities.

I entered my new miniature farming crates, made for our Sheep in the Meadow and our Bluegrass Farmer's Market  and of course the "Kentucky Proud" program which we are member of. I was mobbed after the awards presentation with people, men and woman, who wanted to talk to me! I will be featured in a magazine, speaking to groups and making crates.
I have lots of people to see and I am so excited. 
 I was honored to be able to speak to the attendees of this agricultural conference how my miniature world became married to our agricultural businesses.