Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Winter Wonderland Workshop

I thought you might like to see pictures of the project, raffle items and the exhibits at last Saturday's " Winter Wonderland Small Scale" workshop held in Evansville, Indiana. What a great day it was!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Roundtable kit from Cleveland Convention

The NAME 2011 National Convention held in Cleveland was a whirlwind of activities. One of my favorite events held is the " Roundtable Kit" sale. $5 kits are created and sold by NAME convention attendees. Kits sold have gone through a selection process and every kit is a unique one.  Many of the kits sold at the event will be available to purchase through a in the near future issue of  NAME's " Miniature Gazette" magazine.

I offered a 1" scale retro record player kit. I want to share with you the completed project done by  NAME's 1st Vice President , Cary Yerves.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

NAME 2011 CONVENTION Souvenirs

For months , years, I had to keep the secret of what the souvenirs gifts were to be for this year's NAME convention. As chairman of that committee- this duty is like being Santa Claus. Two weeks before convention, I finally realized I had over 3,000 gifts in my home. I do hope , everyone who attended convention loved the fact that we connected the gifts to music, the main theme of this year's Cleveland convention.
The lovely gown was made by Joanne Roberts from Penn.- it is the gown Anna wore in the " King and I", the NAME music stand really works, swivels, maybe lowered up and down and was made by Florida's wood miniature artist, Tom Walden. The third convention gift was the " Blue Suede Shoes" made by Sylvia Rountree.

The convention steering committee decided to give gifts which accompanied each main gift. With the gown came a wonderful shelf with peg( designed and parts cut by Dan Zerkel of Ohio and the members of the Lexington Blue Grass Miniature Society assembled the shelf), to accompany the music stand, several scores of music was given and Dan again designed , cut and had members of his club in Columbus assemble the sheet music holder. The last item, is the "Elvis Gold Record" plaque. The was designed by me and was produced by Laser Creations. Members of the steering committee than assembled the plaque.

NAME this year has extras of these items and will be offering them to our membership to purchase in an upcoming issue of our magazine, "The Miniature Gazette".