Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A Farmhouse Kitchen and a few Long Overdue Updates

It has been a long time since I have written a post...and for this I apologize.  Life gets so busy sometimes and one forgets how meaningful life's little pleasures are when they are put aside for the time being.  Many things have happened in the months since I had last posted.  I do not like to write about my personal life too much, and so I shy away from posting sometimes.  

In November I was given the wonderful opportunity to spend 10 days in Spain; 3 days in Madrid at the Tom Bishop Miniature Show where I met many of the wonderful miniature artisans who I have admired for so long and many who I am fortunate to call my friends.  I then went on to spend 5 days in Barcelona, 2 of those days spent touring Barcelona with Eva Perendreu and meeting a few wonderful miniature artisans from the Barcelona area over coffee (including Ivana Paez and Jorgelina Ferreyra from Argentina).
Susi from MiniEdenTienda
Eva Perendreu

In the months following Christmas the pipes froze out at my childhood home and my sister and I spent many weeks there repairing damages.  I typically spend every Monday afternoon there year round with my 2 dogs; this is the place that my store is named for - Windy Point. There was much snow there this winter.

I moved my studio into one room that I can dedicate to my miniatures.  Prior to moving everything into one space, my workspace and my miniature scenes were in separate areas of my house.  I now have them all in one room.  I collect vintage Denby, so I was so happy to be able to incorporate a few of these wonderful heirlooms into my studio space.

I have been designing new pieces to add to many of my Luxury Flatware lines and creating new miniatures for Spring. I hope to have these listed soon, but things keep getting in the way it seems.

Finally, as many of you know, many of my miniatures are modeled after the things that were in both of my grandmother's kitchens.  I have been working on my maternal grandmother's summer kitchen over the past year...I have included a few photos so that you can see the progress.  The farmhouse photo is the actual farmstead that my grandparents had and where I spent weeks during my childhood summers.

Monday, November 11, 2013

The Christmas Cheer Collection - Luxury Flatware in 1:12 Scale

  This is the newest collection of Luxury Flatware that I created for the holidays, called Holiday Cheer. There are 45 designs to choose from; and all are available in my Etsy store windypointminiatures.

  I also wanted to share the exciting news that I will be traveling to Madrid next week and I will be attending the Tom Bishop Miniature show.  I am so excited to meet all of the lovely women who have been my inspirations and whose pieces I am lucky to have among my personal collection.  The following week I have the opportunity to spend the week in Barcelona and meet a few of these women for lunch.  It is like a dream to finally meet my miniature friends in person and to possibly make a few more. This post is dedicated to all of you. I would also like to send a special mini hug to Eva @ Handmade by Eva Perendreu, Maria Jose @ miniaturamjose and Ana Mimundorosa who have been very helpful in planning my trip and to Susi @ MiniEdenTienda who first presented the idea to me back in June of this year.