Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Miniatura Stand Number

Just a very quick post with details of my allocated stand at the forthcoming Miniatura. I am on W36 on the right hand wall of the hall as you look at from the entrance.  I have been working flat out since Christmas  getting stock ready. Hope to see some of you there. Do stop by and say hello.

Bob

Friday, 2 March 2012

Miniatura Calendar

I am delighted and honoured that my work has been included in a new Perpetual Calendar produced by the Miniatura Team. It  contains months and dates but no days, so can be used year after year for reminders of birthdays, anniversaries and other imnportant events. Each month features a different miniatures artisan, and my work is on the  October page .

Initially the calendar can only be bought at the Miniatura show. It  costs £6.50 of which £2 will be donated to Cancer Research.  Later it will probably be available by post. For details keep an eye on their website www.miniatura.co.uk


The next Miniatura event is on March 17th & 18th at the NEC,  Birmingham, UK.
I will be there - stand number later when I receive details.
Bob

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Alexandra Palace Fair Sunday October 23rd

Just a quick post to let you know that I will be at the Alexandra Palace, North London, show this Sunday, October 23rd, on stall 66. If you will be visiting, do stop by and say hello won't you?  Must get back to making, as I am expecting this show to be very busy!

Bob

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Latest items

Miniatura last weekend was a very enjoyable show for me and it was a great pleasure to meet so many of my mail order customers there

I have 2 more shows left this year now - Alexandra Palace London on October 23rd and Kensington Festival, London on December 3rd. Just time to replenish my stocks before the first one!

Some new items recently added to my range are these Fruit or jam tarts. The fruit tarts have fruit slices in the bottom, with jelly and topped with cream They come on a quality glass cakestand and a doiley. £4.95 each
Also new are some little white oblong dishes filled with cooked vegetables - potatoes or a carrot & pea mixture. I  am frequently asked for these, so here they are! They would look good with my large cooked turkey on a platter, ready for Christmas.




I have also done a new selection of filled preparation tables, which I will add to the site as soon as I can.

Will post again when they are all in the store,

Bob

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Counting down to Miniatura

Just a quick post to remind everyone that I will be at the Miniatura Show on September 24 & 25th at the NEC Birmingham England, on Stand W33www.miniatura.co.uk
I'll have all my new items available for you to see. I love doing this show and meeting so many of my customers. Maybe I'll see you there?
Back to work now!
Bob

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Time flies!!

I couldn't believe it was so long since I last blogged.... time flies - or am I getting old?   I've had a busy time over the last few months with work done on our house and then we had a lovely trip to Las Vegas in the USA for 3 weeks. We had a lovely rest - the weather was so hot, in fact there was a heatwave across America, with nearly 4000 temperature records broken while we were there, that  we couldn't spend too much time walking round outdoors - it was a matter of a dash from the air conditioned hotel to the air conditioned car to the air conditioned restaurant/shop or whatever!  Managed to keep up with e mails while we were away  and keep customers informed. Came back to a large backlog of orders which are now all shipped. So it's  now back to normal - including the 'normal' british summer! Rain.... thunder....cold... you know how it is! Floods about 30 miles away from us just yesterday...

I am beginning to prepare for the busy Autumn season with Miniatura Show coming up  at the end of September. Are any of you planning to visit?

I have added a few new things to my range recently.

Two new items for the miniature Dairy - a UK hand made butter churn on stand,  (£22) which really turns, and a little pair  of wooden butter pats (£2.50)  - they would have had several pairs of these in the dairy or kitchen for shaping the butter.                                
Storage barrels with lids and labels for the large kitchen, larder or store room. - available in FLOUR, SALT, SUGAR and OATS, £6.95 each


Finally for now, a  traditional blue lined cardboard basket filled with fresh 'dirty' field mushrooms....  £4.50.

Hope you are all enjoying the Summer (or Winter!) wherever you are.    

Bob

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

New items for April

Time has really flown since Miniatura, and we had such a good show there that  I've been  kept busy replenishing stocks ready for Kensington Dolls House Festival in May.
A selection of my  enamel ware had been featured in the April issue of Dolls House & Miniature Scene magazine in an article about 1940's miniatures, which  it seems had prompted customers to come to Miniatura with lists of enamel ware items they wanted.

As well as making more  stocks of my usual items I have also added some new ones this month.


The photo shows a 'Ewbank' style carpet sweeper, (£12) a bucket of water  with cloth and 'puddle' (£4.50)  bucket of coal  (£4.50)  oval platter of roast partridge with vegetables (£7.00) and round platter of 3 roast partridge displayed a la Mrs Beeton,simply on a bed of greens  (£6.00). All available now.

Back to potato making now!  Empty buckets waiting to be filled.

Bob