Friday, July 20, 2012

Do You See It? Take a Closer Look....

See it now? This exquisite butterfly was a gift from Andrea Thieck. It is a very special keepsake from our meeting in the spring. I have been waiting for the hydrangeas in the garden to bloom the perfect shade of blue, so that I could share the beauty of Andrea's work. Unfortunately, the photo does not show the butterfly's glistening, intricate wings that Andrea has so perfectly replicated! Please visit Andrea's blog to see more of her amazing work.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Progress on the French Boutique Kits

Progress on the French boutique window vignette has been slow. Ok, really slow (I started it in February!). There is much to do yet: signage, painting, electrifying, and the addition of the new kits (not shown in the photo). The vignette with all of the accessory kits will debut at the National convention in Charlotte, at the end of this month. 

The progress on the French boutique window vignette.
During the development process of the vignette, I had an idea to make a kit for an Eiffel Tower chocolate display. The kit will be available in 1/12, 1/24, and 1/48 scales; and may be completed with optional items to make your own bon bons. If you can't travel to Paris for your bon bons, soon you may be able to enjoy them in miniature!