I'm going to try a new thing... every week I am going to dig a miniature or two out of my stash and do a short bit about it/them.
This week's winners by default of not being stored yet are:
-This beautiful teddy bear pot of violets.
I actually just received this piece for my birthday. The maker is Mary Ellis, I.G.M.A. Artisan. I have vague memories of going past a shop of miniatures and gifts in Westport Plaza in St. Louis when I was very young. There were tiny, tiny plants on display that I knew had to have been made by magic. Now I know that Mary made those plants. Twenty-five or so years later I finally have one for my very own.
-This gorgeous shamrock rug, stitched by Stephanie Stith.
A while back I mentioned that I would love a rug like the one my friend, Pat Snowden, has in her St. Patrick's Day vignette. Stephanie said she would stitch one for me as a birthday gift. She stitched the original in Pat's setting too. This rug is destined for my St. Patrick's vignette. I'm still gathering things for it, so it may be a while before I put it together. There is a corner of a tulip quilt showing behind the rug. Stephanie also made the quilt. In fact she's made several that I am happy to own. I should dig them all out and get a group photo.
-This delicate wreath covered in seashells.
Sally Bondy put this adorable wreath together. I do not know yet where it will go, but I do know I love it. The delicate tendrils are the best part. I may do a roombox that features a shell theme, or it may join a few other items to become a seasonal decoration for my big dollhouse. I might come up with another idea all together. We'll see.
I should be digging further into my stash this weekend in hopes (probably vain hopes) to get my workroom organized again. Who knows what I will find.