There was a great range of exhibits including lots of dolls houses, rooms boxes and other mini items, teddy bears and miniature soft toys, and a display of model boats and ships from a local model shop and then of course there were the sales tables.
Because of our current situation I had planned to only treat myself to one little miniature of some sort but - confession time - I BLEW THE BUDGET! I should have known I couldn't resist and my lovely husband was all for me buying a few miniatures while I was there. I feel slightly guilty for spending the money - but not that guilty. Actually it is just as well we are on a bit of a budget at the moment or I could have really done some financial damage! Not only did the miniature club and the local doll club have some items for sale there but a miniature shop from Upper Hutt, New Zealand 'Hathaway Cottage Crafts and Dollshouse Miniatures', also had a stand at the show. For anyone interested in looking at their website it is www.hathawayminiatures.co.nz.
So tonight before I head off to bed I just want to share with you my purchases. Tomorrow night I will upload some photos of some of the exhibits at the show.
A photo of all my purchases. The two mats were on sale on the Hathaway Cottage stand and were too good a bargain to leave behind.
Two gorgeous little mini girls, 3 cm tall. These will be displayed as dolls in my Timeless Toys project. I think these were made by someone in the Wanganui doll club.
Isn't this fine knitting just exquisite. It will fit a 2 inch Heidi Ott doll. This was made by a member of the Wanganui Miniature Club.
Some lovely very fine braid purchased from Hathaway Cottage.
A cute little kit of a porcelain kewpie in a box, also purchased from Hathaway Cottage.
And these absolutely adorable rabbits. I tried so hard to resist these but at the last minute as I was walking out the door I just could resist no longer. These were also purchased from Hathaway Cottage.
I'm a happy girl. I've got some new minis, saw some wonderful miniature projects made by other miniaturists, breathed in a dose of inspiration, and had a lovely chat with like minded people. Thank you Wanganui Miniatures Club for a great morning.