Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Melbourne Miniatures Fair 2015

Hello everyone. Despite terrible wintery weather, I had a rather pleasant visit to the Melbourne miniatures fair on the weekend just gone. Lots of great goodies but having just given up paid employment, money was a little tight. But I did get a few great things. I am really impressed at the standard of mini knitters here. I purchased these off a New Zealand lady. She had a whole range of Beatrix Potter characters, and it was really hard to choose. She also did dolls, gollies, monkeys, pigs, lots of things.

I couldn't go past Mr Tod, and then went back for Benjamin. They are currently of no fixed (dollhouse) address, but they will find a home no worries!

The same lady also made teapots, so I picked this up for a future cottage. It is 1:24 scale.

More tiny knitted toys, from a different seller, which are sitting on a 1:24 chair, with a 1:48 scale teaset. 

I can vaguely knit, and seeing these makes me want to be able to knit well. Maybe one day I will have some time to learn! I am better at crocheting, so thought I could try making tiny amigurumi animals - how cute would they look? 

I'd seen this tea set at the fair last year and regretted not buying it. It's not the fanciest set, it wasn't very expensive, but hey, I'll never afford the real silver that is hand-made, so I am happy with these. 

I hope you are all well and that you have a good week ahead of you.