Thursday, 26 August 2010

Bit Of Fun- Madame Aimee Zing!

I have now been a member of MTM of Thame since 2002 (local miniaturist club here in Oxfordshire) and very rarely do I ever get to start, let alone finish a club project due to there never being enough hours in the day, as my time is usually totally consumed with KT Miniatures work, family and life! In fact I am ashamed to say that the very last club project I actually completed was a shop front based on the local coffee house here in Thame and that was back in 2004!!!

The club's 2010 project of a seaside stall was set months ago and I envisaged,as like previous years,  it would be another non starter for me as time is so limited but on the spur of the moment decided to take a day off and spend an entire blissful day making for pure fun....(I'm not kidding, have not done that for years)!  It is not quite finished, needs some tweaking but here it is anyway ....Madam Aimee Zing - A Seaside Fortune Teller's Kiosk. I know it sounds a bit corny but hey....what the heck! It has been great fun to do.

I was presented with a basic wooden structure of a simple stall consisting of a back, a base and counter front which a husband of one of the club members made for everyone and our brief was to make it into a seaside stand/shop/kiosk. I never thought to take a "before" photo but bit late now, never mind. After a scan on Google under various headings such as gypsy caravan, fortune teller etc, managed to get the ideas flowing. Then I simply got my paints out, cut card to fill in the walls, raided my "bit box" that has accumulated over many years and made it up as I went along. A gold gel pen also proved invaluable. I thorougly enjoyed making this so much that I have vowed to take more days off where I just "make for fun" in the future.

The entire club project will be on display at the 2011 Thame Dolls House & Miniatures Fair next February.

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