Hello dear readers and friends!grin
I am back from Chicago !!:)
The trip was NOT what I expected.... I am talking about the trip not the show. Becca, my daughter and I almost did not make to the show. First our flight was cancelled and after waiting for other flights that did not seemed that we would never make it, we finally arrived at the hotel around midnight last Thursday. After nice warm shower and a very comfy bed everything seemed to be forgotten!:)
Becca and I were super excited about the show. Firstly this is the first time I had her along with me and she, along Gabby, is the one that enjoys miniatures the most. About 3 years ago , I gave her a large and old dollhouse that i found in an antique store . It is not a fancy dollhouse but a large one so Becca decided that instead of a house it would be an orphanage. You can imagine were my "children" ends up when I don't sell it , right? *wink*
Anyways... we are back and very happy with this show. I am already signed up for next year. *smiles*
Below you can see Becca in our very modest table. I had to give up my very large suitcase for a small one and sacrifice few items in order to only have hand baggages since we did not know what flight we were going to take and leaving behind was our lights and displays. It was alright, and all worked out somehow.
The picture above of me ( *blushing* ) was taken Bridget McCarty ... Bridge is not only an incredible artisan but such sweet girl.
I have worked close to 8 months for this show. I was able to have many animals as my desire is to be able to offer my loyal collector plus new ones an opportunity to choose from various of my work. I worked many , many months into long days and nights but at the end were all very worth it to me.
I have a hand full of miniatures that I did not sale so if one of my work fancies you, make sure you check my etsy store. I plan to list every single animals there as I am now committed to start a whole new collection for Philadelphia Show in November and of course , still work with my commissions.
I can't say I won't list on ebay , but to be honest with you , I like to sell at a fixed price way better then auction and I love esty. I feel that is a good place for me! :)
I will try to do updates posts with the listed animals as much as I can , but I have a LOT to update my website with the sold items..... it will take me some time.
Also.... I had a lot a problems with the blog lately.... my updates are not working properly and people can not find me. I don't know how to fix it and don't have the time to figure it out :(. I hope all will work out it self somehow.
I will leave telling you that How thankful I am to my Heavenly Father for not only allowing me to create from my heart but also for blessing me beyond my wild dreams with people that truly enjoy what I make.
Going to shows is special to me because I get to meet these people and hear their stories when they hold one of my animals and tell me what that means to them.
I had to hold my tears more than once during this show as twice I was asked to commission pets that are no longer living . What it touched me the most was to hear the relationship these people ( or their loved ones) had with the animals and what meant to them. I feel that is a honor for me to have them to trust and choose my work to create a memory piece for them!
Have a blessed evening or day....where ever you are....
~Love in Jesus~