Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Lots of Catching Up

A lot has happened in the last two months, and this blog post is long overdue.  The most exciting thing to happen on the miniatures front was this:
Anne Smith's article about Mom and I appeared in the September issue of Miniature Collector!  We met Anne at the Philadelphia show last November. She tracked us down after the show and proposed the article.
The title of the article, "Two is Company and More," is a play on our business name, Two's Company Miniatures.  


The other big event was Mom's graduation. For the past three summers, she's been in an intense master's program to become a principal/school administrator.  This was my graduation gift to her. 
I used a man's slipper pattern kit (designed by Bobbie Schoonmaker) to get the basic slipper shape. Since Mom already had a finished pair of the kit slippers, she asked me to make a pair with foxes instead.  I charted the fox heads, then added hounds to the side.  Since I had Mom approve the design and colors, the slippers weren't really a surprise, but I did manage to surprise her that they were finished!

Last of all, I've started a new project. It's an offshoot of my little french shop project.  I'm trying to create a very different feel despite using similar techniques.

I'll post more about this project next time: this is just a sneak peek!

7 comments:

  1. Felicidades por el artículo de la revista!!
    Las zapatillas son preciosas.Estoy deseando ver como avanza tu nuevo proyecto!!
    Besos.

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  2. Hello Elizabeth,
    Congratulations to you both on the great article, and a very special congratulations to your mom. She should be very proud! What a nice graduation gift
    Big hug to you both,
    Giac

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  3. what he said :)). and your gift to your mum is beautiful! I know what a hussle it is, all those tiny stitches, and for crying out loud, there is even a pattern involved!
    great job.
    hugs,
    Gee

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  4. Congratulations on the article. I'm very impressed with those slippers - hand stitched? Amazing!

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  5. Hi Elizabeth! It is good to read a post from you again. Your mom must be very happy to be graduating after all of that intense schooling. All the Best to her and then again to both of you for your Magazine spread. Such a great honor. The little slippers are Beautifully stitched and having you make them will no doubt make them even more cherished by your mom! :))

    elizabeth
    and the store front looks really good too!

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  6. Esta fachada antigua es una preciosidad.
    FELIZ NAVIDAD
    Un abrazo
    Maite

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