Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Back from Miniatura
I am so sorry we never managed to preview our new dolls before Miniatura, we were just frantically making them and most were headless until the day before the show!!!
We had our best ever Miniatura and we sold more dolls than we have ever sold in one go at any fair so we were delighted by the end of the weekend. We had a lovely couple who bought five of our dolls to take back to Germany including the Obama's and our CDHM competition witch so that was lovely. Another lady bought five dolls as well and we sold out of Seth's and had two Maggie's left by the end of the show. We also had a few commissions and lots of other sales of one or two dolls so really a fantastic weekend.
My mum managed to get to the show and was staying in the hotel right next door to the venue, she really is not very well so I was really happy she made it as I know she always feels left out! I picked up a beautiful Georgian house for her after the show which she had won on ebay and it is HUGE - good job we hired a van! She had great fun at the show buying dolls, wallpaper and light fittings for her new house. I am delighted as I have been trying to get her into the hobby for years! She is our biggest fan lol
Sadly I was very tired from working so hard in the run up and my legs were playing me up so I was glad to get home by the end of the show ;o) But now feel ready to do it all again!
It was lovely to see Mrs Parnell who is one of our first customers and she even brought us Delicious chocolate orange biscuits which went down a treat with a cup of tea when we got home so thank you Margaret!
Our Porcelain dolls were a huge success (the picture above are all porcelain dolls) and most people could not tell the difference between them and our one of a kind dolls. So all that hard work was worth it!
We were lucky to be next to so many DAMES and all of them had fantastic displays but I think Jenny Kelm stole the show! She had such wonderful characters as always and her hubby Mike had made some truly fabulous items.
Lesley also had a fantastic reaction to her mad Hatter and a Sweeney Todd working display she had loads of pictures taken and had lots of interest in her work.
Helena made a beautiful tea party on top of a top hat - mad Hatter style and that also got a great response ;o)
A very warm welcome to all our new followers =o)
Right we had best get back to work as we have a lot of shows coming up over the next few weeks, although we hope to have one day off so we can go and see Alice in Wonderland!