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Miniature Enthusiasts of Edmonton Club

June 2006


NUMBER 6 est. 1982

Box 70045, Londonderry Post Office, Edmonton, AB

T5C 3R6

General Meetings: Held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month: 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. at McClure United Church, 13708-74 Street, Edmonton. Workshops are held every 1st and 2nd Tuesday of the month, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. There are no meetings or workshops during July, August, and December. Meeting only (no workshops) in January (assuming temperature is warmer than minus 25C.) Admission: $2.00 Membership: $20.00

Upcoming Club Activities

Workshops: The next workshops are September 12th and 19th. As soon as our new workshop coordinator is elected, they will let us know their exciting plans for next year.

General Meeting: The next general meeting will be held on September 5th, 2006 (NOTE that this is the first Tuesday of the month to ensure that we have a meeting prior to the annual show and sale).

Annual Show and Sale: Our annual show and sale will be held on September 17th at the Best Western Westwood Inn at 18035 – Stony Plain Road. Please see Lil regarding volunteering to help. On September 16th, there will be two all-day workshops. Sue Thwaite will be teaching a Dutch baby house, at $275, or Debbie Burville (Montacute Miniatures) will be teaching miniature Christmas houses for $65.

Printable of the Month – Victorian Photographs

This month’s printies are a selection of turn-of-the-century photographs, so you can decorate your miniature rooms with portraits of your ancestors.

A Find by Luba

At the Brooke Tucker workshops, Brooke was amazed at the design of our Crazy Glue packaging. Our glue comes in a plastic tube with a child-proof cap, with a pin inside a plastic shield for safety. She thought this was a great idea, but missed the stand that comes with the American version of the glue.

Luba has found a source for the American glue, with the stand to keep it upright when working with it. You can find it a the Liquidation centre, in the same strip mall as Princess Auto (11150 – 163 Street, Edmonton.)

Minis On-Line

  • http://www.miniatures.com/hbs/global/index2.asp - electronic counterpart to the print catalogue, Hobby Builders Supply. This site has dollhouses and miniature accessories in 1” scale, 1/2" Scale, as well. We even have dollhouses and miniature furnishings in 1/144" Scale. Be sure to check out their projects section for some great ideas.

  • http://miniatures.about.com/ - a generalized website about the hobby with many links to other sites, and some useful ideas and approaches.

  • http://www.spminiatures.com/index2.html - Online catalogue of handcrafted dollhouse miniatures. Miniature silver, porcelain, pottery, glass, art, furniture, and accessories from many countries.

  • http://www.miniatures.org/ - official site of NAME, the National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts. Find a miniature club near you, or search their magazine miniature project database for projects, tutorials and how- tos. Read about upcoming Houseparties and Conventions, Mini Weekends and State Days. See some sample pages from The Miniature Gazette, the Official Publication of NAME. The site also can help you find a shop, show, or miniature website link.

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