Wednesday, 20 November 2013

See Us At Haddenham & New Spring Workshop....New Venue!

We are delighted to bring you news of our Spring Workshop and can at last disclose details of a brand new venue too! Plus we are offering a special 10% discount off the cost of this workshop for block bookings of 4 or more people.  So if you are part of a dolls house club or just a group of friends....why not take advantage of this unique offer? All is revealed below. 

Finally, we shall both be attending the Haddenham Dolls House Exhibition on Saturday.

Hope you can come!
 Celia & Robin

The elderly gardener and his wife have lived in the old cottage for over half a century. It is fair to say that the backyard behind the cottage, has seen better days and the ancient open weathered lean-to with mossy terracotta tiles, now has an air of slight disrepair. Nevertheless the old chap still likes to potter in his old backyard and uses his salvaged old table, that stands underneath the tiled overhang (so sheltered from the elements) for potting up and pricking out seedlings.  

The old water carrier, now rather redundant,  sits nearby and a plank on bricks holds an array of seedlings, herbs and pansies in a variety of containers, set up against a magnificent high stone garden wall. The slightly dilapidated paling fence by the poppy strewn verge stands in the foreground.

Join us in our new workshop to recreate this old backyard scene in either 1/12th or 1/24th scale, that simply oozes  nostalgia.  All our projects are suitable for enthusiastic beginners or the more experienced miniaturist and we are confident that with our help you will learn new skills to inspire you in your own original projects in the future and have a really lovely day. Dimensions of base will be the same as all other previous  garden projects plus the price will be about the same as the September 2013 workshop.  This can be created to stand alone, to be used alongside an existing dolls house or indeed, used with any of the other previous garden projects.  Please note that no figures are included in this scene.  

Special Group Discount

 For a group of four or more people that book together  for our Spring Workshop, a 10% discount off the full workshop price will be deducted from the final balance for each member of that group booking.
Terms & Conditions For Discount Apply
All deposits and then subsequent balances must be paid together by all participating members of each group booking. If one or more members of the same group booking fail to pay the balance, and the number of the group booking falls below the required group number of 4 people, then the 10% deduction will not apply. 

This workshop will be taking place in the conference room that is situated within the refreshment area of Biscester Avenue Garden Centre, just off the A41 and about 5 minutes drive off Junction 9 of the M40. The garden centre is situated within a whole complex that houses Hobbycraft, Lakeland, Laura Ashley and Cotton Traders. There is ample free parking and you will be able to purchase refreshments (hot and cold) throughout the day. The workshop will be all day and we will have at least one hour break at lunchtime so you can browse the various shops to your hearts content! 
 To be confirmed in January.....due to this venue's booking terms, we are not able to officially book the date until January.  But we can tell you that it will be on a Saturday in March or April 2014. 


Haddenham Dolls House Exhibition
Haddenham Village Hall, Bucks, HP17 8EE 
10.00am - 4.00pm
Admission £4.00 Adult/£1.00 Child
This coming Saturday (23rd November) we will both be attending the Haddenham Dolls House Exhibition and will be exhibiting all workshop projects in both scales, that we have made to date. Our display will be situated between  KT Miniatures and Coombe Crafts stands so will be on hand throughout the day to answer any queries. We will also be taking our Seaside Scene which as you know, was featured in the Dolls House & Miniature Scene magazine throughout the summer as a "how to make" project, and is now up for sale (50% of proceeds to be donated to Breast Cancer Campaign.
Would make a very special Christmas present for someone!

All of the admission fee will be split between two charities - Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and Leukaemia Research. Organisers George and Freda Dorrell have been running this event now for many years but sadly this will be their very last, so we hope that lots of you can come along to Haddenham Village Hall on Saturday and enjoy the lovely miniatures whilst at the same time, help raise lots of money for two real worthwhile causes!
There will be various exhibits from four local dolls house clubs and individuals, several artisans with miniatures to buy, other exhibits (even a rather wonderful Lego railway), charity tables including a raffle plus there will be a sealed bid auction of a beautiful 32" long dolls house decorated by James Parker (as seen in Dolls House & Miniature Scene magazine we understand). 

Haddenham has it's own train station just 15 mins walk from the village hall. Thame is only 2 miles away and Aylesbury approx 5 miles away.  Frequent buses run between Oxford and Aylesbury

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