Ontario Miniatures Gathering - 2003
The Saturday Workshops

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1 Marg Perkins Garden Arbour
2 Bob Francis 1/4" Potting Shed
3 Barb Striethorst A Summer Gardenscape
4 Louise Young A Norman Rockwell Vignette
5 Harriet Farmer A Wedding Trunk
6 Linda Beaupre Two Dolls, a boy and a girl
7 Christina Dierckx Three-piece Set of Garden Furniture
8 Gayle Baillargeon Painted Folding Screen
9 Kim Stewart Wicker Chaise Lounge
10 Susan Williamson Arbour Hideaway
11 Gerry and Samm Brockhurst Store Front
12 Maxine Truemner Secret Garden
13 Karen Bowman Smocked Dress

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01 Marg Perkins Garden Arbour $65 The bases will be made of plywood with a plexiglas cover that will be clear on both sides and the front and top The arbor will have a gate and will be made of basswood. Decorating the arbor will be up to the individual, but I will have kits with me to make roses and wisteria if they want them, and I will show them how to make these flowers. There may be other accessories. This will be an all day workshop, making the arbor and gate in the morning , and the flowers in the afternoon.
Marg's Arbour
Marg's Arbour
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02 Bob Francis 1/4" Potting Shed on Landscaped Base $75 The class will build the potting shed structure (2 1/2" high, 3" wide and 2" deep - equivalent to an 10' High, 12' wide and 8' deep shed) with a window box and learn basic landscaping techniques for 1/4" scale. The class will focus on finishing the shed and the base during class. There will be additional kits included for the students to complete their project at home. These include a Potting Bench, Park Bench, Birdhouse(s), and Wheelbarrow. There will also be an assortment of pots, a watering can, a birdbath and a hose included to accessorize their project. Time permitting, the additional kits will be worked on in class.
Bob's Shed

Bob's shed More of Bob's shed Still more of Bob's shed
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03 Barb Striethorst Summer Gardenscape 65.00 A small complete summer flower garden for a small yard, or for use as part of a larger landscape. Flowers include daylily, bearded iris, geranium, snapdragon, black-eyed susan and dusty miller.
Participants will be contacted prior to the Gathering for color choices, based on the sample selection to be provided.
Barb's Garden Plot
Barb's Garden
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04 Louise Young Norman Rockwell Vignette $65 A vignette of a Norman Rockwell painting, the only painting not containing a person. There will be a chair with a garden trug full of flowers, the background is a wooden wall/gate. Various accessories are also included.
Not all participants are expected to complete this project during the day but full, complete instructions will permit them to complete it at home at their leisure.
Louise's Vignette
Louise's Vignette
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05 Harriet Farmer A Wedding Trunk
$60 The workshop includes learning a faux finish on a cardboard fibre trunk to resemble vintage mahogany, then constructing the wedding dress, circa 1900, from dupioni silk and a variety of trims and ribbons, (additional trims supplied for those who want to embellish their gowns to the max),minimal sewing, some gluing. They will then create the wedding headpiece, veil, shoes and gloves (a Bonnie Lavish Victorian Glove kit), and make up the wedding certificate, wedding cards, garter and photograph. I also supply mini trunk travel stickers (see back picture of trunk).
Harriet's Wedding Trunk
Harriet's Wedding Trunk
Harriet's Wedding Trunk - Back
Harriet's Wedding Trunk
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06 Linda Beaupre Two Dolls,
a boy and a girl
$80 for both,
$45 for either one
A workshop assembling two Victorian children with porcelain head,arms and legs, dressed in typical Victorian leisure clothing, a sailor suit for the boy and a sailor blouse and skirt for the girl. The cost for both dolls and a full day workshop will be $80. If a half-day workshop is preferred, the cost will be $45 for each doll with the boy in the morning and the girl in the afternoon.
Linda's Dolls
Linda's Dolls
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07 Christina Dierckx Three-piece Set of Garden Furniture $45 A three piece garden furniture set: Matching single chair and double bench and end table.
Christina's Furniture
Christina's Furniture
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08 Gayle Baillargeon Painted Folding Screen $75 Screen with garden arch and gazebo on centre panel, planted urns on side panels. The Secret Garden screen is 6" high and is preassembled. It is a beginner to intermediate level.
Supplies needed - #10/0 round brush or spotter brush, #1 round brush, and #4 flat brush, something for a palette (a jar lid works fine)
Gayle's Painted Screen

Secret Garden Screen
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09 Kim Stewart 1" Scale Wicker Chaise Lounge $70 Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced........all levels! This unique, custom designed wicker chaise lounge would make a lovely addition to any garden, porch, conservatory or Victorian parlour! From this workshop you will learn the basics of wicker construction using linen cord to closely resemble actual wicker. Participants will also learn the art of tufting a lovely cushion seat.
Kim's Wicker Chaise Lounge
Kim's Wicker Chaise Longue aka Chaise Lounge
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10 Susan Williamson Arbour Hideaway $50 A pegola with different base finishes possible. There are three openings to hang plants, a bench with a cushion on it.The arbour is made of square wood poles and it set on a base of wood painted to look like either terra cotta or stone slabs.it can have lattice in some of the spaces or just hooks to hang plants.The Arbour Hideaway will come with a bench to sit on and a table.The benchwill have a cushion on it,also the bench and table will be slightly bigger than in the picture. Plants and hangers not included.
Susan's Arbour
Susan's Arbour
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11 Gerry and Samm Brockhurst Store Front $100 Store (includes plug in lighting) Approx. size: 20 inches wide,15 1/2 inches high and 8 1/2 inches deep. Windows are 11 inches high with a sign board above the windows approx. 2 1/2 inches deep. Door with large transom window above is off centre, surrounded by angled windows. It is built of "GatorBoard " and cherry wood, with the front joined to the back with rare earth magnets. The front trim will not be exactly like in the photo and we will include interior trim.
Gerry and Samm's Storefront
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12 Maxine Truemner Secret Garden Shadow Box $85 We will be creating a piece of art in a hexagon frame, and learning to make a picture come to life by layering, giving depth to a flat surface. You will become a mini landscape artists in a day and go home feeling such a sense of accomplishment.
Maxine's Shadow Box
Maxine's Shadow Box
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13 Karen Bowman Smocked Dress $65 Learn to smock in miniature. Adorn your little girl's room with this lovely mini smocked dress accented with rosettes, ribbon and lace with matching bonnet and hanger. Display it on its own wooden stand, hand painted with little pink roses.
Karen's Smocked Dress
karen's dress
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