After experiencing tons of miracles during the last few days and getting tons of ideas at the Chicago show, I made this dress especially for one of you to win; Mother's Day give a-way. All you have to do is be a follower of my blog and leave a positive comment on this post only! This is short notice, but great. Your name will be put into a hat and drawn on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 11:00PM Pacific Standard Time. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. This is a lovely dress! Miracle.
Chicago International Miniature Show was the best miniature show I've ever seen! Miniature Artists and collectors from all over the world! I had the best time and met lots of new friends. Also met the Editor of American Miniaturist Magazine, Traci, the one that I've been exchanging e-mails with and sending pictures to during the past two months for the June issue. Miracle. Get your copy of the June issue to see more of my Bridal Gowns and a tutorial on how to make one. After June you can order your own back issue. The tutorial is very easy. I gave a class to two of my friends in Chicago to test the tutorial and they made beautiful gowns. You just need the mannequin, fabric, lace and really nice trim. If you don't have a source for mannequins like the ones I use, during the month of May I will list some for auction on eBay. The mannequin if fully porcelain and stands five inches tall. I will have ten to fifteen for auction. Bid starting at $6.00 + shipping in U.S. currency.
Lost my wallet on flight to Chicago! Miracles do happen. Cancelled my bank card that held the funds I saved especially for Chicago and immediately after cancelling, my favorite daughter called to say a Flight Attendant found it. A miracle. God is soooo great! The plane had landed near my home and my husband picked up my and I had my driver's license the next day. Miracle. I was a real person again with identification, but without most of the money I had saved especially for Chicago. A miracle. My traveling buddy and friend offered to pay for everything, including miniatures, hotel and food! I spent less money than I had planned! We kept a tab and when we got home I mailed her a check! A miracle. Great to have great friends.
More about Chicago later. I must post this so you can start your comments to get your name in the hat. Thanks again to all of you for positive comments, e-mails, phone calls, birthday cards, prayers and I love you all. It is good to be back home safely to my wonderful husband who had done a makeover of my workshop while I was gone. Miracle!