Just like I have go to recipes, I seem to have go to miniatures artisans.
When I began making minis, my go tos were House of Miniatures kits and Chrysnbon kits. They were affordable and easy to find.
As time went on, I was fortunate to be able to afford some special pieces by Dennis Jenvey, Jean Yingling, George Becker, Warren Dick and a few other artisans I discovered through Nutshell News. I would have loved for some of these folks to be go to too, but alas and alack, the money wasn’t available.
Fast forward two children and a few (cough cough) years. Now I have a few new favorite miniatures craftspeople.
One of these is Kris Compas. Kris makes the BEST upholstered furniture. I saw this green furniture set and simply could not resist it.
If you notice in the pictures, I have a few pieces from Pati at minisx2. Incredible stuff and the best part is that she (as well as Kris) do custom orders.
I was a total sucker for cats for a bit. Represented are Bridget Mccarty -
And Teresa Summers – (I just love what I call the Mardi Gras cat)
And if you look close, the kitten by the coffee table is by Reve. Now I say good on her, but I totally can’t afford Reve anymore. (The kitten was thirty some dollars “back in the day”.)
I can’t remember who made a few of these pieces. There are some super fun acrylic vase turners on eBay. The white cup and saucer are part of a custom made service for 8 of plain white china from Jean Yingling. (I really treasure this set and it made through our move with out breaking.) (knock on wood)
Cue the Sound of Music – these are a few of my favorite things.