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Garden Rail – Miniature Railway Exhibition


This weekend (15th March 2014), we went to Warwickshire Exhibition Centre’s Garden Rail show! It was fantastic, with everything from 2 Gauge to T Gauge! As usual I was completely fascinated with all the little things and aging techniques. Some of the little people were completely hilarious and the hand built trains were so awe inspiring! Some of my favourites were the industrial set ups that reminded me of Tysley’s depot and a 1930’s tin railway with original and repro pieces (yes they actually make them just like the originals!).

Here are some photos I took on my way around…

30s tin train set

1930’s part repro, part original train set

american railway set

American train set with lovely landscaping

bridge american train set

More of the American train set, which featured a fantastic bridge and river!

camping railway figures

Happy little campers.

fishing train set figures

“…and it was THIS big!”

headless miniature railway figure

“Shoot…Dave? Dave, you alright mate?!”

kitten von mew garden rail

Mr and Mrs Mew!

little and large railway figurines

Little and Large

richard miniature railway billeting hut

Mr Mew standing by some WW2 themed miniatures

Railway-Workers-miniature

Railway workers

old man river

Old man river…

t gauge figures

These are T Gauge people and animals! It’s like looking at Google Maps!

miniature railway british locomotive

Lovely custom built miniature railway engine

miniature railway train depo

More detail on this industrial depo. Fantastic detailing!

Industrial train set train depo miniature railway engine shed miniature railway

war department train miniature railway

War Department train with amazing painted effects to look old and disused

workmans shed

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Christmas Craft Fair – Warwickshire Exhibition Centre


A huge thank you for the wonderful comments and greetings received at the craft fair on Sunday. I had a wonderful time and cannot wait to be back next year!

santa-claus-pin-up

Kitten von Mew and Santa Claus!

alpaca

Alpaca…you paca…we all paca!

vintage-pinup-snake

Ssssssssanta Baby! First time holding a snake!

 

 

The Craft Fair


kitten von mew crafts stall

We had such a wonderful time at Warwickshire Exhibition Centre last Sunday! It was the first time I had been and I was very impressed with the space and creative table displays. It was hard not to get tempted by some of the goodies on the stalls as I was there to make money not spend it, but still treated myself to a lovely hand knitted top which was a ridiculously good deal.

Along with my pincushion cups and hair clips, Mr Mew had brought along a few of his handmade wooden toys and a couple of light boxes. We had also made some cute bird feeders which proved to be rather popular!

Mr Mew and his wooden Bi-Plane

As well as selling our beloved crafts, I also sang some Christmas tunes and vintage songs to get everyone in the mood. I nearly laughed out loud when the most adorable little tot you have ever seen started jigging around like a dashboard hula girl to Santa Claus is Coming to Town! It was quite chilly, but adrenaline kept me reasonably warm for the most part and only my toes seemed to suffer the feeling of loss of life. I wore a wonderful new dress that I am utterly thrilled with, but cannot reveal where I got it as of yet!

Kitten von Mew singing at the Craft Fair

Kitten von Mew singing at the Craft Fair, wearing a pincushion corsage from her stall

In the end I sold 2 pincushion cups (My favourite one (the rabbit in lettuce leaves) and a bird in a nest of pins, a pincushion shoe, 3 pincushion corsages and 3 bird feeders so not bad at all! Next up is a vintage and crafts fair at Hatton Park Hall THIS Sunday (9th Dec) where I will be singing and selling some of my vintage clothing collection! The fun never ends!

Christmas Craft Fair – 2nd Dec, Warwickshire Exhibition Centre


Cotton Tail Pincushion by Kitten von Mew

The Christmas Craft Shopping Experience will offer all sorts of amazing crafts, making ideal Christmas gifts for all the family. Not only that, I will be selling my pincushion cups, the last of my 2013 calendars and more besides!

I will also be singing some festive hits and vintage crooners to get everyone into the spirit, so pop by and show your support!

It opens at 10am til 4pm with free parking!

Admission: £3.50 each. Under 16’s FREE when with a paying adult