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Thursday, 13 February 2020

GOOD THINGS!

Greetings fellow miniature enthusiasts!
I haven't posted anything since Christmas
but I'm making up for it now.

Beginning with a NEW BOOK!
Linda Park had received a copy of
The WORLD OF MINIATURES for Christmas and emailed me to show me that she found a photo of  #43 GREEN DOLPHIN STREET
included inside!
I was so excited that I ordered a copy for myself and only received it last week.
Here's the photo heading up the chapter entitled:
"GREAT OUTDOORS"

I'm SO HAPPY!!! 



This book features the work of many in the miniature world whom are some of my own personal favourites
AND
who are very familiar to all of us in Blogland.
Here's a sampling of just a few of the artists in no particular order:
Josje Veenenbos
Brae Oktober
Linda Carswell
Tee Bylo
 Mulvany and Rogers
Lea Frisoni
Kim Saulter

Giac
Marion Russek...
and that's just a small sampling, there's so many more!

The photos are all in colour, and some black and white illustrations for the HOW TO's. 
Captions and credits for every photo.  There's 15 chapters and 189 pages including Acknowledgements and an Index
LOVING IT!
The listed price on the jacket cover is
$35 U.S.
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT


 Today Feb 13th is my dear friend
FATIMA'S BIRTHDAY🤩
but
 here's what she'd made me last AUTUMN for mine!
❤️❤️❤️❤️

Fat's made this vintage 2 piece suit in herringbone with fur trim and lace blouse complimented with a heirloom ruby pin.
She also made the matching wide brimmed hat
to go with it.
This outfit reminds me of what actresses wore
in the 1940's
very fitted and very movie star chic!  

below Isabella is holding her new ensemble
up to the mirror
HUBBA HUBBA! 😎 

You can follow Fats on INSTAGRAM as 
beauxminis



HAPPY BIRTHDAY
to my Very Dear Friend
FATIMA!👑 


elizabeth

53 comments:

  1. Oooooh.... my Dear Elizabeth... this looks like a(nother) book I must run out and buy! Congratulations on being included!!! It is always a pleasure to see pictures of the dollhouses we "know" immortalized in the pages of a beautiful book! You sure do know how to market a mini treasure trove! :):)
    And I must say that gorgeous suit that Fatima made for you is just awesome! The small pattern of the fabric... the "movie star" fur trim... the "picture" hat.... Wow! I do have a soft spot for mini clothing.... one of these days (years) I plan to start making mini clothes for sure! :) Oh, and Happy Birthday to Fatima... I am sure she will be reading your blog! :):)

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  2. Thank You for your Lovely Comment Betsy! I feel SO BLESSED to have a SUPER TALENTED FRIEND like Fatima AND to have made it into a book among such august company!
    Going to be celebrating Fatima's Birthday a little later but in the meantime, I know she'll enjoy reading your comment! ❤️

    elizabeth

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  3. Enhorabuena por esa reseña fantástica en el libro!!
    El abrigo que te regaló Fátima es una verdadera preciosidad!!! Ese adorno de piel en el cuello lo hace tan elegante
    Besos.

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    1. Thank You for your Good Wishes Pilar! :D Being included in such a Lovely book is quite an unexpected THRILL!
      And so was being on the receiving end of Fatima's BEAUTIFUL suit!!! And your right about the fur; it does indeed give it that extra "Elegance"!

      elizabeth

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  4. Congratulations! How exciting! Did you know you might be included? That suit is divine. Like Betsy, I love miniature clothing, and that suit with its luxurious fur trim, lace blouse and little pin is really something special. I'm sure Isabella loves it, too. :-)

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    1. Thank You for your Congratulatory comment Deborah and YES it was an Exciting Surprise! If Linda hadn't notified me I wouldn't have known anything about it at all. The photos were all culled from past issues of the U.K.'s "The Doll's House Magazine" which explains it, although I wish that they would have contacted me to let me know and I would have ordered the book long ago: que sera sera... and better late than never, as the sayings go! ;)
      And as a Super Skilled maker of small clothing yourself, it makes me Happy that you are appreciative of Fatima's little vintage suit! I must add as well, that Fats told me that she made it the night before Janine and I were scheduled to visit her: there's nothing Fats can't do once she puts her mind to it;
      and Isabella and I are in complete agreement! ;D

      elizabeth

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  5. Congratulations on have such a lovely picture of your work included in the book. Seeing your work in print is always really special.
    The book looks just amazing and is now on my (very long) mini-wishlist.
    What a super special present from Fatima (Happy Birthday) no wonder Isabella is looking so very pleased.
    Anna

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    1. Thank You Anna and your so right; seeing your own work in print IS Really Special and I'm glad that the author chose the photograph that I feel really proud of! :D
      And Fatima's work is ALWAYS SPECIAL because once she sets her mind on achieving a goal no matter how big or how small ( as in this case), she does it Superbly!
      and Isabella's over the moon! :D

      elizabeth

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  6. Congratulations! I have that book too and find it very inspirational. It's a lovely book with big photos. It's a treat to be able to read my favorite bloggers work in print. The 2 piece suite is wunderful!

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    1. Thank You Very Much Riitta and I agree that seeing the work of some of my favourite bloggers all in one book is indeed, "A TREAT" and inspirational from cover to cover! :D
      And I find Fatima's work inspirational too! Fats enjoys challenges which is why she and her fellow coordinator Judy, are in charge of the workshops for the Miniature Club of B.C.
      hmmmm? I wonder if Fats and Judy will ever do a mini dress-making project?
      I'm sure that the club members would LOVE that! :D

      elizabeth

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  7. Congratulations on being included, dear Elizabeth, how exciting for you! Seeing your work published is always so very special.
    What a gorgeous and special present from Fatima, especially made for you, it is an elegant and amazing piece of work! Enjoy all of it!
    Happy Birthday to your dear friend, Fatima!!
    Hugs, Ilona

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    1. Thank You Dear Ilona and I shall pass on your CONGRATULATIONS to Fats as well!
      Receiving the little suit was an AWESOME surprise and I am still "GA GA" over it!
      I tucked it away until the right time came to feature it on my blog and Fatima's Birthday was PERFECT! :D
      And your so right about the feeling of excitement of Green Dolphin Street's garden, being included the book: I'm still on a HIGH from it!!! :D

      elizabeth

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  8. Congratulations on having your work in the book!!! Thanks to you I know about this book and I'm very interested in it.
    The clothes are amazing, what a lovely gift. Fatima is very talented.
    Geneviève

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    1. Thank You for your "Congratulations" Genevieve! :D But I think that if I was the publisher, I would have sent out a notice to everyone whose work was included and told them about it, rather than have them find out in such a roundabout fashion, even so, I'm glad that I've piqued your interest in the book because it IS LOvely! My kids haven't seen it yet, and I'm excited to show it to them soon! :D
      And I'm also excited about Fatima's Vintage suit! She never ceases to Amaze and Impress me by her generosity and her inexhaustible Talents!

      elizabeth

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  9. So glad you love the book.
    Fatima 's suit and hat are just Devine. And so is Isabelle I don't think I've met her before.
    Hugs, Linda

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    1. Hi Linda and once again THANKS to you AND to the person who gave you the book for Christmas, otherwise I never would have known about it! But isn't it funny the various twists and turns to where the rabbit trail lead? :D
      AND Fatima's suit and the hat are Definitely Treasures! How she does it I don't rightly know, but it's Awesome to be on the receiving end!
      A few years ago, Fatima had also made me for my birthday, a Beautiful green dressing gown with matching slippers for display in the Bedroom of Green Dolphin Street. It was a scaled down version of the costume from the movie and looks exactly the same as the one Lana Turner wore: Absolutely Marvellous! :D

      I'm BLESSED to have some VERY TALENTED friends! ;D

      elizabeth

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  10. Congratulations on your entry in what looks like a must-have book for all of us mini-addicts! Your work is so incredible and does indeed deserve a spot in the august list of mini superstars. What a beautiful gift from Fatima on your last birthday. And how perfect it is for Isabella. She, by the way, is so beautiful herself. Who is the artist who produced this lovely doll? Hope you, Isabella and all your gal friends have a great "Galentine's" Day. And belated happy birthday greetings to Fatima. - Marilyn D.

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    1. HI Marilyn and Thank You for your Congratulatory comment! :D
      This is the first time my work has been featured in a hardcover book so it feels quite Thrilling and especially in getting a full page; what a honour! :D
      And as to Isabella, she is a doll I found at the thrift store who started life as a warrior of some kind with hard plastic hair, and painted on boots with high heels. She is is ball jointed and the right height so I use her for scale however, a couple of years ago I got tired of looking at the plastic hair, cut if off and replaced it with a combed out curtain tassel, which I cut way down! Then I tried repainting her face to make her look a little less "fierce" and dressed her in clothes stripped off another thrift store doll.

      She seems more user friendly now! hehehe ;D

      elizabeth

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  11. I can feel my book collection growing...and my wallet getting thinner (metaphorically speaking). Happy Galentine's Day!

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    1. Just imagine my surprise when I got the email from Linda! But the book was definitely worth the price, Sheila and I'm Very Glad I made the investment, so I hope you'll take the plunge too!
      And my CONGRATULATIONS to you for your Placement in the 2019 HBS contest and a Happy "Galentine's Day" to you too! ;D

      elizabeth

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  12. Congratulations Elizabeth. I have a copy of this book, and thought you knew you were in it. Ha ha. I love the suit and Isabel!
    Happy Valentines day.

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    1. Hello Carrie and Thank You for your Congratulations! :D
      I had NO idea that my work was featured in the book and can't think of why I wasn't sent a head's up email. I can't help but wonder how many other artisans may still unaware, so certainly worth passing the info on.
      And Thank You as well for enjoying Fatima's suit!
      You are another Talented mini Seamstress which makes your compliment to Fatima's work, even that much more Appreciated. :D

      elizabeth

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  13. Congratulations Elizabeth! No wonder your work to be in this book. Now that Amazon is available in Israel, I'll try to order a copy of this book for my collection of books about miniatures.
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    Hugs, Drora

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    1. Thank You for your Compliment and for your Congratulations Drora! :D
      I didn't know that Amazon is only now available in Israel, so boy oh boy are YOU ever going to have some fun!!!! :D
      Happy Valentines/Galentine's Day to you too Drora! :D

      elizabeth

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  14. Congratulations on the book! Way cool :) and the gorgeous outfit!

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    1. Thank You Very Much for your Congratulations, Linda, because I think it's pretty "WAY COOL" too, not to mention totally unexpected! :D
      And I shall pass on your Compliments to Fatima whose Miniature Talents continue to Excite and Impress me; every single time!
      Happy Valentines Day! ❤️

      elizabeth

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  15. Enhorabuena por la inclusión en el libro y también por ese elegante traje.

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    1. Thank You Isabel for your Congratulations and for your Compliments on Fatima's "Elegant" suit!
      Isabella was hoping to wear it for on a romantic Valentine's date, but sadly she still doesn't have one! 😛

      oh well... maybe next year....

      elizabeth

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  16. Toutes mes FELICITATIONS Elizabeth!
    Ton travail mérite sa parution dans ce livre.
    Fatima réalise des merveilles. Ce vêtement est très beau !
    Bises. Joce

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    1. You're Very Kind Joce and I Thank You for your Congratulations which I Greatly Appreciate!
      I don't know if I "deserve" to be included in this book, but I'm Very Happy that I have been❣️😃
      And I feel so Blessed to have such talented and gifted friends as Janine, Linda; and of Fatima whose gift of this Superb mini ensemble continues to leave me in Awe!
      😘
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  17. Le livre semble magnifique. Ce n'est pas une seule photo mais tout un livre qui devrait être dédié à votre fabuleux travail Elizabeth.
    L'ensemble de Fatima est une réussite, quel beau cadeau!!!

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    1. HOw can I respond to such a Compliment as yours Jean-Claude, other than with a BIG Thank You!! However, I think that once you see the entire book you'll be visually overwhelmed by the MOST AMAZING WORK from The Real Professionals within our beloved hobby! 😘
      But Fatima's 2 piece suit IS indeed Beautiful, and I hope she'll consider making more soon, because a girl can NEVER have Too Many Outfits! 😉

      elizabeth

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  18. congrats on being published, I cant say im not jelly but with being at the store and working on the toys I don't have time for anything at all. I guess I should be greatful that kids love it but enough about me. Im going to have to save up for the book you know Rich if I leave anything laying about he'll sell it. anyways I've been working on plants for Barbie I have tons of them and they need to move so ive been setting up sets for them mostly just house plants but nothing like yours..so before I get too chatty I'm out

    love
    Marisa

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    1. Thank YOu Marisa for your Congratulations which I Greatly Appreciate and for your comments which ALWAYS give me a good chuckle!!! 😄
      AND I've finally found a way to access your blog without your page crashing so I'll be looking forward to visiting you there more often!

      elizabeth

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  19. What a wonderful surprise but not surprising that Dolphin Street was included in a book with examples of the Best Mini Houses Ever Made!!! I am so happy that you now have a copy! And that fur coat?!? It's dreamy, and Fats is one talented miniaturist! I hope she had the Happiest Birthday Ever!!!

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    1. Awww.... Thank You Very Much Jodi!!! ❤️
      It's just the photo of the garden but it's one of my Favourite photos of GDS so I'm DELIGHTED that they chose That One for the book!
      And although Fatima was a little under the weather on the day of her birthday, I hope that all of the Positive Feedback she has received on the beauty of her mini suit, has made her recovery more enjoyable.
      Have a Great weekend! 😘

      elizabeth

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  20. Felicidades por estar tu trabajo en un libro rodeada de grandes miniaturistas y también por ese fantástico regalo, estarás muy feliz por los dos.Feliz semana:-)

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    1. Thank You Very Much Rosa for your Congratulations Rosa Maria! :D
      I am still feeling the buzz from finding my work featured so prominently in the book as well as 'Pleased as Punch', by my little Birthday Suit from Fats!

      elizabeth

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  21. Hi Elizabeth! I am very glad that your work was published in the journal. You are incredibly talented! Your work is amazing! Bravo!
    I join in the congratulations for your girlfriend. I really like the costume. He looks great!
    Tatiana

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    1. Thank You and it's So Lovely to see you comments and that you're posting again Tatiana, as I know that you've been very busy WINNING Even MORE AWARDS for your SHOW STOPPING Costumed dolls-
      So BRAVO to YOU too, My Friend!!!! 👏🏽👏🏽👑

      elizabeth

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  22. Hola Elizabeth, felicidades por la publicación.
    El traje es precioso, seguro que encuentras una buena forma para que luzca como se merece
    Un beso

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    1. Thank You Very Much for your Congratulations Matxalen, and Yes I shall try to do justice to Fatima's Vintage suit and feature it prominently as it deserves! ❤️

      elizabeth

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  23. Congratulations on have a wonderful picture of your work included in the book. Much deserved!
    Fatima's outfit is amazing.

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    1. Awwww, So Sweet and Thank You So Much for your Congratulations, Faby! :D
      I am a BIG FAN of Fatima's work as she is never afraid to take on a new miniature challenge; and then Succeed!

      elizabeth

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  24. Felicidades por esa mención en el libro y por ese fantástico traje.
    Le queda genial y está elegantísima.

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    1. Yes I AGREE, Eloisa! Fatima's vintage suit IS Very Elegant like a 1940's Movie Star's wardrobe. I may have to build a Post War bedroom in Beverly Hills, California to do this suit justice- a la' Film Noir! ;D

      elizabeth

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  25. Congrats - what a wonderful surprise being published in this special book. It's well deserved that your stunning work is honored, nevertheless it's strange that they're using pictures of your work without letting you know.

    It was a great pleasure to see this stunning ensemble your friend made for you, it's awesome in every way.

    Hugs
    Birgit

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    1. Thank You for your Congrats Birgit and it was indeed, a "Wonderful Surprise" seeing the photo of GDS published in this "special book"! :D
      AND it was another surprise that they never said a word about it although this book has been on the market since 2018!?
      The photos were gleaned primarily, from archived features from The Doll's House Magazine but I think as a professional courtesy, it would have been nicer for the author to have informed each of the respective artists regarding this book.
      But anyhoosie! I'm happy to be included, and even Happier with Fatima's stylish ensemble: tailor-made for Isabella who is super grateful for the fur stole and hat: much appreciated for this time of year! :D

      elizabeth

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  26. Dear Elizabeth,
    I want to congratulate you on your work being published in a book, but honestly, the publishers have so blatantly violated copyright laws with this book, I can't be happy about it. The mention in the front of the book that 'every effort has been made to obtain permission from the copyright holders' frankly is a joke, as I know several of the copyright holders (including myself) can be found in a matter of seconds on the internet and have not been contacted at all by the author or publishers. I have contacted the publisher and agreed a financial compensation for the use of my photos in this edition of the book. The publisher told me they have had many copyright issues with this book.
    So, as much as it is wonderful to see your work published, your copyright has been violated which is a serious issue!
    I am sorry to dampen the mood Elizabeth, but I think it would be wrong of me to pretend all is lovely and well :-(
    Josje

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    1. Hi Josje and Thank You VERY MUCH for this information:
      Unlike you and several other bloggers I know who specifically have a copyright posted on their blogs, I don't and never have had one, so when I sent my photos into the magazine, I simply assumed that I had forfeited any rights as to how they chose to use them later.
      And again, once I saw that my photo was in the book, my thoughts were (other than not contacting me to let me know about it), that they were within their rights to reproduce the photos I'd previously submitted to the magazine as they were both part of the same publishing house.
      Obviously I was wrong :(

      elizabeth


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    2. You were not wrong, the publishers are. You do not need to put a copyright on your blog or photos, you automatically own the copyright of all of your own material. Everyone does, whether you are a highly respected artist or a Sunday afternoon hobbyist. If you submit a photo for publication, you do not give up copyright to your work, you simply allow them to publish your photo(s) in that publication. Unless you have specifically told them they could do what they liked with your photos of course but I am guessing this is not the case here. Not your fault at all. Publishers are fully aware of these laws and in this case they are aware of what they did wrong. They just choose not to contact any of the copyright holders, which of course they (or the writer) should have done in the first place. I suppose they are hoping not everyone will take action.
      But it is a beautiful day for making miniatures (storming and raining outside 😉) sooo... Have a lovely Sunday!

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  27. Hi Elizabeth,
    So wonderful to see you post again, have missed you. Congrats on finding
    a pic of one your lovely creations in that book. What a sweet surprise.
    Love those sorts of lil jewels the Lord gives us.
    Hope this finds you doing well hon. Welcome back!
    Blessings, Nellie

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