Thursday, October 30, 2014

NAME House renovation almost complete!

These photographs show work that is presently happening and over the past two days.
1. Painting is Complete
2. Front Door is fixed and has never worked like this before!!!!
3. New front door light fixture is in place and working.
4. Carpet is being installed and will be completed by 11 am tomorrow. Stairs have yet to be installed which happens tomorrow morning.
5. I am arriving in Carmel early tomorrow morning.
6. Assembling of new office furniture begins
7. Clean up begins before we begin the move back upstairs.
8. Movers help in moving back upstairs tomorrow.
9. Unpacking begins tomorrow and on Monday.
10. Kim and Barb happy!
11. Babette - very happy!









Tuesday, October 21, 2014

NAME invites you to join other miniaturists in the Terrace Room for their annual NAME gathering from 7:30 – 9:30 Thursday evening November 6th. Goodies, roundtables, demonstrations and lots of fun for all Philadelphia Miniaturia attendees! You do not need to be a NAME member to attend, and it’s all free!



Monday, October 20, 2014

ME Challenge Entry

NAME Member , Thuy Means has completed her ME Challenge piece and would like to share her creation with you. Those who attended the St. Louis "Gala"  received a souvenir box containing a Mary Englebreit inspired table and two chairs. Gala attendees have been invited to participate in a challenge using their souvenir Gala items. 
There is a December deadline for those who will be participating in the challenge- Thuy's project is a collection of ME-related items acquired during St Louis or items she have accumulated over my 5 yr membership in NAME. What creativity ! I am sending these photos on to Mary to see.







Friday, October 17, 2014

NAME Newbie Chartered Club News

Are you new to NAME? Looking for a group of other “Newbies” like you? Looking for a club but can’t find one in your area. Not sure how to get started on a project? Join the “Newbies of NAME” club.  We are newly chartered club of NAME.  Founders are Babette Overman and Kim Ash.  The Team Members also include Alician Pearce, Gwen Campbell, and Lindsay Pastore.  
  This club has been formed to bring the new members of NAME together to help our new members get started,learn techniques, meet each other, learn where to find information about miniatures of all kinds, and to learn about NAME.
This is a fun new club that will help you your two years as a NAME member. You can post pictures of your projects, ask questions, find tips, share ideas, learn to look at an item you find in your home and create a miniature out of it, think out side the box, learn about different genres of miniatures, and meet other Newbies by joining the club.
Join the club by visiting our website at http://www.namenewbieclubhouse.com/    Also, visit out blog page athttp://newbiesofname.blogspot.com/ , Join the clubs Pinterest page at page www.Pinterest.com/newbiesofNAME , and join the clubs Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/878079088871249/ .
You will receive a monthly virtual newsletters, have access to Youtube how to video’s, participate in virtual workshops for members of all ages (including the youth members), receive project ideas, help you get involved in NAME events, and share in all the fun. We hope to plan a “Newbie” event next year. 
We are also looking for Mentors for our Newbies.  Are you willing to share your ideas, your knowledge, your love of NAME, and minis.  Please apply to be a Mentor on our website as well.  We will contact you when we have the Mentor program established. 

  National Dollhouse Month is in October and we have some fun things planned and hope you join us! We have a fun Autumn chair project available now for Newbies.  We also have several drawings and upcoming contest planned.  If you have questions please email us at
newbiesofname@gmail.com

Here is a printie for you Newbies!
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Garage Sale Auction Announced !

Garage Sale Auction


Mark your calendars now! I’m really excited to announce that NAME is having another Garage Sale on our auction site. The sale will take place between October 31st and November 4th.


Here are the details: There are many, many items and all will be packaged into bags. All bags will be priced at $10 each and shipping is included for U.S. winners. (International winners will pay actual shipping.)   To make things fair for those who live in different time zones, the items will go up for sale in lots; the first lot will be at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight time.  Other lots will be posted at noon, 3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.  So, regardless of where you live, you should have first shot at something!  


Prices on the bag lots will drop every day until all items are either sold or the auction ends. You do not need to be a NAME member to participate, so be sure to tell your non-NAME friends. (However, don’t forget to mention the benefits of actually joining NAME!)


You do need to be registered on the auction site, so got to www.miniatures.org and select “Auction” on the top banner then follow the directions to register. If you need more information or help, you can contact either Babette Overman at bsoverman@gmail.com or Janet Smith at desertminis@gmail.com .



The kits shown below have already been sold in a previous auction .



Monday, October 13, 2014

Spruce Up and Moving Day at the NAME "House"

Yes, empty NAME staff offices.....because of member donations to the Spruce Up Fund..today, as I type is moving day , as a most needed renovation of the second floor office areas is going to begin this week. Thank you to every member who donated and made this project happen. You are seeing the "before" picture and in approximately 2 weeks you shall see " after" photographs. I promise to post photographs of the " during" days.








Tuesday, October 7, 2014

NAME DAY for the Louisville Miniature Club


The Louisville Miniature Club has shared with us photographs of their NAME Day !



Kim Baldwin finished her kit and even got a base coat of paint on it!




Susan Gray and Nancye Johnson were very focused on their kits!





Susan Gray wonders if Nancye Johnson and Greg Claypool really know what they're doing!






Patricia Johnson was working hard








LMC really liked the spacious layout & excellent light. Not to mention the fabulous pink tile bathroom in mint condition! We'll be back!



Cheryl Brady had already completed a Cozy Corner before our NAME Day event so she worked on her own items too





Nancye Johnson, Greg Claypool, Elizabeth Amory, Betty Ensor and June Ernst were doing great!


The Woodlawn Town Hall is a wonderful space new to the Louisville Miniature Club

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Lake Miniature Guild Name Day 2014

NAME Day- The Lakeland Miniature Guild, FL- Our club got together on Saturday to make our kits for NAME Day. We had a nice pot luck lunch and a shoe box sale.  Everyone had a wonderful time. Sheila Le Quai knows that she had a great time!!!!
Thanks you for the pictures Sheila!






Saturday, October 4, 2014

NAME DAY Project

NAME DAY 2014 PROJECT CREATED by SHARON LARROW

The Cozy Corner






NAME Day 2014 Projects

Connie Reagan of Lexington, MA- NAME Day 2014 Project






Sheila LeQuia- NAME Day Project 2014
My latest project was a 1/4 scale booth made for NAME Day. I took the booth and made it into a 50"s diner.


Monday, September 29, 2014

Newbie Club and Clubhouse- Be Inspired this October

NAME Newbie Club and Web Site

 

This is for all you NAME rookies/newbies out there:

Are you new to NAME? Are you looking for a group of other “Newbies” like yourself? Looking for a club but can’t find one in your area? Not sure how to get started on a project? Then join the “Newbies of NAME” club.  We are a newly chartered club of NAME.

This club has been formed to bring the new members of NAME together to help our new members get started, learn techniques, meet each other, learn where to find information about miniatures of all kinds, and to learn about NAME. This is a fun new club that will help you through your early years as a NAME member. You can post pictures of your projects, ask questions, find tips, share ideas, learn to look at an item you find in your home and create a miniature out of it, think outside the box, learn about different genres of miniatures, and meet other Newbies by joining this club.

Join the club by visiting our website at http://www.namenewbieclubhouse.com/   or 
Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/878079088871249/

Also, visit our blog page at http://newbiesofname.blogspot.com/
Join the clubs Pinterest page at page www.Pinterest.com/newbiesofNAME
You will receive a monthly virtual newsletter, have access to Youtube how-to video’s, participate in virtual workshops for members of all ages (including the youth members), receive project ideas, help you get involved in NAME events, and share in all the fun. We hope to plan a “Newbie” event as early as next year.

We are also looking for Mentors for our Newbies.  Are you willing to share your ideas, your knowledge, your love of NAME, and minis.  Please apply to be a Mentor on our website as well at http://www.namenewbieclubhouse.com/ 

National Dollhouse Month is in October and we have some fun things planned and hope you join us! If you have questions please email us atnewbiesofname@gmail.com .



Be Inspired!





Saturday, September 27, 2014

A RARE NAME Souvenir find!

Sometimes in working with donations to NAME through our Estate Acquisition program, I find a rare find. This has happened.In 1994 this pinball machine was one of the souvenirs at the Anaheim, California, NAME national convention. 

This is a RARE find!

An amazing piece, battery operated or in this case converted to be also connected to an electrical outlet.
The theme of that convention was " A Trip To The Fifties"
This souvenir is signed by Cherri and dated and numbered 892/1200

This special piece is looking for a new home and can be bid on for a limited time period- go to our NAME website to bid or register to be a bidder.


www.miniatures.org




Thursday, September 25, 2014

Order your NAME Day Commemorative Pin

Hi everyone,
   NAME Day is coming up very very soon now.  Did you order your pins from the NAME office?  Barbara Thornton-Hill has forms to do so or they are available under NAME Day on the Special Events site, http://www.miniatures.org/MemberDirectory/nameday.php, NAME Day pins OR at the forms are also in the Files section for this group.

Another option is to email directly to:  barb@miniatures.org for a quick order in lieu of mailing in the order form.

Order your pins ASAP for delivery for NAME Day.


Monday, September 15, 2014

National Headquarters gets an outside " Spruce Up"

Our national headquarters , known as " The House" just had a spruce up and our "home" looks so pretty for the days of fall to arrive in Carmel, Indiana. "Thank you " to the Men's Garden Club for making the spruce up happen!