Sunday, May 23, 2010

Going on a little trip...

Well, I might need to pack the larger bags and not the mini ones. ;)

I'm going to Singapore to visit with Sans!
How cool, is that?!

I'm also going to get to meet Cindy, aka Snowfern.
And hopefully, I'll get to meet up with Jocelyn, Pei Li, and Asuka.

I've dubbed them the Singapore girls. All are members of TeamMIDS on Etsy. With the exception of Sans, who Cindy and I are trying to have join us as a collector member. Yes, you don't have to sell miniatures to belong to our team. :)

Needless to say, I am thrilled and excited beyond belief and am ever so grateful for Sans' enormous generosity. Thank you so much, Sans!
Sans and Cindy will be my tour guides and are going to immerse me in the Singapore culture. There is so much to see and do there. It's going to be a fabulous trip. :)

The luggage in the above picture is made by Whimsy Cottage Minis, one of my dearest friends. :) The hutch and carpet can be found in my etsy shop.

I used to think I'd have nothing to blog about. Now, I have so much to blog about and not enough time to do it all. I guess, that's why my blog posts tend to be on the long side. Oh, well! ;)

Some recent work for Ray of Minibuilder for one of his clients.
This is the inspiration photograph.
And, this is the finished result.
 I was so excited to win Tallulah Belle's giveaway.
I cannot commend Jayne near enough for how she did this giveaway. Such a novel idea, with a big impact for others.
Isn't this just the sweetest thing ever? I love it!
And, it is so tiny! As it always is with minis, they are always so much better in person, than the picture. I thought this would be like water pitcher size, but, it's more like creamer pitcher size. Tiny! :)
Thank you so much, Jayne!
Thank you for making a difference in other people's lives. :)

Until next time, my blogging friends... :)


  1. Have a wonderful trip!!! That is so cool. Say Hello from me!

  2. Congrats on winning this special give-away! And whenever you go to Singapore - have a very happy trip there :)

  3. Have a wonderful time, I'm sure it'll be a truly memorable trip.

    The little flowers and pitcher are just wonderful.

    I'm going to follow up on 'Minibuilder' and 'Whimsy Cottage Minis', thanks for the links :)

    Bon voyage!!!

  4. How exciting!!!! Will you be blogging as you go? Can't wait to see pictures! Bon Voyage, CM

  5. How fantastic to be able to meet the Singapore girls! What a wonderful trip you're going to have!

  6. Dale is always a pleasure to pass by your blog, there are always many interesting things to see ... how are you, dear?
    congratulations on winning the give away, the tea is sweet and so small! .. a kiss with affection!

  7. Thanks everyone! :) It is very exciting as you can imagine.

    As was winning Jayne's giveaway, my first win in blog land. :)

    I don't go for a month yet, so I'll still be here to blog a few more times before I go.

    Will do, Catherine. :)

    Norma, glad you found the links helpful. :)

    CM, I'm not sure about blogging while gone, I will have access to the internet, but not sure about pictures... will have to think about that.

    I think so too, Mercedes. :)

    (((Caterina))) I'm good. Always good to see you dear. :) How are you doing is the better question!

  8. That's exciting! Have a wonderful trip!

  9. Have a wonderful safe flight and hope to meet you soon!

    Pei li

  10. Thank you for featuring my luggage!

    You're going to have so much fun in Singapore! Give all the Singapore TeamMIDS gals a hug for me!


  11. Thank you, Pei Li, it will be wonderful to get meet you in person. I hope the traveling part is uneventful!

    Whims, you snuck in there on me, how did you do that? lol ;)
    I will, I will. :)

  12. Oh, Polka, I didn't mean to miss you!

    Thank you dear, I need to send you a convo! :)

  13. Oh, don't I envy you, Singapore and fab minifriends to meet! You're going to have wonderful time, I want a full report after the trip :)

    And thanks for the links - I think I'll do a similar thing that the Minibuilder has done - I started to do this bed, but the base came too modern - it's exactly like in the pic :D


  14. Dale, I'm so happy for you! have a safe, fast trip and give a big hug to Sans from me. Say hallo to the other girls; they don't know me but I always read their blogs and drool.Have a gorgeous holiday! Rosanna

  15. WOW!!! Firstly, that mini daybed is wonderful and it look like something my sister sold in her shop :):).

    I am sooooo excited that you are coming and the pleasures all ours and and and you can blog while you are here too, of course! Bring a portable hard disk . That's all you need. Or maybe you don't even need that since you can just use :).

    Can't wait, Babe :). We are the Singapore girls? LOL

    Ok, I am in your TeamMids !! Tell me how to sign up :).

  16. Singapore sounds very far away and exotic to my ear ...
    I always amazingly to see how people move from one part of the world!
    Take a good trip :-)

  17. How wonderful to be able to travel to such an interesting place and on top of it meet those fantastic miniature artists!!!!!
    Wishing you a safe journey and lots of fun:))))))
    Synnøve :)

  18. How exciting! You're going to have a lot to tell us and I hope you're going to show us photos.

  19. Have a safe and wonderful time Dale! I cannot wait to hear about all your adventures!

  20. congratulations Dale and have a nice trip!! enjoy!! hugs

  21. Dale, I'm glad you're well, and I'm happy for you, for this fabulous trip to the Far East! I hope you find great time and very fun! you give a kiss to Sans by me!

  22. I love readding, and thanks for your artical. ..............................

  23. Have a wonderful wondeful trip! I'm sure it will be very special. :)
    And who knows, maybe you do need to pack your mini bags too; you might find something to fill them with. :)

  24. How fun that you get to meet Sans and all the Singapore girls :) I am sooooo jealous!! That piece of furniture is gorgeous - he did such a great job! And congrats on winning - how fun!!

  25. I think so too, Ira. :)

    Ray built this bed from scratch and I made the mattress and pillow.
    Was yours a kit? To me it has a modern and a zen like look to it. I think it could work in either setting.

    I'd love to see what you do. :)

  26. Thank you, Rosanna for your sweet words. :)

    I'm taking notes, one hug to Sans from Rosanna, and hello, or hallo to the girls, got it. :)

  27. Sans! Did you know that I can't really write your name without the exclamation point? lol ;)

    Thank you! :)

    Does your sis still have a shop, cause if she does, we have to put that on the must see list. :)

    We'll figure out computer details in email, Sans. :)

    I am very excited. :)

    Here is the link for teamMIDS on etsy, the first page has all of the details and contact info. If you need help, just ask.

  28. Flora, it sounds very exotic to me as well. I don't think I'll be disappointed.

    It is really wild to be traveling half way around the world. :)

  29. Synnove, thank you and I think the meeting "the girls" will be one of the highlights of the trip. :)

  30. Geneviève, maybe I can just do a photo a day. :)

    A regular blog post takes me around two hours to do, and I don't want to waste that time there, you know? :)

    I'm sure there will be much to show and tell when I return. :)

  31. Thank you, Caterina. :)

    You and mom continue to be in my thoughts. :)

    One kiss from Caterina to Sans, got it. :)

  32. 智能 you are welcome, thanks for reading. :)

  33. Maia, I'm taking nothing extra, must have room to bring back as many goodies as I can. :)

    I might just leave my clothes behind, lol. ;)

  34. Ara, your post snuck into the middle, I thought I lost it! lol

    Thank you so much, Ara. You are sweet. Don't be jealous! I hope you get to travel before you are an old lady like me. tee hee ;)

    Ray does fabulous work and I can't say it enough. Winning was fun. :)

  35. i cant believe u get to actually meet these people Ive been reading about!! have a safe trip!

  36. Mr. Pineapple Man, I can't believe it either!

    Pinch me! :)

    It so wild that I can't comprehend it and even when I come back, I'm sure I will be in amazement for a long time.

    This trip is a gift. :) I thank Sans for making it possible for me, but I am sure, it will be a wild ride for all :) Better than Hershey! (did I say that?, shush!)

  37. Hey Dale! have a lovely trip in Singapore! Say hello to Sans from me.

  38. 經一事,長一智。經驗是良師 experience is the best teacher. ....................................................

  39. Thank, Patricia. Will do. :)

  40. Have a great time on your trip! Lucky girl...Say Hello to all the Singapore girls!! I wish I visited Singapore one day!!

  41. Thanks, Eva! :) will do! You never know, you might end up there some day yourself. :)

  42. Dale, enhorabuena por ganar esa preciosidad!!!
    Espero que tengas un buen viaje y te lo pases genial, haz fotos para despues podernoslas mostar.
    besitos ascension

  43. Gracias, Ascensión, voy a tomar una gran cantidad de imágenes, sin duda! :)

  44. The set of luggage and bed of edward cullen, are precious.
    Have fun in Madrid.
    Besujis from Spain!


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