Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Minis at the markets

On Saturday, friend Sandra and I made the now obligatory visit to the Wellington Underground Market to check out the miniature possibilities.

The first stall we came to was PixieMoon, who had a selection of 'Fae dwellings' (and furniture) for sale.
A woman peeks through a display of necklaces on a market stall above a paper house.
A room in a miniature house made of paper.
A miniature house made of paper.
A miniature fairy sofa covered in leaves and plants.
I had neither the space nor budget for anything so, after a lovely chat with the owner, we moved on.

On the Hanley Soloway, Sutlers stall, we spotted a container of sculpting tools,
Corner of a market stall with a container of sculpting tools for sale, along with a mannequin head wearing a pith helmet, and a microscope.
A container of sculpting tools for sale on a market stall.
which we were tempted by, but ultimately didn't buy. After more chatting (and a quick photo of the owner), we continued on our way...
A man dressed in colonial attire, holding a steam-punk-style model gun, in front of a sign saying 'Hanley Soloway, Sutlers: Weapons of brass destruction'
... to the point of the visit. Blue Star Kiwi.
Woman browsing the goods for sale at a market stall selling dolls' house miniatures.
(Yes, we bought things!)
A market stall selling dolls' house miniatures.
 After checking out the rest of the stalls, and buying a couple of non-mini items for mini use, we stopped for a coffee and to review our purchases.
Cup of coffee on an outdoor table, along with a number of dolls' house miniature items arranged neatly below it.
(New Zealand-themed card pack from maya albums, 'yay' brooch from JuliaHuyserDesign, deer brooch from Whirlwind, and oven dish, sunflowers and food from Blue Star Kiwi.)
A New Zealand-themed card-making kit, two brooches, a dolls' house miniature oven dish containing miniature fruit and vegetables,, miniature sunflowers and a plate of miniature pancakes with banana.
Yay to a great day!
Woman holding up a brooch in the shape of the word 'yay' next to her mouth.
(Image above courtesy of Sandra Monk)

4 comments :

m1k1 said...

PixieMoon's creations are delightful, and the paper Opus is just inspired.

Pepper Mitcheson said...

I love the Hanley Soloway guy's uniform =0D Yay for mini shopping trips =0)

Kikka N said...

Wow and Yay: lovely and cool tiny treasures!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing and it was lovely to meet you :)
Twinkles,
PixieMoon