COLUMBUS MINIATURE SOCIETY
 
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One of the oldest and most well-established clubs in Ohio, the Columbus Miniature Society (CMS) is a non-profit organizataion dedicated to the fine art of miniatures. CMS has been a member of the National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts (NAME) for more than 40 years. It's the mission of NAME and CMS to promote miniatures through educationcollectingbuilding friendships and skills, and through the sharing of experience and ideas. Come join us for a unique, creative experience like no other.
 
 
 
 
 

 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MONTHLY MEETINGS
Open to all, we meet the third Saturday of every month, come join us:
 
St. John's Episcopal Church
700 High Street Worthington, Ohio 43085
  

3rd Saturday of the Month General Meeting Schedule
 "come to a meeting, we have brownies"
 
12:30 - 1:00 
snacks and socializing, bring your own drink
 
1:00 -2:00
official meeting and club business
 
2:00-4:00
project time, more snacks, and more socializing 
 
 
for more information about meetings and directions email slackey6@gmail.com or kkeirns@aol.com  

 

 

 


WHAT A SUCCESS!

2021 COLUMBUS MINIATURE SOCIETY SHOW AND SALE

 

 

THE SHOW
We were so happy to see everyone this year! There were hundreds of miniatures created by local artisans in all different scales, styles, and formats. From single pieces to entire houses, there's was something for everyone. Much shopping was done, many conversations were had, all-in-all it was a wonderful day!

 
WHERE TO SPEND YOUR MINI-MONEY
People left the sale with bags full of treasures. The list of miniature vendors who made our show a success is below. Check out their wonderful items: 
 
C.A.'s D.A.'s
Estate Miniatures
The Golden Acorn Shoppe
Hickory Grove Studio
It's a Miniatures Life 
Jean Ellsworth and Karen Holford
Jet and Jones
Jo's Tiny Petal Pushers
Lockwood Towers
Miniature Wishes by Linda
Mini Mansions Dollhouse Shop 
Merry Katherine's Miniatures 
Our Mini Holiday Shop and More
Sharon Hammer Baker
Small Things Bright and Beautiful 
Sugar Loaf  Pottery
Victorian Lady  

 

 2022 COLUMBUS MINIATURE SOCIETY SHOW AND SALE

 

Saturday November 19th  /  10:00am to 4:00pm 
the show is free / the sale is $5 at the door

 

Bethel United Methodist Church
1220 Bethel Road  Columbus, OH 43220

handicap accessible / handicap parking available

 

THE SHOW
Come see hundreds of miniatures created by local artisans in all different scales, styles, and formats. From single pieces to entire houses, there's something for everyone. 

  • Take-And-Make Challenge 2022 --  CREATIVE CAPS
    Get your creative caps on again this year! A a wide variety of caps and lids were available. People accepted the challenge, took caps, and will be creating something for the 2022 show. You can use any caps you want, those from the show or those you have at home. Bring back your creation and you will earn free entry to the sale as well as your chance to win the next People's Choice Award. Click on the pictures below to visit the site of the artist who has already done amazing things with altered caps and get even more great ideas about transforming caps into creative treasures!
 
 
THE SALE
The largest and longest running miniature sale special event is getting underway already. Our staff is busy contacting miniature artists and suppliers and making plans for 2022 so be sure to mark your calenders. 
 

WHERE TO SPEND YOUR MINI-MONEY
The list of miniature vendors is ever-growing, so check back often to plan your wish-list for shopping at the sale!

 

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Do you have something to sell to miniaturists or know someone who does? Contact us for more vendor information at bsilver104@aol.com or artist1118@aol.com 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THE RAFFLE
What would the sale be without our famous raffles? Designed with you in mind, you can try your luck for any or all of the following:
 
  • Hobbyist Tool Box & Tools
    full of all kinds of handy things needed to create miniature

  • Polymer Clay Starter Kit
    a basket that includes starter tools, instruction books, and clay -- everything you need to try your hand at clay creations

  • Miniature Kit Basket
    full of kits in different sizes, this is the perfect way to try your hand at something new

  • Fiber Arts Basket
    full of crosss stitch, knitting, crocheting, quilting, and felting instructions and supplies this just may be how you find your new hobby or next miniature project

  • Assortment of 1/12 Scale Dollhouse Furniture
    the perfect way to add some pizazz to your own dollhouse/room box or the inspiration you need for a new project

  • Finished 1/12 Scale Conservatory
    a glass building full of tiny, lush flowers and furniture, this is the perfect stand-alone piece or may be an amazing room addition to your current doll house
 
 
 
THE GRAB BAGS - Pay Your Money, Take Your Pick
Because everyone has to start somewhere we offer a large selection of "starter" bags. Perfect for kids and those just getting into miniatures the grab bags are full of surprises and options. They can also be a great idea generator! What can you create from the items in the bag you buy?


 



 
COLUMBUS MINIATURE SOCIETY CLUB EVENTS

 
 
 
ZOOM-TASTIC MONDAY EVENINGS
Since we were unable to meet in person over the past year we supplemented the monthly meeting with a weekly project meeting via ZOOM. It's been so popular we've decided to continue it for now. There's no agenda and no set project, people simply set aside time every Monday starting at 6:30pm to work on their own project and join the ZOOM meeting with people who are doing the same. It's a way to commit time to miniature work, a place for conversation, advice, trouble shooting projects, and generally is a good time. You can come and go as you please, when you please, we're always happy to have you. For more information and the meeting link email: slackey6@gmail.com
 
 
 
MONTHLY SHOW AND TELL 
Every month at the meetings there's a table set up for you to display your current project or fantastic find. Please feel free to bring something to share with everyone each month.
 
 
 
JANUARY 2022 MEETING PROJECT: SALLY SOLD SEA SHELLS BY THE SEA SHORE
With a creative eye towards warmer weather this meeting project featured a shadow box with a large selction of tiny, fancy shells to be used as a collectible display. A second shadow box kit was provided to make later with collectable items of your own choosing.
 
 
FEBRUARY 2022 MEETING PROJECT: A HAT TRICK
Several very important tricks to making successful hats were learned this month, including the use of hidden wires to help the hat hold its shap properly. Witches hats in 1:6 size were made, complete with Halloween-ish imbleshments and charms. With the use of wires and different colored felt the "witch hat" basics learned will easily be able to be used to create Dr Suess style hats, Grinch head gear, and even something a gnome would be proud to wear. 1:12 round cowboy hats were also made in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Using the trick learned about careful wire placement some cowboy hats were turned into steam punk style hats complete with gauzey veils and rhinestone bling.
 
 
MARCH 2022 MEETING PROJECT: NATIONAL NOTIONS
Every year CMS donates hand made miniature souvenirs to the National NAME Convention. It's a great way to help support NAME, it allows us to advertise our very special club while recruiting new members, and it's a way for our current members to really show off their talent. Come spend an afternoon creating treasures for like-minded miniaturist to receive as part of the Welcome Tote Bag filled with goodies at the NAME Convention.

 
 
APRIL 2022 MEETING PROJECT: WEAVING WONDERS
This month will explore the world of scale basket weaving using paper. This project may be perfect for an Easter Basket so bring lots of Spring time items to fill up your creation. Or, a basket will be perfect as a donation to the club project (details found under June). No matter what you decide to do it's sure to be fun!
 
 
 
MAY 2022 MEETING PROJECT: GETTING ALL DOLL'D UP
Come learn about fine art of proceline doll making in miniature by making your own doll. Available in half scale this project will teach how to wig a doll properly as well as dressing and styling one. These sizes are perfect as full size adults in smaller scale projects or a wonderful addition to a girl's room in one inch scale. 
 
 
 
JUNE 2022 MEETING PROJECT: THE WORLD SMILES IN FLOWERS
Every year the club makes a joint project to be raffled off at the show and sale in November. This year we have a glass green house to turn into a lush conservatory, or making a working green house (decisions, decisions). What has been decided is we're going to take this opportunity to learn all about how to make miniature garden items. Some thoughts include quilling, FIMO flowers, cut paper, and altering tiny silk flowers. Since the roof of the green house is removable it's going to be a easy to fill with amazing things created by the club.  After the meeting we're going to stay a bit longer and fill tote bags for the National Winter Wonderland Conventation -- please make time to lend a hand!
 
 
 
JULY 2022: THE CLUB PICNIC
In July there is no meeting but there is a potluck picnic, deatils yet to be determined for club members. Speaking of members, the club due of $10 are due this month. 
 
 
 
JULY/AUGUST 2022: THE OHIO STATE FAIR
While we don't have all the details yet, we're assuming the Fair will be back in 2022 -- keep checking back for information! Make plans to come visit us and our ever-expanding Miniature Fair Midway.

  • Miniature Competition at the Fair
    We encourage and support the fine art of miniature making by sponsoring miniature artisan awards through the Arts, Crafts and Fashion Competition. Check back here for more information about the 2022 competition and your chance to win a blue ribbon!
 

SEPTEMBER 2022: GUYS AND DOLLS
After learning how to dress dolls in May, this month gives you the chance to learn how to make dolls from scratch. Skills reveiwed will include attaching limbs, wigging (styling hair) and creating a proper face.
 
 
  
OCTOBER 2022: FIMO FOOD STUFFS
This month will explore the world of not-baking baking with FIMO. The offical project is a garden fresh vegatable basket but you'll be able to work in any scale and make anything your heart (or stomach) desires, be it a cherry pie or a pizza pie or anything else for that matter. A toaster oven will be available so your project will be fully baked to a perfect finish by the end of the afternoon.
 
 
OCTOBER 2022: NAME DAY OCTOBER 1
Every year NAME holds an official NAME Day sponsored by local clubs. On this day all the different clubs around the country get together and work on a limited-edition project as offered by NAME. This year, the project is a 1” scale Memory Box. The CREATE site has a special piece every month, available as a kit or finished piece, or, you can use the box to display your own extra special miniature treasures. 

  
 The CMS NAME Day includes:
  • a silent auction of miniature art and supplies 
  • door prizes
  • lunch (and of course, snacks) -- a fabulous pot luck with each attendee bringing their favorite dish
 

NAME is an international miniature club. Dues are $50 per year, which includes a copy of the bi-monthly Miniature Gazette, access to free workshops, and discounts on workshops from CREATE. As a member you are able to attend NAME-only events like NAME Day, Online House Parties, and the National Convention. Send an email to  price1240@att.net or slackey6@gmail.com for more information.

 
 
 
NOVEMBER 2022: THE CMS SHOW AND SALE
Details above. 
 
 
 
DECEMBER 2022: WINTER FAIR FINE ART SHOW
CMS always has a table at Winter Fair. Not only are club members allowed to sell their work to the general public, but, it's a great way to meet people and introduce them to the world of fine miniatures. We're still waiting to hear what will be happening with the show this year, so check back for updates. General Winter Fair show information may be found here. There's also a Winter Fair in Cincinatti, we're looking into setting up a table at that location as well.
 
DECEMBER 2022: CHRISTMAS PARTY AND GIFT EXCHANGE 
The December meeting is replaced by a Christmas Party for club members. The party traditionally includes:
 
  • a catered meal
  • a fantastic dessert table featuring club member's favorite things ( and, of course, snacks)
  • a miniature ornament gift exchange
  • a general gift exchange of miniature items or tools 
  • door prizes
 
 
 
In the Works: A DAY AWAY
Day trips are part of club life. In the recent past we've gone to the Maysville Miniature Museum, had a private tour of an extensive private local collection, and club members have traveled together to other shows and NAME events.
 
 
A DAY AWAY WITHOUT LEAVING HOME

An alert CMS member found a monthly ONLINE dollhouse miniature show called A Mini Miniature Show that's worth checking out. Not only may you find something wonderful, but there's opportunities to be a dealer/vendor as well.

Show Dates for the Online Show
February 9th - 13th
March 9th - 13th
April 6th - 10th
May 11th - 15th
June 8th - 12th
July 6th - 10th
August 10th - 14th
September 7th - 11th
October 5th - 9th
November 9th - 13th
December 7th - 11th

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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