I was starting to feel a little guilty over all my purchases at this point, it seemed I was getting a little carried away, but I quickly forgot those feelings as soon as I stepped through the door.
I noticed immediately that Evolve had a lot of very modern miniatures. They were fabulous. Check out some of them at http://www.evolve-miniatures.com/index.php?cPath=320_372 Aren't they fabulous?!!
Unfortunately I have no modern miniature projects, so I had to search a little harder to find items that suited my projects that I am presently working on or plan to do in the future. Then at last I spied the perfect miniature trunk at the back of the store. WOW! It was fabulous. I could see it working perfectly in the attic room of my dollhouse!
Laura was busy serving someone else so I had to wait and find out the price. I could see a little write up about it in the showcase, but unfortunately I couldn't read Spanish either!! But while I continued to browse around the store I did find more Miniaturas magazines! Four more to add to my collection. Yippee.
And then I spied it, a copy of Lea Frisoni's Maison Miniature. Yes I know it's completely in French, but since I'm buying Spanish magazines, I guess I can also learn to translate a french miniature book.
Then I discovered some miniature flower kits. Excellent more flowers for the garden shed. At this point through the intervention of a kind customer who helped with the translation, I discovered unfortunately the book was Laura's own personal copy that had been left on the shelf!! So sad, it was not to be.
But miniaturist have their own language and Laura and I did our best to communicate. The trunk was an upcoming workshop and unfortunately was not available complete or in kit form. In my researching since my visit I think I've discovered it was made by Olga Ascensio. You can check out all her wonderful trunks at http://chriserminiaturas.jimdo.com/maletas-y-baules-suitcases-and-trunks/ Now I know I can still get a similar one in the future. Yippee again! Can't you just feel my enthusiam on the page!
But I was able to get my flower kits and Miniaturas magazines, and Laura was kind enough to also tell me about the Fair for the next day. I was still arm twisting my husband at this point, so you will have to wait for one other posting.
For now I have six flower kits to assemble! Sunflowers, poppies and what I thought was Forget Me Knots, but in the brouchure I found on Evolve's blogs it was listed as Wild Flowers. Apparently it had been another workshop by Rosa Casanellas offered at the store. So I was able to get some of these kits. I googled Rosa Casanellas and found the most wonderful miniature room box through Picasa Web Albums but I couldn't find a web site, maybe someone can jump in here and let me know if she has a web site!! The room box I saw was so colourful, in was great!
Once I got home I realized the kits had no instuctions or even a picture of them finished, but thanks to the Evolve's web site and Facebook page I found the add for the workshop, and now I have a picture to follow. It would be wonderful to live in a city that offered all these miniature workshops. I would love it, but I would be broke as well. Thankfully I did have this one opportunity to visit and make these purchases.
So now I have to make my kits look as wondeful as the prototypes! Stay tuned.
From here it's back to the hotel for a bit of lunch and then we were off to visit more of the Barri Gothic area of Barcelona. We had only quickly walked through there several weeks before on my way to Drap. We want to discover more of this wonderful area!
Stay tuned for the next day at the miniature fair, where I definitely got a lot carried away, but oh the fun I had.
Until the next time..........