Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year!!

Well 2013 has been such a good year for The Giddy Kipper.I love attending fairs and seeing all my friends and customers. This year I have attended for the first time, two fairs abroad. The first at Rheda-Wiedenbruck Germany. Brilliantly organised and in such a pretty place.As usual I shared a table with my friend Julie Campbell and we enjoyed some time off to explore the town. The second show was Apeldoorn in The Netherlands which was held in October the weekend of the bad storms. We had a fabulous time there, but our journey home was a little hairy to say the least. With these two shows added to Miniatura and Kensington in the UK, I have been keep very busy. Next year promises to be just as exciting.I now have a fairly booked up commission book and will be just taking selected commissions in the future.
I wish everyone a healthy, happy, prosperous 2014.Jain xxx

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Apeldoorn Show this weekend.

Well this is rather last minute but just a couple of photos of characters coming there with me.The journey starts tomorrow morning. Will post photo's on my return. Jain x

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Peep a boo!

This little mouse is one of my new toys. She's peeking round her handmade wicker box.These are the first pictures I've taken with my new camara and I'm hoping my photographs are now going to improve somewhat. Photography is not my strong point! Jain:)

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

The Duchess and the pig baby!

This is the last figure I have left from The Alice collection I took to Germany. She is fully posable and the baby pig is removable.I love her face, just a horrified disgusted look! I have a couple of little 3d portraits also left from the collection,all for sale in my Etsy shop. I have been working on commissions for the last week or so and also the new 24th scale animals. I will be introducing them here shortly and they will be available at Miniatura in September.I use Bea's (petite properties)kit's for displaying them. They go together like a dream and look just perfect! Watch this space. Jain xx

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

It's been a while!!!

I am the worst blogger ever!!! Well Spring shows are now over, hard to believe. Kensington was a fabulous show. Busy all weekend and I was as close to selling out as I ever have been. As most of you know Julie (Campbell) and I share a table at the shows and at this show we were judged by Molly Cromwell to be the best table and we were awarded the KDF cup. We were thrilled to bits, but unfortunately we were not there to hear the lovely speech Molly made. We had pre-booked to see the musical 'Wicked' All this was wonderful, but I had 2 and a half weeks to replace stock in time for Germany. I don't think I saw anywhere but the inside of my shed in that time. Just worked solidly night and day. All the hard work paid off and had a brilliant show in Germany. The show was so well organised, in a lovely venue and it was good to meet some old and new european customers. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. We were next to Karon Cunningham and her husband John, who helped us out and made our first show abroad so enjoyable. Having had the taste of showing abroad we are now going to do the show in Appeldorn in October this year. Looking forward to that. I am now working on new ideas for the Autumn shows, including some 24th scale dressed animals and some tiny toys. Off course will have lots of new 12th scale characters as well. This little rabbit toy in her crib is one of the first.

Friday, 29 March 2013

Happy Easter!!

Happy Easter! Can't quite believe it has been so long since I have posted.Work and life has been busy. Miniatura, first fair of the year has been and gone and now it is head's down to get stock ready for KDF in May. This year I will be doing my first fair abroad. I will be attending the Rheda-Wiedenbruck fair on the 1st and 2nd of June. I am very much looking forward to it. I will be having lots of new characters for both shows and will endeavour to post some pictures and updates on here. Hope everyone has a Happy Easter. Welcome to new followers. Jain

Friday, 9 November 2012

I have a few children on ebay at the moment. The auctions end on Sunday 11th November. Have had this group displayed on a bed I made, they look so cute together. Somebody said they reminded them of the children sat on the hospital beds in the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony. Head down at the moment working on Kensington pieces.Only 2 weeks to go. Welcome new followers xx