For December, since our theme was "Holiday "Biz"arre", we asked you to share pictures of a market stall you've completed.
Here are the beautiful submissions.
Please be patient with the Create team (we are all volunteers) as it it may take a few days for your pictures to be posted -- especially this time of year, as we all have other commitments.
You WILL receive a gift but it might take a few weeks.
From Linda Grove, UK:
I bought this Christmas market stall at the London Dolls House Festival in May 2015 from Italian dealer Le Mini Di Pierluigi. Some of the accessories came with it and it was a joy to put together. I just love it.
From Lauren Rein:
I love market stalls, especially Kristkindlmarkt, so I have a few! Some are finished and a few I’m still working on. Here’s a sample of some in 1:12 and 1:48.
From Barbara Bower:
I made this cart a long time ago as a club project. The doll is made by Cindy's Dollhouse in Michigan.
From Julie Johnson:
From Mae Karoli:
This is the only market stall I have made, the Fireworks Pop-Up Shop from Mini Cousins.
From Dee Cirilli:
Here is my market stall project. We did these as a club. All were different! I made most of the quilts although some were gifts.
From Lesia Lennex:
I finally got a decent pic of several of my market stalls and a shopper!
From Preble McDaniel:
This will be part of a bigger project with other similar buildings. This is 1/144th scale also known as micro scale. It’s from a kit by True2Scale.
From Meredith Hink:
This is a German Beer/Food Cart that I created several years ago. It took Best of Show in Art at our County Fair. I used a German folk painting style to decorate the cart.
This is a Kriskindlemarkt toy stall I created several years ago using toys from Hallmark and the 25th NAME anniversary.
From Gabriele Layne:
Toys for sale in 1:12”: The cart from Volker Arnold is painted in a neutral color to show the colorful toys made from kits and my own creations, the circus wagon, jack-in-the-box, building blocks, and inchworm made from beads. The crochet dangling teddy and cow, box of teddies and the dolls were purchases from miniature shows.
From Colleen Walker:
Here are photos of a market stall I built from a Betterley kit several years ago. It's all white because it represents winter to me.
The market stall has a companion "Snow Queen". She has her Pet at her feet, a wolf. The Snow Queen was made by JoAnne Roberts.
From Cindy McDaniel:
This one was done for my mother who loved to make quilts and was returned to me after her passing. It is one of my most cherished minis.
This one I did as a club project and what Market Stalls (Street Sales back then) used to look like. As you can see it was done in 2007 when most of these items were still in fashion. A club member, Bud Smith, taught us how to make the folding table and chair (and they actually do). The club project was then displayed at the Indianapolis Miniature show that year.
From Tammy Witthaus:
This is a 1” scale Peddler’s cart that I designed and created with my Cricut. I really wanted one with risers built into it to be able to see everything easily. I had made the cakes on the bottom out of Fimo many years ago, created lots of the other things from Ruth Stewart’s molds last year, and had many of the other items in my stash and wanted to find a home for them all! I used Evans Design LEDs and painted them. I used a plaque as the base.
This is a 1/4” scale market stall that I created by scratch many years ago. I made all veggies and fruits out of fimo.
From Connie Robinson:
I didn't realize how many small market stalls I had until this challenge. Here are a few along with my favorite.
From Jean Gibson:
The three sizes of the Christmas cart are 1/24th, 1/48, and 144th scale.
The quarter-scale market has lights, but it was hard to take a picture.
The smallest stalls are 144th scale and are each 1/2 of an inch wide.
From Judie Dresser:
Here are my flower shop and shell shop.
From Beverly Fleming:
From Carole Ann Davis:
Attached are pictures of two peddlers carts I completed. Both are on my list of all-time favorite projects. The inspiration and lessons on making the carts came from Nancy Thomas, a much-missed mentor and friend. Halloween and the Toy Peddler.
From Judy Doe:
Here are two shops that I enjoyed making quite a few years ago, the Patisserie and the Jewelry Shoppe that were Cynthia Howe kits. I loved doing them, and they are two of my very favorite miniatures. It was early on in my quarter scale projects, and I was so proud I could do them!
From Dia Crissey-Baum:
I made the stall for our Girl Scout troop leader in 2018. My kids made the posters. The little circles decorating the top of the booth are from that year's cookie rally, where the girls all learned all about selling cookies, making change, keeping safe and having fun during cookie season (which begins January first, because everyone needs to know that!)
This one I call "The Lucky Day." While it looks at first like disaster struck, once you start seeing the details, maybe it wasn't all that bad. Did the eggs break? Is the bread in a puddle? Did all the money fall? And what if you were that kitten? Not a bad day at all if you were him! I broke the axle for this on purpose, but when I was trying to make the break look just so I managed to cut the stuffing out of myself. I still can't feel my fingertip 100 percent. So, here's another reminder not to cut towards yourself, and quit before you get tired and careless!
From Julia Tollafield:
Here’s my English seaside kiosk based on memories of my childhood in England. It was created this year as part of San Diego miniature crafters 2022 annual project and will be on display at our February show.
From Connie Smith:
My husband builds the 1/12 scale market stalls for me and I decorate them in many themes. I also sell the kits on my Etsy site.
From Jackie Williams:
These are two market stalls I created from the free quarterly project event on Quarter Connection for October 2022 through January 2023. We cut the wood stalls ourselves from a photo shown on QC’s website, not from a kit. One holds flowers and one holds veggies. The Dolls are my Darlings made of clay, wire, cloth and bunka.
From Vicki Scidmore:
These are my (only!) market stalls. A snowman stall from a kit and one I made to hold the Portland souvenirs from Volker Arnold.
From Margaret Gordus:
This was a club project. Many filled their carts with fruit & vegetables or flowers. I put toys and books in mine.
From Linda Napier:
Here are my market stalls. Both are quarter scale.
From Ruth Goodger:
Different scales quarter scale and half?
From Paula Francis:
Here is an art vendor selling his wares during the April Art Festival in Paris, France. Alongside him is his trusty companion, Jacques, and in case it’s a long day, a good book, a snack, and a bottle of good French wine!
From Pat Blumlein:
Here is my “Corner Market” decked out for Christmas.
From Terry Unnold:
I made this market stall from a kit I bought from Carl Bronsdon and filled it with several of his classes, mini gifts and charms to remind me of a wonderful trip to the Christmas Markets in Germany and Austria.
From Sally Lonn:
Anyone who takes a class from Carl Bronsdon knows that you will be in for lots of fine detail and two days of intense fun!!! Having visited the Christmas Markets in France, Germany, and Austria, I couldn't wait to take this class. We built and painted the cart and then had fun making cookies, gingerbread, a candy house, filled jars and even turned out the hand stitched stockings.
Many hours later I finished!!! Thank you, Carl!!!!
From Catherine Hawkins:
This is my Clock Shop made in a cigar box. I painted the metal miniature clocks and made the rest of them from wood, plastic, clay, and matboard.
From Jennie Harshman:
I made up the Betterley’s Christmas market stall as it reminded me so much of several Christmas market River cruises that I was lucky enough to do. It has too many miniatures for me to remember who made what but there are a lot of Volker Arnold’s pieces in the back. It has been a work in progress for over a year but I love it and am glad I finished it in time for the holidays.
From Carolyn Eiche:
This is my 1" scale Christmas Market Cart. I made it about 4 years ago and filled it with Robin Betterley Christmas items, mini club gifts, and a few items from my stash. It's one of my favorite pieces.
From Kathryn Asbahr:
It seems like I have so many stalls in my Christmas decorations. I started with The Griswold Family Tree Farm about 5 years ago.
Then came the Mini Cousins and stalls based on a stall I found in a miniature magazine. There is a hot cocoa stand from Mini Decor and More. This year I did the stall from Jean Day in quarter scale and some HO scale ones for a village square in a village display. I still need to add details to the last ones.
I forgot about the Giant Orange stand until I was looking at photos.
I also have Dickies BBQ truck built in a Dead Pool diecast food truck. That one had a full interior. Just needed to add paint, decals and people.
Quarter scale allows us to build so many unique things. My husband loves to bring me things with a challenge to create.
From Cathy Ellison:
Some of the many stalls I have from Mini Cousins. I love them!
From Barb Antol:
This is my favorite 1:12th scale Christmas Market Stall project. I used a kit from Michelle’s Miniatures which was easy and fun to build. I embellished it with a bit of Gingerbread trim on the front shelf. It was a perfect place to display many wonderful Christmas minis which I collected or made over a number of years.
From Carol Shea:
Second Hand Rose is a little antique shop and was the very first quarter scale roombox I made. I had a lot of fun making some of the items and was very glad to find homes for others.
From Mary Johnson:
I was thrilled beyond words to win a place in Carl Bronsdon's workshop. Making this beautiful Gingerbread Peddler's Cart was a delight -- I learned so much in his workshop! I wish I could finagle a way into every class he teaches, but competition is high for his classes! This is a favorite Christmas miniature.
From Suzie Aguilar:
I made the 1” scale Peddler’s cart in our local mini club many years ago. I believe the project was a NAME Day kit. I fell in love with market stalls after seeing one completed by a friend in a state-wide mini club. I purchased several 1” scale stall kits but have not finished one yet. Once I discovered Suzanne and Andrew’s 1/4” market stall kits I knew I had to have them. Sadly they were about to retire and had stopped making them so I purchased as many as I could find to create an entire 1/4” Christmas Market scene on a cupcake stand (after I saw another miniaturist use the stand in a similar way). I have adjusted the decorations on the stands to fit each of my desired stall themes. I still need to make the Nativity stall (empty blue one) and the hot beverage stand. I plan to make a similar boardwalk scene (eventually) using the kits from the Mini Cousins on a teal cupcake stand.