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Mini show in Elk Grove, IL

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Chicago peeps...

The Wee ‘c’ miniature club is putting on their 44th annual show on Nov 9 & 10th.  Its at the Holiday Inn in Elk Grove Village.  Seems like a smaller show but I thought I would check it out since its only about 35 min from me.  Anyone else?

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I always find something fun at this show, and it's worth the drive.  I usually head there opening night.

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I just saw this, and I'm in the middle of building my first houses.  I'll definitely take my daughters.  Thanks! 

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1 hour ago, Marshall said:

I just saw this, and I'm in the middle of building my first houses.  I'll definitely take my daughters.  Thanks! 

If you and your wife don't share a frugal gene, I'd not take her, and I'd swear the girls to secrecy about what stuff costs. :D 

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Our show in Boca Raton has Make and Take activities. If this show has something similar, see what the girls would want as a Christmas or Birthday present then send them off to work on an activity and while they are busy, secretly purchase their favorites and hide them in the car.

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4 hours ago, KathieB said:

If you and your wife don't share a frugal gene, I'd not take her, and I'd swear the girls to secrecy about what stuff costs. :D 

I never thought of that!  This could be interesting... 

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3 hours ago, Marshall said:

I never thought of that!  This could be interesting... 

When friend ogle my own miniatures and are in awe of the detailed furniture, accessories, etc., I tell them that it is possible to find in miniature anything that can be found in real life -- and it's only slightly more expensive. :D This is why so many of us at least attempt to create the items that go into our houses.

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When you shop at Ron's Miniatures in Orlando they hand you a very little basket to put your items in.  My husband remarked on how much money it could take to fill one of those little baskets; I can go into three figures just buying kits and supplies; the last time I was there when I was building the Fairfields, so everything was for 1:24!

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I have a 3D printer, so my brain has been overloading on experiments to try. 

This could easily become dangerous. Lol. 

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1 hour ago, Marshall said:

I have a 3D printer, so my brain has been overloading on experiments to try. 

This could easily become dangerous. Lol. 

You may have to teach me some weekend as it appears we are neighbors of sorts. 

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Great finds, Brae! That Mercantile kit is interesting, I've never seen it before. For $30, how could you not buy it?!

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No worries!  I get so focused, I am often startled when people who do know me speak to me at mini shows.  hahaha

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So jelly of all these mini shows the Chicago peeps get.. Great finds Brae.. I hope you found some good stuff too Keith!

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I went there mostly just to look and to pick Carl’s (CR2’s) brain about electrical stuff. 

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And did you successfully pick his brain? :D

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