In honor of Pamela Scott – a beach hut

Pamela Scott was the creator of Little Enough News, a quarter inch scale and smaller newsletter. She published the newsletter for several years and then created an online yahoo group titled LittleEnoughNews. She passed away in early 2011.
Several of us agreed to continue on with the group and we created a project to do in her honor or in memory of her. This is that project.
It started with the idea of something to do with the beach and shells. I got the idea to do a simple beach hut. I created a very simple design and worked with Karen Cary as she had agreed to laser cut the kits. After a couple of variations we came up with a finished kit.

We also decided to hold a swap to go with the project, which I hosted. Boy, that was fun receiving them in. Had to store them up high to keep the cats out of them. Every time a box came in if I didn’t put it right away the cats were all over it. Some people say the swaps talk and obviously the cats could hear them.
Once it was time to sort them all, that was a task. But it was all worth it in the end. I have managed swaps before, but never this many. One of the problems I had was allowing people to send a different number. I will not do that again. Either I would set number (10-20, etc.) or all swappers, far less headache arranging them to sort them out.

In the front, the chairs are my own Adirondack chair kit, the table between them was from Lynn Hamel, the gold color seahorses and shell were from Sharon Anderson, and sand castle by Alician Pearce.
close up of the cute flamingos made by Kay Marshal
A side view of the beach hut. The buoy was from Barb Striethorst and that red radio by Heather Drinkwater.
palm tree made by Preble McDaniel, sand castle by Alician Pearce, trash can by Roberta Ditch
The blue parson’s chair and the clock above was from Lynn Hamel. 
The magazine filled basket was by Joan Webb. Prints on the wall were from JoAnn Jacot.

The shelf unit was designed by Preble to fit around the beach hut window. Karen Cary cut them for sale as well. (This was same year a similar shelf unit, called the alcove, was third NAME Day – no relation to that one.)

The upper section contains a bench by Peggy Fowler, shell display by Pat Henshaw and the rug from JoAnn Jacot and the shell plaque above the window by Lynn Hamel.
The picture is of Pamela Scott mounted on a ship’s wheel.
The shells from poohcat, Lynn Hamel, or some I purchased.
The silver starfish from Marti Icenogle.

One important part of the building process of any kit is what colors to use. For kits that are bare, the person doing the building must decide. For this one, I went with a 50’s theme with the bright pink, turquoise and yellow. I found lots of ideas on the internet including a cool surfboard table (that I didn’t make due to not enough room). When those pink flamingos came in, I knew I made the right choice.

Happy miniaturing!


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