Houseparty Helpers by gjjur4356


One great way to be a special part of the Houseparty is to donate a Houseparty Helper. Houseparty
Helpers are specially designed and handcrafted items valued at a minimum of $150. An individual,
company, shop or club may donate a dollhouse, roombox, shop, vignette, doll or a very special piece. In
addition, there have been some very creative ways of donating cash as a Houseparty Helper.

Raffle tickets will be sold on all donated items and the proceeds will be used to defray Houseparty

If you wish to participate and be recognized in the Souvenir Book, your form must be postmarked no
later than March 1, 2011.       Please contact Houseparty Helper Chairperson Donald Greenfield at
717-554-9668 or by email at with any questions.

                                       Please complete the form below and send to:
                                                         Donald Greenfield
                                                          207 N Spring St
                                                       Middletown PA 17057
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                                                  Houseparty Helpers

Name ___________________________________________________________ Phone (____)_______________

Street Address__________________________________________________ Email _______________________

City/State/Zip ________________________________________________________________________________


                             I will bring the Helper to the Houseparty.                          Yes
                             I will ship the Helper.                                             Yes
                             Does your Helper include a Cover?                                   Yes              No
                             Is your Helper electrified?                                         Yes              No

                            Scale            ½”               ¼”                144th           Other

                            Length _______________ Height _______________ Width _______________

         “Only through sharing can we really enjoy our treasures!”

             Somewhere in Time                     NAME 2011 Small Scale Houseparty                    Rochester, New York
For those of you who are new to the idea of a mini-swap, it is an activity in which you exchange miniatures
that you have made for those that others have made. This is an opportunity to showcase your talents. We
have decided to offer swaps in 3 scales. You may participate in as many scales as you choose. Complete
this form and return it by March 1, 2011. We must have a paper form, no email reservations. When you
come to the Houseparty, bring your 20 identical items with you. They should be individually packaged in
plastic bags or other containers with your name and address on the package. These items should be
handcrafted, if possible, and should be completed. NO KITS and NO PRINTIES, please. Your swap items
should be something everyone, including you, would be happy to receive. At the swap you will put your
items into 20 bags that will be provided. At the same time, other people will be doing the same task. When
completed, everyone will have a bag containing 20 wonderful goodies to take home.
You must pre-register in order to participate. Please note that you will be responsible for putting your
own items in the bags. The helpers in the room will not be allowed to do this for anyone. If you offer to help
a friend and bring their items, you will not be able to participate with your own items in that same scale.
When you receive your final schedule at the Houseparty, please pay attention to the time the exchange
begins. If you are late arriving, you may miss the chance to participate. No acknowledgement or further
instructions will be sent when you send me your form. A list of participants will be posted in the registration
area at the Houseparty.
If you would like to participate, but can't think of anything to make, please feel free to contact me and I
would be more than happy to give you ideas of things that are attractive, easy, and inexpensive. If this
sounds like fun, we want you to participate. If you have any questions, please contact Peg Kniskern,
Chairman, at or 518-355-9621.

                                  Please mail your completed form by March 1st, 2011 to:

                                                    Peg Kniskern
                                                 1915 Bernice Street
                                           Schenectady New York 12303 3062

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Name______________________________________________ Email______________________________________

Address_________________________________________________________ Phone (_____)__________________

City _______________________________________________________ State__________ Zip_________________

Scales                            1/2”                                1/4”                                1/144

              Somewhere in Time                     NAME 2011 Small Scale Houseparty                      Rochester, New York
We invite you to apply to teach a Roundtable Workshop at the NAME 2011 Small Scale Houseparty. A
Roundtable Workshop is a “make & take” project which, under your supervision, can be completed in 30
minutes or less and costs no more than $5.00. Each kit is to include an Instruction Sheet with basic assembly
instructions and the instructor’s name, address, phone number and e-mail address for student follow-up, if
needed. A photo or line drawing of the project is very helpful.

There will be a pre-sale period for all Roundtable kits before the actual Roundtable Workshops begin. Your
helper may continue selling kits during the workshop. You will need a helper to sell your kits so that you can
give those who have purchased them your undivided attention during the workshop. You will need to bring an
extra completed kit with you to the Houseparty. The sample will be on display and your extra kit will be needed
as a prototype for your students.

A fee of $20 is required by NAME to teach any workshop. If your Roundtable submission is accepted, you will
receive an agreement form from the NAME office to complete and return with your $20 fee. You will also
have the option of putting your Roundtable kit in the Roundtable Treasures column in the Gazette for a
nominal fee after it has been offered for sale at the Houseparty.
It is suggested that you bring at least 50 kits to the Houseparty with you. You may not take orders for
your roundtable kits at the Houseparty.

Please consider donating your sample to be placed with the other samples as a Houseparty Helper. If you
are willing to do so, please check the appropriate box on the application form. Your generosity will be greatly
              1) A sample of the finished item(s) MUST accompany each application.
              2) You may submit one item in 3 different scales (1/2” or less) – OR –
                 2 related items in the same scale (1/2” or less).
              3) Your application and sample must be received no later than January 10, 2011.

                Please complete the application below and mail with your completed sample to:
                                                 Bonnie Gallagher
                                                1018 Roosevelt Ave
                                                Glendora NJ 08029
                                       609-319-8121 or
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                                    Roundtable Instructor Application
Name ___________________________________________________ Email _____________________________

Street Address __________________________________________________ Phone (_____)________________

City/State/Zip ________________________________________________________________________________

Workshop Title _______________________________________________________Cost of Kit _______________

            Scale(s)                         ½”                                  ¼”                            1/144th
I would like to donate the completed sample I am sending with this application to be used as a Houseparty Helper.
                             Yes          No, I will pick up the sample after the Brunch on Sunday.
             Somewhere in Time                    NAME 2011 Small Scale Houseparty                   Rochester, New York
                             Silent Auction
You are invited to attend the Small Scales Silent Auction being held on Saturday evening during the
banquet. This will be a fundraiser for NAME.

You are also invited to be a contributor to the auction. Please review your collections for items you may
care to donate and share with fellow NAME members. The item(s) can be valued anywhere up to
$150.00. You may donate one miniature item or as many as you like.

Auction donors will receive acknowledgement of their donations. Because NAME is a not for profit
corporation, your donation may be tax deductible to the extent of the law. Please consult your tax advisor
for details.

Please complete the form below and return by March 1, 2011. You may send your item(s) directly to
the auction chairperson at the following address or you may bring them to the Houseparty.

                                                     Carol Reynolds
                                                    24 Cheshire Way
                                                 Loudonville, NY 12211

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                                                    Silent Auction
Name___________________________________________ Email ______________________________

Street Address _______________________________________________________________________

City/State/Zip____________________________________________Phone (____)_________________

Description of items(s) I will donate _______________________________________________________


Value of item(s) _____________________________________________________________________

                                  I will bring the items(s) to the Houseparty
                                  I will send the items(s) to Carol Reynolds

             Somewhere in Time                    NAME 2011 Small Scale Houseparty                    Rochester, New York
                         Souvenir Book
Miniaturists, Business Owners, Clubs, Dealers and Instructors --- this is your opportunity to reach hundreds of
people with your advertisement, show announcement, special event or message!
       Place an ad in our “Somewhere in Time” NAME Small Scale Houseparty Souvenir Book.

                        If you are planning to offer a show special, advertise it in the Souvenir Book!

                                          Full Page                           4.50”W x 8.00”H       $40.00
                                          Half Page                           4.50”W x 3.50”H       $25.00
                                          Business Card                       3.50” x 2.00”         $15.00
                                          **“Happy Ad”                        One line with clock   $ 5.00

                                        Ad copy must be camera ready, preferably black and white.
                                        Do not fold, staple or paper clip artwork or ad copy.
                                        Ad copy can be submitted by email if in higher resolution.
                                        All ads will be in black and white or grayscale.
                                        Contracts must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2011.
                                     Please contact our Souvenir Book Chairperson, Callie Brunelli
                                      at or 512-522-5543 with any questions.

                                         ** “Happy Ads”– Celebrate your special “Moment in Time”
                                         Promote your club, thank a friend, remember a special occasion!

                                                    Time stands still when I’m doing minis

         Reserve your space today by sending this contract, your ad copy and a check made payable to
                                NAME Small Scale Regional Houseparty to:
                                                               Callie Brunelli
                                                           35 Bouchouxville Road
                                                             Hancock, NY 13783

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SMALL SCALE REGIONAL SOUVENIR BOOK ADVERTISING CONTRACT                                                                Amount Enclosed:
                                                                                                                             (Please circle)

                                                                                                                       Full Page           $40
Name _________________________________________ Phone (_____)_______________
                                                                                                                       Half Page           $25
Address ________________________________________ City _______________________
                                                                                                                       Business Card       $15
State ________________ Zip _________ Email ___________________________________
                                                                                                                       *Happy Ad               $5
*For Happy Ads, use the spaces below to write your messages ($5 per line):

    1. __________________________________________________________________________________________

    2. __________________________________________________________________________________________

    3. __________________________________________________________________________________________

                 Somewhere in Time                        NAME 2011 Small Scale Houseparty                   Rochester, New York
Here is a list of items you may want to include in your basic toolbox. This is only a suggested list, and
there may be additional items you want to add or you may not want to include them all. However, these
are generally the things an instructor will expect you to have with you. If you need specific tools beyond
this list, your teacher should let you know in advance. Your tool box will evolve over time and reflect your
personality as you make your miniature creations.

   X-acto knife with #11 blades                 sandpaper (medium/fine)        small cutting mat
   Small notebook and pencils                   needle nose pliers             paint brushes
   2 pair of scissors (paper and fabric)        masking tape                   small spring clamps
   12” and 6” cork-backed rulers                Tacky glue                     fine point tweezers
   glue spreader/old hotel keycards             toothpicks                     emery boards

You may wish to bring a work light and extension cord, as hotel lighting is not the best for miniaturing.

Below are additional supplies that you may find are helpful to have:
   steel wool 0000                              rubber gloves                  mousepad
   wire cutters                                 wood glue                      small screw driver
   pin vise and drill bits                      cement for plastic             container(s) for project
   utility knife                                plastic ‘zipper’ bags          wood glue
   Super Glue                                   1” foam brush                  pins, needles, thread
   squaring jig or Legos                        damp cloth or wipes            wax paper
   small T Square/right angle                   Q-tips                         small bar clamps
   bandaids                                     ball stylus                    miter box & saw or

                                              BASIC SKILLS
These are considered the basic skills necessary for a productive, enjoyable workshop experience:
                                  1. Use basic tools confidently
                                  2. Cut accurately with an X-acto knife
                                  3. Read rulers and mark lengths accurately
                                  4. Have knowledge of basic glues and how to apply them
                                  5. Know how to paint smoothly

When asked to list the skills needed beyond the basic ones, most teachers reply that they would be
more than prepared to teach whatever their students did not know how to do. What they would like
students to have are some “opens” - open mind, open heart, open eyes, open ears and an open ---

          Somewhere in Time                NAME 2011 Small Scale Houseparty        Rochester, New York
Welcome to the 2011 NAME M-1 Small Scale Houseparty, “Somewhere in Time” in Rochester, New York!

At each Houseparty, every attendee gets to take home a bag of goodies called a “totebag.” Clubs, businesses,
and individual members donate these favors. If you or your club would like to take part in the fun, we ask that you
make small, well-crafted items in ½”, ¼” or 1/144 scale to be included in the Totebag. We will be filling 250
totebags, and we realize that not everyone will be able to donate one item for each bag. However, we would
appreciate a minimum of 50 of any one favor. Please bag items individually and include your name or club name
and where you live. All items will be acknowledged in our souvenir book if names and items are received by March
1, 2011.

Items do not have to be along the lines of our theme but if you would like a few suggestions, read on.

Watches                 Clocks                     Poodle Skirts                            Items from different time periods
Tri-corn hats           Telephones                 Saddle shoes                             Platform shoes
Mob Caps                Tape recorders             Barbie dolls                             Mood Rings
Market baskets          Art Deco style furniture   Marbles                                  Pet rocks
Pewter mugs             Typewriters                Princess phones                          Tie-dye shirt
Parasols                Cloche hats                Jack-in-the-box                          Sneakers
Opera gloves            Stockings with seams       Jacks and a ball                         Love beads/granny glasses
Picture hats            Long beaded necklaces Baseballs/bats/gloves                         VHS Tapes/VCR’s
Top hats                Crayons                    1940’s style hairnets                    Computers
Canes/walking sticks Coloring books                Red Nail polish/lipstick                 Star Wars/Star Trek Items
Corsets                 Aprons                     WW II posters                            Disco ball
High button shoes       Mary Janes                 Radios                                   Mobile phones
Pocket watches          Paper dolls                Ration books                             Music CD’s
Mustache cups           Record player              Tape recorder                            DVD’s
Straight-edged razors Records                      Period Sheet music                       I-Pods/MP3 players
Anything having to do with seasons, celebrations or historic moments in time

Thank you for sharing your time and talents. Please send the Totebag gifts to the address below. The deadline for
inclusion in the souvenir book is March 1, 2010.
        If you have questions, you can reach Carolyn at 718-497-0548 or e-mail

                                               Send form and Totebag items to:
                                                         Carolyn Eiche
                                                         68-15 64th St.
                                                      Glendale, NY 11385

                                        PLEASE ENCLOSE WITH YOUR FAVORS

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                  Totebag Favors for NAME M-1 Small Scale Houseparty – “Somewhere in Time”

Name __________________________________________________ Email ______________________________

Address _______________________________________________________ Phone (_____)________________

City/State/Zip _______________________________________________________________________________

Description of Donation _______________________________________________________________________

             Somewhere in Time                    NAME 2011 Small Scale Houseparty                    Rochester, New York

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