Thursday, February 5, 2015

Howdy Neighbor

Hello mini friends,
Today I wanted to share with you a project I just finished that I call Howdy Neighbor.  Its the smallest scene created by me yet! The little house and people are resin but the rest was from things I had in a craft drawer and it all fits in one of those acrylic baseball boxes. In one of the photos I added a spool of thread to give you a idea how small the scene is. I think its train scale or 1/48th maybe? Either way it was a fun change to go from 1/12 to this small because I had to be more creative with the plants and didn't use any paper punches

Speaking of scale which scale do you prefer to work in and why?
If you work in smaller scales are you able to find things you need like trim and accessories or do you make your own? Also if you work in quarter scale do you add lights to your kits?

I was thinking of a upcoming project and wondering if I could add some of those tiny LED lights and if that would work, maybe use them for recessed lightning a shop...

Have a great day everyone.

*If you want to see the image larger just click on the photos.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Creatin' Contest 2014 Entry - Thistlewood Cottage

I wanted to share with you all my Creatin' Contest 2014 build held by

Introducing Thistlewood Cottage. As you may know I like to try different things and this year without a doubt I went all out on this one. The inside and outside is all done in air dry clay including the stones and fireplace. If you want to see the photos larger just poke the photo.

Lots of things I made like the shelves, vegetable basket (including the veggies), flowers, furniture, blanket, and some things were recycled and redone or from kits.There are even a few things from friends like the kitty, mouse eating cheese and the shrunken head! Ooh how I love these.

I hope you like my build and if you have any questions please ask. I am happy to share.

Thanks for looking and good luck to all those who entered this year.

If you want to see my dear friend Jane's entry The Elven Bowery pop on over to her blog here.


Monday, July 21, 2014

Adding frames to the walls and a weather vane

Hello everyone!
Just a quick post from me so you know I have been working on miniatures I wanted to show you some new frames and pictures I am adding to some truly bare mini walls and a weather vane I picked up at a mini show.

First things first the frames are those resign ones you can buy in a multi-pack. They were originally white with a grey wash over them to give a more faded look. They looked good but I think if I put those in one of my mini scene my witches would throw a fit! lol
So I painted them black and with a very elaborate  technique  - aka I took the lid off some shiny (yes I actually am using something shiny) bronze paint and with my finger I rubbed it over the raised pattern on the frames.  Then I found some cool Hogwart-ish images and some witch silhouettes and glued them to the back side. Annnd Done! Now I think these will do just fine on that bare wall and I only need maybe 10 more frames. HA

Ok Ok back to the mini weather vane!!! I picked this up at a local mini show and it actually turns/spins. Of course I am not completely sure what I am going to do with it yet but I know I just really had to have it and will use it in the near future. 8-) I'm not sure who the creator of the vane is but I can tell you the prices on her table were marked in pounds. Maybe it will find its way on the new room box I acquired...  Have you ever of a Fantasy Craft? I have a older room box they offered as a kit called Craftsman Style room box. I'm kinda excited about it and have never seen one like it before. It has a front porch with steps, a big wide window and door then a back wall and roof. The two side walls are acrylic so you can see from both sides. Below is a picture I found on the web of what the kit looks like but you know me it will not end up like this. I'm thinking rustic old kitchen or something. Who knows but I'm sure when I get it and see it I will know.

That's it for now, I hope you all have a great week. My next step will be making potion jars and tackling flower kits.