Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Peeping clams

Again with the eyeballs. HELP ME!!! I can't stop!!! They are coming out of every orifice!!



Monday, September 27, 2010

Graveyard brownies, more speckled pumpkins, and....fish

I made more graveyard brownies (a wee but different from last year), some white speckled pumpkins, and Blue Hake fish. I buy my baby sister a mini pumpkin every year, and this one is orange striped with green spots and splatters. It's sitting on top of her stereo, no doubt being tortured by the blast eminating from the speakers. Kind of like me and my poor bleeding ears.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Good lawdy, Miss Glenda!!!!

I was puzzled when mom plunked down a package from New Zealand on on my table. I usually get all my packages from the UPS store, but this one was retrieved from my tiny apartment mailbox. I looked at the name on the package. Glenda!!  Hmmm....what on earth could it be?? I opened it, only to be gobsmacked to find the tiny handmade treasures she sent me (which I have admired before)!!!! Completely unexpected, and such a joy!!!! It really was like a mini Christmas, and brightened my otherwise miserable day. THANK YOU, GLENDA!!!! You are such a doll....a very talented doll, at that ;-)!!! Expect another addition to that gorgeous new kitchen of yours, too!
Check out Glenda's spanking new dollhouse here (as an aside, Kristy, we NEED dollhouses. Hello??) :

http://peppercornminis.blogspot.com/

Her etsy shop with TONS of cool miniatures:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/undancey?ref=seller_info

My goodies!!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Little fishies, not raw, fried

I HAD to make some fishies, inbetween the avalanche of Halloween stuff, so I made little deep fried, whole fish (I made them before). I was in Greece....erm, way back when, and I couldn't get enough of these guys! EVERY day, I would walk down the hill from my hotel, and go to the corner "deli" to buy a bag full of them, and these turnover thingees stuffed with Feta cheese. I could seriously live and eat like a "peasant" and be perfectly happy. Ok, as long as my house was a villa on Santorini or something ;-).

Monday, September 20, 2010

A mixed pumpkin display

Here are some good 'ol pumpkins. Except, I made some blue ones, some white ones, and some dark green speckled ones. I should have made some misshapen ones, too!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Bone Soup and Nightmare Cupcakes (again)

I got a request for the Nightmare Cupcakes I made last Halloween, so I made more. I also made Bone Soup....because I love making bones!! Actually, I love marrow bones, roasted. If you ever see them on a menu in a restaurant, ORDER THEM!!!!


Friday, September 17, 2010

Goodies in the mail, from my buddies Kristy and Grace!!!!

I got two phenomenal gifts in the mail, and I wanted to share them with everyone! First, from Kristy, another smoking possum with a cool tree trunk ashtray! Long story short, some time ago, Kristy gave me a smoking possum play set, which is now displayed on my nightstand, right next to  my moving hula girl lamp, tree trunk night light, and Bose iphone dock. Well, my boyfriend Lance saw it and fell in love, naturally! So, I made Kristy two hideous fish on a board and she, in turn, made me yet another uber cool smoking possum set!!! Here it is:


The other gift I received was from another talented friend, Grace, whose dark sensibility, imagination, and ingenuity I adore. She makes fantastic books (among a seemingly ENDLESS variety of other miniatures), so she sent me some, and a bitchin fisherman's net, complete with floaters!!! Not pictured are the tiny, real animal bones she included (which I always put to good use ;-)). I gave her some fish, one flopping and one not, and a bit of fruit and mushrooms.



- Thanks guys!!! I LOVE THEM ALL!!!!!!! Below are links to their blogs:

http://minimenagerie.blogspot.com/

http://nid-dabeille.dreamwidth.org/

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Skull Cookies, Ghostmallows, and a "Peeping Box"

Ok, I am in manic Halloween mode, Lord help me! This means that I will go like hell, then burn out before October even arrives, methinks :-/. Then, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I love em both, but....erm, turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, Christmas cookies and shit. Ad nauseum. Wow. I'm so excited. I need to make something different or I will go into a coma.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Halloween Heirloom Tomatoes!?

I made some of these last year. I like tomatoes in strange colors. There really are orange and "black" heirloom tomatoes, but I kind of cranked the black color up a few notches ;-).

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Yet more eyeballs, and salty bones

Not Eyeball Stew, but similar....a hearty eyeball soup! I paired this set with a basket of delicious moldy bread. The other one is something I made last Halloween (again, because I love making bones!): salty bones (pretzels or bread sticks).


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Cindy Lötter's miniature oil paintings :-O!!

Cindy sent me a link to her new website, where you can get a real eyefull of her astounding miniature paintings!! Take a look:


http://www.simplysmall.com/

Friday, September 10, 2010

Erm....Mummy Cookies.

Here'ss another addition to the Halloween fest: a platter of Mummy cookies. I saw a pic of something similar, but they were cupcakes. I tried making these about a week ago, but I "whipped" up some frosting and it didn't quite lend itself to "bandages" (too much liquid clay). This is my second attempt, and I nixed the Liquid Fimo this time.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Halloween cometh

I usually don't start this early, but making weird stuff is not much of a stretch for me! Hell, I make em all year round :-D!! What I usually don't do is make sweets/desserts. I think Halloween is an exception, for the most part. The possibilities for making Halloween goodies are endless, and this is one thing I've made so far. I also made the Pumpkin Heads, and included one of my hideous fishes (so Kristy can see what I made for her, but she gets two on a board ;-)).

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A basket of bread.....and yet another step

Ok, I thought I'd mix it up a little, so here's a basket of bread that I made. Also, thanks to Kristy, who requested that I continue to the bitter end, it's ANOTHER step!! There are one or two more after this, since I keep having to break them up in chunks.