Tuesday, November 29, 2011

My God, it's a mouse!?

It's been a loooooong time since I've made one of my goofy looking mice, but I added one to my poisonous mushroom log. I used to love making them and putting them in little "scenes".But heir tiny claws drive me batty, which is why I make about ten of them for one mouse, just in case :-/.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

From messy tile to board

I snapped a quick pic with my iphone of my revolting work tile, with my potato heads lined up on strips of tape. I stick them on tape so I can paint the eyeballs and not have them roll around, haha!! I then transferred them to a board and made a little "boiling potato heads" scene. I am one sick #*&^!! I feel kind of bad, especially for the poor naked ones in the pot :-/.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Russian article, crab claws, and fruit

It's here! Olga did a bang up job on the article!! Lots of pics, and I used my Google translator ;-)!! Thanks so much, Olga!! Hey Susan, I'm with you- I want to see more Russian miniatures!!


Also, here's a jar of crab claws and a fruit basket...

Saturday, November 12, 2011

A Russian web article, a castle, and a couple fish pies

Recently, a very sweet woman named Olga emailed me and asked if she could write an article for her Russian miniatures site here: http://www.in-miniature.ru/
Of course, I said yes, and just now browsed the website! I just started clicking around and found a fab castle! It was conceived by an American miniaturist named Elaine Diehl, and it's a real grand "old dame" of a dollhouse. The piece took thirteen years to construct!! It must be MASSIVE!! There are other great works highlighted there as well, like Queen Mary's dollhouse. Sometimes, I love looking at big old lavish houses :-D. Below are pics of the castle.

The other pics are my fish pies ;-). My boyfriend, Batty....erm, Lance, has always wanted one of my Stargazey pies. Why? Because he's weird!! And really, I've found that most guys tend to like the weird stuff the most. Well, I finally broke down and made him one, because he kept bringing it up!!! In all honesty, it is wonderful to have a boyfriend who is so interested in what you do and wants to see everything...and OWN everything, hehe (he has a little collection of things I've made him, yes). Most importantly, he knows that when I "disappear" for long periods of time (which I do alot), I'm not ignoring him!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Mushroom houses from Bewilder and Pine...and my ribs!

I love Bewilder and Pine on etsy (http://www.etsy.com/shop/bewilderandpine)! Months and months ago, my sister bought me an entire village, and she is making me wait until Christmas to open it...aaargh! Nicolas makes these wonderful, rustic, little creations, and it's difficult for me not to want to buy everything I see!! Anyway, I asked my sister to pick out a fairy house for Christmas, and this is the one she picked (the mushroom one in the foreground). So cute! The other pic, totally unrelated, is my platter of ribs. Still working on a long commission, and  I'm making two of everything- one for my customer and one to list ;-).