Monday, 4 June 2012

Fairy Pendants and Goblin Brooche

Its been a long time since I made some of these and they are better than the ones I made before.  Despite running down Cernit, I seem to been sculpting with it more.  I like the translucency of the clay and its tones.

The pendants are mounted on vintage optical lenses, I was lucky about 7 years ago to buy a box with a few in and I still have some left.

I am at the moment in touch with my fantasy roots, which, is where I started.  I have had a good think and whilst I enjoy the miniatures I am going to make some larger pieces.

I loved making Baba Yaga and recently took her into school to show the students, I got a good response from them.  a)  Miss you never made that and b)  Miss thats scarey LOL.  They were secondary school kids and not pre-school.

I have been working on a project for Dolls House and Miniature Scene, which has taken ages to do and its for one of their project booklets.  Its a Wizards house, its made from foam board and all sorts of other stuff.  This will be out of the way by tomorrow and then I will hopefully get some scupting done while I am off for the holiday.

The one thing I have decided to do is go with the flow more and say less about future stuff because I change my mind and then things dont materialise.  I have a low boredom level.

Debie xxxxxx

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Baba Yaga Bust, warning this is not a Miniaure.. LOL

I know I mainly make miniatures but I sometimes forget that I like making other things too.  I had a block of cernit that I didnt get on with so I made an armature from silver foil and paper and cracked on with this.

I dont really like cernit, its sticky and hasnt got the movement in it that I like but it does hold its shape and I really like the way the clay fires and takes colour.  I think its better for larger pieces rather than small ones.

She went together like a dream no fuss, no fighting either LOL

Her hair is combed out fleece with conditioner left in to make it look greasy.  I have a large bag of this stuff but I have to comb out the locks with detangler before I can use it.

Vintage Victorian button and antique lace.

Teeth and a hairy wart.

Hand in situ to give an indication of size.  The bowl you can see was one of  hundreds that I made at university when doing my degree.

 A shot of our newly decorated bedroom. The chest has lots of printing blocks in it.

A little distressed bell ornament I brought on holiday and a ragdoll fairy I made years ago.

A new enamel shabby candle holder with lavender sitting on vintage/antique lace.

My victorian flat iron and a bunch of faux keys.

The glass soda syphon my Dad dug up out of a garden years ago. My old singer sewing maching and a reproduction Victorian bed cap.

So far this half term holiday, one decorated bedroom, one holiday (3 days in Wales) and one new sculpt. 

I have also got into Miniatura for September so I am going to start making stock the weekend.

No rush then.


Debie xxxxxxxx

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Etsy Listings and new pics

Hi, I hope you are all having a lovely Easter.  I have been busy and spent all day listing goodies on Etsy and it takes a looooooooong time.  I dont just make miniatures and over the coming weeks I will also be listing altered art jewellery and brooches.

One of the prams (not listed yet as there is a que for these).

A mandrake potting table.

When a house elf dies its owner mounts its head on the wall to remind the new house elf that it has to work hard and do as its told.

I love making mushrooms its very theraputic.

A little dragon with poseable wings. I had an epiphany about those wings and the same technique is also good for bats (I have some of those on my work table nearly finished).  I have been making dragons for years on and off and I have to be in the mood to do so. I know a lot of people make dragons, the same as dolls and there is room for everybody, so I will be making more.

Thats it for now more to come very soon.

Lots of luffies

Debie xxxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Recent Dolls - Picture Heavy...

Hi folks thought it was about time I put up some of my newest stuff, its not all of it mind.  186 photos I took this afternoon but dont worry they arent all on here LOL.  All work is available and unless I get emails of interest by the end of the week I will list them on Etsy.  Granny Cricklebank has got someone with their eye on her already.

Granny Cricklebank and Mad Morris, they also both on Youtube

 Morris has been experimenting on brains again, he is running an electic charge through this one to see if he can get it to do something, he doesnt know what it will do yet. The lights on the curcuit flash and the black box under the table holds the battery.

 Voldy is up for grabs, I got a lot of interest in him at Miniatura.

 Miss Haversham, she can also stand up.

 Archiebald Cricklebank, hes a very kind wizard who never brushes his hair.

 Pricilla Pumperkin  shes not a happy bunny, shes got her dolly but shes left her pram at her Grannys.

 Her dollys arms and legs move.
 Charlie Cricklebank with his owl Mouzer,  he loves his owl at LOT.  Owl is fixed to his arm but he is poseable as are all my dolls.

 Pheobe Pumperkin shes happy because shes got her pumpkin pram and her dolly.
YAY me....

 Ephusia Cricklebank with her dead stuffed owl Brownie  hes been gone a long time but she cant part with him. So she pushes him around in here pumpkin trolly.

 Harriet Pumpkerin  shes got a majick bottle, she doesnt know what for yet but is majick...

 Heather, say no more she needs to be someone but shes not sure who yet?

 The dragon foot book stand and book.

 She wanted it so I gave it to her, Altrica Cricklebank is the bad bone in the family.

 Now who am I going to curse today?

 Grandfather Altruicus hes calm and sure that he has not forgotten something. He is Altrica's brother but hes not seen her in a while.

 Dont mess with me Altricia is my granny, I have a wand and I am not afraid to us it.

 That is the first batch, next elf heads, mushrooms, prams and mandrakes.