Saturday, December 24, 2011

As a final finish, I have added two doves to the top of the tree....
Don't know why I didn't think of it before!
The qtip idea is not great for doves but it will do for now...

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Little House Christmas Tree 2011
A very Merry Christmas to All and hopefully a wonderful and Happy New Year

I made this to honor my parents who love animals and birds. They always taught us to appreciate nature and to be responsible in its care.
My Mother especially has always encouraged my artistic endeavors and Daddy didn't complain too much when I would "borrow" his tools as a teenager.
Thank you, Mother and Daddy for a great childhood and your continued love and support!
(The birds are made from Qtips/cotton swabs-buds; painted with acrylic craft paint; micro bead eyes and paper beaks, wings and head feathers. The glittery branches are made of dried weed roots gathered from my back yard, "painted" with glue and dredged into silver and white glitter.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Little Tree from the Little House



I began by cutting graduating pieces of  olive green chenille stem ranging from 1 inch to 1 and 1/2 inch (branch pieces). I also cut 1 inch lengths to wrap around the ends of each "branch" piece. When you think you have enough, make more. I used a whole package for this one little tree. I made a cone of medium weight card and glued in closed. After it dried I then painted the outside of the cone with olive green acrylic craft paint. Then I poked holes all over the cone with my needle tool. Starting at the top with the shorter branches, I dipped each end in a tiny bit of Crafter's Pick Ultimate Glue and stuck them into the holes going all the way around. Since my holes were pretty close together my tree was very dense in foliage. It ended up being about 3 inches tall. My Mother brought some small acorn caps that she retrieved from a fallen branch at the park, thinking that they looked like a sort of bird's nest. I need to find a few more of these and I will fill them with very finely cut brown paper bag to look like a fluffy straw nest inside each cup. I will then place little blue eggs and brownish speckled eggs into each "nest" and add bluebirds and cardinals to the open spaces in between the nests. If I make another I will make it taller, probably 7 inches.

Enameled Vanity Items

If you are interested in these, the cost of each set would be $70.00, postage paid (US only, PayPal only); All pieces are hand crafted by me, with hand fashioned brass hinges on the cosmetic compacts.
I have (5) of these sets. CONTACT ME HERE:
Set includes, clockwise, from top left: Blusher brush and eyeshadow applicator in cup; mascara (slides into tube); petite nail polishes; tiny tray with three lipsticks; Compacts: the front row shows them open (only one of each included in set) from the left: pressed powder, blush compact, lady bug trinket box and tiny eye shadow quad compact.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Just one more...

"I have just a little more room in my closet, so, just one more purse to tuck in!"
Another "Enid Collins' style bag in the cable car design.
1/12th scale

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Another new purse...

Another "Enid Collins" style bag...all handmade by me and with a tiny enamel bee buzzing round the top. Over all height is just under 1 1/2 inch and 1 inch wide.
Have to add a couple more details but I just had to show it to you!

A "Tip" that I use all the Time!

I keep a cheap twin sheet attached to the edge of my work table and then lay the skirt of it in my lap while I am working. This way, anything that escapes your grasp will drop onto the "apron" and not onto the floor. Before I really got into using this (I read it in an OLD Nutshell News magazine) I lost all manner of tiny bits to the carpet and was always bending down to retrieve tools that dropped. I also wipe my hands on it when I have just a little glue on my fingertips and I either wash it or replace it. Since I get the sheet at the Dollar store it is only $3.00 or $4.00 and I do use one for a very long time.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

New "Designer" Purse

Burberry Plaid Purse in 1/12th scale. Genuine eel skin trim.This purse does open, carefully....
Has two pockets inside for cell phone and sunglasses.
I have (3) of these, all handmade by me.
If you are interested in purchasing please email me at:
Introductory price: $15.00 each (United States and Canada only, at this time) Shipping would be by first class mail, insured.
I accept PayPal only.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Some of my Vintage Collectible 12th scale Furniture

Vintage Collectible Add-a-Room furniture made by Huntington Industries, Detroit, Michaigan, USA
Clock is handmade by me; lamp is a turned wood piece with added shade.
Never overlook the patterns on your Kleenex tissue box! That is where the wall art over the sofa started.

Some of my handmade minis.....12th scale

1960's "Enid Collins" Style purse

Handmade Lamps (electrified), Handmade tables and sofa

Hand carved arms, legs on sofa and chair; Handmade electrified lamp

Brand new!!!

I am totally new to blogging as far as having one of my own...I read other mini blogs every day, though, and have been very impressed with miniatures that are being made today.

Don't know how often I will be able to post but I will show you some of the miniatures that I make from time to time and may even throw in a tutorial once in a while.

Do check out my Webshots albums, also, at: