Thursday, October 6, 2011

Vulture's Roost...the Celebration Continues ~

This weeks drawing is hosted by Nigel ~ The drawing will be for a Dragon Scroll set and some other surprise goodies ~
to enter in the drawing leave a comment on this post ~
The winner will be drawn on Monday October 10 ~
Thank you to all who entered last weeks drawing and Congrats to Day Dreamer who won the white pumpkins and some surprise goodies ~
First today I would like to show a few pictures of the potion room in Vulture's Roost as requested by a follower ~ The room is far from done ~ I will have more time this Winter ~ My pictures are not too good today, it is cloudy ~ The potion room contains works by Nicky CC, Debie Lyons, Ericka VanHorn and myself ~

A view of the back wall ~

A view of the desk and Beautiful Unicorn mount by Nicky CC, she also did the Dragon mount in this picture ~

What is this? A pack of hounds hanging out in the front garden ~ No it is Dusty Pearl, Shadow and Wulf who is Nigel's black German Shepherd ~ The fall weather is lovely in the garden ~

Lucas keeps watch over Vulture's Roost, he sees all ~

Are those tears? Still no word from the Count ~ how could he do this to me?
No one could leave a beauty like this standing at the alter, could they?

Will the Count show? Should Hattie cast a spell? Where is the Count?
So many questions ~ What should Hattie do?
Who ever gives Hattie the best advice will win a little prize ~ just leave a comment on this post ~
The story of Simone's cabin ~

Simone's cabin was originally built as a Christmas decoration out of small cedar logs in the early 60's. It was closed in on all sides with small windows and a tiny door. The cabin had Christmas lights inside. A good friend was cleaning out her Mother's house and out buildings when this was found. Knowing I had doll houses and liked small things she asked if I would like it, you know I said yes ~
I took the roof off and cleaned out the old lights and dirt, the floor was log so I ripped that out too. My sweet hubby sawed off the front so I could work on the inside, he found scrap wood for the floor and metal for the roof. I then chinked the logs with Das air dry clay, I tried paper clay first but didn't know at the time you needed to add glue to the walls to make it stick. So what to do with this log cabin? Back then in the days before Harry Potter and spooky minis I thought a hunting and fishing lodge would be good. So for years I tried to do the hunting lodge and was never happy with it. For one thing all my goofy camo wearing dolls who lived there just drank beer, played pool and told fish stories. The only good thing was the snake coming up out of the kitchen sink ~ The floors are covered in paper I printed out, at some point I may redo them as I don't really like them. I built the fire place and chimney with wood and covered it in egg carton stones, I do like it still so I guess I did that right. I have learned so many things over the years of crafting miniatures, my first doll house was put together with hot glue LOL. I don't know why I decided to move Simone into the cabin but I'm glad I did, it just seems right and I now love the cabin.

I will post some pictures of the outside of the cabin one of these days, there is a bear climbing out of the chimney too ~

None of the people in this story are real ~
People are never real except after midnight ~

Friends who are having trouble commenting and would like to enter the drawing please email me at and I will add your name to the drawing ~

Thank you and Hugs,

and the Winner is...........

And the Winner is DayDreamer!
Congratulations Betsy ~ I will be mailing out your pumpkins and a few other goodies on Monday ~

Thank you to all you wonderful followers and stay tuned for the next drawing ~