Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Herbalist and some updates...

I hope everyone has had a great summer. I have been busy this summer and thought I had better make a blog post. I haven't got the wedding ready yet and don't see it happening until this fall or winter. Not having the wedding ready has kept me from blogging because I don't want to let my readers down, so there I have said it and hope you understand.
I have been busy with some miniatures which I would like to share, today I will show you The Herbalist a one inch scale cupboard I have wanted to do for a long time.

The Herbalist ~
This cupboard could be for a witch, wizard or a fairy ~ the colors are purple and copper. I started with a Bespaq sideboard I bought from another miniaturist who was destashing her horde. I cut a back and made shelves for the herbs. Every drawer is filled and the accoutrements on the top are not glued down so it can be arranged as you like.

I added a little vignette in the right cupboard compartment ~ 

I labeled the bottles with the names of uncommon herbs and added a few unlabeled bottles ~

I made two open books to go with the cupboard with pictures of herbs and flowers ~

The mushroom drawer ~

A pretty potion drawer, even the drawer pulls are pretty ~

A flower drawer ~

All the drawers, the big bottom drawer contains aged papers, scrolls, leaves and moss ~

The cupboard back is embellished with pretty flower filigree and vintage glass jewels with a touch of glitter ~

The top contents and left compartment accoutrements are loose so you may arrange them to your liking ~

I built custom drawer pulls and used beautiful vintage lily pad findings to open the cupboard doors ~

The cupboard with the loose accoutrements arranged differently ~

I will be listing The Herbalist in my Etsy shop Dark Squirrel tomorrow.
I will be back soon with more news on personal projects I have started......

Till next time ~