Friday, September 28, 2012

Thank you Ara and another peek....

Happy Friday All!
Just popping in for a short one. I want to Thank Ara for our swap, she needed an empty cauldron and I wanted one of her handmade chairs so we decided to do a swap. If you don't know Ara you must visit her blog Addams Family Mini Mansion, where Ara is building a mini Addams Family Mansion.
This is the coffin chair Ara built for my vampire mansion, isn't it just perfect? It looks like it has been around for years. Ember VonAmber the lady of the house loves the new chair, I just hope Vlana her pet plant doesn't try to eat it. Ara's etsy shop is  BentleyHouseProducts if you would like a coffin chair of your own.

Thank you again Ara!

And now for another peek at my secret project...
Not much of a peek.... I will be back with my snake story and more pictures on Sunday or Monday to kick off my October Giveaways.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wizards, Witches and a sneak peek.......

I am back as promised with some pictures of recent projects for my Etsy shop and a little peek at what I have been working on for me. I just don't take the time to work on my own stuff anymore so I have taken the last week to try and finish the mystery project enough to share.

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last post!

The lastest is a witchy table topped with lots of magical things ~

The table has a towering stack of aged papers that took me 3 days to make, I kept thinking it needed another pile of papers LOL. I made a bat book stand to hold the owl book, I will be offering the bat stands next week in my shop and some spooky books to sit on them ~

The loose papers and book that I made to go with this set ~

A full view of the table ~

A Wizard Study cabinet I made this month ~

This was really fun, I had wanted to make this for a long time. It went to the home of a friend.

This is Wizard Study no. 2 ~ a little like the first, I used a different style of cupboard, the first was a vintage cupboard that is hard to find.

This cupboard had a lot of glitter, I really try to hold back with the glitter but sometimes nothing says magic like glitter.

The inside of the drawer and the removable book ~ This cupboard is sold, maybe I will do another soon :)

Now for a sneak peek at what I have been working on. Don't let the snake scare you, I have a snake story for you  in the near future. I will be back with another post soon and will give you another peek ~

Thank you for all the nice comments on my last post, I read all of my followers blogs and comment when I have time. I have a lot of trouble with comment verification on some of the blogs, after 3  tries I usually give up. I don't know why it is so hard to read the letters on those things LOL.


Monday, September 24, 2012

A Commission and Halloween News ~

Greetings friends ~

September is almost gone, fall is in the air. The mornings are cool and the leaves are changing at a fast pace. I am getting ready for my October blog giveaways and weekly posts. I have a new project to show and lots of miniatures to giveaway so stay tuned.

I would like to share a commission made in August. my customer wanted a potion cupboard to dress herself and hold her collection of potions. We decided a 1/6 scale would be perfect for her needs as it was to sit on a shelf. I scoured the net for the perfect cupboard and came up dry, I remembered a cupboard my daughter had given me about 5 years ago. It took out the drawer in the bottom and made a shelf, I was excited as my customer wanted a purple cupboard...I love purple as you know :) Enough chatter, here are the pictures.

1/6 scale purple cupboard ~ I love how it turned out.

The cupboard is made of plastic and was intended for Barbie ~ I have seen these referred to as Suzy Goose cupboards ~ Not a fan of plastic but this really turned out cool. You know I had a blast embellishing the cupboard with mostly vintage findings and the paint job...well I can get lost in paint :)

This is where the drawer was, I lined the drawer opening to make the shelf ~

The finished cupboard ~

Stay tuned for weekly giveaways in October, starting one week from today. I will be back with a Wizard's cupboard or 2 to share this week.


Friday, September 7, 2012

A Wizard's Study ~

A Happy September to all!  A Big Welcome to new followers and Thank you to my long time followers for your kind comments and emails.

Fall is my favorite time of year. The cool evenings, chilly mornings and the foliage changing color.
 I would like to share my latest little cupboard. I bought this cupboard with the Wizard's study in mind, I thought it was perfect with the shelves, desk, drawer and bottom cupboard.
A Wizard's Study ~ 

This cupboard holds many little surprises, potions, papers, a desk, books, scrolls, and magic!

The study has a potion cabinet packed with potions, a crystal ball and unicorn horns ~

Cupboard can be displayed open or closed for when your Wizard is away ~

The pull down desk top holds an open dragon book, in the cubbyhole are papers, scrolls, a book and an inkwell ~

The top holds magical potions, a real crystal ball, a unicorn horn and vintage jewels ~

The bottom cupboard holds potions, scrolls, 3 removable books and a unicorn horn ~

An open dragon book and a drawer filled with magic ~

A Wizards Study measures 6 1/8 inches tall, 3 3/4 inches wide and 1 14 inches deep ~ I will be listing it in my shop Dark Squirrel this afternoon ~

I will be back with some personal projects this weekend.

Mini Hugs,