Saturday, April 30, 2011

Telescopes, Butterflies, and Bat's

I have just finished a batch of butterfly miniatures. I had alot of requests.. I also have some new wizard telescopes, and orreries. You can see everything I have available here:

I don't really do steampunk miniatures but I like the Victorian scientist style. Like in The Time Machine by H. G. Wells. The new Time Machine movie (made in 2002) had not so good acting but I just loved his laboratory.. the butterfly miniatures remind me of that. They are fantasy:-)

doll (by Todd Krueger)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sometimes facebook can be wonderful..

Hi everyone. Sorry I have not posted in awhile. I have been working on some commisions. I do have a batch of metal miniatures that I will be able to show hopfully by monday. Telescopes, Orreries, candlabras, and a few new surprises.

I also just finished a little "how to" for American Miniaturest. Did anyone see my lolly "how to" a few months back ? I never got a copy. I do have one coming in the mail. I will post a little about it when I get it.

I just wanted to post an interesting little tidbit that happened to me on facebook. I found a long lost family member. My mothers cousin (I think that makes him my second cousin:-). It is even more interesting because he is making dollhouses and furniture. I thought that was so cool!! It must run in the blood somewhere.. Anyway there are some really cute dollhouse concepts and plains on his web page.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tia's Vieux Carre' Voodoo

I have been working on a voodoo doll “how to”. So of course I made a few more voodoo dolls to sell. They are always fun to make. I thought I would take the time to photograph them in my voodoo shop. I have been meaning to take some “moody” photos of my shop anyway.

I am always adding new items to my shop. You can see the Mardi Gras flag I just got as a gift. Someday I will finish the upstairs too. Probably some kind of séance room.

The wall behind the chair is going to look like "house of blues" style in the future. I went to the house of blues in Las Vegas and it totally gave me so much inspiration on how I want my voodoo shop to look. Very touresty of course.

The gang.. The alligator man was inspired by a similar creation I had seen in a New Orleans Voodoo shop. Baron Samedi in the top hat still needs a bottle of bourbon and a walking stick. The Skeletons were made by Patricia Paul and the carnival mask is by Diane Paone.

Moody photo.. I like to turn off the lights in the room and look into the shop as if I was walking buy..

Tia keeps a watch on here shop.. She is made by Elle Piccolo.. The neon signs were made by Jo and "The Neon Guy" of

Some of these voodoo dolls are available on my web page here:

Fell in love with the miniature neon signs and I just knew my shop had to be a tourist shop on Bourbon Street.

I was so excited when they put my shop and Tia on the cover of AM. I thought for sure it was to strange for them to even print the article..