Sunday, August 5, 2018
Gnomey and Big Mack the Rat have the baby mouse with them today. They are mousesitting and doing such a great job as you can see...
When I saw they were having a bit of a problem, I asked if they needed a hand but
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
I'm working on a new background for some upcoming projects. I needed a hollow log for an idea I have so I made one. I'm so pleased with how it turned out I made another one to show you how I did it. As soon as I add some fungus and moss I'll do a video update. For now, this video will show you how to make the log and how
Sunday, July 8, 2018
I found some leaves in the thrift store. I want to show you how I painted them and how I attached them to my tree. I also show you what to watch out for if you order any artificial leaves online
I hope you enjoy.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
I've updated the video showing how I make the paperclay that I use for making dollhouses. Please note the ingredient list does not have to be followed to exact amounts. Once you start making your own clay, you will adjust things to your own liking, I'm sure. I just hope this video is helpful and shows how easy it is to make your own clay.
I use this mostly for interior walls of my dollhouses, as pictured above, but I also use it for making my creatures too. Although it really isn't the best clay for getting fine details, it works well for for creatures that will be covered in a faux fur. This is the same clay I've used to make my mole, rats, mice and troll that you see on my blog. I also used it to
Sunday, September 10, 2017
I'm sure you've all seen the gif on facebook? If not, google "Skeleton Fairy". I saw it last year.. or maybe even 2 yrs ago and ever since have wanted my own Skeleton Fairy.
Finally, today, here he is! I named him Steven. He now sits on a dark cloud here at my desk.. giggling away. I will make him a little room box of his own one day but for now he's fine where he is.
What I used to make the Skeleton Fairy:
- plastic skeleton ~ try to get one with a long neck. The one pictured on the left is not the one I used to make Steven.
- 1 pair of dollar store butterfly wings, painted. I used nail polish then white washed them when they were dry.
- white paint ~ it comes off the plastic skeleton when rubbed so maybe a primer first?
- x-acto knife ~ I cut down the middle of his teeth so his jaw would open. I also cut all the limbs then glued them back in the position I wanted.
- hot glue
- cardboard covered in white stuffing for the cloud
- black paint for darkening the cloud
- toothpick with a star glued on for the wand.
- crinoline and needle and thread for the skirt.
Thursday, September 7, 2017
I woke up to a disturbing scene indeed. I was trying to sleep in today but I kept hearing noises in my kitchen, my new kitchen. I came out to see what it was and my eyes fell upon Troll butt inside my coffee bag. Troll butt in my coffee!!
The more I looked, the more I saw.. there was a rat crawling into my salt shaker and another making off with a battery and some flour...
I yelled out in shock, "What are you doing?!"
Big Mack the Rat looked startled.. "Oh! Good morning, dear! We're.. ummm.. we're borrowing a few things. Gotta go now!" He scampered off the counter and down a rope just as quick as lightening. I heard him yell from the bottom of the rope, "You have a lovely kitchen!" And just like that, he was gone.
I yelled back, "Hey! You forgot the Troll!"
Now I'm wondering just how long they've been "borrowing" things from my kitchen. How many cups of coffee I've had with troll butt?! ... Gross!
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