Monday, October 24, 2011

Mini Skulls

Taking a clue from our real life Halloween decorations, I turned some mini skulls from Michael's into glitter skulls.  I will add these to my Halloween house which I should be able to show you shortly!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Good Sam Show - San Jose

Some things I picked up at the Good Sam Show last weekend in San Jose. 

Pumkins made out of some kind of dried berry...

From a second hand dealer.  It was fun to peruse her stand...

 From the same dealer for the 1930's Glam Townhouse...
I broke the vase right after taking this picture!

A light from Ray Storey.  I bought this right when I entered the show.  I thought it would look great in the the Queen Anne Row House...

 My other big purchase.  A table from Peter Tucker for the 1930 glam townhouse.  I've been wanting to buy something from him since the show last year...

Bottles also from Ray Storey.  Except the one on the far right. I can't remember who I bought this from but she had lovely glasswork and flowers.

The show was so inspiring.  From all the wonderful artists selling their wares to the artists who displayed some great work.  Its fun to be a miniaturist!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

halloween house

About 3 years ago before I got into minis, I made this haunted house out of cardboard boxes.  I got the directions out of a woman's magazine Halloween issue.  I put electric flickering tea lights in all the rooms.  It gets lots of ohhs and ahhhs from the on Halloween night.  It's more impressive in the dark!

 I decided to make a new version from a Woodcraft puzzle house that I got on super sale at a craft store that was going out of business.

I'm not to concerned with scale. (I think the house is about 3/4" scale.)  I'm hoping to make it a whimsical gothic style! 

It will probably be a neighbor to the card board box house. Hopefully I'll finish by Halloween!