Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Witches this Halloween

This Halloween you can complete your miniature spooky scene with 1:12 scale (one inch scale) witches handmade in great detail by myself and available tomorrow at the online Pixie Dust Miniatures Etsy shop.

If you want to purchase one of these witches before they are available at my shop, then you can email me directly and also receive a discount if you buy directly from me and not via Etsy.

A bit about these Gardening Witches...!

Their names are Gertrude Nettlebed and Petunia Ditchwater. They are both dressed for tending their weed gardens and pumpkin patches, and both come with a little pumpkin / squash, which is not attached to the witch, so it can be removed and you can position them to hold something else.

These special witches were handmade for use in the short film 'Myrtle the Witch' by Tall Tales Productions, but since they are no longer needed for filming, they are available for sale as collectors items.

Take a look at the photos below which show them from different angles.

Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Spooky Crows...

Yep, my miniature spooky crows are now available at my online Pixie Dust Miniatures Etsy shop here!

These crow are handmade by me in one inch scale (1:12) and have little faces, tiny eyes, tiny feet, real feathered tails and flocked bodies.

As featured in Dolls House and Miniature Scene Magazine this Halloween!

Stay tuned as more Halloween 2014 Range is listed...

Friday, October 17, 2014

Making Halloween... 2014!

Just a quick glimpse...! I'm working on my Halloween Range for 2014 (which you've probably seen previous posts about here), and I am taking pre-orders now for items before they are listed. If you want to bag a green pumpkin / orange jack o' lantern / crow before they go on sale then just email me to reserve one!

And.... if you want to be in with the chance to win a free Halloween goodie, then there's a competition currently running at my other blog and it finishes tonight at midnight (PST)! So hurry... just a few clicks and you're entered! Enter the competition here!

Good luck!

Monday, September 29, 2014

A Scary Tutorial Featured!

I love, love, love seeing my work in the magazine 'Dolls House & Miniature Scene'. Especially when I am on the front cover as well! I feel very honoured.
This is a great UK magazine, but you can order it wherever in the world you live and it's also available as a digital download.

My scary tutorial has a Fall / autumn theme... it's a spooky pumpkin scarecrow, but if you read the tutorial, you'll see that it can be adapted for a Guy Fawkes scene as well.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to;

- make a scarecrow (including his clothing and pumpkin head)
- make carved jack o' lanterns
- make fluffy black crows.

The instructions are for a 1:12 scale model and for an intermediate clay crafter.

Find the magazine issue here!

Interested in these sorts of spooky characters? See the 'making of' at my other Facebook page here.

See more about this particular spooky Halloween project in a previous post here and the tutorial below.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Magical Unicorn Horns

I stopped selling unicorn horns back in early 2012 because: a) - I ran out of stock, and b) - people wrote and complained that it was hurtful to them as it suggested violence towards animals. Since I feel I've cleared that matter up and fans are now happy with me selling unicorn horns again... I've just made them available again at my online Pixie Dust Miniatures shop!

Handmade by myself in one inch scale with great attention to detail, you can find these horns for sale here.

And if you'd like to read a little more about unicorns and the project they were for, don't forget to follow my 'Caroline blog' or better yet, the Facebook page here!

Here are some magical fairy tale photos to get you inspired when creating your own magical miniature setting. The witch that lives here had gone foraging on a warm summer morning, bringing back jars of moss, oak leaves, toadstools from fairy rings and unicorn horns which she found in the woods... see below...

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Enchanted Forest in the Making...

What kind of miniature magic is happening over in the workshop of Pixie Dust Miniatures, you may wonder.....

This week I have been building an enchanted forest, complete with toadstools, fairy rings, bluebells, and soon there will be trees with faces as well! Take a look at a few snaps below, but for more information on this miniature project, don't forget to follow my 'Caroline blog' and the Facebook page here.

Must give a 'shout out' to the talented Georgina Steed, as it was her miniature flower kit I used to make the bluebells. They are in 1:12 scale (as is the rest of this miniature set piece).

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Scary Workspace!

I know, I know... I don't blog here enough at all! I update my 'Caroline blog' and its corresponding Facebook page more frequently these days. And of course, there's always my blog and about my range of miniature food here.

What have I been up to lately? Aside from making a miniature birthday with the tiniest candles ever, for a an artist friend at Dreamworks (read all about it and see photos here), I have been creating a scene for one of my favourite miniature magazines ever - Dolls House and Miniature Scene Magazine. Here's a iny glimpse of what is to come below... take a look into my workspace and don't forget to buy this brilliant magazine when it comes out next month! Find the magazine here.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Toads and Snails in Print

Hello everyone!
Gosh, what a lot of travelling I have done this year! I have neglected Pixie Dust Miniatures over the past couple of months as I was away in China and then France. But, I'm back, orders are rolling in, the online Pixie Dust Miniatures shop is open and you're welcome to email me to make any request you like.

Today I was asked to make a pink warty cane toad for someone and I'm delighted to do this as I've never done it before. I'll show photos of my workspace when I get going on it.

Don't forget that my snails and toads are all available for sale at my online Pixie Dust Miniatures Etsy shop here.

That brings me to today's topic.... toads and snails in print! I am delighted to have a mention and some photos in 'The Dolls House Magazine' this month (June issue) and I have put the little feature all about gardening below. You can find a copy of this great UK magazine here.