Tuesday, February 18, 2014

NEW Warty Cane Toads

Yesterday I wrote a bit about making my new toads, and today they're available for sale at my Pixie Dust Miniatures Etsy shop.

Originally inspired by the singing warty cane toads in 'Harry Potter'!

Handmade by myself; they come in green or brown and have cute little faces, warty textures and are approx 1.5 cm (5/8") in length.
So, find your toads here....! 

I've had several emails lately requesting custom miniatures / jewelry but, although I hate to disappoint people, I am afraid I do have to turn many down for the time being due to my busy schedule working on my short film (details here). Thank you for your understanding in this. :)

NOTE: I made a mistake in saying the toad coupon for 50% off was still valid. I just realised that this particular coupon has expired, so my apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. All toads ordered up until now have had the discount honoured and been given a partial PayPal refund.
~ Caroline x

Monday, February 17, 2014

My Workspace - Designing the new Toads

What's small, warty and takes up faaaaaar too much of my time...?!!

You may have noticed that I haven't blogged for ages... I explain why - just scroll down to the 'Shop Announcement' below.

In the meantime, here are some newly designed warty cane toads I have been making in green and brown. I started by doing a quick watercolour painting as a plan and then softened lots of clay and used the painting as a rough guide. These new toads have cute faces and adorable expressions. Each one is handmade by myself to a high standard and they are 15% smaller than my 'Fairytale Toads'.

I'll make these new little toads available at my Pixie Dust Miniatures Etsy shop soon, and I'll offer the same toad discount (info on the toad discount here) - this discount expires at the end of this month (Feb 2014).

SHOP ANNOUNCEMENT.........................................................
As many of you know, I work in the film industry in Hollywood and my company 'Tall Tales Productions' is making its first short film which is made using miniature scale sets and hand-sculpted miniature characters - all of this arty side is being done by myself. So, lately I have had to put a lot more time into this and I am afraid that for most of this year Pixie Dust Miniatures (and my other brand) will have to take a back seat...
I will still list new minis every so often and your orders will still be sent out with speed.. and you can expect good customer service if you have any questions. However, I wont be blogging quite as much or working on as many new ranges or taking many custom requests. (If you have a very urgent custom request then go ahead and email me here and I'll see what I can do!) :)

If you want to follow my progress as I make my short film and stay connected to my work then please find the Tall Tales Facebook page here and 'like'!

Also, look out for my book 'The Art of Pixie Dust Miniatures' which is set to be out later this year (pushed back from Spring release).

~ Caroline x