Saturday, December 31, 2011

H A P P Y 2 0 1 2 ! ! !

Happy New Year to all my mini friends! Here's to a wonderful * * 2012 * * ahead of us. I hope you all enjoy it. :)
I'd also like to thank all my followers for your consistent interest in my work and for your feedback, comments and for purchasing my fairytale miniatures. It's because of your support that I have been building a budget to make a miniature film (a short film made using miniature sets and plasticine-esq characters - like 'Wallace & Gromit' / 'Nightmare Before Christmas'). If you're interesting in following my progress as I create my first mini movie then find the link below.

M i N i A t U r E MOVIE!

Follow my progress as I make my short film by clicking this link to my professional blog. Don't forget to follow!

Click this link and you will soon find tutorials on how to make your own miniatures. Or go directly to this link and subscribe to my YouTube channel. I'll start uploading video tutorials soon in 2012.

S h O p

I'm sure you must all know that you can buy my work by clicking this link to my online store. ;)

Looking forward to 2012 and all the exciting things to come. Stay tuned for a new free-to-enter competition here soon as well. You could win a free mini.

Mini hugs,
Caroline xXx

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Merry Christmas from Pixie Dust Miniatures!

I hope you all had fabulous holidays and enjoyed your time off work and eating far too much! I know I did. It's great being back home and seeing all 5 of my siblings and their partners, eating my mum's brilliant food and playing with the new kittens my parents have.

Here's some snaps of the Pixie Dust Miniatures' Christmas scene this year. As you probably know I moved house from Los Angeles, California all the way to the English countryside (will be in London very soon) so I didn't have the chance to create too much of an extensive new Christmas range this year, but I'll make up for it next year with a huge new range and offer great discounts!

... See you in 2012 - woohoo!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011


It's not too late to pick up another stocking filler, so stop by my online shop for 20% off anything you like. Offer ends on Christmas Day.

Enter the coupon code XMAS2011 and receive 20% off your total order but not postage. Not guaranteed to receive it in time for Christmas, but I will be sending things out via First Class Mail as soon as possible! Items ship from the UK.

Note that this coupon code works on my other store here too. ;)
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Elves for Sale on Etsy...

Hello everyone - In case you missed it, the online Pixie Dust Miniatures shop is back up and running! Had to put it on hold as I flew across the pond from California to the UK... with no less than 9 suitcases!

From one film hub to another - I've just moved from Hollywood to Turville - *the* location most filmed in Britain. I remember coming here as a teenager and being told that 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' was filmed here, and then spotting a film crew with Sam Neill ('Jurassic Park') and Helena Bonham Carter. It was Sam Neill's birthday and we got to have a slice of his cake. Even more exciting than that, I had a pint at the local pub only to be told that heartthrob Orlando Bloom lives in the same teeny village (population of this village is 100!)

Find out more about the village I am staying in by reading my post on my other site here.

Anyway, yes the cute little Christmas Elves will be available for sale soon...! I'm going to list them at my online shop since people keep asking if they can buy one. I've finally decided to part with them. :) Find them listed first thing tomorrow morning (PST) which is tomorrow evening GMT.

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Miniatures... before shop closes!

Yep, shop's closing in a couple of days as I am off to Blighty (UK), so I'll have to close up for a week or two (or potentially longer). Here's a reminder of Christmas miniatures which are currently available at my online Pixie Dust Miniatures store....

And don't miss some new Christmas 2011 designs over at my other store here. :)

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Sale!!!

Christmas shopping officially starts here! For all my American friends, I'd like to say 'Happy Thanksgiving'! Hope you all had wonderful days with your families. I'm stuffed, having just got back from turkey, yams and cranberry sauce at my boyfriend's parents' house. :)

To all my non-American friends, I might need to explain what 'Black Friday' is. It's the day after Thanksgiving in America when people traditionally start their holiday shopping and most major shops offer big discounts for the next 3 days.

So I am happy to offer everyone 20% off for the next 3 days (starting tonight actually) and ending on Sunday at midnight PST.

Go to my online store here... and enter the code: BLACK after you click to buy but before you pay, and 20% will be deducted from the total of your order, but not from shipping. Don't miss out on the same discount over at my other store (here) too.

For those that don't yet know, I am moving from the US to the UK in a little over a week from now. So after that time the shops will both be closed for a period as I adjust to a new life over in Britain, unpack... and await my boxes which will arrive 6-10 weeks after I do. So if there's something you'd like you'd better get it now as it could be a while before it's available again!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Cinderella Pumpkins

Continuing the fairytale magic... here are my Cinderella Pumpkins. They are so pretty! I'm really pleased with how they turned out. They have my signature shimmer to the stems, they sparkle and they glow in the dark. Made to a high standard in one inch (1:12) scale and available at my online shop very soon...

PS I took these photos in my Enchanted Forest Miniature Model Set, so let me know what you think of the setting. :) If you're interested in the forest, then you might want to follow my professional work blog and find out more about the short film it's for.

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Magic Shop... Final Reveal

You might have caught a glimpse of this magic shop in this previous post... I wasn't able to show much because I promised an exclusive to The Dolls House Magazine. But now that they've run their article I can show all now! You can stay up to date with miniature models better by following my professional blog here by the way.

So here's 'Boggart's Bazaar' - the fantastical magic shop made for a very special client by commission earlier this year. It's 1:24 (half inch) scale.

Find more photos on my Flickr Gallery. ;)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Grinny Teapots for English Witches

Being English, tea is more than something to accompany a biscuit, or a way to kill time at the office. Tea's essential and consumed 15-25 times a day. I don't think I quite realised how much I relied upon tea until I moved to America and found that it's ruddy hard to find. Many of my favourite restaurants and cafes don't serve tea. (Only ice tea!)
3 days ago I took a morning hot air balloon ride over 'wine county' in California. Up at 4 am, at the site at 5 am and there was an abundance of hot coffee and NO TEA! And then no tea to be found back at the hotel afterwards.

So, for the English witches and the odd eccentric American witch, here's a fun and unique little tea apparatus. A teapot which is part of my 'GrInNy Range'. (See more Grinny items here.)

Carefully handmade in one inch (1:12) scale, with glow-in-the-dark eyes and teeth! Available at my online shop.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Massive Discounts for Christmas...!

Get a little head start on your Christmas shopping this year and jump on this huge discount while it lasts!

I made more of my Christmas 2010 designs this summer (2011) for a miniature fair, and I have some leftover stock. Since I may just get around to making some new designs for Christmas this year I am having a clear out. :) Hop on over to my online shop.

Get a massive 20% off my Christmas cakes and Christmas wreaths.

Just enter the coupon code: XMASMAGIC

Do this after you click to buy but before you pay. 20% will be deducted from the whole of your order, but not shipping. This is valid for one week and is valid on my Christmas cakes and Christmas wreaths in my online store only. Not valid on other Christmas items nor on non-Christmas items.

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