A couple years back when I started my website I made molds of certain sculpts of mine so that I could keep a steady stock and keep the item permanently listed on the website. I'm able to keep a low price on the item as a result of this, but the cast pieces still get a lot of attention from me. I usually touch up the piece with any sanding or re-carving it needs and sometimes also have to build more on to it. I also hand paint each piece to give it it's character and uniqueness.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Sorry, that saying has stuck in my head since I watched a recent gambling/card counting movie. Can't remember the name of the movie but sure can't stop say that phrase! :)
Okay, so I wrote everyone's name down that gave an idea and I numbered them. Then I put the numbers into one of those online number generators and clicked the button to reveal...
The Old Maid from The Sunny Hours 1:12 Miniatures is the winner!
Congratulations Ewa! You said "I would love to see the wand similar to the one Snape uses in the movies and a magical newspaper for him too." Now which movie are you thinking of for Snape's wand? I think some of the wands changed throughout the movies.
Everyone else: you ALL had great ideas, I will contact you in the near future if I also decide to make your idea item (some of them are so great that I just can't resist!). But I'm working on a very time consuming commission right now, so it will be a little while before I can get to that.
I have some great minis planned, just running super short on time... keep watching and I'll hopefully bring out some new and interesting minis soon!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Oh my gosh! 50 followers!
I still remember the day when I first started my blog and was so sad everyday I checked it that I didn't have any followers. I had resigned to thinking I would never have any... Then little by little, people found me and I started to blog a little better (stopped trying to use my blog as an advertising post!).
I'm still working on blogging better. I'm not a very social person, difficult for me to carry on a conversation. If we've emailed, you have probably noticed ;).
I can't Tell you all how happy I am that you like my minis enough to look at my blog every now and again! I have tried to keep up with all of you and follow your blogs too, but I know I have missed a couple. If I'm not already following your blog, please comment and tell me what it is and I'll go check it out!
Okay, now to the goods! I know you've been waiting for this since you saw the title of this post... Let's do a GIVEAWAY! This will be my first one, so go easy on me :) Oh, and I'm not going to go easy on you! :).
I always need ideas for what to make next, but I'm scared to death of copyright infringement so I like to mimic real life items, especially magical and spooky things (does that count as real life? do movie items count as real life? I love movie items!). I also have to be able to see a picture of what I'm making, it comes out really bad and cartoony if I don't have a reference :(. Sometimes I collage things from several references and end up with a sort of hybrid or new creation, basically a different take on the item. So tell me your favorite magical or spooky thing that I can easily find pictures of (or find a picture of something close to it) and what you like about it. I will look over the entries and select the top 10 that I think I can do, then I'll throw them all in a hat and pick one. If yours gets selected I will send you your idea sculpted in mini form and maybe some extra stuff too depending on what the idea was.
I know this is a crazy and convoluted giveaway, but I don't want to give you something I just have laying around, and I want to give you something that you will like :). So, to get into the top 10... if you have read my blog, you might have noticed the kind of things I like and the kinds of things I can make (I'm not a master sculptor, please think simple!). I also absolutely go crazy over anything Tim Burton-ish! And steampunk stuff, even though I haven't created anything like that myself (can't seem to find the right inspiration and I don't want to copy anyone). My favorite inspirational movies are: The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Corpse Bride, Alice in Wonderland, Igor, and Coraline (but I am open to others!).
This giveaway is open to anyone that doesn't mind it's madness (Michelle is your madness contagious? he, he, he) New followers as well. And I won't be at all offended if you want no part of this, everyone has time constraints and brain farts XD. It's Saturday where I am right now so let's give it until next Saturday, I'll announce the winner on the following Monday (Sunday would be Father's day here).
Happy thinking everyone!
(Don't forget to tell me your blog if I'm not already following it!)
Monday, June 7, 2010
I finally have one of Kat the Hat's fabulous hats! No wait, I have TWO!
I just happened to catch a glimpse of this beautiful spiderweb hat in one of Kat's blog posts and after a few weeks I just had to ask if she still had it available. She did still have it and offered to make matching shoes and a broom along with it, what a spectacular set! Can you see the little leaves on the broom bristles?! And the little skulls, and the buckle, and oh you can't see the bow on the hat from here but it's perfect!
I also did a swap with Kat and received this really cool mushroom hat. I've been wanting one of those since she first made them not to long ago. She got the idea for this hat from Nikki's lamp at KDF. What a treat! And that's not all that was in the package, Kat also sent me a really cute book stack with a cat on cover of the top book. Aren't they great!
I just can't get over how great everything looks! I have no where to put it all but I couldn't live without it! (come on, you know what I mean)
If you haven't already, visit Kat's blog at: http://katthehatlady.blogspot.com/
And her Etsy store at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/katthehatlady
THANK YOU KAT!!! I love them!
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
I've been cleaning out some things and found a lot of left over Halloween miniatures from a couple of years ago. They're mostly things for decorating a graveyard scene or something spooky like that.