Monday, 26 April 2010
A Gift from Overseas from the Fabulous Jamie Moore!
Now if you have not yet found the incredible blog of Jamie Moore http://creepycreations.blogspot.com/ , the most fabulous of Halloween artistes I've ever come across, you don't know what you are missing!
I discovered Jamie's work some time ago and have dreamed of owning one of her incredible creations, but sadly due to their size and weight could not afford the heavy shipping costs that the US charge now for parcels to come into the UK. Or the UK customs charges that go with it! Arn't they the bane of our lives as so many wonderful artistes and miniaturists live in the US and its so pricey now to be able to afford to have their work shipped over.
Jamie makes all sorts of amazing projects. Clocks, trinket boxes, jewellery, and so much more One of my favourites was a lovely Halloween jewellery/ music box that lit up to boot! And of course with my love of Alice, this Potion bottle is just to die for! Go check out Jamie's blog for more of her work!
Another favourite was Jamie's man eating plants!
As a follower of my blog, I emailed Jamie to ask her if she had ever considered making Halloween style or spooky miniatures. Jamie makes the most fab jack o lanterns in a lot of her projects so I knew she could make small items out of clay but she had never made anything specifically for a dolls house.
So, she said she'd give it a go .
Then as we emailed back and forth over the weeks, Jamie told me of a find she had made of a room box. She sent a pic of a room box she had stripped completely, ready to make into a Halloween/ witchy project.
The room box was not only great but all its contents that Jamie had stripped were ideal for my Fathers Day project for John of a Motorbike workshop. Way back I made and posted a pic of a scooter room box, but now his 'thing' is motorbikes, old Indian/ cruiser style bikes. I quickly emailed Jamie back to see if shed scrapped the contents, which lucky for me she hadn't and she so kindly agreed to send them onto me to work with.
Thank you Jamie, so much, the minis are perfect. A great little replica bike, engine, tool rack, loads of tins and spray bottles, posters,the perfect starter pack for me to work with! I have a room box all set to go, just have to decorate it, and then have fun filling it!
But not only did my parcel contain these, but also Jamie had made me a miniature man eating plant and a mandrake for the potter conservatory! These are so cool and the first in Miniature Jamie has made so I think shes done brilliantly as its tricky even getting the scale right when you are used to making things so much bigger, but Jamie has it just right!
Jamie is going to be working on more minis in the future so keep an eye out if you are into spooky things!
Another surprise was 2 of her gorgeous Jack o Lanterns which I love! One will go in the Witches hat shop but the other I have plans for , watch this space!!
So a huge hug and thank you to Jamie for all my minis. Keep at it, as I think you are well on your way to not only being the best of Halloween artistes but the best of miniaturists as well!!