Monday, 10 May 2010
My final Fantastic Doll before the Show
Well I did tell you all, Id be really naughty and bought 3 dolls before the show, so here he is, the 3rd of my wonderful new dolls to show off to you all!
Here is my very own Dumbledore made by the incredibly talented Jain of Giddy Kipper Dolls of course!
When Jain returned from Minitura she posted a picture of her stall on her blog and I thought I could spy him amongst the dolls.
When I emailed Jain she told me , yes she had made a Dumbeldore for the show and he had created masses of interest but lucky for me had not yet sold! She was going to take him to Kensington but I didn't want to loose out on him if I couldn't get there in time so treated myself early!
Now I always have had a picture in my head of how Dumbeldore would dress and I have never cared for the costume designers choice of hats for him in the films as I like a wizard to be a wizard and have a pointy hat, I'm funny like that! So although he had a small cap like hat Jain very kindly agreed to please this fussy woman and rehat him !
I think he looks fantastic , I love his robes and he has fantastic boots on too under his robes!
He comes complete with this fabulous owl podium with candles for when he is in the Grand Hall!
Here he is by his desk. I was waiting to show you a picture of him by his new desk and chair that is being made for me but it is not yet finished so for now he is at home as the room is!
I love him to bits thank you Jain. Both he and the other main characters will be the only ones true to the books in the house as all the other professors are my own characters as I would have them if I could create my own for a book!
Lots of plans for that room still. as I say , new desk and chair coming. And then the huge wall to wall bookcase with a secret! And of course all the many books for the shelves I have yet to make, though not my favourite pastime, I prefer making ones that are open .
In the last few days I have been busy making miniatures but none that can be shown yet! I have been making something little to pop in with the giveaway prize winners parcels for their houses/projects. All should be ready to go tomorrow to you all!
Also a most exciting swap with Ara for her Adams house and my Sweeney house. Our last swap was so wonderful so I emailed Ara to see if she wanted to do another. We both finished about the same time and were both over the moon with what we had made. Like little children we were emailing each other to say how happy we were and how well the creations had gone!! I found this one of the most rewarding miniatures Ive made to date as it is very exclusive to Ara and her project. Normally any wizardy, spooky items I make can be put in a range of houses but this is only suitable for Ara's house! It was one of those things that you find difficult to part with and Ara felt the same with hers to me too, so we are both really excited for the postman to come! Should take a week to 10 days I suppose, wonder who's comes first! I do hope it makes it there in one piece as some parts were quite delicate! So all top secret, no clues, you'll have to wait and see !! Swaps are such fun!
I am busy writing a list for Kensington today, though I'm sure once there it will go out of the window and my heart will choose what it likes!Hope what little is in is in my pocket matches that though! I have not got as much as Id like in my fair fund but what matters is I'm going to my first ever fair which to me is incredibly exciting, and have the added bonus of meeting so many people that I can only email or blog to, for the first time in person!! That's the biggest treat of all! Oh and Kat and I are very much looking forward to what the restaurant cake stand has to offer with our coffee too!
Will be taking my camera so will come back with lots of pictures I hope and also I hope some goodies too!