Saturday, 2 October 2010

Tara's Fabulous Harry Potter Minis

You know how you come across someone via someone elses blog and are So pleased you did!! Well some time ago I found Tara through Victoria's blog and looking at her work fell in love with her style and miniatures. Tara loves to make fantasy minis, Harry Potter, fairy, Witch and wizard, so all ideal for my projects. Looking at Tara's blog I found a delightful potion chest and ingredients box great for the Potter house, and contacted Tara to ask if she could make another!

Very kindly Tara agreed to start straight away and despite being a busy mum with lots of family commitments , in no time at all my order was ready!

When it came , not only was it beautifuly wrapped in halloween tissue colours, when unwrapped Tara had also included a fantastic gift!

I adore my potion chest, and I think it will go in my Potter loft room with the other chests and trunks . The ingredients box will definatly go in my potion room together with this beautiful gift of a box of Amortitia the love potion, isnt it fab!! Sorry about the blurred pic need a new camera for christmas but Minis come first of course!

Tara also made me this fantastic Book of Monsters which is brilliant and scares my children to bits so it must be good! Now when Lacey is being naughty I know what to do, I get the Book of monsters out! He he arnt I cruel!!! It is really furry and those eyes are really freaky. Just like the real thing! As you can see he's already munched up one of Harry's pieces of homework, naughty monster!!

I also ordered a little tiny Alice bottle of 'Drink Me' potion for my Mad Hatters tea Party Table and it is the cutest!Go check out Tara's etsy shop, its full of amazing miniatures and Tara is a lovely helpful lady who goes out of her way to please! Tara's daughter has been poorly with pneumonia so sending them both big hugs and hope she is on the mend Tara, thinking of you both!!

Thankyou Tara for such amazing miniatures, and cant wait to add more of your imaginative creations to my collection!

Your a star I love it all!!

My Amazing Hatter Bottles

Still on the Alice Project, a while ago I asked the talented Victoria to make me some bottles for my Mad Hatter Dressing table for my room box.
I found a large dressing table that Id bought ages ago on Ebay with an ornate mirror ideal for the purpose.
It was plain brown so I have detailed it in gold and added some heart embellishments. Not finished yet, so that is to come, but I wanted to show off the bottles.

In the movie the table is stacked with various styles , shapes and sizes of bottles, presumably where the Red Queen sits to be titavated and coiffed! You can just see the dressing table in the left of this movie still.

I will add some other bits like lipsticks, varnish, her mad eyeshadow colours and hair accessories and stack the drawers of the table with laces and other materials.

Victoria made some really spectacular designs of bottles I think you'll agree! I love the very tall ones with hearts the best but they are all fantastic! I also said that I really wanted a powder puff and lo and behold the next day Victoria had made me on of those too which is very cool, complete with red velvet puff!

A Massive thankyou as I love them all, and cant wait to fill the table with them and show them all off in their new home. The bottlea are beautifully made as they always are, and so different!

Hoping to finish it soon, now the Migraines gone I can begin to look at tiny things again!
Thankyou for allyour get well wishes, to be honest until I have the surgery and sort out all my hormones I get them most months but seem to be getting worse and affecting my minis, .....and that really will not do!!

Also just to say Lola has been busy today putting a new post up but her blog dosnt appear to be showing its update in dashboard so please pop over to see her and her new Brambley purchases on
She'd love to see you after such a long time!

Friday, 1 October 2010

The wait is over!! The Hatters Magnificent New Addition

So sorry to dear Susan for the delay in this posting ( and also to Victoria and Lorraine , Tara and Nikki, who I also received fab minis from last week and I haven't got round to posting pics of) . Please all be assured I was thrilled with my new miniatures and promise to show them off soon. This week has been one of those weeks, Ive had a nasty migraine for nearly 3 days, just easing today as I couldn't look at light let alone a PC screen til now. Then Ive had several hospital visits in the last few months which I wont bore you with but seems Im going to have to make a decision on some surgery soon and stop putting it off, so thats been taking up more time than Id like too!

So enough of excuses!

But poor Susan has been dying to show her creation she made for me off, and has waited patiently so here it is for all to see and I think you'll agree its simply breathtaking .

A while ago dear Kat the Hat sent me a pic of a prop from the Alice movie of a ribbon /thread holder that was used in the Hatters Hat making room scene.
I fell in love with it and kept looking at it and imagining it in miniature ( as I do most real life things!!)

I emailed Susan with the pic as I knew Susan had made some orrerys and suchlike in the past and thought she was the perfect person to ask if it could be done. Lucky for me, Susan came back with a definate YES and she was excited herself to begin designing and making it.
I was figuring on quite a wait , but nope, within a matter of a week or so back came a photograph of this awesome creation all finished! Isn't it absolutely beautiful, full of reels of ribbon and thread, with the tiny pin cushion on the top!

I cant quite get over it myself! Its exactly like the real life version, made with such detail and precision!

I could not be happier and neither could Susan who really enjoyed making it and is going to make herself one as she was loathed to let it go once made!!

I had wanted to make my table scene for it this week, but illness has set me back so apologies again but here it is for you to see and once its in its proper home Ill take new photos! The table scene is the one Susan took but the pins wernt in place at that time.

SO a HUGE thankyou hug to the talented Susan, who made my dream come true and has made quite simply one of the most treasured miniatures I will be lucky enough to own!!

Now its over to Susan who Im sure can tell you all how it was made etc and I know it dying to post herself about her wonderful design and creation!