Monday, 23 May 2011

Meet Varulv & Lilla Röda, Master & Mistress of Casa De Groază...

I finally got around to almost finishing the Master & Mistress of 'Casa De Groaza', Varulv & Lilla Roda (swedish for werewolf & little red, respectively), there's still a little bit of work that I want to do on both of them, but not much. One of my all-time fave movies is 'An American Werewolf In London' & I have sat watching it over & over again (I have a tv/dvd combi right beside my work desk) to try & hopefully recreate some sort of resemblence.

Most of the items I will be making for 'Casa De Groaza' will be inspired by movies or halloween decorations that I have seen, but I saw some candle stands in the garden centre & wanted to create them in miniature with dripping candles in them, I ended up making two as I didn't particularly like the first one although now I think I'm going to keep both.

This 'warning sign' will be placed on the front porch, it was my second attempt at making a crow, as the first one looked like an overgrown blackbird, this one looks a little more menancing, next to it is the 'rat on a pumpkin' that I won in Mags' giveaway, isn't it fantastic!! I love it & the detail on the rat is perfect. I was going to place this on the front porch but I'm now thinking it can go in the kitchen.

Another of my fave movies is 'Practical Magic' & on the dvd menu screen there are little symbols beside each selection. One of the symbols is an 'all-seeing hand' & I knew one of these would look perfect on the fire surround (when I get around to making it,lol).

As well as making a few bits for myself I have been working on some new minis for sale, I love making fruits & flowers & have created a little display that incorporates both. I tried to make a cupcake stand like the one I have in my kitchen, a metal spiral one that holds 24 cupcakes, but I just couldn't get it right, so I decided to go for a different design instead before I ran out of wire. These will be going up for auction on eBay tonight.

Have a fantastic week, hugs Kerry.x.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Lost the Comments, so did it my way :o)

Finally got the missing blog-post back this morning, but lost all the comments (very unfair) so I did it the only way I could think of & that was to go back into my e-mail account & copy the comments then paste then, but now it looks like I'm the only one to have commented :o) Never mind, at least I got the post back. Have a fantastic week, hugs, Kerry.x.

Friday, 13 May 2011

Blogger Bother!!

Blogger has been playing up today for quite a few of us it seems, apparently they are carrying out some kind of maintenance, but in the meantime I have 'lost' my last post :o(. And I haven't been able to log into my account. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that when they have finished everything will be re-stored again as I don't want to re-write it. Have a fantastic week, hugs, Kerry.x.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Teapot Madness & 'Casa De Groază'

Multi-tiered 'Tea Party' Cake

I seem to have entered my teapot phase again, it's been a while since I made some but I think watching 'Choccywoccydoodah' last month has inspired me again & the multi-tiered teapot cakes have proved popular at the miniature fairs, mainly because a lot of people seem to be re-creating the Mad Hatters' Tea Party scene :o)

I have made a little more progress on my own dollhouse, painted the window frames & doors although I think they need another coat before I start the actual wood effect on them. I have made a little name plate for it which will go on the wall just to the side of the front door when I have finished applying all the 'bricks'. I have decided to call the house 'Casa De Groaza' which is Romanian for 'The House Of Horror'. Most of the inhabitants will be characters from horror movies, but I couldn't think of a suitable mistress that appealed to me. I was thinking maybe Morticia Addams, Lily Munster or even Valeria Watts (Carry On Screaming) as I do want a 'vampy' mistress but then, while flicking through the music channels on tv, I came across Christina Aguileras' 'Fighter' video & knew straight away that that was the image & inspiration I wanted for my mistress character. I have begun working on her already, albeit it's only her boots & legs, but it's a start :o)

I hope you all have a fantastic week, hugs, Kerry.x.