Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Morning

It findly happen!!!!!!!!!!

I had gotten up at 3am to put more firewood in the wood burning stove. So I was kind of already awake. I laid in bed and then I felt him. First I felt my son 2ft penguin get thrown on to the bed and then next his teddybear. Well, my bed is one of the tall ones (my son has to jump to get on the bed) Well, he jumps up and then the penguin falls down. He get down get the penguin and jumps back on the bed and then the teddybear falls down. So he gets back down and then I feel the bear shoved on the bed. He jumps up again. This goes on at lease 4time; I had to stop from laughting because this was his big moment. (I'm so glad I was a wake for it) Next thing I know I here mom, dad wake up. Yes, I pretended that I was asleep. "What honey, whats wrong."

"Santa came!!!!!" He said it, he said it at that moment I knew I would never forget that morning 4am when my son came in to tell me Santa came to our house.

So I hope this Christmas you made that memory that is forever lock away in your heart. Like the one my son gave me. He gave me a gift that would be with me forever.

Monday, December 21, 2009


Good evening everyone, well Christmas is almost here.

Anyone ready for it?

I guess you could say I can't wait for it. Probably not for what your thing. Its not for the gifts, or the loud family reunion,or even all the food. I guess I'm looking forward to when my 10year son wakes up and come to tell us Santa has come.

I've waited 10 years for this moment.

Some parents are lucky because they have already gone through it several times, but I'm still waiting. I have hope this year that this is the year, it will happen. A very special memory I will treasure for ever.

My son in the beginning didn't believe in Santa. It wasn't from my husband or I. We decorate our house as the Whoville outside and the nutcracker ballet on the inside. We drive to see the christmas lights and make christmas basket for the neighbors. I set out the Christmas cookies and milk.

My son has had it hard, the first school he ever went to made him believe being ADHD was bad. So ever year he would wait in his room for me to get him on Christmas. We would walk into the living room he would refuse to look at the tree afraid he would not get anything because he was bad (because of being ADHD). One of the reasons we had pulled him from the public school for 4yrs. I've work with him in those years and now he's believing. He ask if the roof on the house need any work. That way Santa doesn't fall through and wake him. Or what if he can't sleep will he still get gifts. (We told him the Sandman comes and sprinkles sand to make him sleep before Santa comes.

So now this is our year to get a memory I will treasure into my gray hair years.

So I say to all you that have had this special memory treasure it because one day the belief of Santa will fade and your child will be to old to jump on your bed because Santa had come.

Have a very Happy Holiday.


Make many wonderful Memories that you keep in your heart forever.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Miniatures I've made

I love making these mask. I have 24 of them in a museum in PA.

Maneating plant

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I'm Back

Sorry about not blogging for a while, but everytime I try to bring up my blogspot it would lock my computer up. I have so many photos to show you. I had some minatures go to Paris and Brazil this week. There was quite a few miniature going off my shelf, which is fine by me. Bill where piling up on me.
Big new my son went back to public school and he loving it. For those of you that don't know my son had a very bad time in Kindergarden. That I had to quit my job and home school him, it took 3yrs, but I had gotten him back to his old self. Well, we talk for a while and he wanted to try it again. No, he didn't go back to the same school, but we found one that was willing to work with us. My son is ADHD, there are many day and night where he seems to be on a sugar high (he could be up at 3am sleep for 2hrs and keep going like he on sugar.)Which meant mom was up with him and believe me there is not enough coffee in the world when that happens, but I love him. I've been told I have adjust me life to fit his perfectly.
I'm glad he went back, but know the house seems quite. I mean I was with him for 3yrs 24hrs a day 7 days a week. I'm been strong my family thought I would break down crying, but what really warms my heart. Is too hear how he has friends that want to sleep over. Funny thing is he has one friend that wants to move in. LOL.
Well, enough of that I hope everyone has had wonderful holidays and I will be getting the photos up really soon.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


I'm almost done sculpting a mandrake 3 1/2 inches tall holding a 1 inch tall mandrake. I will have the photo up this week for you to see it.

Contest rules: 1. you must sign up to my blog to be eligible
2. You need to tell me if you could be any create in the world, what would it be and why?

My husband,twin sister and I will go over the responces the one we agree on will be the winner.

Enjoy and have fun that what this was meant to be

Sunday, October 4, 2009

My Boo Gift tags pick for Treasury List

I thought I try my hand at gift tags because I like to make them. Well they where chosen for the candy corn treasury list. Here the link tell me what you think.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Kreativ Blogger

Thanks You Magikal Seasons for giving me the award
This has been fun!

So here are the rules:
1. Thanks the person who gave you the award.
2.Copy the Logo and paste it to your blog.
3.Link to the person who gave you the award.
4.Name 7 things about yourself no one would really know
5. Nominate 7 "kreativ Bloggers".
6.Post links to the 7 blogs.
7.Leave a comment on each blog so they know you nominate them.

7 things about me: (you ready for this)

1. I'm a identical opposite twin.
2. I can't wear watches; the battery always dies after a couple of min. on my arm.
3. I wear dark sunglass because I have light sensitive eyes. (You won't believe how many people won't talk to because of your glasses.)
4.I can't wear make-up or any perfumes, ect. makes me break out (my twin can), but I can roll around in poisen Ivy and come out perfectly fine.
5. I'm a very open minded person.
6.I love heavy metal music and going to the opera.
7.Drinking a large coffee with 8 shots of exspresso doesn't affect me, I could go to bed right after the last slip. (I was told my coffee could start a car)

Here are my bloggers:

Monday, September 28, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009


So, love this shop it's so bright and cheer. Some time when I'm down I go and see what she has made and it always brings a smile to me.
Truthfully I want the Magic mushroom and pumpkin bucket and the Spooky Tree and Ghost ornaments. My twin sister has me for christmas there going to be place on my Christmas list.
This talent artist (Seasons Art 1031) on Etsy
You must see her shop, you'll love it as much as I do.
Let be honest I love all her creations.


Hi, I want to give a shout out to a talant artist Torik2009.
She make me a banner and avatar for my second shop. (blackraven1089)
Please check her shop out.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

Son B-day

Hi, everyone sorry I haven't put any Halloween treats up for you. My son b-day was this weekend; he wanted a Lu-out. Most of the decor. was home made so I had a lot of work, but that how my son like it. I started making alot of his party items because he would pick theme that there was hardly any decor. out there for. One of my favorite is the Skateboarding/Carnival theme. So many people wanted to know how I was going to pull that off. Well, it was easy!!!! Instead of pin the tale on the donkey I change it to place the wheels on the skateboard. I made the skate board out of felt and wheels too. Then added Velcro to it. He also had a b-day he wanted all his favorite color. Well, I've type this blog in his favorite colors.
I made brownee with white frosting and blue/green m&m's. Everything was done in his color. Truly I can't wait to hear about his next theme.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New Saying and tutorials

Hi, I just had to bring this topic up. I just now realized how old I am; when the kids are talking and some of the things their saying I don't understand. Here are a couple of them (with there definitions) I had my husband laughing when I said them to him.
"Ezzy Squizzy Lemon Peazay"
Which means ( no problem)
Would of never guest! LOL
Now if someone ask if you believe in destiny or faith
"The world is French toast"
Which means (takes a lot of things mix together for the outcome)
I love this, please if you have heard anything new please post it here. I would love to hear some new saying.
Now onto some Tutorials
Flower pot
paints:brown, green, copper
moss or fine grass
glue optional
Aging flower pots. This would be good for dollhouse or even your home.
Pick a flower pot you want to age (me I like to use a clay pot)
Now paint the flower pot using brown, copper, or green. Sometimes I will make a black flower pot and then age it. You can see that on the Eyeball flower blog I wrote. The affect of aging the flower pot looks best when you use brown and green. Then while the paint is still wet. Use some moss or fine grass (you get it from the train section of a hobby store) roll you flower pot in the moss/fine grass. Add as much as you like or as little doesn't matter. Now on the moss you might have to add a little glue on the back side to help hold it down.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Halloween Count down

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Halloween Count down !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm going to start doing a Halloween count down. So invite some friends to visit my blogspot for some great ideas to decorate. From home, crafting,and food. If you have that you would like to share please do so.

To start out how about making your favorite cupcakes. Frost them and add cottoncandy on top (for spiderwebs). Then either a chocolate spider, gummy spider or even a plastic spider.

How cool is this simple plus you'll be the talk of the town.


How about this.

Mask Cookies

At low speed beat cookie dough,cocoa and flour until combined; divide into two pieces. Between sheets of wax paper roll out dough, one piece at a time, to scant 1/4" thickness. Stack on baking sheet: freeze until firm, 15-20minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper, Remove top sheet of wax paper from dough. Using a mask template or make it up as you go. cut out 10 cookies, rerolling scraps and chilling as necessary. Transfer cookies from wax paper to baking sheets, laying centers over lollipops sticks. lightly press onto sticks. Bake 10-11 minutes or until crisp. Cool on racks, 10 minutes. Remove from pans; coll completely on racks. At low speed beat meringue powder with 6Tbs. water. Beat in sugar, Increase speed to high; beat until stiff and glossy, 3 minutes. Divide and tint with food coloring. Transfer icing to plastic food storage bags with one corner snipped off; pipe onto cookies. Here comes the fun part!!!!

Sprinkle with sugar crystals and glitter.

1pkg 18oz refrigerated sugar cookie dough

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

10 (6'') lollipop sticks (not plastic)

3Tbs meringue powder (Wilton's product have it)

1 (16oz)confectioners' sugar

Assorted food coloring, decorating sugar crystals and edible glitter.

I hope you enjoy.

I'm going to put up as much hint and treats as possible so if you want to use them to decorate you can.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Vampire poem part 2

Just realized how small the photo was, but if you click on the photo it will make it bigger.

Here's a second one I'm almost done with.

She waits upon the mountain cliff with full moon light. Waiting for her hearts desire to come and take her from her life. With crumbing ground beneath each step, she takes closer to the edge. She wears the dress to catch her lover before she steps off the edge. Feeling the grip of another upon her arm, before she leaves the ground. She turns to gaze upon his frown. With a quick jerk and into his arms she rose. He whispers you’ll never be alone.

Vampire Poem

I made this scroll and even thought up the poem for it. I'm thinking about putting it on a bookmark for me. Tell me what you think.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Pumpkin Store

Evening, I thought I show a project that I have been working on for about a year now. There so many details I want on this before it's done. Inside it has a counter top and all kind of thing a store would have.
If you like this one sometime soon I'll show a photo of the gazebo. It has over 2,000 leaves plus I'm adding wisteria vine and that a good5,000 more small leave and buds.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Eyeball flower

Good evening, I had to show this flower I created today. I just listed it on etsy, I had so much fun making it. I made on in 2'' and one in 6'', I'm think about listing the 6'' one too. Tell me what you think.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Is this to boring? My husband thinks it's fine,but I think it's missing something

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

This one was really fun to put together. Check out the poolballs.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Fullness of Life

Hi, I had received this from my mother-in-law and wanted to share it with everyone. Enjoy.

Mayonnaise Jar & Two Beers....
When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers.
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full.. They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'
The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.. 'Now,' said the professor as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.
The golf balls are the important things---your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favourite passions---and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.
The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car. The sand is everything else---the small stuff. 'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.
If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness..
Spend time with your children.
Spend time with your parents.
Visit with grandparents.
Take your spouse out to dinner.
Play another 18..
There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand. One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented. The professor smiled and said, 'I'm glad you asked.' The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of Beers with a friend.Please share this with someone you care about. I JUST DID!

Sunday, August 23, 2009


I wanted to give a shout out on an artist. If you have one you like let me know. ChristienCollection check her out.

These are at my Etsy dollhouse miniature store

Hi, I thought I show you what I'm up to.

The Nightmare Before Christmas is actually on my cdhm website. I just had to show it off because alot of the painting was done with a straight pin needle.

I was ask once if I would give a class on straight pin needle. The biggest hint I can give you is have a lot of passion and a steady hand. Please tell me what you think.

The witch's desk is on my etsy site.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Photos of the new members of our family plus my puppy

Hi, here are the photo of the kitten we just adopted. The second photo is of our puppy, well not really a puppy. We had adopted him about 2yrs ago. He was thrown on to our property and lets just say the last family wasn't so nice to him. But I had work with him, now he's my little shadow everywhere I go he's right behind me. His name is Chrystalis because of his clear blue eyes.

Crafters block It as bad if not worst then writer block

Hi, I need to vent a little and who would know better about what I'm talking about then other crafters too.
I had a dollhouse hutch get smashed at the post office. (The buyer and I are fine we have everything work out).
I think when I got the hutch back something in me started to mourn the lost. I know some of you might think that weird, but think about it. How many hours did it take to create a piece of art. Didn't you put your heart in to the piece you created. Well the miniature had over 20 polymer roses that there petals where paper thin and vines growing up the hutch. Things that where glue down so tight that there is still big residue left from the glue has been pulled from the hutch. Hey, but the box and foam that sealed the hutch are all in perfect condition.
I think at that moment I lost creativity.
What a horrible moment for several days I couldn't even look at my craftroom. It was killing me.
I just now have slowly started up again and you know what had done it for me. 2 kittens found there way to our house. Abanden of course,scare and straved, but if you knew my family our we took them in.
We were told by someone there is a reason you where put on this earth. Ours we figure out is : We will take your abanden,broken,abused, and love them.
Have you found out what your is?
Well, for the past couple of days I've been help taken care of these kitten. They are tiny (with out the tail 1 about 6'' he has a bad paw he can't walk on, but he manages and the other is smaller. He much more timet and the bigger watches out for him.) But now their starting to trust us.
I guess I need something else to show me the light again and thanks to these 2 little kittens my creativity is back. I'll have a photo so you can see them. One is orange and white with gray as the center part of his eyes, but with an outline of blue. The other is gray with an orange patch on the top of her head.
When you watch them you can't help,but smile at them.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


I've lived in my home for 5 years now and have had a tornado come close to knocking on my front door at least 3 times now. The first one my husband and I where grill stuff green pepper with tomatos sauce, it was dark out side nothing to bother us. Then it started to rain, but where still grilling. People start to drive down the dirt road looking at us where. Next we see news vans fling by and then the phone starts to ring. We found out the tornado was directly 5 miles from our house. Nothing happen, the winds pick up the rain came down hard and then sun shine. The funny part of the whole thing was that was the best stuff green peppers we had. LOL
Second time we were sleeping luck my son was over at grandma's house. All of a sudden wind hit are winds, there was a high pitch sound. My husband yell at me to get away from all winds, I thought the windows where all going to blow out and then it was gone. From what we were told there was a tornado close to our home.
Third time my parents had showed up. We need the weather seem wrong; the clouds where very low. All of a sudden the house phone starts to ring, cell phones are going off. A mile away from our house it is pouring down rain, cars are being pushed off the road. Hail is coming down size of golf balls, but not a drop at our house. We live on a hill and can see the town over (which is approx. 6-7miles away) there is pitch black clouds over the town. All around us the cloud where not looking right. My husband which never painics is running in to see the news and running back out side to see the cloud. You have to understand where we live unless the wind hits a certain way we don't hear tornado sirens. So how do we keep track, look to the sky! The third time happen this year.
Long story short the tornado started above our house.
Next time I will take photos so I can show a tornado up close.
Oh, I should add don't where about us. We have a all concrete storm shelter. The things you become use to.
So tell me about something you become use to where you live.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


I had to show this little mask. The mask it self is under 1 inche with the stick it about 1inch

Friday, August 7, 2009

Everything on the dresser I handcrafted from the leather spell book with the goddess devine spell to the hair pins and the leather hat. I hope you enjoy.

Witch watching from the mirror

Hi, everyone I had finish another miniature. A dresser, I had place on ebay under dollhouse witch thought you might like to see her. Tell me what you think. I'm sorry about the photos, I couldn't take a good photo with out having me in the mirror

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Hidding from human sight.

Here is a of photo's of the witch running from the intruders. She was the first:

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Homeschooling my son Today

Good evening, tonight I don't know if I'll be able to show a photo of some of my work. I spent most of the day homeschooling my son. He just started 4th grade,boy how has the time flies. Now I'm looking around and wondering when I got to my parent's stage. I should be still dating my husband, not marry for 17yrs.
Well, we received the books for his classes.(We go through a program that it's public school, but I teach him at home)
Oh wait, where only in the 4th grade right now, maybe not.
I'm mean we started doing algebra in the 2nd grade. Pushing alittle!
Some of the things he's learning I remember in High school. Does this mean I'm getting old. Oh, well bring on the gray hair. I'm one that would not dye it, I believe it's your badge of honor.
I know I'm a little strange, but I believe the normal people are in the asylum and the abnormal are running the world. LOL
Well, I hope everyone has a beautiful night.
Tomorrow I want to show a miniature I created where a witch is disappearing into a mirror. She not a sticker, but made out of polymer.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Spell table

This hold several new miniatures I've taken some tutorial on. A great place to find tutorials is on Just a side thought. Here a couple photos of a spell table I created.

Bat wing Hutch

Good Evening, tonight I thought I bring up a photo of my Bat wing hutch. Some days I think out of the box. Well, let me be honest most of the time I think out side the box. So tell me what you think.

I just wish I could of gotten a better photo.
Let me do state this is the first of many to come of outside the box miniatures.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Here are some more photos.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Photos of miniatures I crafted

What I thought I do is start by showing off some of my work so those of you that have not see my work can view them. I do need to state (that get this out of the way) I do have copy wrights on all my miniatures SOOO please do not copy them. Plus all my work is stamp with my symbol.

So now that out of the way let have some fun.

This one I had called "Being something your Not"

A collector has it now. As the photos upload you'll see I gain more skills. This was one of my first hutch I had made.

I love to learn so any tutorial I can find that will help me I try to find and make. If I can go to school for dollhouse miniatures than the tutorials will have to be my schooling.

I had done a tutorial on it was on material scrolls.

Well, here the start of the photos. I just realize the rest of the photos I want to upload are on the slow computer yuk. but I will get them down load.

Please email me and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Web site to see my work

Hi, I thought I give you some site to see my work. under blackraven1089 (ooak dollhouse miniatures) under Midnight (haunted and spooky) under MidnightsDreams

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Leap of Faith

This leap a faith I talk about happen about little over 3 years ago.

First you must understand I have work all my life. I remember babysitting (I mean I stay over the week watching children when I was 12) I had a job at McD's when I was 15years old. I would go to school then go home long enough to get dress for work. If I didn't have enough on my plate I added night school on top of it. My night school teacher was so dumbfounded that I was doing day school, full time job, plus night school. She had to stand up and tell the class about my hard working. (I wasn't behind in school I just wanted to take typing.) So that was just a little history for you. I was branded by my dad one saying," you have to work hard if you want anything. I had gotten my first TV buy working at McD's, by then I was 16yrs. old. Funny thing was I met my husband there(we've been together 17yrs now; with a beautiful 9ys old son) Yes, by now you can calculated my age. So I'm not old and yes I'm old hahaha.

Now let bring this story up several years. I have a state job and been in this positions for 5 years now. Health benefits, retirement, everything I should be working for. I'm doing everything I'm supposed to am I happy at my job nooooooooo, I actually hated my job. Let just say I hard ever got the nice people to talk to. It was a job to help support my family. My husband was working on his schooling as a carpenter. Toward the end of the five years at state was the ending of the schooling. My son was now starting school. How excited my husband and I where. We where going join the PTO, help out when ever we could.

Well, let just say it didn't happen that way. My husband and I spent many night in the basement so we could talk and not have our son hear us. We talk about homeschooling our son and me quitting my job. Yep, you readed that right me the one had a job all her life, now with out one. I was scared, I thought about it everyday and dreampt about it. I manage our budget I knew we could do it, but it was going to be tiet, no extra spending.

I talk to my twin sister she told me take a Leap of faith and do it. The next day I went to my boss and gave her a 2 week notice. As the words fell from my mouth so didn't my stead pay check,retirement, and everything I was taught.

Now what I do .

Take care of my family and teach my son.

I was told I would get bored, I'm a person that love to mulitask. How was I going to survive not doing everything I was always used to doing.

Well, one day I sat on the computer looking for a hobby.

I found dollhouse miniatures.

Fell in love now I make them.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

MidnightsDreams dollhouse miniatures

My artist name is Midnight and I'm a CDHM artist (Feature artist for June) plus I have galleries on ebay as blackraven1089 and Etsy as MidnightsDreams.

I guess the way to start this off is to give a little info about myself.

I have been creating miniatures over year. I do not make the normal miniature, I create haunted, spooky and fantasy miniatures. I have made over 400 miniaturse.

I can never make one minaiture at a time I have to have at least 3 to 4 going all the time. Right now I'm in the middle of making wolves,dragon,and witch out of poylmer clay. If your curious about my work please look on my sites and let me know what you think.

Well, I will leave this beginning blog with one of my sayings:

I rather you hate me for who I am

Then love me for who I am Not!

Have a beautiful Night