Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Holiday Favorite

I know I should be outside by now spilting wood with the log spilter, but that thing scare the heck out of me. My husband was teaching me how to use it because we used to use an ax and wedge. His last words to me is "keep your head back or if a piece of wood could take your head off." Oh yea that makes me want to use it. LOL. So yes I'm procrastinating on going out there and instead I though I show you two of my favorite thing I've been collection. My husband had gotten him the year we moved into this house. He stands over 6ft tall (if you have seen a photo of my son. He nicely stood by the nutcracker for me.}Sorry about the wall behind him I'm still painting the living room. These are just a few of them.

Oh I can't forget this one {Grinch its my purse his eyes glow in the dark} and yes I know it's a big different from the 2 nutcracker photos, but I never said I was normal. Love the Grinch so nutcracker ballet inside and whoville outside.
So do you have any favorites????

Saturday, December 11, 2010

First fantasy bird I've made

Hi, I thought I'd show you the first fantasy bird I've ever made back in April . I had made this one a long time ago, it's in a private collection now. I had called it Gothic Spring Fire and Ice bird. I had peeled the feathers off to get the curl affect. Now I'm working with fake water and feathers to make my next bird.
Ok I guess I need to give documentation on this bird.Please check out my 2nd etsy shop called blackraven1089 in the sold area back in april to see the birds listing. I had enjoy making him, but my hutches where selling good so I had to stop. If you have ready earlier blogs I use the money I make off my miniatures to pay for my son's medical bills. So one thing lead to another and I never was able to create anymore until now. I started to go through my sketch pad and I starting to put together some of the miniatures I wanted to create a long time ago.
I don't know about you, but it's kind of nice looking back at all the old drawing of things I've done and things I still need to do.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

How can this not be fun

I was ask to help purchase gifts for all the children coming to the carpenter union Christmas party. I guess the guys don't like to do this.
Come on, you get a certain amount in a check and a number of children and you go to Toy R Us and you go by gifts for all the kids. How can that not be fun!!!

They couldn't believe I would like to do this; that they told my husband that I can do it for now on out.

They just don't know what fun is.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Fantasy Peacock birds

Here are two new minis Fantasy Peacock. I didn't want them to look just like a peacock, but have the style of one. I have many different colors coming. Here are two I just listed.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I think I'm on a creative roll right now.

New miniatures

Friday, November 5, 2010


Hi, everyone does anyone know of a good tutorial on dollhouse cupcakes???? I've been getting ready for a craftshow and really need a cupcake tutorial. Sad to say something that looks so easies has got me stump. My cupcake never look really enough, so my hat is off to those of you that have this miniature down.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Needing Words of Wisdom Please

Hi, got home and almost started to cry, which if you knew me in person would surprise you. I had went to help someone with their etsy shop because they are way behind in orders. Well, while I was there I heard about several people talking behind my back. These are the kind of people I was told everyone look up to.
If you read my very first blogs you would know I wear dark sunglasses because I have light sensitive eyes. Well, long story short my brother in law had gone to the eye doctor and had surgery and he has to wear dark sunglasses for a couple of days. These suppose to be always nice people started making jokes at my expense. Example. What you trying to be a vampire like (insert my name here.) You know her and her husband coffin can't hold three people. By the way how does she not burst into flames every time she comes out of her house?? I finally come her jump on my shop site to check everything and see the nice new goody out there and someone has copied my work and put a cheaper price on it by only a couple of dollars.
But wait icing on the cake, I have to write a 2pgs Christmas article due on the 15th and you know how I feel right now. Like the Grinch.
I know I shouldn't be writting bad blogs like this, but it sad to say I have know one to talk to right now. I don't want to upset my husband because he likes these people too.
Any words of wisdom?????

Alice in Wonderland Flowers

Just finish up this order though you might like to see them. I've also made some for my etsy sites.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

My Home

Well, it's almost done, several blogs ago I talk about taking out a window. Well, here you go, now please understand my husband and I always take on the projects together. Well, this time we had to ask for a little help this time. The new window weight over 200lbs and I could only move it a couple of feet, so I demolished the old window and my husband built the new one. And yes, the hole was mostly window and the color of the house was the light what I call dust color. Now the next photos will show you what we change the window and color of the house too. Where still adding black trim to the house .

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Lego Birthday Party

Evening everyone, well I survived my son's 11yr old Lego Birthday party. Between the legos I made and the legos I purchase off of craiglist we had way over 1000 legos. Now lego theme is kind of fun, but most of the decor I had to make, because store bought item as my son said "it too babish." So what does mom have to do, but make. So here a photo of some of the legos, I have other photo being sent to me. I have to show the cake later.

Monday, September 27, 2010


Sorry haven't been around to type, but I finish another project for someone. Thought you would like a sneekpeek, it's for a wedding. There leaving my hands this week.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Baby Mad Hatter Hat

Good evening everyone, I though I'd show you what I've been up to. These two items are not miniatures, but I was still up for the challenge of creating them. I was asked to make a 1yr old mad hatter hat and here a photo for you to see. I wish the photo came out better. Now onto the wedding goblets. I have them half way down. I'll have the before and after photos up soon for all to see.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Just finish up

Finish creating this set for someone thought you would like to see it.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Calling All Box Tops

Hi, everyone I'm collecting Box Tops for my son school. Due to cut backs my son and all the children in his grade school will have to go an extra hour each day ( my 10yr old won't get home until 4:30 yuk). If you would like to contribe (Box Tops) to the school please email me. I'll pay for shipping of the Box Tops to me.

Thank You

Friday, August 13, 2010

I'm back and I have a question

Sorry, I've been gone so long. Borrowing a lab top from my wonderful mother-in-law. What I'll do is show you some of the things I've been working on,but first I have a question???
I was placed on a treasury on Etsy, but next to my name I was inform
Etsy administration has put featured by it????
Can someone explain this and if I was where would I find it.
Any how missed you all.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sloppy Joe the starting of Halloween

Hi, everyone sorry I've been gone so long. I'm still saving for a computer, it may be one more month before I can afford a new one.

But I had to try and so you the starting of some of my Halloween miniatures. Since I can't get on the computer so much I've had a lot of time. So here one of them now, I've been watching a lot of horror movie lately so I'm sorry if this upset some of you, but a lot of people I've show just LOL, so hopfully you will too.

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Hi, everyone sorry I've been gone so long, computer trouble still. Well, my family was blessed once more. Two tornado touch down only a mile from my home head directly for it. We even had fire trucks out here with light going waiting for the worst, but then the tornado's ran out of steam and just went back up into the clouds.
Talk about hold your breath, but don't worries about us. My husband had an idea and we have a well in front of our house. And a cistern in the back of our house. So he knock a hole in the way to an all concrete room and secured it with metal I-beams. So we do have a place to go to, if they get any closer.
Porch roof is a little separated from the house, but other then that where OK.
Now if we can only get a roof out here to fix it. Called 5 so far, 3 set appointments and never shown. The other 2 showed and said they send estimates and now 3weeks later and no estimate. I knew we live out in the country, but I didn't know it was going to be this hard to get someone to work on our house. I guess that why my husband and I are doing almost everything ourselves.
So to all those that read this, hug your family members and be thank full for the day.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bare with me

Please bare with me. I uploaded an update that the company I go through for Internet and it broke my compute. So now I have to get a new tower. I've taken it to get fix and the only thing I can do is get a new tower. So right now my twin sister is letting me use her computer.

Monday, June 21, 2010

From a mad topic to a Funny one

To give you a smile. I thought of everyone and wonder which lane would you be in? Some days I think I'm driving down the middle, but my car never seem to turn left.LOL

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Please answer me this Question

I've have now gotten two email asking me how I put something together. Where I have boughten my supplies plus will I sell the supplies to recreate the item. Not for them self, but to sell. If you haven't seen at the bottum of my blog I'm going to start selling my craft ideas. I think I'm going to burn my little sign in a piece of wood and hang on my craft room door. Has anyone else had this happen and if so what do you say to them and not be rude about it.
Even though I could believe they ask me.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

My morning light

This is what I saw when I looked out my front door. I just thought you would like a peek at it too.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Wanted to share

This was sent to me and I wanted to share with you.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Medusa's Hear on a plate

I'm starting to put out and create more items towards Halloween. Here is one of them; so there is going to be a lot of new items going to be listed throught the months to come. I've been hard at work creating many items. Here is a taste of one.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Alot of Everything

Sorry I haven't blog for a while, been so busy my husband and I have fallen a sleep on the couch a couple of times. So this blog is a little of everything from the 12x24 pool where putting in. If you know me we try to go reuse things. So I found someone that was selling this pool and we had talked him down to $300 for it. The sand a friend had on his property needing to get rid of it and the work is sweat equity. I tilled the area we need to put the pool for 5hrs straight. Needless to say I got heat exhaustion afterwards. My husband in the photo is taking the tiller and using it to help pulling off some of the top soil. So there will be some photos of my son and husband working. Once its finish I post those photos. There will be some photos of projects I've finished and listed today. I'm so proud at how the chest came out. Yes, I hand sculpted the flower and tree. Plus some photos of some roses bushes I got on clearance 2yrs ago, They where one single sticks and now, well you'll see the photos. I very proud of them.

Monday, May 24, 2010

My table is finish

It took awhile, but I finally finished it. I hope you like. I think the hardest part was making the skeleton coming out of the rock. The poylmer was so fragile and thin if took me a little to get it the way I wanted it.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Hi, my husband and I just celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary we keep saying "Is that it! Feels like 50th years LOL." Actually my husband and I have been together 18yrs. Married for 12th and we dated for 6yrs. He was the first guy I ask out. Now don't get me wrong my sisters set me up with other guys. Never seem to last very long though.
We say we are perfect for each other. I'm the very serious person, I hardly ever laugh sad isn't. It's so bad my husband said something that I actually laugh to and my son yells out, "are you OK mom," When I was a kid I had to grow up fast and learn to take on adult responsibility. So my husband taught me to laugh and I taught him the serious thing organization, fiancees. We're in separable; we could be sitting on the couch watching TV and still be happy just to be together. My husband is already talking about renewing our vows.
It was a nice Anniversary, we went to a marble factory and saw how they made marbles, by hand. Then bought some dinner and cook it together at home. Nice and quite just the way we like it.
I hope everyone finds their other half. The one that fills in the missing pieces of you.

Monday, May 10, 2010

What a Day

What a Day, my 10yr old woke up with head to toe poison Ivy rash. Yuk needless to say I got him ready to go to the doctors. He's ok, but I would of love to have video tape him taking the medications he has to take to get rid of it.. I was pre-warned by the doctor that the medicine was going to taste bad and to have some waiting to chase it down. Well as soon as I got it I gave it to him in the car. Try to picture it.My twin sister in the driver seat, I'm in the seat beside her and my son is right behind me. They gave me a syringe to give it to him. I hand it to him and then my sister starts to laugh so hard see has tears running down her face. Next thing I know I hear from the back and I quota, "Yuks, what sick person made this stuff." I started to laugh so hard I had tears running down my face.

You got to love kids.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Box Tops

The first year we bought the house I found the blocks in the yard and made them into a walk way because there was none when we bought the house. Now 5yrs later my husband told me he didn't like the rock so next year I have to tear the whole thing out. Pour concrete and stamp it with paver print and hope my flower survived.
Hi, everyone.

Box Tops
I have kind of a weird request, due to budget cuts. The school my son now goes to is need more support. Well they collect Box Tops and I was wondering if you just throw them away could you hold them for me until the week of August 31,2010 and then mail them to me. I'm willing to pay for the postage to have them mail to me. Please email me if your wanting to join in on this.

Now the photos I'm listing are of my walk way right now the flower stand almost 2ft tall the seed I planted was only the size of needle top. The cat is Mischief if you have read my blog she the one that climb on top of the roof of the house. Sometime I think because she to see me get her down. LOL

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Up setting

I had wanted to show everyone what I had made for the swap on cdhm. Plus I was going to listed some extras I made next week. But guess what is being listed by others now. Kind of upsetting to see. I want to show more of my project while there in the midth of being made so I can show the steps, but now I afraid that my ideas will be copied. I mean should I look at it as out of the blue days after I had blog about my swap now dragon been hatch. Was a new idea for others. I know I shouldn't be like this, but it kind of up setting. How does one show there skills off, when other take there ideas. Sorry I know a lot of you don't like blogs like this, but I just had to get that thought off my chest.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Photos of my items I swap on CDHM

I hope the photos comes out ok. My twin sister wanted to see what I was swapping with 9 other artist on CDHM. These will also be on sale Next week on Etsy too.
Question so many people looked at me weird when I told them I'm getting ready for Halloween. Which meant I make miniature for sale right now plus putting miniatures back for Halloween. And let me tell you I've learn new tricks and it will show on my Halloween miniature.
But how many of you are all ready getting ready for Halloween????

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sorry I've Been Gone

Hi, everyone sorry I've been gone. I pulled my back out on Thursday. I could raise my arms above my waist. I'm still feeling the affects of it, my back keeps popping make it sore. But I'm able to do everything I need to do, but I just have to be very careful. I think the only thing that save me was my husband hadn't gone to work yet. The night before I felt a knot in the middle of my back and didn't think to much about it. Until the next morning and I went to pick up my 1 pound cat and couldn't stand up. I felt so bad because I hadn't even woken my son up yet for school. So try to picture this: My husband gets me to the sofa and wakes our son. Good thing we taught him how to cook, but I felt bad when my husband told him he had to make his own breakfast. So as he starts to cook eggs I stood up slow to get a plate and at least be in the kitchen with because my husband had to get to work. I couldn't lift the plate it hurt so much. I felt sooooo bad normally I get everything ready and to watch my 10yr old son do it; was bitter sweet. I hate not being able to take care of him like I always do, but to know he can take care of himself gave me such pride. He even ask me if he could get me anything. I've always wonder the morals we have been teaching him. Where they being heard by him, and the answer was YES.
I can say how proud of him I am .

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Another Flower

This one took me a little longer because the eyes are 5 different colors. I make all my own eyes. So I hope the two photos show off the colors in his eyes for you. Enjoy.

Friday, April 16, 2010

A first Please Tell Me What you think

I stayed up late creating him. He is a first and before I list him and before other start to copy him. I would like to hear what you think of him. I've wanted to make him for awhile.Good thing I sketch my ideas out to remember them. I will be making other flowers as well.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

You will Not Believe What I'm doing Read for a Good Laugh

My 10 yr old son came home on Monday stating they had wrote a story in class. Each child had to roll a dice 4 times to see what characters they had to put in there story. My son had gotten a lion tamer, princess (he was not happy about this one LOL) Alien and a sand storm. Now the parents have to help make shadow boxes with them. I knew I had this, a miniature artist helping her son out making a shadow box. The teacher was going to send supplies home to help the parents of course I said no need.
We grab a shoe box print photos of pyramids for the background, because it took place in a desert. We make a book because that is where the alien was captured. We made a tornado out of polymer and roll in crafting sand for the sand storm. Then he looks at me and said, " I need you to make the lion tamer out of polymer. By the way it's now Wed. night. "WHAT"
"Mom I have faith in you." With a big smile on his face.
"You may, but I don't this late at night."
The next morning I went to the store grab a bag of those $1 army men and now I'm adding polymer to him to take him from army to He-Man right now.
Boy, was I played.
Well for those that would like to read his story hear it is. I'm typing this the exact way it was written.
The Lion Tamer Hero
I am a sixteen year old muscular boy. I am a lion tamer and I am world famous. I am intelligent and talented. I am the best circus performer. I was born in Alaska, I perform at the top of the mountain.
One day, I found a book that can do anything. It was like magic. Once a spaceship crashed in the ground and an alien came out of the ship.I escaped the alien and destroyed them using the magic out of the book. It sucked the aliens into the book! I know I must keep this book out of the wrong hands, like people who would like to destroy the world. I have to hide the book in a place far away, where nobody will guess where it is.
I was on the plane to travel to Japan to hide the book underground. But we crashed and landed in the desert. The plane could not be repaired, so I was stuck in the desert. I walked and walked and walked until I reached a town and I met a mysterious princess. She didn't speak at all. She walked away and I walked away to explore the town to see what goes on in the town. After awhile a sand storm came and everybody went for shelter. Soon somebody pulled me inside their house before the storm hit. A Person started talking saying to be more careful. If the sandstorm would have hit me, I would be a goner.
Two days later the sandstorm is gone, now I run into the mysterious princess again. She spoke and said that if she could take a ride far away then we can be in a better place and live in a palace and be happy forever.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I've finished him

He glows in the dark!!!!
I've had a hard morning already and it was only 7am. My two cats decided to make sure I started to get gray hair today. I've been trying to teach my cats not to go across the road. Well, my 10yr old thought it would be funny to teach his cat Dawn to get on the school bus with him. Well right there should give you a clue of what this story is about. And yes, if you want to laugh go ahead. Well, my son gets on the bus, Dawn see him and runs towards the bus. I run after Dawn, bus takes off and truck comes barrelling down the road. I scream and dive for Dawn, truck misses Dawn by a foot. So I pick him up scolding him like a child. Telling him I'm going to by a baby crib for him if he want to be outside he would be put in that.

Thennnnnnnnnnnn I look up and my other cat (name Mischief for a reasons)decides to climb a tree a jump to the roof of my house. Well, she can jump on to the roof, but she can't get down. Now I'm grounding one cat and putting him in his room to go get another cat off the roof. While the dog is sitting and watching the whole thing wagging his tail. I knew he was laughing at me. Needless to say both cats are fine, I now have a few more gray hairs.

But I did finish him and wanted to see what you thought.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Dragon style

3rd dragon only half done.
2nd dragon

1 dragon

I've been working hard to up grade my dragon again. So I thought I show you my first dragon, 2nd dragon, and 3rd try at a dragon (now my 3rd dragon the green dragon is only half done) once it's finish which should be sometime this week I show the finish dragon.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Gardening Time

I call it the witch's gardening
I had just gone out today to purchase my seed potatoes. My husband wanted 20, I wanted a lot less, but we ended up with 10. Which I thought was a compromise. Each potato can give us any where from 5 to 10 plants. Plus pea about 125 seeds, green beans about 100 seeds, onion 3 different kinds we have approx 400 sprouts. This is just the start.

Can anyone guess what I'm doing this weekend? LOL

This is just the start we've even talk about 18 pepper bushes,10 tomatoes plants. I heard raspberry bushes and blackberry bushes are coming my way. That without the 8 x 16 ft strawberry patch. Fruit salad anyone.

I know my husband wants some other items. So we can make home made salsa.

I thought I would show some more photos of items I have finish for you to view.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


I was just given an award from miniaturemaid and I want to thank this very talented artist.

I would like to pass it on to

They are very talented artist.