On Tuesday evening 22nd June 9pm Uk time i'll be putting a few minis on etsy.
This will be brooms, pumpkin bottles in sets of 3, tall bookstand, table bookstand, and a few other little bits if i find the time.
The glow in the dark brooms i am unable to finish and so will just be selling 3 for now. I need to order some of the bristles Michelle suggested in a previous post. I've tried all sorts and even brushes from decorating shops, but nothing has been suitable. The bristles on the 3 i can sell glow too. Will be a few weeks because need to order and wait for it to arrive from the states.
I seem to run out of time every day for minis, so will just be selling little bits here and there as i make them.
I'm also going to be selling some glass marble bottles again in sets of 3. Recently i have had a few emails from various people letting me know they have been making them too for personal use. I'd just like to point out they are not my idea/concept. Debie from piskies and poppets taught me some time back how to make them. She was also happy for me to make them for sale even though it was her idea. But please don't worry about making them because it's not a problem. It's nice to see everyones creations and individual touches.
From the pictures you can see a table book stand. I've made the branches coming out longer than they need to be. I've done this so bottles can hang around the book or even candles could be attached. I'm selling this with empty bottles and no book, so whoever buys it can add their own book and make potions based around the book to match. Sometimes i feel for certain items its good to go so far and then let somebody else take it again in their own direction to suit the theme of the room they are creating. The same applies to the tall bookstand and will leave it empty too and provide suitable glass bottles.
The table bookstand got me thinking. For some time i've been trying to come up with a good idea for a cage. If you imagine it as having equally spaced branches all the way around and the branches being longer and curving upwards, then thats my idea. I'll have a go at making some next week when my Mum and step Dad visit. I find it hard to sit in the evening with my hands free and so while spending time with them and chatting i'll just wire up most evenings. I'm really looking forward to them visiting, we don't get many visitors, nor go out much so will be lovely to have some company.
I still have the wet felting bug and spending far to much time researching ideas and ways of working felt. I'm absolutely fascinated by felting, but extra pleased my first attempt has also given Debie from piskies and poppets the urge to go back into this too. Will be nice to share it with her.
Im saving up some cash to have a trip to a nearby craft village. The village has various craft shops but one in particular i was fascinated by last time i went.
I'm drooling just thinking about all the lovely wool and various materials i can mix into felting. Plus the lady that runs it has samples everywhere of what can be achieved with everything she stocks.
I'm also going to be making some mandrakes in pots this week... hopefully! It won't be a lot because i tire easily of sculpting faces. Is anyone interested in mandrakes without a pot so they can plant them up in gardens or even their own pots? Im not sure so thought i'd ask.
Three of the pumpkins above are roughly the same, but the fourth is different and plan on making more like that too, but in various sizes and even some giant ones. Again whats your opinion on giant ones? How big would i be able to take them and if their would be interest in them is something again i am unsure about.
I really like the one on its own, and sculpted it to look like it was sleeping. I now wish i'd given it a plump bottom and dimples. I think the next lot will have this.
The three on their own now have eyes since the photo was taken.
I've also changed my photo (the one that shows up in comments i leave). There's just too many witches around blogspot!