Sunday, 30 September 2012

Halloween Part 2

With the dolls taken care of I moved on to Jack-O-Lanturns. I have never made them before, so I thought I would give it a try. I first rolled up different size balls out of tinfoil, then I covered them with orange Fimo, added a green stem, and sketched on the lines. I added a little bit of chalk to make it look like a little bit of dirt, it also helped accent the lines on the pumpkin. Then I baked them for a couple of minutes you need them soft to be able to cut off the top and cut out the face. The tin foil came out fairly easily. I think they turned out pretty well for a first try. They were fun to make.

I have started setting up the scene, I moved the picnic table from my outdoor scene (it is not finished yet) and I covered it with orange and black tissue paper and added what halloween food that I had already. So now all I need to do is make some halloween candy, some party games and decorations. I think i will wait to do the decorations until I get my halloween swaps back so I can see what else I need to make. I want to make some sort of pin the tail on the donkey game and a bean bag game, I also want a bobbing for apple bucket.

Here is what I have done so far.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Halloween Prep part 1

Well we all know that Halloween is approaching and i thought this year I would have fun with it and throw a mini halloween party for my mini people. It also was helpful that I was able to participate in a halloween swap with my mini friends and my dear friend Diane sent me the most beautiful mini halloween  goodies. Also i recieved a nice surprise, my mother-in-law has purchased for me a one year magazine subscription to Dollhouse Miniatures and they sent me a downloadable mini project and it was to make halloween things for my mini people. So in between my swaps I am working on I am making things to set up for a mini Halloween party. So today I thought I would start with costumes or the dolls. The ghost and the little pumpkin costume came from the downloadable mini project from DH miniatures magazine, Kevin and Olivia are wearing costumes that  I made from scratch, no pattern, they are my creations. Kevin is sporting the Dino suit and Olivia is dressed as a beautiful butterfly. I think that the costumes turned out great. Tomorrow I will tackle making Jack-O-Lanturns, and start setting up a few things to see what I have. My halloween swaps should be back by the time I get back from the dollhouse show in Toronto on the 15th. The show is on the 13th, but that is another blog post.

Here is a picture of my mini dolls sporting their halloween costumes

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Back to minis

Well now that all of the kids are back to school, and the renos are done on the house I can get back to minis and back to my blogging. So as many of you know I am in an online miniature swap group and every month we make minis. So the other day I got my september swaps back and theu are amazing as always. This month the group decided to put together a still life vignette. It turned out great, and it was so much fun. I have uploaded the latest  pictures of the swaps. Also I met this wonderful lady online, she makes beautiful miniatures and we decided to do a swap between the two of us. She made me the most beautiful halloween goodies out of clay I have ever seen.

This is the still life swap that the online swap group I am in. We all had to make some of the pieces. I had to make the crate that the veggies are in and the cobs of corn and tomatoes, as well as the pot holders and the garlic and chillies hanging on the door.

These are the beautiful halloween pieces that a friend of mine made for me.

 These are the kitchen counter swaps that I recieved back from my swap group.
 these are the toy swaps that I recieved back from my swap group.

There are some very talented ladies that belong to this group, We have so much fun making these minis every month.