Thursday, October 30, 2008

Another view of Santa 1:12 scale

Miniature Santa..


This is the first 1:12 Santa I have ever created from the beginning to the end. Sculpting- armature -to creating the pattern for his suit- and lots of tiny stitches as I like hand sewing! I have yet to get his toy bag made and fill it with goodies..
I am sending my Santas to a show in Woodbridge, Virginia - Dec. 6th. So I have about 20 of my regular Santas to start on- and 2 miniature clowns to begin for my next project.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I found this old pick up truck at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago,
I am posting it so another miniaturist can see it as she wants to recreate times when an old pick up truck was filled with pumpkins, vegetables. Hey, I still see that here in my new home in Kentucky. In fact, at the corner of the road today is a man selling pumpkins from his old pickup truck.
I have not decided what my truck will be hauling- I was thinking about christmas trees for the holidays but I love the idea of farm baskets filled with vegetables going to the local Farmer's Market.

Monday, October 27, 2008

The 1:12 scale


It is time to get a miniature Santa made for the holidays but I decided the faces would make cute pins? The face of Santa is slightly smaller than a quarter.
Again not a great photo but... guess that goes on my christmas list - a camera for closeups!

Sunday, October 26, 2008


I need a circus ring master for a miniature exhibit I am making. I remembered I had this photo from a visit last summer to the Chicago Science and Industry museum.
Now, can I recreate him as a miniature? He is this week's mission.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Traveling..

I have traveled to my sister's home where today the Santas are on for sale at a fall/holiday
show. My sister paints on glass-really, she paints on anything . My niece, who dreams of opening her own florist shoppe and presently works for a florist, did lots of floral work in some of the items my sister painted.
So this is day, which should be fun!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Ho Ho Ho



Santa is just about finished- a few more mini snowballs to be added . This piece is about 12 inches high. I think Mrs. Claus and an Elf are on the schedule for tomorrow's sculpting.

Another Santa



Today a Mrs. Claus is being created, I just wish I had a better camera for details of face

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Junk drawers..

My Dream Studio

Over the past 28 years I have moved 15 times ! Every time you move somewhere you have a junk drawer or box. My last move forever happened in June and I am here to stay in my perfect home.
Today has been designated "Junk Drawer Day" - I have already tackled 2 boxes and a plastic bin
and have found more nails/screws/batteries/rolls of tape/tiny screwdrivers.. well, you can imagine what is found in a junk drawer.
I happen to have an art studio and we also have a wonderful huge "shop" located on our property- it is big enough that it could be converted into a small home, finally those many,many boxes marked "Junk Drawer" can maybe converted into 1 junk drawer..
yes, I am laughing out loud - LOL

Friday, October 17, 2008

Today's Santa

After much fine tuning, I have finished this Santa and his bag of toys. The entire piece is hand stitched and sculptured ( No sewing machine!).The dolly in the hand made bag is another one of my mini toys. This Santa is about 10 inches high and I am sure will soon have a new home for the holiday season.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The lady of wickedness..


Isn't she magnificent.. created by artist Sheila Bentley.

I have one more huge spider to create and the season of pumpkins, vines, and scary things of the night can begin to be created at my home.

I am sculpting a larger scale Santa today. He will be surrounded by the candies and cookies of the holiday season. I have decide to work on more facial detailing . A few just Santa heads to create and then to begin armature construction for Santas which are full bodies. A Mrs. Claus is needed and one or two elves .

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


I wish my camera did the Santas justice- they are wonderful in real life. Meaning- guess I buy a better camera for closeup shots.
This is the next Santa.. still working with a bit of a primitive look and I am trying to decide do I switch to the really smooth sculpture look. I am pulling vintage fabrics from my collection and will be working on another size of Santa head tomorrow.
I have 600 plus winter scarves to crochet, 600 miniature Dorito bags, 600 Nacho bags and 600 cracker jack boxes to begin on too for my National Convention tote bag favors.
I am also working on 10 mini crochet winter scarves with a bit of a "Mary Englebreit" flair.
more photos..

Monday, October 13, 2008

Santa



I am continuing to work on Santa in a smaller version

Sunday, October 12, 2008

A new miniature Club for me

This is the 4th miniature club I have belonged to, every club has brought me new friendships and I have had the pleasure of learning from very talented people who love this most unique hobby.
Off to Lexington , I went yesterday to my mini club meeting and I was welcomed in Kentucky's charming way. Thank you to the members of the Bluegrass Minis for a lovely afternoon. My calendar of "Things to do" now has many things on it.
Quickly, I was included in activities for the year and I now need to get my projects/roomboxes unpacked for a November miniature show in Lexington at the Horse Park. The show will be part of Lexington's holiday festival of lights which begins just prior to Thanksgiving. I need to begin thinking of miniature tote favors for the clubs annual Christmas dinner... what made it really nice was the fact that I had met 2 of the ladies before at national events and both are past presidents of the national association.
Here are a few of the "make and take" items that I have loved making at N.A.M.E. events
scale 1:12

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008








I created this 2 sided centerpieces for N.A.M.E. Houseparty held in Reston,Virginia. The theme was "Far Away Places" with one side of a travel agency office which is shown here. Other side was depicting the country - mine was China.

MAIDEN AMERICA

Miniatures in the making...