Hello and welcome, anybody who may come across this little blog of mine! I've just started this blog, and plan on focusing on miniatures, animals, and miniature animals. However, I'm also hoping it can be a fun place to talk about just about anything. We'll see.........

Sunday, January 15, 2012

From Mini Animals to Big Animals

Wow, nearly six months since I posted anything or made any miniature critters! I hate to admit it, but I think the end has come, at least for a while if not forever. For those wondering, I meant to take a short break (maybe through the summer), but I can't seem to get motivated. I just don't enjoy it like I did when I first got into it.

My new buddy, McDreamy, may be a major contributor to my waning interest in minis. He's the horse I've been leasing, and I just love him to death. I love being out at the barn with all the horses even if it is a bit of a drive to get there. I've never been able to have a horse of my own though it's something I've always dreamed of. I don't own McDreamy, but leasing him is good enough for me (at least for now). Here's a short video of me just goofing around a bit in the arena. Oh, and just mute the sound unless you want to hear me sounding like a chipmunk, lol. I don't know why the audio is so much faster than the video.

Anyway, I miss you guys!


Friday, July 22, 2011

A Woodland Witch (with black cat doll)

Here's a little Witch Raccoon I just finished. I decided to give this Witch a black cat, a bit of a change from the usual teddy bear.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

A Thimble Full of Bubbly Brew

As some of you already know, I have a disdain for sewing (er...I can't do it).  But that doesn't mean my sewing supplies can't come in handy, right?  :D 
Here's a little witch (or warlock....hmmm, or wizard???) making something rather toxic looking in his thimble pot.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Circus Clown Mouse

Yeah I know, I said I'd be trying something entirely different and yet here's another mouse.  I said try, and I did.  It just ended up in the trash, LOL.  In case  you're curious, I tried to make a horse.  :(
Anyway, this here little clown mouse helps clean up at the circus - so many messy eaters.  Thanks to his pointy hat, he's a bit taller than my usual (1.5 inches).

Monday, May 30, 2011

The last little Runaway

Don't worry, I won't bore you with any more of these because he's the last one for a while. :-D
I was working on the mouse and bunny at the same time, so I was able to finish up the mouse today. 

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Another Runaway

Yep, this one's a bunny and I've got one more in the works (a mouse), then no more runaways, at least for a while.  For those of you in the states, hope you are all enjoying your Memorial Day weekend.  Hopefully you get Monday off of work-yippee!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Finally a new mini!!

Another runaway!  I rarely make cats and dogs, but occassionally I get the urge to try.  So here's my one dog for the year (LOL).  Don't ask me what breed, just a mutt of some kind.  He's only 7/8 inch tall, and I gave him leather ears and a little handmade leather collar. 
See, I told you I'd have some new minis soon. :-D

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Not a mini, but oh so cute!

I haven't posted anything in a while so I thought I'd show you my latest obsession. This here is "McDreamy".  I don't own him, but I'm leasing him for a while.  My excuse is that he's my little reward to myself for quitting smoking. :D

Don't worry, I will be getting back to making more mini critters asap.  I have to or it's bye-bye McDreamy. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Another Little Mouse

Here's another little mouse I just finished.  She's carrying a little raspberry.  And again, I made a hat.   I don't know why I'm into hats lately.  :-/

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

A teddy without a critter, LOL

I've always struggled with trying to make the fur on my critters' teddy bears look more "teddy bear-ish", LOL.  So I've spent the last several days working on this little guy, and I hope it's a bit of an improvement though I know I still have a long way to go.  Same with the litte hat - definitely need to experiment more with this, LOL!
I was going to make a little critter to go with him, but after the time spent on him, I think he's on his own.  :-S

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Little Runaway

I just finished this little one inch mouse who's running away from home.  He's got his little hobo stick and a companion to keep him company (tied to a rope for safe keeping, lol ).  So how many of you ran away from home when you were a child?  I did, but never made it more than a couple blocks and a few hours.  :-p

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

An Itty Bitty Teeny Tiny Duck

Why do I do this to myself?  My "comfort zone" is between 3/4 inch to 1& 1/4 inch.  But I personally LOVE the really tiny little miniatures, so I guess that's why I torture myself trying to make them.  I almost gave up on this little one several times, but he kept quacking at me to please finish him, LOL.  And being the Easter season, I had to make him a little Easter treat, a chocolate egg (well half of one, lol), filled with jelly beans.
Taking a decent picture is even harder, which I did finally give up on.  So here are the crappy pictures of my finally finished PITA duckling.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The finished "Mousketeer"

Being he's a mouse, I decided his "sword" would be an ordinary household straight pin.  And guess what the hat was?  Oh YESS, major PITA with a capital "P" !!  I even sustained a minor finger injury, but I guess that's not too surprising being the klutz that I am.  

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Work in Progress...Can you Guess?

Okay, not as bad as the last post of the turtle but still not the most flattering, here is a mouse I'm working on. Of course he needs to be furred which will hopefully be a big improvement. Can anyone guess what I'm attempting to have this little guy doing?

For a Good Laugh....My Very First Sculpt Ever

I thought you might get a kick out of seeing the results of my very first attempt at sculpting.  It's been almost 3 years now (WOW, time flies!!) since I bought my first polymer clay ("Super Sculpey") and attempted to make something with it.  The only paints in the house were some enamel paints my husband had for model cars, planes, etc., so I used that.  My husband wouldn't let me throw this horribly ugly green blob of a turtle away, but I'm kind of glad I didn't because he's my little reminder that there is hope that I can improve with practice and experimentation.  And if anybody else ever feels frustrated with their creations, maybe looking at your first attempt will make you feel better too.  Or you could just look at mine, LOL.

Notice the bizarre shape of it's shell and head.

Here's the bottom, LMAO!  Look at how huge he is!

Why does he have one bulging eyeball???  Looks like a frickin' tumor or something.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Easter Bonnet Bunny

Experimenting is what keeps making minis interesting and fun, don't you agree?  It can also be frustrating as hell and expensive, LOL.  Anyway, I tried some different techniques with this one.  And yes...the bonnet was a PITA!!  But I think it turned out okay.  And best of all, no fabric of any kind was necessary. 

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Ready for Some Puddle Stompin'

I just finished this little one.  Remember when I said it's hard to make clothes from clay without it looking like plastic?  Well, I figured that slickers and galoshes are close enough to plastic that it might actually look okay, LOL. 
Actually I came up with this one when I saw a little toddler in the rain all dressed up in his raincoat, hat and about CUTE!!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Egg Sucking Coonie

Well that title almost sounds like I'm name calling or cursing, LOL. But raccoons just LOVE eggs, and somehow they're able to suck the insides of them out leaving the shells still whole with just a small hole. I found this out one time while camping. We woke to find the eggs we planned to have for breakfast were scattered about the campsite. At first I thought the little thieves left some undamaged, until I picked them up to discover they had been sucked dry, lol. So this is why I made this little egg bandit using a drinking straw. :D

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Turtle Riding....Weeeee!

I suppose if you weren't in a hurry to be somewhere, this would be kind of fun.  :-D

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A little early for Easter but....

...I had bunnies on the brain.  The chick is just 5/8 inch tall and the bunny is 7/8 inch tall.  Again I used Vicky Guile's tutorial for the little basket.  :)