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.........

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Bon Voyage America, Look Out Australia

I've finally finished the little raccoon for you Margaret! He's all ready to go and eager to see his new home and mommy. Or maybe he is a she. Of course this is up to you, as well as giving him or her a name, lol.
Actually, even though he's ready to go, the post office isn't. They're closed until Monday. But he'll be on his way then.
And again, thanks so much all of you who participated in my little give-away. *hugs*

(sorry, the photo isn't the greatest. I'm tired, lol).

Friday, June 25, 2010

Raccoon still in the works, but at least he's packed his stuff

As most of you know, Margaret of My Petit Parterre was the winner of my blog give-away. Her animal choice was a raccoon, partly because there aren't any raccoons in Australia where she lives. I promised Margaret I'd make a little koala teddy bear to keep him company on his long journey. I also told her I thought I'd be finished in about 3 days (oops). But your raccoon is getting there Margaret - he's in the furring stage!! In the meantime, I thought I'd post a sneak peek at his accessories. This was the first koala I've made, he's only about 1 centimeter tall. The next koala I make I'm sure will be quite a bit larger.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Drum roll please.........and the winner is......

He stirs them all up.....

He pulls out one.....

He unfolds and the winner is.........damn my eyes, I can't see!!!

Zoomed in.......the winner is......

MARGARET!!! Congratulations! And you know the drill, just e-mail me your address. Oh, and looks like you voted for a raccoon, but if you've changed your mind just let me know.

Thank you all of you! I will try to do something like this again soon if I can, because in my opinion, you all deserve a little furry guy in your life!

They say patience is a virtue, I say....whatever!!!

The suspense is killing me, who will win, what animal will I have to make, how much postage will I have to pay, LOL. So instead of waiting for tonight to have my husband draw the name, I thought maybe I could give my cats a try.

This is Otis, Otis is a girl. To make a long story short, I found her in the street at the age of 1 year and weighing a whopping 3 pounds (1.36 kilograms) - she was literally skin and bones. Her name tag said "Otis" with a phone number that was no longer in service.

Otis LIVES for food!! So I put one of her little kitty treats in the bowl with the names:

So......I tried with our other cat, Scout. But she just gave me a funny look.

Guess we'll all just have to wait until tonight afterall.

THE WINNING ANIMAL (and why it doesn't matter)

It was a close vote, but the mouse is the official winner, beating out the raccoon by just one vote. And yes, I fibbed to you all! But maybe you can forgive me when I tell you why. I will be having a drawing including ONLY you who voted (or at least commented on the vote without actually choosing), and the winner will get the animal that they voted for.
Below is my little spreadsheet of the votes (you may have to click on it to actually read it). Everybody on that list will be included in the drawing. So stay tuned to find out if you will be the lucky one.

Again, I have to say to all of you, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Last Day to Vote!

If you haven't already voted for which animal you would prefer to win for my "give-away", now's your chance. Just leave a comment telling me which of the animals below you would prefer for me to make for my 100 follower give-away prize. And if you prefer an animal not shown, that's fine too. Just let me know what.
Tomorrow I will announce the final results of the vote and reveal just how this little contest will work. ;-)
Thanks to all of you for taking the time to vote!

Sunday, June 20, 2010


Some daddy animals are better fathers than others, LOL. I think the Emperor Penguin Dad has got to be one of the best fathers out there in the animal world.

And, on a different note, ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT TO VOTE FOR YOUR GIVE-AWAY ANIMAL!! I've tallied the votes and here are the results so far:

Raccoon: 9
Mouse: 8
Possum: 6
Hedgehog: 4
Rabbit: 3
Guinea Pig: 1
Other: 1 chincilla, 1 platypus, 1 squirrel, 1 big wild cat

So if you haven't voted and want me to make something other than a raccoon for the give-away prize you'd better vote now. And if you have voted, but your choice of animal isn't winning, you'd better get your buddies to help out with the votes, LOL.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

To "fur" or not to "fur"? Think I already know the answer.

Here's the little boy mouse's sister with her own stuffed toy (donkey, pig, hippo??) Ok, it was supposed to be a hippo, but looks more like a cross between a pig and donkey. Think it was too small and the clay was way to soft from what I'm used to, lol.
I'm really curious to know if anybody out there (other than my mom) actually likes these unfurred critters better than the furred ones. Which do you guys prefer?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Itty Bitty Mouse (no fur this time)

I just finished this little guy-he's not even 3/4 inches tall. I decided to sculpt him some clothes and forget about the furring this time. He needed a friend, so I made a little stuffed dinosaur for him to play with too (with purple polk-a-dots ???, whatever, lol). When I was first playing around with polymer clay, I really enjoyed making the little critters like this with little clothes on, but seems most people prefer the furred guys. Some day I'll figure out how to make real little clothes for my furred animals (I hope).

P.S. Don't forget to tell me what animal you'd like me to make for my give-away!!


I guess my Google poll gadget broke you guys! :( If you happen to see this, maybe you could just post a comment for which animal you voted for the prize. So sorry! #@*#!!@*# Blogger Gadget!! >:-(

mouse, raccoon, rabbit, guinea pig, hedgehog, possum, or other (please specify)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

100 FOLLOWERS ALREADY????!!!!! Well How About a Vote!

I so appreciate all of you that take the time to visit and especially those that take the time to comment (something I need to work on myself actually). So to all my loyal followers, I'd like to say THANK YOU!!
But actions speak louder than words, and I think you all would rather have a little critter, yes? On the right of my blog, I've set up a poll for you to cast your vote as to what animal you'd like me to make for my 100 FOLLOWERS GIVE-AWAY!! After 10 days, I'll have my answer and begin work on the winning animal. I wasn't sure how to make an "other" category, so if you would prefer an animal not listed in the poll, just post a comment here to tell me what you have in mind.
So have fun and go ahead and
CAST YOUR VOTE HERE---------------------------------------------------------->

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Couple New Critters

Finished up a couple little guys. A little beaver (the official animal of the state of Oregon - my home ), and a very tiny little possum.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Ever Wonder Why Rabbits Are So Good At Multiplying....?

Okay people, get your mind out of the gutter. They go to school, of course!

I just finished this little bunny classroom set - it was a lot of work but a lot of fun. The photos were a pain though....I couldn't capture the whole set and show all the details in just one picture. For example, the little guy sitting in the corner with a dunce cap is there because he was misbehaving (on his desk is a little drawing he did of the teacher as well as a little paper airplane)