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.........

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Harley's Dressed and Ready to Goooooo!

Get your motor runnin', Head out on the highway, Lookin' for adventure....oops! Guess he found cat, Otis, LOL.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Easy Rider in the Works

I made this mouse's Big Wheel with buttons for the wheels, one of those ideas I've had and been wanting to make for nearly a year now. If I could keep this one, I think I would name the little mouse Harley. Hopefully I'll be able to give Harley his fur coat tomorrow so he'll look more like a mouse.
I shouldn't of started another project - I have way too many other things I need to be doing these next few days. But I couldn't stop myself....HELP!! Is there some kind of AA group for people like me? LOL

Sunday, July 25, 2010

They can't always help themselves - it's up to us!

This is Pip. Her mommy was trapped and killed when she was less than 3 weeks old and was left helpless and starving. She is just one of the many animals that have been given a second chance at life thanks to Rascal Rescue. Check out "The Laughing Raccoon" Blog. You can read about the raccoon families and other critters and enjoy looking at photos of some of the cutest little animals ever, like Pip here. There is also a donation button where you can donate through paypal, if you'd like to help out.
Thank you everyone, and a big thanks to Deanna of Rascal Rescue for taking such good care of our furry friends.

Friday, July 23, 2010

An Idea! (Good, Bad, Illegal?)

Sometimes I come up with crazy ideas without thinking them through properly. So though at the moment I'm thinking "Hey, why not!!!?", I thought I'd see what others opinions are. There must be some reason this isn't already being done that I don't know about.

The idea: Our own private auctions on our blogs or websites. I'm thinking I could put a critter up on a separate page of my blog called "auctions" or something like that. If people prefer to remain anonymous while bidding, they could simply e-mail me with their bid. I'd have to monitor my mail often and update the "current bid amount" as it went along. I'd probably also have to notify past customers that I'm doing this since most of my blog followers are also starving artists, lol.
Though I give a portion of my sales to animal charities each month, I'd like to be able to give an even bigger percentage (50%) of any animals sold via my auctions.
So..........stupid idea, good idea, I'll get in big trouble by the big, bad e-bay idea......??

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Finished furring (phew!) Mini Guinea and BILBY!

Here's the Guinea Pig..........

And here's the Bilby - YES, it's a Bilby (at least that's what I was shooting for, lol).

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

New Critters in the Works

Another "sneak peek" at some new little guys that hopefully will be fully furred and available in the next couple days. They aren't completely "naked" - I did give them a light wash of color which is mainly to serve as a guideline for me when I apply their fur. Now, let's see who can guess what the heck kind of animal that little guy on the left is?

This will be a pudgy little guinea pig (which I like to refer to as a "Mini Guinea")

And who knows what this one is? I'll give you a hint: Though it looks sort of like a cross between a rabbit, a possum, and a kangaroo rat, it's not an imaginary animal. It truly does exist, but only found in one country. Do you know the name of this strange little animal?

Monday, July 19, 2010

My Prize Has Arrived!!! Wheeeeeeee!

The postman brought me a little package of happiness this morning! My prize I won from Asuka Sakumo's blog give-away arrived - sooner than I was expecting. Everything is just wonderful, better in real life! I was blown away by how tiny and detailed and realistic the little tarts are, and the cocoa looks so real, I was seriously tempted to take a sip. Now that little black tatting - I'm lost! I mean how do you do that??? It's such a delicate, intricate little piece. And Asuka made the little panda charm herself as well. Isn't it cute?!! I believe she has quite a variety available for sale now. OH, and to top it off, she included some extras......a whole ton of tiny printies of little candy boxes (I think it's candy but the writing is in another language, lol).
So Asuka aka: Stephanie - THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!

Please ignore my disgusting fingers in these shots, but they are so tiny I had to really zoom in.
I love this one with the tiny kiwi.

And look at this one with the tiny slice of fruit and an itsy bitsy chocolate heart.

Hot, frothy, yummy.....I want to sip it!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

"It's clouding up", "pop" and "spendy"

Some of you may have seen this little quiz going around in blog land. Just cut and paste a few paragraphs you wrote from your blog or e-mails or whatever you'd like, and it will "analyze" it and tell you who you supposedly write like. Here's the link if you'd like to find out: I Write Like
I expected it to tell me I write like a 12 year old, but instead it told me I write like Chuck Palahniuk, one of the very few well known authors from Portland, Oregon where I was born and raised and currently live. This made me wonder if us Portlanders talk funny, lol. My New york born and raised husband thinks so. When the sky is getting cloudy, we say "It's clouding up", soda pop is just "pop", and if something is expensive it's "spendy". My husband says he's only heard these things since he moved to Portland.
So I'm hoping to prove him wrong and find out how many of you out there also say "It's clouding up", "pop" or "spendy", LOL
I know, this is a silly post and has nothing to do with miniatures.......but I'm BORED, LOL.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Croquet Anyone?

Hi guys! Thought I'd share a little hedgehog I finished. I'm proud to say he'll soon be part of an awesome Alice in Wonderland scene. I'm sure a lot of you already know Tabitha (aka: Tabs, Tabby, Susan....) :D I was honored to be asked to make this little guy for her after seeing her amazing Wonderland setting. If you haven't already seen it, you can find pictures of it (among other fantastic things) on her blog
here--------> Tabitha Corsica .

Monday, July 12, 2010


I'm a winner baby! That's right! I found out late last night that I am the lucky winner of Asuka Sakumo's blog give away , and I'm one happy little camper right now. Take a look at my fabulous prize!! An adorable panda charm, a miniature mug of hot cocoa, and some delicious sweets with a variety of fruit toppings (looks sooooo real, doesn't it?). And I'm not sure if that little black tatting is part of the gift as well but I love it! I can't wait until they arrive!!! Thank you so much Asuka, for this generous (and wonderfully sweet) gift!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

A rare photo of the elusive Voodukoocoo bird

And here is the bird feathered and flocked. Took most of the day and there are tiny feather trimmings everywhere, LOL. I have no idea what kind of bird this is, just a fantasy bird of some kind.

I just had to take a picture of my work area with feathers everywhere. When I took this, I thought it can't get any worse. But it got a lot worse!! In fact looking at this picture now, it looks pretty damn tidy compared to later. I just didn't bother to take another picture of it, LOL.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Witchy Mouse and Bird in Progress

A little witch mouse, some "eye of newt" (yuck!), and a little wand. The book of Shadows was one of two I received from Pat Carlson in a swap we did a while back - awesome little books, with real little spells inside. The bird's not done yet.

The wand has a little amethyst crystal (well, actually I think it's just purple plastic, lol) Anyway, I have to thank Glenda for the wand idea! :)

Look Ewa, see the lousy EasyCast resin, LOL. I'm sure it has more to do with me than it does with the product itself. Lots of bubbles and a big old indentation on top! UGH!!

I don't do birds normally, but it's always fun to try something new. He hasn't been flocked and feathered yet - he may look unrecognizable after I'm done.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Cheese Please!!

I made a little mouse with a variety of cheeses, and since everyone seemed to like the little koala, I gave him a little koala teddy bear too. And just to make sure Ira is clear on the difference between a Panda and a Koala, I made him a little panda teddy bear as well. (I'm sure it was just a typo Ira, LOL ).