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.........

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.