Wednesday, April 28, 2010


I have been working on this little dog all week. I have grown very fond of him. We have spent an incredible number of hours together. He was sculpted out of polymer clay and has a Alpaca fur coat and onyx eyes. If you would like to adopt him please give him a NAME in your comment. Don't concern yourself if someone else has chosen the same name. This is just a bit of fun. It will also help me figure out who is leaving a comment verses who wants him.

On May 15, 2010 I will draw a name and announce the winner and the dogs new name. On that day, I will change my Blog settings so all posts will have to be temporality approved before they can be posted. That way the winner will be able to safely send me their information.

This Give Away is only open to my first 110 Followers. I am a bit late in offering it due to the reasons I gave you in my previous post. Have fun!!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Tom Bishop Show # 2 Photos

The Tom Bishop Show 2010

I am home from Chicago having seen the most beautiful miniatures. It was great fun, I loved meeting so many talented miniaturists and seeing their work.

I am totally exhausted today. I think I was so excited the night before I left I didn't sleep at all. Saturday sleep again. UGH!!! I am dragging today. Still I want to post a few photos for you. I'm afraid I didn't take that many. Saturday was very crowded and I had a long list of things I was looking for.

Saturday night I met Karin Corbin for dinner. That was fantastic!!! She is just delightful! I know she took lots of photos so I am sure she will post them when she gets home and write a great show report.

Sadly when I went through security at the airport and had to open my carry on bag, I discovered all the things I had bought on Saturday had made a mysterious disappearance. No point in crying over it. It's just stuff but it was very, very unhappy. The good news is that I have everything I bought on Sunday and I will take some photos of those things for you in a couple of days.

Light Fixtures - by Scott Hughes, Scott's Lighting (no web site)
Miniature Furniture - by Ann High
Miniature Plants - Carolyn Mohler Kraft
Gerd Felka - Miniature Glass
James Carrington - Dolls

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Copper Teapot

This is a miniature copper teapot I have been working on. I am very pleased with this one because it has a hole all the way through the spout to the pot and I like the shape of the spout and pot. It has a turned wood handle and knob.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Making Kitchenware

WELCOME EVERYONE! Thank you for visiting.

I have had a terrible time trying to photograph things today. Sorry about these bad photos, sometimes you just have to throw in the towel and move on.

I made this tiny strainer out of the smallest screen I could find. Actually someone told me where to get it. I bought it in a paraphernalia shop, yep it's for smoking dope in a pipe.

I dapped the screen first then I made a fold over bezel out of brass to encase the edges of the screen. I left it sort of grungy looking so it would look used.

There is a pattern to the holes in the bigger copper strainer but I wasn't able to capture that in the photo.

I am making lots of copper frying pans and sauce pans. I want to rhodium plate the inside of them when I am finished. I think it will look much better than tinning the inside of them.

On the left are wood cheese boxes I made ages ago.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Who's Kilmouski?

Kilmouski is my Siberian aristo-cat. No matter how many hours I work, he sits in his chair right next to me. If for some reason it isn't there, he meows and paws me until I go and get it. His "chair" is a kitchen stool with a huge wood tray bungee corded onto it.

When I named him I made up a story about the Kilmouski Family having been the official mousers to the czars of Russia. For that he had to have a coat of arms! From that coat of arms I took the center design (the shield) and made him a sterling silver and gold tag for his collar. The 18K gold star on the tag represents the cattery I bought him from (Starberian). The Kilmouski family motto is engraved along the side of the tag in Russian/Cyrillic script. It translates... Death To All Mice. On the back of the tag I engraved all of his information plus phone number.

I never get to do anything without his strict supervision. Including using the porcelain facilities!

Happy Birthday Kilmouski!!! AKA "Killy" <---- Has never even seen a mouse.