Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Adopt A Dog

 UPDATED March 05, 2013

Hurray! The Auction went very well.  I am VERY HAPPY!!!

 I have listed the Blue Merle Sheltie on Ebay. If you are interested this is the link to the auction. Wish me luck!!! :-)


Friday, February 22, 2013

OOAK 1: 12 Scale Blue Merle Sheltie Dog

This is my third dog sculpt in 1: 12 scale. The others have all been Westie's. This one is furred with Alpaca fibers. They are incredibly soft and consequently so it the dog. There is no painting on it with dyes or inks everything is fiber. The eyes are made of 2mm onyx beads. His eyes sparkle but sadly not in these photos

I am trying to talk myself into doing more animals but there is a problem. I hate working with polymer clay. I would like to improved my sculpting.  I am starting to see the mistakes I make and there is something in me that makes me want to concur that. It is almost like saying to yourself... NO! You're not going to win!.
I rather like adding all the fur, for me that is the fun part. Even though it took me several days to finish it. 

Here is a picture of a LIVE Blue Merle Sheltie. Their markings vary greatly! Then....mine (again) below it.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

OMG! I'm Nak*d On The Internet

I hope you will come back and see me in a few days when I have my fur on.

I have been busy playing with polymer clay making a shetland sheep dog (sheltie). I am having trouble finding the right colored golden, natural fibers. So This dog may have to be a blue merle. Which is fine with me because I had a full size blue merle collie when I was growing up who lived into my late twenties.

There is still a bit of refining to do on the sculpt but that won't take more than an hour or so.

I hope this title doesn't draw the wrong sort of viewers.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Old, Battered William Morris Trunk

I haven't put together many miniature kits. The ones I have done usually have directions that I toss in the bin as soon as I read them through. I can't remember ever following anything they said to do verbatim, if at all.

This time was no exception. I glued on all the "Lithograph paper" my way. The directions were ridiculously laborious. For some stupid reason I followed their recommendation to use Zap-A-Gap to glue the brass pieces on the trunk. OMG! That sort of glue has to have exposure to air to dry. Which is almost impossible under metal. I fought the slippery brass hardware to stay in place until I was ready to scream.

The whole time I was doing it I kept thinking.... Go get the BARGE rubber cement. About the time I was going to glue on the last three pieces I went and found the BARGE. It worked perfectly... NO mess, NO waiting, NO slipping around. Lesson learned.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Your Fabric Choice

I thought I would show you a special order made for Linda. http://une-petite-folie.blogspot.com/ She sent me a photo of a fabric she loved on a life size wing chair.
I happened to know where I could find something very similar in miniature. So I sent her a link to see it. She really liked it so I made her this chair in 1: 12 scale.
For a limited time I am going to offer to make these chairs with the buyers choice of fabric. There are a few fabrics that are just too difficult to work with. Those are ones that are too thick or stiff. Flimsy fabrics such as silk are fine because I add interfacing to them.

If you are interested you can send me an email. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX The price varies due to fabric placement. If it is a print that I have to place very carefully such as the William Morris prints the price will be higher. So you can expect to pay between $325.00 to $375.00 USD. Payments can be paid via PayPal.

I will give you the payment email address when we have worked out a fabric and price.
Linda... I hope you like your chair! Catherine XXX