Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Vulture's Roost Merry Christmas.....

We wish you a Very Merry Christmas ~

Happy Holidays from all of us at Vulture's Roost ~ It snowed at Vulture's Roost, it must be the magic of Christmas ~

I thought I would show you a picture of my daughter's Christmas present,  I have been working on this for a week. We are only making handmade presents for each other this year.

I had no idea what to make until I saw this flask bottle in the cupboard, I have never  embellished a big bottle so this was a new venue for me. I really like how it turned out and I think she will like it too. I used vintage glass jewels and cabochons, vintage stampings and lots of found treasures ~ I used Gallery Glass in lime green to color my bottle, I like to make drips with it LOL.

This is a back view of the bottle. I filled it with peacock feathers, I left a clear frame so she could see the feathers.
This is my last post for 2011 ~ I wish you all a Healthy and Prosperous New Year ~


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas is coming to Vulture's Roost.........

Happy Sunday Friends....

I walked out into the room where my doll houses are displayed this morning and couldn't believe my eyes...Vulture's Roost was all decked out for Christmas! I haven't decorated my house this year and had not planned to decorate my doll houses seems that Marie and Nigel didn't agree with me ~

I walked up for a closer look....Vulture's Roost was all decked out! ~ 

I never would have thought that the inhabitants of a haunted house would want to decorate for Christmas ~  I see Nigel found my decorations for the old doll house and some garlands and wreaths from Wootens Miniatures  ~

I think Nigel and Marie did a Beautiful job decorating the mansion ~

Nigel even put up Christmas lights ~

Lucas looks quite pleased with the Holiday decor ~

My biggest shock was when I looked in the parlor ~ they had put up a tree and decorations, there were even presents ~ someone had even hung the beautiful drapes on the window ~  Thank you Linda for the beautiful drapes, they fit the window perfectly!

Merry Christmas from Vulture's Roost ~

May your Holidays be Merry and Bright ~

I will be back later in the week with more Christmas cheer ~


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Dark Squirrel News ~ A Free Shipping Code for blog readers ~

Happy December friends!
 I can't believe it has been a month since I did a blog post.  I  thought I would post pictures of some cupboards I have made in the last two months. I promise I will be back with Vulture's Roost in January. I have finished my commissions for this year and am taking the rest of December to make a quilt for my grandson for Christmas. Don't be too impressed with that as I haven't made a quilt in 5 years LOL. This green cupboard is Envy, it is for sale in my Etsy shop Dark Squirrel ~ I am offering Free Shipping to my blog readers for the rest of December.

Free Shipping code : DSFREESHIP..........this is for international orders too.

This is Amethyst Muse ~ Sold

 Boil, Boil, Toil and Trouble ~
 This is a mini cupboard I made for a friend last month ~
Vanity..... Beauty is only skin deep ~
This cupboard is for sale in my Etsy shop  Dark Squirrel

Divine Comedy ~
For sale in my Etsy shop Dark Squirrel ~

Free shipping code : DSFREESHIP


Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Party ~

Happy Halloween ~ I hope everyone has a wonderful night~
This is my halloween Party room box from last year, I think the party is still in full swing ~

Congratulations Margriet ~ You have won the last drawing for October ~
Please message me your info and I will get your goodies in the mail ~
And yes...Hattie still has a bat problem ~
My next drawing will be for 300 followers ~

Margriet won this Pirate scroll set and other goodies ~

I wanted to share this Awesome hat kit from Kat the Hat Lady ~ I had so much fun putting this together ~ 

A side view of the lovely lady ~ she has a smile to die for LOL ~

A back view of the hat ~
This is my collection of vintage Gurley Halloween candles, the black cats are my favorites ~
This is a vintage liquor set I found at a yard sale for 2.00 ~ I thought it looked nice with my Halloween treasures ~
A final picture of the still not finished Halloween tree, I will make more decorations for it next year ~
My Halloween post has come to a close ~
All the characters of Vulture's Roost wish you a Happy All Hallow's Eve and will be back this week with a new story ~


Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Trees

Today I would like to talk about Halloween Trees and Thank Wendy the Very Good Witch for  this wonderful box of goodies I won on her blog The Halloween Tree ~ Wendy only blogs this time of year in celebration of  Autumn ~ I encourage you to visit Wendy's blog to see her fabulous home decorated to the nines for Halloween ~
When I won her drawing for the book The Halloween Tree I was working on a commission of bottles for a Halloween Tree ~ As I made the bottles for her tree I started thinking about my own tree sitting naked and dusty ~ My customer wanted me to make ornaments for another small tree in her Halloween Party box so I started on those all the while  thinking this all had a connection ~ I had to start my own Halloween Tree ~
A Big Thank You to Wendy for the Wonderful box of goodies ~ Now lets look at some Halloween trees ~
This black feather tree belongs to Cathy Foley ~ I have lost my notes but think it is 18 inches tall, maybe Cathy will pop in and correct me if I am wrong ~ I love how the bottles and bulbs shine, Cathy did an excellent job decorating this tree ~
This is Cathy's one inch scale tree she was going to put in her room box but decided to put it under a dome instead to display at her husband's office for Halloween ~ Ornaments made by me, Cathy made the presents and tree skirt and Grim Kim created the spooky Jack in the boxes and voodoo doll ~ Cathy put it altogether on this base, I think she did an Awesome job ~
This is my poor tree so far, not too impressive ~ I have more skulls glittered and drying  and a few more ornaments in the works ~ I will post another picture on Monday's post of my finished tree ~

Spider bottle ~ don't look Maria LOL ~

Owl bottle ~

Skull bottle ~

A Vampire bottle ~

Thank you for dropping by and don't forget to come back on Monday for my Halloween Vulture's Roost post and to see the winner of the Pirate Scrolls, who knows it could be you ~


Monday, October 24, 2011

Vulture's Roost a new Giveaway and October Projects.....

This weeks drawing is hosted by Hattie ~ Hattie still can't make the bats let go ~ maybe bats will become the latest fashion accessory.... it might just catch on :)

This weeks giveaway is a Pirate scroll, a bundle of scrolls and some other surprise goodies ~ To enter just leave a comment on this post ~ you must be a follower of this blog ~


This is the hutch in my studio that I am decorating for halloween ~  Red is one of my favorite colors if you haven't guessed by now LOL ~

This is my Halloween tree that I will be decorating and sharing with you this week ~ I have a whole post planned on the subject of Halloween trees ~
I wanted to share this table with  you ~ My friend Maria made me this crazy witch leg table , isn't it wild? Today is Maria's Birthday ~ Happy Birthday Maria!
All Hallow's Eve coffin shelf ~ a commission I did this month ~
This is Magical Dream a witch's cupboard I finished this month ~ this is sold

Join me all week for Halloween postings and an update on Vulture's Roost ~
If you are having a Halloween Party on your blog please feel free to leave a link with your comment ~

Thank you and Mini Hugs,

And the Winner is......

This weeks winner is Kim of  Flowers & Art ~
Congratulations Kim!

Kim wins this set of vampire pictures, a set of glow in the dark candles and some other  goodies ~
Kim please send me your contact information at ~

I will be back later tonight with a new post and a new drawing so stay turned ~


Monday, October 17, 2011

Vulture's Roost...A new drawing, a Bat Problem and an interesting find ~

This weeks drawing is hosted by Cousin Carlanne ~
The winning name drawn will win these Awesome vampire pictures for their doll house and a set of glow in the dark candles plus some other goodies ~

The Vampire pictures come from an Etsy shop Studio 11 Charms ~ Her charms make excellent doll house pictures ~
to enter the drawing you need to be a follower of this blog and leave a comment on this post ~
The winning name will be drawn Monday October 24 ~ Now back to our story ~

Fade in...Simone's cabin ~After whispering to the bat for help, Hattie tried to sneak out only to run into Simone and Nigel ~ Nigel comments "Why are all those bats hanging on you and what business do you have in Simone's loft?" Dusty Pearl and Wulf are excited by bat covered Hattie ~

Hattie is screaming "Get these bats off of me, they are scratching my beautiful skin and messing up my hair" Too bad Hattie 350 miles to the nearest Red Door Salon heehee ~

Simone has had enough of Hattie and her spells gone bad ~ "Please  leave and take all your little bat friends with you"
Will Hattie get rid of the bats? Will the Count ever arrive? Does he even exist? Will there be a wedding?

Before we leave, I wanted to let you know Simone received some of the boxes containing her books ~

Before I go I wanted to share a find ~ These are tiny antique pictures that I found in the bottom of a box of pictures I purchased for Secret Squirrel Vintage my brick and mortar store ~ I rarely keep anything because I have too much stuff as it is ~ I am going to keep these tiny pictures for one of my doll houses, aren't they interesting? The old man is downright creepy ~

That is all for today ~ I will be back soon with some special Halloween related posts so stay tuned ~

None of the people in this story are real ~
People are never real except after midnight ~