Friday, April 15, 2011

Vulture's Roost Progress... Dragons on my mind

The Dragon Room is coming together at last ~ I spent a couple of days trying to get the wall finish just right ~ I did many washes of green and black wash then an ink wash and topped it with a homemade glaze of copper and matte medium ~ I have added my furniture all handmade by myself, the table was a kit I did years ago ~ my lighting so far are battery powered lights from Hobby Builders Supply, I ordered them in January and finally received them 2 weeks ago. The yellow light on the floor by the table is a battery powered cube thing that was in a box of stuff I bought at a yard sale ~ 

Another view of the room ~ I still have more to add as you can see ~ 

Dragon eggs by Nikki Rowe, I am sure if you are reading this you know Nikki and her work. Nikki has created some amazing miniatures, visit her blog Witch and Wizard Miniatures ~ The little guy in the basket is Fido created by Nicky CC , visit Nicky's Dragon blog The Mini Dragon Queen ~ 

The dragon table ~ skull by Nikki Rowe ~ books by Nikki Rowe and Ericka VanHorn ~ scrolls by Dfly Creations ~ dragon embryo by Ericka VanHorn ~
Visit Ericka's blog EV Miniatures and Lorraine's blog Dollhouse Minis by Dfly ~

I want to Thank blog friend Glenda of Peppercorn Minis for offering me all these beautiful dragon things she had collected for a project. Thanks to Glenda I have a dragon room ~

Glenda included these wonderful gifts in my package ~ Glenda makes and sells the little leather journals and  potion bottles in her Etsy shop undancey ~

On to the top floor bedroom on our tour ~ I made a bed for my witches, I still need to dress it. ~

The vampire beds are lined but not dressed yet ~ Thank you to Susan who's blog is Tabitha Corsica for sending me red silk and velvet for the coffins ~

A view of the whole top floor ~ I am making a curtain to hang between the rooms, you can see the hooks I have installed to hold it ~

Well that is all for now ~ I have many other things started for Vulture's Roost and will do a post when I have more done ~

Everyone have a wonderful weekend ~

Mini Hugs
Victoria ❤ 

Friday, April 8, 2011

Mata Hari's Secret

I wanted to share the cupboard I have been working on for the last couple of weeks ~

I have had this cupboard planned for over a year but couldn't picture it ~  one night the Muse whispered " The time has come for Mata Hari " ~ Never argue when the Muse speaks ~

The Secrets reveled ~ 

The icing ~

Mata Hari's Secret is for sale in my Etsy shop Dark Squirrel ~ Here

Everyone have a Wonderful Weekend ~

I promise to be back soon with an update on Vulture's Roost ~

Victoria ♥

Saturday, April 2, 2011

And the Winners are....

The Winners are:

1st: Linda Larsen

2nd: Lainie

3rd: Ewa

Thank you to all who entered and left links to their blogs. I love miniature blogs and love seeing what everyone is working on.

Linda has claimed the cupboard ~

Winners please email me your addresses, 1st has pick of the 3 prizes, 2nd has pick of remaining and 3rd you will receive remaining prize. Winners of potion bottles have choice of labels or they can be left plain. Please contact me at

Have a Great Weekend everyone and I will be back next week with an update on Vulture's Roost.

Victoria ♥