Magical Miniatures

If you love all things magical and miniature you are in the right place.

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I am a mother of three and work on a market stall. In my free time I love to make magical miniatures. It all started with my gran who spent hours when I was a child teaching me how to make do. This entailed mending and fixing and making things from scratch. My dolls house consisted of cardboard boxes with windows cut out, beautifully decorated and all furniture hand made. We sat for hours making clothes and accessories for my dolls to the envy of my friends that all had the same generic stuff. So thanks gran for the inspiration. I hope you enjoy my art and my blog. Thanks for visiting.

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Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Finished Christmas tree decoration set

With the star firmly stuck in the tree toppers arms and the 3 cauldrons done I turned my attention to the 3 bauble cats. I made 1 from black shrinky but it's flatness didn't do it for me so I re thought them and came up with some more.
For these I used two sizes of polystyrene balls. Twisted some wire to form a small loop at the top of there heads, I also added a twisting hanger and red ribbon loop to hang them from.
Once the balls were glued together and the hangers secured I made a tail shape and ear shapes from wire then bound them in wool. Once in place I painted them black, added gems for eyes and inserted fishing wire as whiskers.
I was going to do 3 caged hanging witches but decided I wanted spell books instead so I made 3, covered them with suede look material and made red pages to carry on the red, black and silver theme. To finish them off I added silver decoration to the front, back and spines.
So that completes my Christmas tree decoration set.