Magical Miniatures

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

About me and my blog

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, 12 February 2014

Gothic bed

I have been working on the Gothic bed I started a little while ago. I still need to paint the feet and make bedding etc but the bulk of it is done.
I made the headboard and foot board from balsa wood, stuck on some cotton wool then covered them with material. To give a nice finish I cut smaller versions from card, also covered in material then stuck over the seams. 
The legs are card covered in material, topped with resin skulls and polystyrene balls as feet. These I stuck to the sides of the foot and headboard.
The base is wood, topped with foam then covered in material and finished off with a frilly trim.
Once stuck together I added a bar aether side  to support the legs.