Magical Miniatures

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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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Sunday, 2 November 2014

Cinderella carriage

With Halloween just gone I am at it again wanting a real dried pumpkin. But every year I try drying at least 3 in different ways only to end up with the same result. Disaster.
This year I have decided that I'll try with a squash. I have semi dried one before but the dogs stole it!  Yes they love fruit and vegetables!  Hopefully this time it's safe.
So far it's been drying for nearly a week and is definitely working.
I have started on the cart and wheels that the dried squash will sit on. So far I have started to make the seat that will be attached to the front of the squash where the footmen would sit and the seats for inside are ready for the plush red cushions to be made and added. Also I have made a little ledge for under the window. 
I am going to add a light to the inside roof and a red carpet leading up the steps into the carriage.