Thursday, November 11, 2010


 Every year, my mom does a study of monarch butterflies with her class. They watch them grow from eggs, to caterpillar, to chrysalis, to butterfly. I couldn't resist making one in miniature.  

The top of the jar is covered with a bit of shear white stocking. If you pull it apart a little, this stuff also makes very realistic cobwebs.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

One of my favorite dolls

A few weeks ago I showed Mom's maid sleeping on the laundry. This is another of the dolls she sold at the  show that I had a hard time letting go of.
After a long hard day of work, she's finally getting to relax and soak her poor feet. We displayed her on an "old" scrub brush, but didn't permanently attach her, so that she could also be used in a dollhouse. The scrub brush started out as new, raw wood, and we had a time dirtying it up one night. Even my brother lent a hand with some of the nicks and gouges!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Another little project...

I only found four of these little metal findings in my stash of old jewelry parts, but they seemed like perfect little decorative matchbox covers. This was the prototype, just made from whatever I had on hand, and I'm not yet happy with the matches. Hopefully I can get the next batch looking more realistic.
 The matches are glued in the box, but the box itself can be opened and shut just like a real matchbox.