Well... the wizards store didn't sell on Ebay again, its been on twice with no luck, so we have decided to work a
little magic on it. Hywel went on a hunt in his workshop at the bottom of the garden and came back carrying a large old branch of apple tree. We thought we had used it all previously! We had it cut into thin strips and can you see the face in the above strip? Well, we decided this piece would look great in the store window and because the knots are hollow, we are hoping that when we plug the lights in it will shine through the 'eyes'!!
Hywel has also had some fun with skeletons!
Here they are are holding up the shelves! There are more shelves to be done and I have to finish my potion mixing table in the corner, but all in all, we are pleased with it.
I have been making lots of new bits and pieces to go in my Etsy store and I have been staining the whitewood furniture I bought in Miniatura for 'Pumpkin House'
Pumpkin House is one of my own houses, which I will show on the blog in the future. It has nothing to do with Halloween, it is just named Pumpkin House because I adore pumpkins. It is a 2 roomed house, made into an antique furniture and soft furnishings shop and it has many of my favourite pieces from other miniaturists in it. I have just had a tudor bed made for it and I can't wait for it to arrive. I will post pics when it has arrived.
We are now going to try our luck selling the witches cabin on Ebay. Fingers crossed.
But I have been thinking that what we should do is start having a table at fairs because it is hard to see the work and realism in a photo. There are 2 dolls house fairs within 1hours of us, so I will be getting their details and hopefully next year I will be posting a nervous blog for an upcoming fair..LOL.