Saturday, January 9, 2016

19th Day Miniatures Dollhouse Miniature Witch Fireplace

A new witch fireplace in an entirely new style, unique from most others due to being a bit monochrome in the color scheme.  Black, white, grey, and a hint of the palest green is what I've done on this one.  I like it, it's fun :)



Available in my etsy store for immediate sale or layaway.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Couple new fairy miniatures for sale now

Hello everyone how have you all been?  Good hopefully.  I just wanted to let everyone know that I just listed a couple new miniatures for sale in my etsy store.  Here they are:  
So I have made a fairy pram carriage scene as well as a fairy floor chest surrounded by a nature base with plants. I've gotten a lot of messages requesting more fairy pieces and have finally gotten around to doing it.  Life is busy around here and I don't often get time to work on minis as much.  Summer with the kids home, you know how it goes. Also, we have recently adopted three lovely parrots who are as needy as any young child and my attention has also been on them.  This is Sailor, our greenwing macaw: 
 
She loves to go shopping with us in stores that allow pets. And this is Mako who is half her size, he's a goffins cockatoo with a few problems from a bad life prior to coming home with us
This is Tazzy who is a green cheek conure and he's my little shoulder bird.
Parrots are a ton of work, they have special dietary needs like a variety of fresh vegetables and fruits chopped for them daily, as well as grains, legumes and tree nuts given every day and bird seed is not good for them.  Sort of like us eating cheeseburgers every day instead of healthier options.  They die much sooner on an all seed diet.  I also provide them a healthy high quality pellet food option daily like roudybush or zupreme brands.  My macaw will live 80 years, outlive us and go to my son who is happy to take her.  Please research well in advance if you ever take home a bird.  They have special needs and can be very messy.  I clean up after them every single day so be prepared for that if you decide to get one.  I have to use all natural cleaners because regular are toxic to birds.  Even Teflon cooking pans are toxic to them so we had to switch to ceramic and stainless steel.  So much work but so worth it, they really added some fun to our lives.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Dollhouse Miniature Mermaid Nautical Christmas Tree 1/12 scale

I haven't had a lot of time due to personal issues but I did finally finish this nautical mermaid tree I made:





I wish I had more time to talk about it, but I don't right now :(  The details are pretty much in the photos I guess.  
Available here in my store:

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Dollhouse Miniature Sewing Witch Halloween Christmas Tree and Fairy Fireplace 1/12 scale

Hey everyone, I have a couple new miniatures I haven't posted yet so I wanted to share them with you.  I have a new theme tree done and only one more planned for the rest of this year.  This one that's done is a sewing witch tree similar to one my MIL Sherry made years ago.  I never made one and I had one mini sewing machine left so I figured I'd make one too.  Here it is:



Description:
Even witches need a holiday that doesn't involve tricks or treats! This tree belongs to a crafty little witch, who knows how to turn a stitch :) She likes her trees black, her hats pointing and droopy and tricked out fancy, her potions nefarious, and her sewing is divine! What a woman!
This tree reflects her personal style. Topped with a jaunty leather witch hat with a tiny owl clutching onto the side while a snowy owl perches below on the tree, the rest of the tree is covered in tiny brooms, potions, candles dripping wax, all sorts of witchy goodness. Underneath the tree sits an antique singer-style sewing machine working away with a pile of tiny sewing patterns for various witch outfits sitting around it. Sewing baskets, a witch boot pin cushion with needles, a bubbling cauldron with oozing green potion, a cute little broom decorate the base of the tree on a witchy tree skirt. This tree is completely tricked out and hand-crafted from top to bottom. Amazing!

This tree measures roughly 7 inches tall, close to 5 inches wide at the base give or take a little because of the stuff sticking off the sides.
Available here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/207151429/dollhouse-miniature-sewing-witch?ref=shop_home_active_1

And this is a fairy fireplace I did beforehand:

Available here:

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dollhouse Miniature Nightmare Before Christmas Tree is done!

All done, finally yay!!!  Wow wow wow is all I can say about how difficult and time consuming this tree was for me.  It took weeks of work, and man I will NEVER make it again!  By the time I finished, I had to breathe a sigh of relief because I was finally free lol!  This little booger was a hard one for me.  I had a heck of a time making Jack, he felt like punishment to me in the end :)

So here it is, all done:



I took these in different light so the colors are different from the two different places I shot it.  One was inside and one was outside.

This item is available for sale here:

Have a great evening everyone!  :)



Monday, September 15, 2014

A New Dollhouse Miniature Halloween Witch or Wizard Bed, and an update on my Nightmare Before Christmas Tree

I thought I'd share my new witch or wizard bed with you all, as well as let you know what's going on with the tree I was working on.

New bed:



And my tree hit a little bit of a roadblock because of finding fabric for Jack's suit locally.  Apparently our only store in the area that carried a wide assortment of fabrics was shut down due to relocation and the new store was not open yet.  Whaaa.  I had no idea since I hadn't been there for awhile, so that left me searching for another source for tiny pinstripe suit material.  I think I finally have one that works as of yesterday, so I'll get to work suiting that little skelly man :)  Everything else is done.  I'll post a couple photos of what I have done and the tree will be all done once I get Jack dressed.


 That would be the backside of the tree.

One step away from completion.  Jack is sculpted, just not dressed.

Be back later with my final update on this tree.

Thanks so much for your kind comments everyone, sorry I didn't answer back.  It's been mad around here and we just tore down our old upper cabinets the past few days.  BIG mess.

I assure you I read the comments and appreciate them all :)  Hugs-Tara, 19th Day Miniatures  



Friday, September 5, 2014

New Dollhouse Miniature Halloween Project

Hello fellow mini buddies :)  Fall is fast approaching and I thought I'd share my one and only (I think) major mini project I'm working on this season.  I was watching a documentary on Netflix called Maidentrip about a young dutch girl who sailed around the world on her own.  During the show I noticed that she wore a beanie hat with Jack Skellington's face from the movie Nightmare Before Christmas.  It reminded me of my MIL Sherry's tree she made in that theme and I realized I never made one of my own in that theme.  Nightmare Before Christmas was such a well loved movie, and is still brilliant to this day.  It was amazing to me the impact it had all over the world and that even today people still love it and wear the apparel.

It made me want to do a tree myself.  So I've been working on it little by little because of the amount of clay work required for this theme.  I got a little carried away making characters and things I saw when I rewatched the movie.  I still have a ways to go before it's done.  Zero the ghost dog needs another coat of glow in the dark paint (he looks a little streaky right now but glows so ghostly and spooky in the dark!) Here's what I have so far:


The little swirly knoll thing will have Jack Skellington standing up on it handing a candy cane to Zero his dog.  Behind him I plan on having a moon with Oogie Boogie's shadow on it, as shown here:

Pretty much the majority of everything on the tree is hand-sculpted or painted by hand or both :)  I made several characters from the movie worked into candy displays.  Even the little zombie duck with bullet holes is on there which is a toy gifted by Jack to a child on Christmas when he impersonated "Sandy Claus".  Hehehe :)  Even the funky headstone is the one Sally hid behind in the graveyard as Jack sang about feeling lost and bored with his life.  There is also a platter of fancy assorted creepy foods like an eyeball cocktail with a candy cane stir stick, eyeball toast hors d'oeuvres, and moldy cheese on the tree.  Watched over by the cutest little bowed Christmas mouse with a candy cane.  He's so tiny it's hard to see him on the photo but he's adorable.  I picked him up on ebay.

I'll post an update when I have this tree done.

Happy collecting everyone :)