Friday, August 19, 2011

Dollhouse Miniature Macbeth Witch Halloween Tree done, and more work on the candy tree

At the time I shot these pictures, the Macbeth sign had not been clear coated so it looks a bit bad.  It looked much better afterward.  This tree was sold, so it won't be available but it's still interesting to look at :)

This one is themed to go witches and is covered in jack-o-lanterns, candies, vintage witch images and spell bottles. This tree took me several days to complete and I will not make another just like it. It is meant to be OOAK. The sign which is hard to see in the pictures says: Double double, toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble, eye of newt and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog, By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes. ~ It's Shakespeare, from Macbeth. Underneath the tree are the cutest witch boots, caramel apples with sprinkles, a Ouija board, a potted thing of mushrooms (around the back), pumpkins, etc. The tree topper is a fancy witch hat suited to the style of the tree.

~~~~The sign needed one more coat of clear coat before I took the pictures but I had to get the shots taken while the light was still good. It looked much better after it was coated.

I still have along ways to go on my last tree, the candy tree.  I'll post updates after I get more work done on it.  I'm planning on having standing candy canes, candied mushrooms growing out of the ground, there may be a gummy bear or two, and more candy on the tree.  I've been too busy with the start of school to get anywhere and today is my son's birthday, tomorrow my daughter has someone else's birthday party, and so on and so forth.  It just gets difficult sometimes to find time!  Here's what I have so far, and please keep in mind I have barely started the ground cover yet:

I know the fine details are hard to make out in the pictures so I will explain what's on the tree right now:
Several lolly pop displays in various colors, an ice cream cone standing in a bucket of chocolate bars and the ice cream has pieces of chocolate bar on it and cherries, a chocolate vanilla swirl ice cream sundae with a cherry on top and a spoon in it, a smaller dish of whipped topping covered ice cream, a cake on a plate with candy sprinkles all over it, caramel apples on a plate with various toppings, a bucket of round suckers in various colors, a bucket of creamy candy scoops, chocolate frogs, packages in a variety of colors, candy-colored butterfly ornaments, and regular honeydukes, colored ornaments in various designs.  I wanted this tree to work equally as well in a candy shop as it would in Honeydukes or any scene like that.  Nothing is labeled.  But the colors work well for Honeydukes, notice in the picture with the Honeydukes background that the colors match almost exactly.  The blue-green of the shop walls matches the candy buckets almost exactly.  It was as close as I could get it-and that is the real Honeydukes shop in Florida.  The baby pink of the spiraled tree garland matches the pink spiral staircase in pictures of Honeydukes.  That being said, since the tree is non specific, it can be used for any candy shop and would fit just fine.  I'll post an update when I finish it, but I am so tired right now and can't see straight :)  Too many days of being on the dead go!

Now please understand I cannot reply to your comments, but that doesn't mean I don't want to! I wish I could, but a glitch is making it so Sherry and I neither one can comment back :( Sorry about that, I wish they would fix it soon! But rest assured we read your comments and love hearing the feedback on our work!


  1. Son dos fantasticos trabajos.
    Aunque a mi perosnalmente me gusta el primero (calabazas.....jejeje)
    besitos ascension

  2. Are wonderful trees, the first one is amazing! regards

  3. Hello, I introduce myself my name is Roberta and I'm writing from my beloved Italy, as you are fond of miniatures, which represents food or anything else does not matter because when I created what I called my heart! I use the "FIMO" which is a 'polymer clay to be baked in the oven, but I am not always good to realize my miniatures and other things, so I wonder if you could recommend a pasta to dry air and I have a pretty tight.
    I invite you to visit my blog.
    Greetings from Roberta