Sunday, April 17, 2011

Progress report on Honeydukes Sweets, 4-17-2011

I wanted to show you all where I stand on the honeydukes set, almost done on the cabinet but I need my doilies!  The seller promised to ship them fast but so far I haven't seen them marked as shipped.  All of my other parts came right in so I won't be ordering from that seller again!  The cabinet is missing only the red doily under the black metal cauldron (the shelf is black and the cauldron is black so it just kind of seems invisible on that shelf) the jelly slugs for the green and white vase on top of the cabinet, and two or three candies inside the bottom of the cabinet.  Which you won't really see inside the cabinet if the doors are shut so I plan to tack them down with only tacky glue in case whomever buys the cabinet wants to gently pull them off the bottom of the cabinet should they wish to put them someplace else.  Tacky glue is easily removable.  Ok so here's what I have done so far:
Hard to see, but I have a Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans plant up there, a large jar of Black Pepper Imps:

 on wax paper strips, and a currently empty green and white vase that will hold jelly slugs.  For those of you who don't know what those look like, this is what they look like:
So this will be on the other side of the top of the cabinet once I make them.

And more pics:

I made a fan display in the top little round enclave of the cabinet of acid pops, blood pop, and some regular halloween-colored lollipops.  The second shelf is (left to right) acid pops-blood pops-ice mice-droobles best blowing gum balls, the third shelf has the cauldron full of honeydukes chocolate bars, fizzing whizbees candies, and an unfinished bottle of canary creams.  I can't even begin to tell you how hard it was to sculpt a tiny yellow bird sitting on top of a cream poof no taller than just shy of half and inch tall!  I mean it, that little thing is LESS than half an inch.  Sheesh, let me tell you it was rough and he's not perfect but as close as I could get it in such a tiny sculpt.  And I have to make a few more to fill the bottle up and then label it.
a tiny owl sits on the top post of the cabinet.  He's really cute in person!  And more detailed as well.  Hehe, you can see my little personal note I stuck to remind myself what I was making to put in the vase.  When you're making so much candy it's hard to keep it all straight!

My little witch now has all of her pumpkin pasties and a sign to tell passersby what she has for sale.  Little did I know she is a highly collectible Poliwoggs folk art witch that was retired in 2003.  Apparently Poliwoggs are beloved among those who collect folk art.  You can read about them here:

I did make a mold of her so I can remake this little witch but those who order this cart after the original is sold won't have the real poliwogg witch.  Only this cart will have the original.  I'll get it as close as possible but it won't be exact.  

Ok I have to go get back to work now.  I have a quick order to fill before I can get back to this set.  But I really can't get a lot further without the doilies anyway :(  Hope they come in soon!

Oh and, make sure to check out 19th Day co-creator Sherry's blog to see the companion pieces she's making to my Honeydukes set!  She has three cabinets started and it should be fun! 


  1. me gusta muchísimo este trabajo, la felicito
    un abrazo

    I really like this job, congratulations
    a hug

  2. Tara, it is really looking great! I can't wait for the next update. I hope your doilies come in soon.

  3. Looking superb already! I hate waiting on things, Im so impatient! Kate xxx

  4. Has hecho un fantastico trabajo.
    Estoy segura de que ha sido dificil hacer esa miniatura pero te ha quedado genial.
    Espero que recibas pronto tu paquete y puedas acabar esa verdadera maravilla.
    besitos ascension

  5. i have never posted before so i hope this is allowed/ ETSY ( claudia992 )she has red doilies( 1.25" )for $2.50( all crocheted doilies )price goes up based on size/check it out"you might like her doilies than paper"hope this helps and i say this with lots of love"LOL"

  6. Hi Shawn :) You are always most welcome to post honest opinions on my blog :) And welcome to all my new followers by the way, I love sharing what I'm currently making and hearing feedback on what you all think. I most certainly will check out the seller you mentioned for future projects. I'd love to have real cloth doilies under things. I think that they would be great for things that would be in a regular miniature "home" setting, but I was thinking the chances of there being cloth doilies in a store setting would be slim. When it comes to food and stores, usually I think they would use paper. Which is why I went with paper this time. But I will check those out for in the home-type projects because I bet they are darling! Thanks for letting me know :)

  7. ooopsy/ment to say/red crocheted doily under the black cauldron for the cabinet might be a thought to consider and paper is perfect for food/don't want to step on any toes

  8. Lol darlin'! I'm so not mad. I didn't mean to imply that at all. I was just explaining why I chose paper over cloth. I did head over to that shop and added several of her doilies to my favorites :) They are so cute! I will pick some up in the future for home-type projects :) I actually came up with a different approach for under my cauldron anyway so it should be done tomorrow. Although this cabinet is already sold anyhow. Luckily co-creator Sherry has some she's cooking up:
    she's just getting started :) Stay tuned!