Monday, February 24, 2014

In Progress

I have so much to do and hope to be finished with this room by Halloween. Here are a couple of recent shots. Keep in mind, I am not even half way there. 

Friday, January 31, 2014

Taking a Gamble

I haven't been working  on the actual bar in the Judge & Gibbet because I am having so much fun in the morgue/workroom.   The walls are bare and things thrown in there willy-nilly.  But I did want to share with you a great find.  

While looking at miniatures on eBay, I found a small bone box marked "Mexico".  It cost almost nothing and the description said it was filled with small dominoes.  I had no idea what scale they were, but took a gamble due to the super low cost.

When my package arrived, I think I screamed out loud when I emptied the contents of the small souvenir box. Inside were the most perfect 1/12 scale dominoes I have ever seen. We set up a game on one of my favorite used tables.  (Note the mismatched chairs as well.)  I could not be more pleased with the final outcome.  Maybe some day, I will get to work on this room!  The size of this new house is simply daunting.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013


I like to think of myself as an honest person, but sometimes I fail.  I have been looking for a particular friar cookie jar for a while, but usually they go for more than I want to spend.  As I was looking for creepy old dolls for my house, I saw this description, "Old lady whose head comes off".  When I looked at the photo, what did I see, but my little friar!  I feel bad that I paid almost nothing for this little guy, but I am glad he has a new home in the Judge and Gibbet kitchen.

Saturday, December 28, 2013


While I work on the Judge & Gibbet, The Wee Witch House sits in a corner of my living room. Disaster struck a few nights ago when a loved one accidentally tripped and gave the house a little bump. All three floors are now a jumble.  

There is a lot of clean up to be done, but on the plus side, I now I have no regrets for using glue in certain places.  (I know this is a no-no)  

If there is one thing I have learned in my half-century: things are just things.  Even if the house is never the same, what does it really matter? Plus now I have an excuse to visit my prior project for a while. 

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  Be safe and have a Happy New Year!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

So much to do, so little time!

I have very poor organization habits when it comes to my mini time.  I never make plans, and if I do, I never stick to them.  Rather than finish the walls, floor and ceiling, I jump around like a crazy woman.  Today rather than finish the baseboards and "dirty up" the walls a bit more, I wasted my time shifting items about.

Because the holidays are around the corner, I closed the Judge & Gibbet for a few months but not before taking a few photos.  There is a lot of finish work to do, (which is the part I dislike the most).

The owner of the Judge & Gibbet gave this room to his daughter to indulge her "scientific" curiosity. I have a ton of mini bottles to label and fill and want to age to the walls and windows. Maybe I will add some tattered sheers.....

 But, that will be in the new year.

Have a wonderful holiday season everyone!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

I felt like working on a fun project today, so I abandoned the walls and made a little frog pond for the new witch workroom.  I purchased a used sit up tub years ago but forgot about it.  When I came across it, the idea of a frog pond came to mind.

 I thought about the tub and it seemed like the frogs would not enough, so I added an old broken doll that I had in a drawer.  I purchased a few frogs on eBay and gathered some small rocks from my driveway.  I threw a few small shells into the mix as well as some landscaping material to change the tone of the "water".

I am pretty happy with it, even though it is a tad creepy.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Help Please

I appreciate the wonderfully talented folks who check out my beginner blog. Now, I would like to ask for your help.  The room I am currently working on belongs to the daughter of the Judge & Gibbet.  She likes to "dabble" in darkness.

Now, imagine that the hutches are hanging from the wall and are filled with jars of organs and other items of interest to the young lady.  There will be a large number of plants and vines, and perhaps a few birds in the vines and lots of random books on herbalism and nature.  The table will be covered with a variety of items as well....potions, plant cuttings and other current projects. (Plus maybe a finger or two)

Now for my problem.  This room will have a nature-like feel, but I am not sure if the wallpaper on the left is too "homey".  I love the print with the small brown birds and I think it would balance with the horror inside the cabinets.  But I also like the plain look of the wallpaper on the right.

Or maybe just stick with weathered white paneling......?

If anyone has an opinion, can you please be honest and let me know what you think?

Thanks for your help, Friends!