Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Taking Miniatures to the next Level

Most of the work you've seen from me on this Pixie Dust Miniatures blog has been 1:12 or 1:24 scale miniature. But did you know that in 2015 I started sculpted maquettes (characters / figurines) in 1:12 scale? I started by creating witches for a project called Good Witches Bad Witches  and then towards the end of last year I made this pirate. It's my own design of Captain Hook.

I thought some of you might like to see the process! Below is a 1 minute video of me creating my pirate, Captain Hook. It's not a tutorial - it's a glimpse which I hope you'll find fun and maybe inspiring.

If you want to catch more of my work on a regular basis then don't forget to find my company page on Facebook and Instagram. Links below!



Hope you are all having a wonderful start to your 2018! I talked about my New Year's Eve and such at my personal blog here, in case you're interested.

I'll stop back by here again soon!


Monday, September 26, 2016

Potted Toadstools

Wondering where I've been?! I'll write a full blog post all about my adventures and creations over at Tall Tales Productions soon.... but before that, know that I'm back, and plan to update this blog far more frequently!

And guess what?! I have some really detailed little potted toadstools now available for sale! You can find them both at my main website (here) and also over at the Pixie Dust Miniatures Etsy shop!

Pick yours up today!

Enjoy the photos below, including glimpses of my work space so that you can see behind the scenes. I made everything, including the flower pots myself - all by hand, so molds. Every little dot on each toadstool applied by me using a needle!

And there's a fun little video here at the Pixie Dust Miniatures YouTube channel! Subscribe!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Potions, Potions...

Have you heard - the classic Pixie Dust Miniatures 'Spooky Poison Bottles' are back in stock?! (Find them at the online shop here - and yes, I ship everywhere).

Also, I've created some fun kooky fairytale potion bottles and wizard bottles.

Find all at the online Pixie Dust Miniatures Etsy shop here.

And... watch me make the poison bottles in timelapse at the YouTube channel here!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Return of Enchanted Gourds

It was years ago that I last brought you a range of enchanted pumpkins and gourds, but since they were a success and people frequently ask for them, I made a whole new range last month. These are not the traditional orange, but white and striped. I based them on various squash I saw at my local farmer's market. Some have worried faces, some look smug and most have a spread of wonderful tiny green leaves growing out of them. Each leaf was hand painted. They are all very detailed and I hope you'll love them.

In 1 inch scale (1:12) but since pumpkins and gourds come in all shapes and sizes, these would be perfect for a half inch (1:24) scale scene or a 1:6 scale scene.

Available at my online Pixie Dust Miniatures store NOW!

And, if you want to know what was happening over at Tall Tales (my company where I make films using miniatures, then please click over to the website / blog / Facebook page). This was my Halloween greeting (above) this year. It shows my Texas witch and some trick or treaters...

Don't forget, you can follow ALL of my work (for here, Tall Tales and for Hummingbird Miniatures) by following my Instagram account!

Hope you all had a fantastically spooky Halloween!!  ~ C xXx

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Seen it, liked it, got the T-Shirt!

Do you remember when I wrote about a baby crocodile? Well, he's actually a 'crocogator' - a half breed alligator crocodile. 
Anyway, someone wrote to me and asked to buy him so I packaged him up and he ships to his new home today. So long little pal...

Here are some parting photos of him since (if you read this recent post) you may know that I lost all my photos, including photos of him.

In other news.... GUESS WHAT?!

If you like my photography and designs, you can now buy various products which show it off, such as posters, travel mugs and tote bags! It's all here at my new Red Bubble shop! Here's a snapshot of what's on offer, but there's so much more.

And as for this coming Christmas... you may recall that in 2012 (when I was living in New Zealand) I created something special for a Pixie Dust Miniatures Christmas. It was a magical snowy village of candy gingerbread houses. Since (as detailed in the recent blog post I mentioned) I lost all high rez photos of this work, I am steadily re-building my portfolio, and will be creating something similar, but cooler, this year! Stay tuned for that... :)

And don't forget to show your support for Pixie Dust Miniatures by liking on Facebook or on Instagram! Each 'like' counts and means a lot!

Monday, October 26, 2015

You're back Jack!

Yep, you may have caught it on the Facebook page or Instagram or even if you went directly to the Etsy shop! I have a whole new range of Jack O' Lanterns to celebrate Halloween this year!

It's only a week away, but if you live in the US you might just be able to get yours in time, as to mark my big comeback, I am shipping sales DAILY (6 days a week) until further notice. I also gift-wrap upon request at no extra charge, and always will offer this feature.

So take a look at my new 1:12 scale miniature Jack O Lantern pumpkins and also see the making-of process below. Enjoy!

Buy your own pumpkin at Pixie Dust Miniatures on Etsy here. I ship all over the world!

I made these wooden crates (above) and took a snap and then I aged them, as you see below.