Montag, 30. Juli 2012

Sewing Room


While the little witch Emily is already on the journey from England to Bavaria and I am waiting for the postman to ring :-)...I thought I should better make something :-)
For quite a while now I had this beautiful Reutter sewing machine lying in my drawers. I could take some foamboard (I hope it´s the right word) from my work and made a little roombox.
It´s really small:

I will probably also put some lights in, until I know I will leave the ceiling open. I still need to
fill the shelfs with fabrics, haberdashery stuff and boxes. So here just some pics:

Hope you´ll like it!

Wooden wall signs are from Lena
Sewing box by my friend Skiddi
Mug and notes book from Rosanna
Hector the cat is from Bridget McCarty

Next post will hopefully be a witchy one :-))))

Hugs, Sandra

Sonntag, 22. Juli 2012

Do you remember?

Hello Muggles :-)

This is just a short note as Albert-the-elf claimed that I should show this to my "muggle friends out there".  Do you remember how fairy pumpkins are made? Miranda makes a fairy drunken and then she trys to  make her crash into her pumpkin patch where the fairy hopefully is going to loose her fairy dust. Well, this morning when the new pumpkins were cut from the patch, Albert realized that the fairy still was sleeping there - completely drunken. 
So, as there are quite some hungry cats out there they decided to bring her into the shop until she is in a decent state of mind again. Can you see her?

Well, let us not disturb her, Albert just wanted to give you the opportunity to see a fairy. Muggles ususally cannot see them as they are flying too fast. 
In this chest you can see a new invention from Miranda: Spells-to-go. These are well prepared scrolls of parchment completely with a wand. Very innovative, indeed. If you are not amongst those who are blessed with the green thumb and your plants die long before their time this is just the right thing for you!
The scroll only consists of ONE charm, as the wand is only capable to perform this one kind of magic, but it´s so EASY! 

At the moment we have scrolls for Automatic-Watering, Greenfly-Ex and Rapid-Grow. More are to come.
(Unfortunately Miranda hat to get rid of "Colorful-Magic-Mushroom-Meadows" : the mushrooms started to creep out of the parchment and started to grow EVERYWHERE)

Albert feels very comfy with Miranda and working in the shop. And he is happy because soon he will get a helper, too. Miranda´s little niece is going to come and stay with them!
Have a wonderful week (with the right weather!),
Hugs, Sandra and Albert

Sonntag, 15. Juli 2012

Albert - the house-elf


It was late last night and veeeerrrrrry early this morning, but now here is
I guess he came to Miranda with her last tour to Highgrove. Albert LOVES flowers and plants, but
these Muggle flowers were a bit boring to him and he really did not like to jump and hide behind bushes whenever a muggle tourist came his way.
Miranda´s shop is quite small so she still has to find a small place for him to sleep - maybe under the potting table????
Albert´s hands are quite ugly. So instead of a pot full of snails he will get a pot full of hanging ivy :-)

Have a wonderful week!

Freitag, 13. Juli 2012

Witchy Stuff

Hello there!

Thanks for all your lovely comments on my last post, you really made my day!
Well, I had quite some problems finding time for making minis but I wasn´t lazy :-)

There was a sale out in one of our few German dollhouse shops and I just could not resist and had to buy this little shop for my witch Miranda. I have a complete house for her to decorate but I put it away until I find more time for it. So, this is the exterior: so far I only made one brick wall, cut the window in and painted everything white.

This is the other side of the window. I like the darkness inside :-))) But it is great for taking pictures as there is also a glass plate on the top of the roombox to play with the lights.

Now, of course I must fill Miranda´s  shop. I found this boxes when I googled "snail pellets". I think it is a real-life product, but for me the design looks as if it was comming directly from a Harry Potter movie and yes, I had to make some more snails! (I find that very relaxing!)

What you should know is that these are magical snails! The more snail pellets they get the more they´ll breed! So, if you want to get rid of them, try to bring them somewhere where no kinds of poisons or pellets are used against snails. The population will be normal after two or three generations....says Miranda. (Her last 1000 snails were brought to Highgrove gardens!)

I have started with cutting and painting the floors, but I´m not ready yet. This is how it looks with the floor boards (not glued in yet):

There is still a lot of space to fill but as you can see there is also some improvement with
Miranda´s physical condition! Yey!!! She recently had a sandwich with flies and some small cut pieces of Mandrake (a clever idea from her niece) and could transform from a frog into an owl. Muuuuuuch better! 

Maybe..somewhere in her books there might be a cure for her???

Never give up!
Hugs, Sandra