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« on: October 11, 2008 03:25:34 AM »

As a forewarning, this post is long winded and photo heavy Smiley. So after creating the entrance to a potion shop I was inspired to start work on the interior of the space. I really wanted to stay with the natural feel of things and keep it looking rustic so I utilized as many natural materials as possible, keeping the construction of the furniture to found twigs (mostly Pine and Silver Maple found on the ground). The first interior piece I created was a large witch's workbench with ample shelving above it for bottles and herbs and plants. This is a space I would die for! There's tons of room for crafty spell working and storage. What a clever and small witch must live here. I also added some more whimsical potion ingredients in there, such as "Moondust", "Golden Sunshine", "Mermaid's breath", "Worms" and "Dragon's blood"....

Everything is sculpted using polymer clay and the only premade miniatures were the glass bottles. I guess I didn't make the beads either, but I glued them together with suuuuch finesse  Tongue . The beads are a mix of glass, shell, and plastic. I made more things for this setup such as a small grimoire but I didn't want it to be too crazy, plus I can use them for other miniatures. Also, I'm terribly exhausted. If I miss anything, let me know! Apologies for the lackluster photos.




Starting from the left side of the crafty work space... There is a small broom made with raffia and a Silver Maple twig wrapped with black wire. The shelf below holds a pitcher and two copper pots, one containing a ladle and the other a wooden spoon. A small handwoven basket made from scrapbook paper filled with small eggs sits on the upper shelf. There are several real candles in the picture, hand dipped by me, as well as some potted plants. The top left plant is pieces yanked from silk flowers, then to the right of that is actual Rosemary in the small pot, and to the right of that is Lavender. The rest of the plants are silk. There's also small muslin bags full of herbs as well. And a dinky seashell. There's a basket filled with mushrooms and another filled with bones.
 

In the center... There are more bottles filled with oils and herbs and other goodies. You also get a better view of the basket of mushrooms and bowl of bones. On this little witches desk space there is a mortar and pestle filled with Lavender flowers. The copper colored bowl is filled with Frankinsense resin, the bowl above it with the more brown herb is filled with Witch Hazel. The red contents of the bowl next to it is Red Sandalwood and the small bowl below it is filled with Spearmint. There's an open bottle of "golden sunshine" and more mushrooms as well as a candlestick. You can also see the bitsy skull in these pictures.
Oh! I nearly forgot about her little teacup! I imagine it's filled with Jasmine tea being that I'm quite partial to it myself  Wink



And the far right... top shelf bottles are Lavender and "Dragon's Blood" as well as a grassy type plant. The second shelf has "Moondust", three lovely jars filled with assorted things, and a glass bottle filled with "Mermaid's Breath". There is also a crystal ball and another lovely green bottle.




Thanks for looking!! Comments/criticism appreciated/welcomed!
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2008 04:47:14 AM »

That is fantastic!  I'm amazed at your attention to detail.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2008 05:48:23 AM »

this looks wonderful.  I bet you have so many hours in this.  I would love to know where you find such little bottles.

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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2008 06:29:32 AM »

FREAKING AMAZING!!! Absolutely incredible!!! Shall I go on? lol

I love it, I really like how you added the pictures on the clear bottles to depict what is inside. Your mushrooms and skull and all the plants- WOW!!!

It really reminds me of a store we had in town that sold natural herbs and 'stuff'.
Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2008 07:33:49 AM »

wow....

WOW
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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2008 07:53:28 AM »

OMG!  So cute!  That must have been incredibly tedious.  Fantastic!
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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2008 09:35:05 AM »

This is sooooo cool! Must have taken a long time to make all those teensy tiny things! Great job it looks wonderful!
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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2008 11:40:28 AM »

this looks wonderful.  I bet you have so many hours in this.  I would love to know where you find such little bottles.



I found the small glass bottles at JoAnn Fabrics. They come in 3 sizes but the two smallest are corked.


Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2008 09:52:07 AM »

Wow!!! Just as impressive as your entrance to the potion shop post.  Wow!!! Incredible scale.  It's wonderful and I'm glad that you decided to continue on with it.  It's great!!!  So much detail.    So many small things.  Love the pics.
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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2008 01:21:35 AM »

I love it! Very well done, the details are incredible Grin
Can I recommend you a web site for inspiration? is called Ev miniatures, and all her work is stunning, I'm sure you'll find a lot of inspiration for your little house there!
the link is: http://erickav.com/evminiatures_index.htm
Again, good work!
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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2008 07:31:27 AM »

That is really incredible!!
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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2008 08:57:06 AM »

I love it! Very well done, the details are incredible Grin
Can I recommend you a web site for inspiration? is called Ev miniatures, and all her work is stunning, I'm sure you'll find a lot of inspiration for your little house there!
the link is: http://erickav.com/evminiatures_index.htm
Again, good work!

Wow! That website is really inspiring! Thanks for the link and the wonderful comments!
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« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2008 11:39:15 AM »

Super cool! I am inspired to make something like it. I love it! How long did it take you to create it all?
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« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2008 01:36:31 PM »

Oh my gosh...can I have one in life-size... that would be my ultimate work space!! My kitchen counter hardly seems adequate now!

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« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2008 04:39:55 PM »

Super cool! I am inspired to make something like it. I love it! How long did it take you to create it all?

Probably on and off for about a week or so. I make the furniture first to judge how many other items I need to make, then I sculpt all the bits I need to bake and make all the stuff out of paper after that.
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« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2008 08:15:20 AM »

Are you sure you're not the miniature killer from CSI?
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« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2008 01:36:50 PM »

I can't believe how beautiful this potion shop is! I love every single bit of it. It's the mixture of different ideas of witchcraft that makes it so non-stereotype and lovely. And your crafting skills are beyond words... Thanks for posting the detail shots! It's like standing in the shop! I'd like to be the witch in there for sure!
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« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2008 04:40:10 PM »

Are you sure you're not the miniature killer from CSI?

Hahaha! My boyfriend said that when he first saw my miniatures.
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« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2008 05:04:14 PM »

I can't believe how beautiful this potion shop is! I love every single bit of it. It's the mixture of different ideas of witchcraft that makes it so non-stereotype and lovely. And your crafting skills are beyond words... Thanks for posting the detail shots! It's like standing in the shop! I'd like to be the witch in there for sure!

Thank you so much! Honestly I was thinking about if I had a dream home what rooms it would have and this would definitely be in it.
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« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2008 08:09:23 AM »

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just so amazing!
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« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2008 07:10:42 PM »

This is so awesome!
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« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2009 10:00:38 AM »

Wow this is amazing.  I want to try to do something like this!
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« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2009 11:57:50 PM »

OMG This is absolutely Fabulous Great work... the detail is ta die for... the Idea as a whole is marvelous, and you totally caught the natural easy flowing kitchen witch feel...congrats
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« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2009 03:04:23 AM »

OMG This is absolutely Fabulous Great work... the detail is ta die for... the Idea as a whole is marvelous, and you totally caught the natural easy flowing kitchen witch feel...congrats

Thanks! I would ADORE a space like this myself so I guess I designed it from that.....
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« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2009 08:38:42 AM »

Shut up!! That is so neat! All of the details kill me, such wee little pieces, it's really fantastic. <3
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« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2009 04:18:23 AM »

you did a great job on this! I love popping in to look at the miniatures now and then and find one I have to say awesome about every now and then! you did good

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« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2009 07:02:57 PM »

you did a great job on this! I love popping in to look at the miniatures now and then and find one I have to say awesome about every now and then! you did good

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« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2009 02:09:18 PM »

very enchanting and you have quite an eye for detail, I like your use of the beads...lovely work <3
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« Reply #28 on: February 24, 2009 07:07:42 PM »

oh wow this is so amazing!  i love all the details you put into it.  and your color palette is beautiful. 
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« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2009 09:13:00 AM »

This is AMAZING...I can't even begin to imagine how long it much have taken you. Your attention to detail is stunning.
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« Reply #30 on: February 26, 2009 02:25:00 AM »

This is AMAZING...I can't even begin to imagine how long it much have taken you. Your attention to detail is stunning.

It took me on and off about two weeks. I kept getting distracted by other things.  Smiley
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« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2009 12:35:20 PM »

This is just awesome and fabulous. Very creative.
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This is amazing! I would love a large version of that in my house. Tongue
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« Reply #33 on: May 25, 2009 06:19:05 PM »

WOW - trying to pick my jaw up off the floor - just WOW!
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« Reply #34 on: May 27, 2009 09:53:24 PM »

Thank you very much! I really need to get back into miniatures. They are so enjoyable...  Smiley
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I'm in awe of all the details!
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« Reply #36 on: June 02, 2009 03:38:42 PM »

Amazing. I love it.
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« Reply #37 on: June 03, 2009 05:19:36 PM »

Thank you very much  Smiley
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« Reply #38 on: June 06, 2009 11:40:29 AM »

You must have very tiny fingers to be able to not manhandle your clay Smiley This is amazing! I would love to just blow this little space up & transplant it to my house! This is the first miniatures project that makes me go "I wonder if my fumbly pudgy fingers could pull this off?" Amazing job robotarsonist!!!
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« Reply #39 on: June 08, 2009 03:24:42 PM »

That is positively amazing. I don't think I would have the patience to do all of that. Great job!
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« Reply #40 on: July 04, 2009 11:34:13 AM »

WOW this is just fantastical, its just so what I have always imagined a Fairy/Witch Apocathary to be like! It makes me want to zap myself into miniature so I can go and have a wander around  Cheesy
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« Reply #41 on: July 04, 2009 04:44:23 PM »

so i am not usually one for dolls at all, little doll houses and stuff......but..... this is just f-ing awesome! i want to live there!
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« Reply #42 on: July 05, 2009 01:53:11 AM »

so i am not usually one for dolls at all, little doll houses and stuff......but..... this is just f-ing awesome! i want to live there!

Hahaha!! If I ever start building these life size I'll be sure to look you up!  Cheesy
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