There are worlds within books.

Hi! It’s been a while, I know, but work on the Ripperologist’s library continues. It has been relocated from the temporary staging area into it’s final home, which is a large book shaped box. Actually two book shaped boxes. I bought these papier-mâché ones from Joann’s and took the cover off one and the backContinue reading “There are worlds within books.”

Extra, Extra! Read all about it!

I have most of the main pieces created for the library, so I needed a theme for the embellishments. Originally, I intended to make the occupant an explorer, traveling the world, shooting big game, but that felt kind of obvious and overdone, so I needed another idea. I wanted something dark and different, something toContinue reading “Extra, Extra! Read all about it!”

And I wonder wonder wonder wonder who made the book of…tiny.

Pumpkin House is finished but for one piece and as soon as I figure out what is missing and how to make it, I will do so and post the photos. In the meantime, I have begun work on what I am currently calling “His Lordship’s Study” which will be a companion piece to “MyContinue reading “And I wonder wonder wonder wonder who made the book of…tiny.”

You gotta work yo jelly…

So, we are coming down to the wire on Pumpkin House. This piece came together pretty quickly, but I credit that largely to being able to leave the house during this build. I wound up putting the doors back on the cabinet and I’m determining the final placement of the furniture and accessories inside. Here’sContinue reading “You gotta work yo jelly…”

Let’s order witches and bottles….

I spent my considerably shortened work week feeling like I got nothing done so tonight I have been making small items for Pumpkin House. I don’t know if they will all make it in, but they’ve been fun to make. Here are some potion and herb bottles: I’ve also planned to put in some beams,Continue reading “Let’s order witches and bottles….”

Yeah pump a pumpkin in my head…

Getting some work done on pumpkin house today. The main focus has been the fireplace. I used a blank fireplace I bought at Michael’s and some pebbles I found at Dollar Tree. I’ve also been working on an herb drying rack. It’s made from balsa wood and toothpicks. The herbs are dried, fake, and paperContinue reading “Yeah pump a pumpkin in my head…”