Back to the study

His Lordship’s study is coming along. Here’s what it looks like now: I like the way the mantle came out, though I still need a portrait to go above it. The mantle scarf is made from some lace my lovely friend and co-worker, Bambi. She’s a crafter herself, though not a miniaturist. Choosing wall artContinue reading “Back to the study”


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…”