We have just finished this commission for this gentleman who is about to be spanked! We had a lot of fun making him as it is something very different for us! Although my dad was shocked when he saw the pictures lol so this is the censored version!
That is why we love doing commissions as you never know what you will be asked to make ;o)
Well, today was our 6th wedding anniversary;o) So we decided to go shopping, have a meal and see Harry Potter.
We bought loads of books and I was delighted to find Alan Bennett 'Untold Stories' for £4.99 brand new - it was reduced from £20.00! We also got loads of work related books with pictures of people or sewing techniques ;o)
Then we went for a mexican meal and we had just had a few sips of our drinks when the fire alarm went off! so we had to go outside and wait for the all clear. Around 10 minutes later we could all go back inside. Our food order arrived a little late but the food was delicious! Then we asked for the bill and it was FREE!!! So that was a nice anniversary gift that we were not expecting!
We then went to see Harry Potter and because our meal was late we missed all the adverts - perfect ;o) We were both unimpressed with the pace and the love plot got a bit sickly at times but it did look great. Now we are full of dolls we just have to make so back to work tomorrow ;o)
We have just finished this piece 'you are never too old to learn to fly' It is one of those sculpts that has been waiting to get out for a long time ;o) She is now sold but we would make a similar idea if requested.
Gwendoline and Percy are collecting mushrooms for a spell! We have just listed them on ebay - something we never do with our OOAK dolls as most of our work is either stock for shows or commissions!
We hope to start listing dolls on ebay, etsy, CDHM, D-A-M-E and fuzzb in the next few months as we are members of them all but never use them!
Our main aim for this summer is to try to keep our website updated and keep on top of all our commissions as at the moment we never have any spare time to make the long list of ideas waiting to pop out!
We are running a workshop with Helena of Solway miniatures to make a candy witch!
Witch Workshop 28th July 2009 10 am - 4 pm Holywood Trust Community Hall Holywood, Dumfries (Map will be provided at time of booking)
Sculpt, Paint, Wig and Dress a Witch and make her candy tray! You will spend the day with Helena, Aidy and Roz who will each take you through a stage to complete your very own candy witch. It is a full day workshop, Coffee, tea and biscuits will be provided but please bring your own lunch. Costs £50 per person for everything you need to make a witch, all tools and materials are provided.
To book this workshop or one similar contact us; Email: Mimeworkshops@aol.com Phone: 01388 451 539
This is our first attempt at 1:24 scale dolls. They were a real challenge to do! It was hard finding fabrics small enough and Aidy found the sculpt very difficult to do and still keep detail. It is amazing how small the face and head have to be in order to stay in scale - a lot of people make the head too big. This was advice we had before we started and now we can see why it is so easy to get it wrong!
These are a commission hence why we were mad and gave it a go ;o) But we did have fun and now we have the summer looming, we may make some more! We already have a few people interested in what we make next lol so watch this space.
In 3 days Aidy breaks up for the summer (he teaches) so we are going to spend the time making dolls and keep our website updated for once! We have lots of exciting ideas and some irons in the fire so our blog should also be more active...well maybe lol
We are at a show in Altrincham on Sunday so we will try to take lots of pictures to show you all. It is a really nice fair as we get to meet up with lots of friends and some regular customers which is probably one of the best parts of doing fairs!
We create lifelike mini character art from photographs and real life. All our dolls start with a range of drawings and are created entirely from scratch, the aim being to achieve realism and individuality - just like real people!