Sunday, January 29, 2012

Mushrooms and fairies


My latest obsession is that of fitting more than one tiny figurine into the smallest glass bottles.. my terrariums are growing more complicated every day!  : )

Hope you had a lovely weekend.. mine was pretty busy, but with a bit of effort and Japanese food everything went right! ; )



( the miniature gnome girl and mushroom terrarium can be found here)


Friday, January 27, 2012

ACEO!


I first discovered the ACEOs a couple months ago, and I found them so cute!
 ACEO stays for art cards editions and originals. They're small art cards - 2.5 x 3.5 inches - which can be both prints or original artworks, and can be realized in any way, from oil painting to collage... no limits at all! : )
These two of mine - the Cat Lady and the Geisha - are the result of a mix of different materials and techniques - pencil, watercolours, acrylics, ink. The decoration was done using a shiny antique gold varnish, which adds to each illustration a preciuos reflection under the light.

Hope you will like them! 


















Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Artisans I love: Jamie from Magicbeanbuyer


Etsy is definitely a huge source of little, unique treasures 
- and it's a bit addictive too.  : )
This time I'd like to introduce the talented Jamie and her adorable tiny creations. Her lovely shop, Magicbeanbuyer, is a long time favourite of mine, and probably one of the factors that let me finally decide to open my own shop. 
Hope you will like her cute Plini figurines, her lovely critters and her super sweet cake toppers! :D












Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Someone told me..


"Someone told me you look like an owl.."
"Who?"

(ok, that was silly)

Anyway.. owls - and stars too!  : )







Burgundy and blue ribbon version here and here.  : )




Saturday, January 21, 2012

The fox and the bunny


These lovely fox and bunny only measure a quarter on an inch!

They're extremely cute and lovely, but unfortunately foxes have a quite bad habit toward bunnies, so I thought it was safer too keep them in two separate bottles. : )

They make an original, unique pair of miniature earrings - each tiny bottle measures 18 x 10 mm, which is approx 3/8 of an inch in diameter, even less than the bottles I normally use to make my pendants! 

Wish you a lovely weekend..thanks for stopping by!




Thursday, January 19, 2012

The gnome invasion


They're tiny, they're cute and they're magic!  : )

Can you imagine any cuter earrings than these miniature terrariums? 
A micro gnome - just a quarter of an inch in height - stands in each bottle, on a layer of soft green moss.

The bottles are extremely tiny - 18 x 10 mm, even tinier than the ones I normally use (approx 3/8 of an inch in diameter) making these unique earrings very light and not "too much". As most of my creatures, they look so much bigger in pics than they actually are!

And I created a matching pendant too!






Gnome earrings and gnome pendant are both available in my Etsy shop.

Thank you for stopping by!  : )







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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Artisans I love: Sabina from Royal Mint



I have a big crush on Sabina's little creations!
Her shop is a source of wonderful miniature treasures, which are the result of a stunning mix of materials and techniques. How not to fall in love with her embroidered bears or handsculpted spirit figurines?

You can find all of her amazing creatures on Royal Mint.

Hope you enjoy!  : )










Saturday, January 14, 2012

Valentine's Collection - part 2


After the preview and the first part, here we go with the second bite of my new Valentine's collection!  : )

Let me introduce my messenger elves, adorable tiny creatures that are expecially trained to deliver sweet love messages!











The tiny love whales actually come from this post.. they're crazy tiny, less than 3/8 of an inch long!  You can find them here.