Sunday, 17 October 2010

Etsy listing

Just a quick post to say I am listing 2 free standing owls and 2 tiny owl ink wells ideal for a wizards desk! Also there are some Tudor style mice. I will add photos later:)

Friday, 15 October 2010

Magical Mice

I've been away for awhile making my wizard/witchy, magical miniatures. But I've also been making some magical themed mice. There an Apothecary (in the middle) and his servant ( a monk on the right he works now for the Apothecary after the dissolution of the Abbey by the King!) and a wizard(on the left) I'm now working on some little witches and more wizards...........and some tiny 1 inch this space as they say:)

New mice - Georgian

Little Georgian style mice.......complete with 'powdered 'wigs! Something a bit different to my usual Tudor styles. I loved making those wigs .There is an illustrustration in Beatrix Potters The Tailor Of Gloucester of a lady mouse dressed in this style , she s very sweet!( thats my favourite Potter story by the way, love the Tailors cat.. Simpkin)

Monday, 23 August 2010

My New Blog!

Please visit my new blog :-www, Here you will see my new miniatures. All have a witchy/wizard theme. At the moment I am concentrating on these spooky little things. I have only just started this new blog but I will be adding new photos as quickly as I can.You can also see some of these items on my ebay site :- cottagekitty333 and Etsy :- thecottagekitty , please have a peep if you have a moment.

Monday, 7 June 2010

Football Tournament, Market Drayton,5th JUNE

Anna doing here goalie stint
On Saturday, 5th June, Crewe and Nantwich under 12's girls F.C took part in the Market Drayton Football Tournament. Anna and the girls came runners up to Stoke in the final match. They played really well, everyone trying hard and they played some great football. Well done girls and their manager Kerry and a thank you to Ben for all your touchline coaching!!!!!
Thank you to Anna for all the photos of Penrhyn and the dolls I have used. What would I do without my personal photographer!!!!

Penrhyn Castle, the Doll display and the Dollshouse exhibition

We went to Penrhyn Castle on 31st May. The highlight for Anna and my self was the doll exhibition in the stable block, a vast array from all around the world. My favourite was a large wax doll with a lovely expression. There was also for that week a dollshouse miniatures display with some wonderful creations. I even found one of my tiny bears in one setting ! the lady had bought him from me at Miniatura. The castle is huge and very cold!. The best part for me was the servants quarters, so warm and cosy, also the kitchens with lots of food recreations.

Bank Holiday Monday at Penrhyn Castle,North Wales

These beautiful old dolls were on display at the castle stable block.

We found these tiny wild srawberries in the grounds of Penrhyn Castle.

Friday, 4 June 2010

I have just added some photos of my Fearie miniatures. Next will be teeny Fearie wings, slippers , masks and hats.

Miniature Fearie Crown, Wand and Flute

These are my miniature Fearie Crown

Fearie wand and Fearie
Flute. All are decorated
with tiny seed beads. The flute and wand have
tiny ivy leaves

Monday, 17 May 2010

A Birthday Present For Anna

A Little Elephant For Anna

Anna has wanted me to make an elephant for her . So here she is , made in purple , her favourite colour at the moment. Made from long pile vintage fabric, she has pink glass eyes and a organza ribbon and little heart charm. Made espeicially for Anna on her 12th birthday ,17th May. Happy Birthday xxx

Monday, 10 May 2010

I've just added this photo of my ikle bitty bears. The teeny ones are a real pain to turn ! The little gold bear is in my own collection, as is the lavender grey one, I just could't let him go. The tiny red bear is owned by Anna, who still has'nt paid me for him!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One thing is they don't take up much space. Just don't let the cats see them !

My smallest bears

My smallest bears
These are my smallest and teeniest bears. The little gold bear is made from vintage rayon. The teey red and lavender grey are made from ultra suede. They all have jointed arms and legs.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Just finished in my favourite vintage style. Lots of lace, silk ribbons and tiny pearl seed beads. Think of long, warm Summer days years ago, tea on the lawn, chasing butterflies and no cares in the world. Oh dear, we can but dream!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
New creations !
This is Miss Kitty.A little cat with green glass eyes, trimmed with vintage style lace, pearl beads and pure silk ribbon. Around her neck is a brass coloured kittie bell. She stands 4 inches tall. Her paw pads are sculpted and she is weighted. She has green coloured glass eyes

This is Elanor.A 4 inch bear in off white,trimmed with vintage style lace, pure silk ribbon and pearl beads. She has glass boot button eyes and is weighted. Her paw pads are sculpted.

This is Snowdrop,a sweet little rabbit dressed all in her vintage lace,silk ribbon and pearl beads. Her paw pads are sculpted and she is weighted. Her eyes are lavender coloured glass. She can be seen on my Ebay .
This is Mrytle, a little lemon coloured bear of 4 inches high. She has boot button eyes and sculpted paw pads. She is weighted as as the others dressed in vintage style lacs, pure silk ribbons and tiny pearl beads. She can be seen on my Ebay

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Brand new designs
Voilet and Apple Blossom

This is Voilet, 4 inches in height,made from pale grey/blue sassy fabric. She has sculpted paws , shoe button eyes and is decorated with hand-dyed pure silk ribbon, a vintage look voilet and 2 charms.

This is Apple Blossom. She is made from ginger vintage long pile fabric. Like Voilet she has sculpted paws and shoe button eyes. She has green and pink hand-dyed pure silk ribbon,a vintage style flower and a brass charm, Apple Blossom is 4 inches in height.

Monday, 5 April 2010

Anna's New Shades and Gawthorpe Hall

Anna in her new shades (cute)!!!!!!!!

Gawthorpe Hall, Good Friday

Easter holidays (Denbigh Castle & Rhuddlan Castle) 4/04/2010

Easter Sunday
Anna at Denbigh Castle
Our first days out this year. Warmish and sunny a lovely Spring day. Fresh air at last!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
One of the Plantagenet re-enactors at Rhuddlan Castle
Another Knight !

ANNA at Rhuddlan
Denbigh Castle Entrance

A easter message to everyone!

!!!Happy Easter Everyone!!!

My first new group of Spring bears

Spring bears- new designs for 2010!

New spring bears

Flutter- A 3.5" little bear, all ready dressed up for spring, and comes complete with her little butterfly friend.

Blossom- A 4" bear, which is a completly different design from my usual bears. She is china blue in colour and is wearing a daffodil coloured head dress.

Dilly- A little 3.5" bear, dressed in a yellow oversized cardi. Comes completed with her little floppsy bunny.

Rosey- A little 3.5" bear like Dilly, she comes with a floppsy bunny and wears a oversized cardi in pink.


About Me

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I have been making minitures for 10+ years now and have shown at Miniatura, Kensington Dollshouse festival and many more. I live in Cheshire, with my husband David and 15 year old daughter Anna and 2 cats called Izzie and Coci (both boys).Coci is mine and is black. I love all cats but especially black ones.I also love owls, as you can problably guess from some of my miniatures.I adore shabby chic style and love cupcakes and tea! I make a variety of miniature creations shabby chic, country kitchen themed and spooky little mini's. What I make depends on the mood I'm in! I love visiting old Tudor places(better still if they are said to be haunted!)Anna and I are very similar in our random ways, as we say who wants to be normal! She is my main inspiration in life. Love you loads xxx