.......I could not resist playing with my new toys!
Everything needs tweaking and nothing is in its final place but I hope all those discerning witches would love to shop at Witch E.T. Grubb's Emporium.
The internal facade of the of the main door where I have just laid things out just to get a feel. Many of my hats were made by Kat and I have tried to match them with the beautiful mannequins from Ickle Co Miniatures. Please check out her Ebay store for wonderful dresses and mannequins beautifully sewn and created.
The two 'wicked witch' mannequins are from the very glamorous Simply Silk as are the two matching cheeky corsets.
At the moment I have Kat's lovely broomsticks at the back but I am sure they will find another place soon. I have also added some lovely baskets by Glenda of Peppercorn Minis, who was kind enough to make some in certain colours for me. I would like to fill these with goodies as time goes by, discreet undies perhaps?
Lots more hats, hats with matching bags and a growing shoe collection. Gosh shoes are hard to find! I will be having a good look at Miniatura tomorrow.
Kat's hats are in abundance but I was also lucky enough to find a selection of leather hats and matching bags on Ebay made by a super lady in Holland who was so helpful and friendly. Unfortunately I do not have her details and I have not seen her pieces on Ebay for a while now. Also the very talented Debie of Piskies and Poppets agreed to make me a selection of hats and they make a great display of hats for everyday! Of course I have a lovely owl picture ready to go up from Julia, he looks very comfortable.
This is only a quick show so please don't be offended if I haven't mentioned your items if you can see it in my pictures. As I dress each piece of furniture I will make sure every one's work gets a mention. The shoes especially as I have not found a great way to display them yet.
Well the attic looks like an attic at the moment but it will be a busy work shop with hat-making, dressmaking and maybe a busy elf or two making shoes of course! Plus all the shop's tut of course.
Off to Miniatura tomorrow. I am going to have a long, relatively relaxing tour around the stands tomorrow as I will be husband free. This means I don't have to worry about him crushing stands and old ladies. Bemusedly saying over and over again: " You could buy a real one for that price!". Looking at his watch as soon as the football starts....
Sheer bliss, plus I have a couple of special ladies to meet and bring home with me.
And......surprise, surprise I do not have a list written in stone. Just a few bits and bobs really, I mostly want to do a good reccie for Diagon Alley and will look for really special items from the sellers I usually buy from.
I will take my camera and see if I can get some photos, a lot of the stall holders are a little shy because of copying but I will try.
Hopefully I won't need a boat to get there!