Many thanks to everyone who stepped up with some lollipop tips following yesterday's post. I have been trawling through model railway sites, inspecting my hair brush and looking at florist wire. Checking out new sites for 'other' modellers/crafts is always a very dangerous excercise. I soon became immersed in all the products available to a model train enthusiast so many of which are suited to the miniature hobbyist's world but I was very good and resisted!!
The thing about the lollipops is I feel the sticks have to be white or wooden but really they could be any colour, it's just in my mind lollies have wooden or white sticks!! Sad person that I am.
Nikki Rowe has recently been working on producing her very own faux leather that can be cut with scissors, painted and glued leading to her making a few pieces of luggage. When I saw these two pieces I thought they would be fabulous for Slug and Jiggers as travelling potion cases.
The round one is perfect for the travelling witch's beauty necessities and the larger might well be used by a mobile potion maker. I have an idea they would look very effective as window displays. wonderfully grungy in every way!!
I couldn't resist this cupcake board either and was delighted to see the two eggs sitting in the bowl like two little balls of sunshine. This board will go in my printer's tray with my other clay treasures. Filling it up a piece at a time!
Then how could I resist this little chap? Purchase number two for my new project!!
I have been looking for hand charms recently for door knobs so when I came across this it seemed like a must buy item. The spooky coat hanger was made by Heevis Miniatures.
So having made two purchases for its shelves and dreaming lollipops here is stage one....
......the very rough drawing plans for Hogmeade's Honeydukes with very basic measurements and absolutely no scale at all!!
I am now going to make a cardboard scale model using my measurements to see if it actually works. It is the roof that poses the biggest problem. It needs to be pitched at a very steep angle and be hinged to open. I don't have the woodworking tools to do anything too fancy with the MDF so I am not quite sure how I am going to get the roof to sit flat.
Looks like I will be dreaming roofs tonight!!