Wednesday, 18 August 2010

My Diagon Alley Stash Grows......

My next project will be my interpretation of Diagon Alley with a little help from JK and Warner Bros! I have learnt during my short mini life that sourcing the right materials and pieces is not only crucial but extremely time consuming! Completing my first witch project was a real eye-opener. I thought I had tons of pieces in my stash but the house just ate them up and I still have pieces to complete!

So I am starting early with my alley as it will be a very large project with six or seven shops. Here are a few pieces I have been lucky enough to acquire lately. Ira sent me a beautifully coloured open book which will look fab displayed in 'Flourish and Blotts'. Along with this fantastic selection of books from Pear Tree Miniatures both for display and shelves. This is a super site for all sorts of miniatures, I bought a couple of gorgeous 144th houses from them a little while ago.
Then today I received this cute little parcel in the post which when unwrapped contained........
 ...... a creepy, carnivorous plant from Ginko a brand new seller on Etsy who is selling a wide range of miniatures. I was her first buyer and will definitely be checking back.
I have also been buying items from Miss Sally recently who I think has stopped making miniatures while studying and is selling off her final pieces. I just love them they have such expressive faces and although I am not a dog person I could not resist this little chap for my 'Magical Menagerie'.
How cute is he!?
I have also been working on my Witch E.T. Grubb's Emporium when I have had a chance. The trouble is I am not good at choosing the odd hour or two. I like to settle down for a few hours and get stuck in otherwise I find that by the time I have sorted myself out I have used up half and hour. Beginning is not my strong point! I will take some pictures tomorrow to show where I have got to in my battle with grey paint!


  1. Si que estas cargando material para esas tiendas. Es muy complicado por eso es normal que tengas lio mental :)
    Besos Clara

  2. Beautiful minis. I love the plant to bits, its perfectly witchy.
    Nikki xxx

  3. Janice, I love the books you've collected so far, and the dog is fabulous :) Sounds like a huge and very satisfying project!

  4. Love that plant, Janice! Ira's book is wonderful too. I love bazaars and shops and have actually put together 3 stalls / shops for an outdoor bazaar scene but could not find space to display them. Will you have that problem?

  5. I bet you cant wait to start on this project janice, love the wee dog, what a face LOL
    I will be in touch in a few weeks regarding a certain witch or two, am just getting on track and looks like the timing will be perfect !
    julie xxx

  6. Tu proyecto se ve genial, solo hay que ver las maravillas que has conseguido.
    La planta carnivora es una verdadera maravilla.
    Y el perrito me encanta.
    Gracias por los enlaces.
    besitos ascension

  7. Hi ladies, do you find that the problem with beautiful books is the fact that you don't want them in shelves where you can only see the spine! I think I will have lots of small tables and reading stands in my shop so that the books can be seen.

  8. Hi Sans, my alley is going into a bay window which is about ten feet wide and twenty inches deep. I have had the window ledge 'cobbled' in preparation so I should have enough room!

    I also have a very understanding husband!

  9. Hi Julie, I am so looking forward to seeing my girls!


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