Thursday, 31 July 2014

Tick tock!

The last day before the Castlefest event, we went to Lisse yesterday evening to build up part of the booth. Friday morning all the Trolls and decoration will travel with us to fill up the booth with magic :)

The past week was a crazy rollercoaster, the final trolls are sculpted and the last decoration pieces are collected. The house is a horrible mess right now and is crying desperately to be cleaned, woops! :D I've done the last bit of grocery shopping today and am working on some pre-sculpted things to show tomorrow as a demo.

I'm very, very excited for tomorrow!

For those visiting my booth this weekend, here's (red circle) where I will be standing :D 
Feel free to come visit me and say hi!

On sunday the lovely lady of Twinkeling Forest Miniatures, Joyce, will be showing her amazing dollhouse miniature work. She has a Facebook page with her lovely work, it's certainly worth it to have a look!

And finally, 
I want to thank all of you for your support the past couple of weeks, I really enjoyed sharing this process with you and I hope to continue my blog after the summer holiday :)

For now, I'm about to jump into this new big adventure which will be awesome and I hope to share lots of pictures with you guys as soon as possible!

WHeeeee!! Fingers crossed! 

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Baby Boom!

The new clay arrived! Yaaay! *happy dance*
I've accidentally ordered the wrong color, but I was so surprised by the outcome of the baked pieces that I decided that it's my new favorite!
The colors are a lot more vibrant than the color I used before, so that's a plus! 

The past week was a very productive week which flow I hope to continue all the way to Castlefest :D

Last week I finished the Grotto's I was working on, I took them with me to our garden, they seemed to like it! 

These are actually my favorite flowers, I have no idea how they are called in English! I can't seem to find the right name after a google search. They are called "IJsbloemen" in Dutch :)

I've made some Potion bottles, I'm using them as necklaces now, but I may just use them as potion bottles for the trolls, not sure yet :)

The past week and this week are filled with little baby trolls! I made a batch of cocoon babies;

And I'm currently sculpting full body baby trolls. My partner suggested to put them in bird's nests, which I thought was a good idea!
I've bought some coconut fiber, moss, glue and most important, iced coffee (so important!)  to get started. 

After fighting with hotglue and thread for about an hour, this is the end result!

And the second one;

Last but not least, this little friend joined us! He's waiting for new clothing which he will get this week :)

That was it for this week, thank you all for reading! ;)

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Mold Madness!

Sooo yeah, I am out of clay. That was unexpected.. LOL :D 

I'm currently waiting for fresh blocks of clay to arrive in the mail, in the meantime I'm working on a small batch of Grotto's, keychains and Trottles from my remaining resin. 

Almost everything is about to go empty! (Except my ideas and inspiration, whehw!)

This Grotto is about to get sewed together and his hair glued on. Because my glue was empty (REALLY?????!!!) I bought a different type of glue of which I thought it was better, but meh, it doesn't stick anything together, not even my fingers! o_O 

So I need to get a new container tomorrow :) 

These are sealed and almost ready for a body! I need to use gloss on the eyes and teeth :)

Last week almost all of my ordered things are in, except for some decoration on the table, which I expect to arrive around friday :)

Look at this! Whaaaa!!! I never thought it would come this far to actually have my own banner in my hands. It's so crazy and still unbelievable, but it's so awesome!!

My partner also ordered a T-shirt to wear at Castlefest, turned out pretty cute! It's a drawing of Rupert, made by Creepynurse on Deviantart!

Sooo that's all the news I have for you this week. The last weeks are so stressfull but I'll make sure it will be a very magical booth in August! I've spend the past days dressing Trolls, but I'll show that to you guys next time ;) 

Love and a happy week!

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Getting there!

Wheeeeew!! It was a very busy yet fun week!

First, I want to show you how the big doll (Called Nevan now!) turned out!

This is a work in progress picture of one of his gloves. They are so huge they almost fit me!

And here he is! All finished and ready to come with me to Castlefest :D I'll take some better pictures of him soon, these are just quick snapshots with my phone.

I posted a picture of a bottle last week that I wasn't very fond of yet. Thanks to some great advice/inspiration from two readers I decided to try out something fun!

Last week was full of butterflies and toadstools !

I will use the other half of my bottles for making Trottles.

Now that Castlefest is getting closer, I wanted to sketch and try out the decoration of my booth. 

I've made a picture of one of the tiny details I will put down.

 The color of the cloth is going to be black, the measurement of the booth is off because this is just a test to see how it will turn out :)

I finally ordered everything I need to decorate the booth so it will be delivered in time, I'm so excited to see how it'll look all together!

Last weekend we bought new lights for our tent, it looks so magical! I'll take a better picture soon, here we were still in the process of attaching them to out tent ;)

We also went to a amazing garden called "Ampies Berg" in the Netherlands. This is a private garden, started by two brothers, inspired by Austria's nature.

They worked for over 50 years on this and it was so awesome to see! The highest point is about 15 meters ( 49 feet) tall! Everything you see is build by hand, every rock and every flower. Wicked!

So now onto a new week full of sculpting and finishing the last dolls, wish me luck, this is how my desk looks now! @.@

Thank you for reading! :D