Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Bernese Mountain Dog puppy

My latest piece is this little Bernese Mountain Dog puppy. 
Hand carved with every attention to detail. 

Those big puppy paws that he will eventually grow into feature carved toes, nails, and paw pads.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Ginger cat

I had a lot of fun making this kitty! As I've said before, I like to actually do the striping with fur, not by brushing on stripes.

It is fun to gradually come out of one color of fur and blend it into the next. Of course, it is also quite maddening :)

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Little baby bunny rabbit

Adorable baby bunny rabbit! Is he shy or just washing his face? Super realistic, hand carved and furred with every attention to detail.

He is sure to make your miniature setting come alive! On ebay until April 12th.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Mischevous little raccoon

This little raccoon is going to get into mischief! Very realistic yet adorable with carved toe and fingernails. Life filled eyes. Hand carved with fur applied. I love to do the shading with the actual fur like real animals and not brush on anything.

Yup, there he goes, looking to get into the trash!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Boston terrier

My latest piece is a 1:12 scale Boston terrier. It is hand carved and furred with every attention to detail, including toes with nails, paw pads.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Kilmouski & me

Hello blog friends. I've decided to do a post here because many friends and followers are also friends and followers of Catherine and her blog Kilmouski & me. She is in the hospital with ruptured appendix which became dangerously infected and abscessed to the point where she was literally just hours away from death. Still not out of the woods by a long shot, but I think all her friends should know. Please keep her in your thoughts and hopes for a speedy uneventful recovery...

These pictures are some off her amazing work.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Scare-dy cat!

HA! This kitty is afraid of a little squirrel. His back is arched and his hair is all on end down his back and tail :) The little scene is 1:12 scale. The animals are hand carved then furred.

Well the little squirrel is not backing down!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

1:12 scale Sabots

I ran across this beautiful sign online and noticed the wooden shoes, as I had made a couple of pairs previously. I hadn't thought they were anything but Dutch. So I looked into the French shoe of this type. They are known as Sabots.

This pair of hand carved 1:12 scale miniature Sabots replicate a pair from the late 1890's. They are carved from Cherry wood with real leather straps.

    Sabots were worn by the lower class throughout Europe. Peasants were so highly associated with sabots, that eventually, the term "sabot" became a slang name for the country peasants. During France's Industrial Revolution, the peasants were called from the fields to work in the factories when all the city folk went on strike. The sabot-wearing peasants did not know how to properly work all the modern machinery, which is when the term "saboteur" became slang for "to bungle a job" and the word "sabotage" described the act damaging of something, which the peasants inevitably ended up doing to the equipment.

Below are the pictures I worked from:

I found several pictures of French wood shoes as a collectible in a current day setting.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Brown tabby cat

My latest piece is a hand carved, furred brown tabby cat.

Has carved toes and paw pads, and very life like eyes.

For sale on ebay til the 8th. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Little Red squirrel

This little guy is very realistic, yet cute. He is hand carved then the fur is applied. 
He's just young. He will make any outdoor setting or scene! On Ebay til the 18th. Don't want to miss this auction :)