Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Miracle Chicken

My precious little Miracle Chicken in miniature!

1:12 scale, hand carved wood, painted then feathered.

She is the first bird I ever made. For a special display at the Chicago International.

She was a feather footed Buff Brahma. Here you can see her feathered feet.

Thanks for looking :)

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Little piglet

A little 1:12 scale piglet, hand carved wood, painted, then hair was applied.

The hair was a challenge because on pigs, it is quite thin, and I had to make it so the pink skin showed through, but still cover the glue from the section underneath- the previous "shingle".

But it's always fun to teach myself new things, learn and figure out new techniques  :)

Thanks for .looking---

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Today, 17 years ago.... website, Miracle Chicken Urns debuted. Happy Birthday to me :)

I didn't even know what a computer was. But I went out and bought one determined to create a website. I was terrified of it and promptly shut the door to that room. About a month later it was really bugging me, as I am not a quitter. So in I went, sat there and taught myself everything, and 2 months later, uploaded my site!

Below, is the urn that started it all, for my rabbit, Sniffy.

My beloved little Miracle wasn't even born yet when I made this first urn. The website launched when she was 2 years old. I named everything after her, the love of my life.

The urns are hand made of wood, with a miniature figure of the pet, and the name is chip-carved into the top. Everything is custom, I make favorite toys for example, and can put dates too. 

Back then the way to rank in search engines was good relevant inbound links. I worked tirelessly on my links campaign. Wrote to everyone who was linking to my competition personally and asked for a link. I was SO PROUD of myself the day I saw my site ranking #3 on Google! WOW the big time :)

Thursday, March 1, 2018


The first day of March has brought with it the first time I heard my Spring Peepers! Always my favorite time, signifying Old Man Winter loosening his grip :) Even if there is a pile of snow I don't care because I know it won't be long now! 
It has also brought the first signs of things budding out. It is hard to see in the photo but today, everything has begun to bud out. Unfortunately it is also horrendously windy but hey, that's why they call March the kite flying month.
I know it is different the world over, but happy first signs of spring to anyone who may be reading this----