April 15, 2012

Of hats and dragons

Today I decided to make witch hats. I found a great tutorial that helped me a lot: GardenofImagination's wonderful HAT TUTORIAL. Thank you very much for a great explanation!

These are the hats I came up with

This is the first hat I made. As you can see I got quite a bit of glue on it in places I shouldn't have :P But as a first attempt I think it turned out pretty good. I love how the decorations turned out. 

Second attempt, the fabric was a lot better to work with but I didn't have anything other to decorate it with, since everything I had was black. Will have to get some material in the next few days.

An unfinished hat, still needs decorations. Again, I need to restock :)

These hats will probably be in the upper floor of my Witch's abode (will have to name it someday soon, hehe). As you can see this will be a fantasy witch who has a habit of wearing a different hat every day.
I do plan on making more of these as they were really fun to make!

Next thing is Is. The little dragon I created out of Fimo. I know she's not perfect but I think she's extremely cute and perfect for sleeping on a shelf.

Presenting Is :) And her horns glow in the dark.

Sleeping on a shelf... it's fun making her pose. I tried adding a chain so she wouldn't run away but I just didn't have the heart... And she promised she'll stay home :P

And another project from this weekend.... a shelf unit. They are made from real wood, not plywood and are only 3mm thick. I think this thickness works a lot better than plywood and it's a big difference in general. 

And the shelf finished. It's painted and sanded down to look aged. I did a slightly darker shade this time and I like it way better.
I had my dad cut enough pieces for 3 of these. They will come in handy on both floors. 

And a couple more scrolls for the end. Made from "aged" paper (coffee stained), these will be all over the house so I still need to make a lot more. These are meant to be "everyday notes", the ones from a previous post that are more fancy will be for more important documents.

Well, this is it for today. I had quite a productive weekend, considering I had a ton of other things to do.
And a clue for next post.... I tried making a candelabra..... will see how it'll turn out.

Have a great week everyone!



  1. I like the light colored hat. Very fashionable witch! :D

  2. Found your blog through smallstuff-request and although witchy things are not normally to my liking I love your hats, especially the black ones. Also I think your dragon is adorable.
    It's very hard to believe you are new to miniatures!

    Cindy in San Diego

    1. Thank you for your kind words!
      I truly am new to miniatures, although I've been creating things since I can remember and my parents supported my artistic side :) I've never done miniatures though but I'm really glad I tried.

  3. Your hats are delightful!
    You wanted gears? Are you doing steampunk minis? Try getting old watches from junk shops. You can search watch parts on eBay too.Cogs may be a useful word in searches.
    Good luck