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Saturday, 25 September 2010

Crows on the roof

A witch's cottage wouldn't be a real witch's cottage without crows on the roof (methinks) so as I sat down yesterday to start working on my owl I decided to make a few crows as well.  With better results I may add, therefore I am not going to show you my owl yet. :-)



I was too impatient and took the pictures before I'd finished with them, but the legs still need to be painted black and the glue, if it dries up too messy, I will paint in the colours of the roof.  I have not tried to put feathers on (as I am going to try to do with my owl), because I like them just as they are.  Good enough for me. :-)  (and everyone else I hope) I have been the perfectionist for too long...

I also want to welcome a new follower: Usvis/Kissapiika from Finland at Kissapiian paja.  Welcome and I hope you'll find something of interest on this blog, if not on my other blogs...

Only a short update today.  I am going to try and see if I can make my owl into a feathered friend....

Bye for now

Marion

28 comments:

  1. They're excellent, Marion!
    It's a nice touch - houses seem to be just so much better with creatures, be it birds, familiars or indoor pets.
    I've just finished my lakehouse (as much as our houses are ever finished!) and added a little thrush on the deck :)

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  2. You're right Glenda. I do love creatures in and around my houses, but I'm hesitant with dolls. It's a shame, but Eucalypta (my witch) is still in a box. She's lovely, but I reckon showing her takes away from the cottage (and she's rather tall) It's a real dilemma. Do we get to see a picture of your thrush? ;-)

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  3. I like the crows and can't wait to see the owl. I have always wanted an owl with feathers, it looks rather hard to apply the feathers to lay right.

    Victoria ♥

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  4. You're so right, Victoria. It IS hard. I don't know if I well ever finish/show the owl, but I know now that I will only do a few feathers at the time.... :-)

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  5. Oh! yes!!! the witch house's roof needs crows!

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  6. perfect addition! Love them!
    Jaime

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  7. I love the crows! I made an owl with feathers not too long ago - my first attempt at sculpting and feathering. I followed an online tutorial for feathering a parrot, which interestingly enough helped a great deal. http://www.otterine.com/blog/blog1.php/2010/08/20/whooooo-s-a-cutie

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  8. I feel the same about dolls, Marion. They can be perfect for a scene, but sometimes they can make me feel a little bit excluded when I want to imagine myself in there. I sometimes like to think that the inhabitant has just stepped out :)
    Glenda

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  9. Mooie kraaien Marion!!! Deze zijn in elk geval goed gelukt, maar ik ben ook erg nieuwsgierig naar je uil!!!

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  10. Brae, thanks for your comment. I went and had a look at your cutie and guess what? I have such poor memory. Not only had I forgotten that I had seen it before, but didn't even remember my own comment on your blog. Does it show my age??? ;-) Anyway, you have done a marvellous job. I don't think I will be as successful. First of all I started with black fimo (my original owl was black too) and I didn't do its face to well, but...... I'm going to persevere!
    Glenda, I now regret having bought my witch in the first place and she was one of the most expensive minis I ever bought. I feel I have to put her in the cottage at some stage... :-(

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  11. Hola¡¡¡ es simplemente perfecto.Excelente trabajo¡¡¡¡

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  12. Toll ! Die Krähen sind einfach toll.
    Sie sehen sehr lebendig aus.
    Nina

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  13. Estos cuervos son el complemento perfecto para tu tejado de casa de brujas.
    Volveré para ver la lechuza.
    Besos Clara

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  14. Marion are a wonderful miniaturist!
    Luv your work so much!
    Very encouraging!
    just really luv your crows!lol
    Perfect!!!!

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  15. The crows look perfect on your witche's house. Looking forward to seeing your owl too :0)
    Julia xxx

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  16. The witch house is wonderfully creepy and the crows add a nice touch. I love owls.

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  17. Que maravilloso trabajo, me encantan esos cuervos, enhorabuena!!!
    besitos ascension

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  18. I love your cottage Marion, and the crows. What a shame vultures are a bit big, they look very witchy. Maybe you could make a small vignette for your witch, I am sure she would feel privileged to have something made just for her!

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  20. Your crows are just fantastic !

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  21. I very much like your crows. Cant wait to see the owl as I have a feeling it will be great.

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  22. I think that the miniature crows are cute. They're not cute in real life, they're annoying. I prefer yours.

    See miniature Spanish roof tile for your crows

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  23. A marvelous idea! Never saw such a detail before - it truly caps things off.

    I will become a follower.

    http://clmts-miniatureworld.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi, as I am not able to do a lot on my blog right now I want to welcome you this way as a new follower. Glad you liked the roof scene. :-)

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  24. This is fantastic, especially with the little bird painting detail above the top window. I always take pictures before the work is done. I'm a very impatient perfectionist :)

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  25. I like the crows and can't wait to see the owl. I have always wanted an owl with feathers, it looks rather hard to apply the feathers to lay right.samsung android

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