Category: "The Haunted Heritage"

Ye Olde Taxidermist - Haunted Heritage double feature in Dolls House & Miniature Scene

by brae  

I'm honored to have Ye Olde Taxidermist and the Haunted Heritage both featured in Dolls House & Miniature Scene for October 2019.

As I was going through the old album to send them pictures, I found a photo I liked that I hadn't posted before. :D Isabeau was made by Maya Schippl, and I built the Model T Van.

There's a snippet of the Heritage on the cover.

On the inside, there's a lovely article written by Sadie Brown.

It's always so awesome to see one's work in print. :D

A special thank you to Sadie and Carl at Dolls House & Miniature Scene!

Haunted Heritage photo book

by brae  

I've listed a new item in my etsy shop.  It's a full sized 8" x 8" hardcover book featuring photographs of the Haunted Heritage built and photographed by me.

It has 20 pages of full color photographs showing the exterior and each interior room as well as a bonus image from a Halloween scene done after completion. I have signed the book as well. :]

Skeleton flamingos

by brae  

Who doesn't love a kitschy lawn ornament or three?  :D

Saved from a life as discarded swizzle sticks, these flamingos now have an undead existence in the Haunted Heritage lawn.

I've listed the extras in my etsy shop.  :]

Happy Halloween 2015

by brae  

I missed Halloween with the renovation and move last year, so I wasn't about to let it go this year!  :D  I've set up grandma's fine parlor for some fun.  The dollhouse room has poor lighting at night, so I tried some fancy flash covering work and other tricks of PhotoShop.

I like this photo because the lighting makes it look like a sound stage for a play before the lights go down at curtain time!

That dashing fellow in the photograph seems to take on a different personality if you look really close.

There are many curiosities going on around the room on this fine Halloween day.

I don't think I want to know what this spell is for, though.  :O  With that bottle of arsenic, it can't be good.

But, it's no wonder you get up to no good when you're on a bender of cookies, Absinthe and magic mushrooms.  I would imagine the story about to be typed is going to be a weird one.

These mushrooms are just for show.

It's awfully cool outside, so the fan can be put away for the season.

Is it time for candy yet?  :D

Boo!

Seriously, there's nothing spookier than a curious old sepia-tone photograph.

Can't you just hear a tinny music box playing out of tune?!!  =shudder=  Happy Halloween, everyone!!!  :D

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Notes and credits
The gentleman's photo is a Martha Stewart hologram sticker and it changes to a scary face at certain angles.  It glared with certain light, so Elizabeth Wharton Drexel returned for some of the photos.

Pumpkin with candle by Marikes Magical Minis, fossil trilobite from Wendy's Miniatures, and working clock from Halls Miniature Clocks.  Mortar and pestle from Jane Graber, blank bottles from Mini-Tiques, Wright Guide Miniatures and CW Lubin.  Dandelion by Lamis Minis, typewriter by Shaker Works West, open book by L. Delaney, magnifying glass by Bill, poison and Absinthe from Four Little Walls.  Friedrich the rabbit by micksculptures724, Isabeau the cat by Maya Schippl, the brace back Windsor chair by Weston Miniature, and mushroom specimen case by Tony.  Antique table fan by The Kummerows.

I made ... well, the Haunted Heritage :D ... and the country table, griffin box, skull cookies, mushroom, burrowing owl, bird statue, playing cards, Oly Studio Ichibad Side Table and rustic stool.  Here's the post on the parlor at its day job.

The Haunted Heritage in Miniature Collector

by brae  

First, thank you for all the kind words about Sydney's passing.  It means a great deal to me.  :]

I have news!!!  The Haunted Heritage has not only been featured in the October 2014 edition of Miniature Collector, it made the cover!!!  :D


Miniature Collector, October 2014

I was so excited when the writer contacted me about writing an article on the Heritage and even more excited when Miniature Collector accepted our work.  I had no idea my beloved house would grace the cover.

Many of you also pop over to my sewing blog to see me in my creations, but here I am with the Heritage.  The camera was giving me fits with the autofocus (I was taking the photo solo with a tripod), and I ended up with an "alright already" look on my face.  Oops.  :D

 

I wrote a tutorial for my folding suitcase valet, which is featured as well.  :]

Thank you so much to Renee Biermann for writing a splendid article and to the staff at Miniature Collector for the feature and amazing cover!

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