Welcome to Wizards and Wands. My blog dedicated to the residents of my miniature village and houses. Here you will find tales from the characters in my 12th scale houses and shops and some of my favourite miniature wands and possessions. A little bit of fun from a magical, but rainy Wales x

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Bloomin Awful Florists!!

Welcome to 'Bloomin Awful Florists'

This little florsits is still under construction in that it needs an 'outdoor' space and some shelf filling, but as its been such a long time since I last updated this blog, I decided not to wait any longer. 

So welcome to my latest witchy project,' Bloomin Awful Florits'  the latest addition to my witchy Village:  Hazel Hill

If we peek through the door of the little florists, we can just see .....

Morag has been looking after plants for many years now, but still hasn't quite got the hang of it. In fact, poor Morag is guilty of spending too much time eating birds nest soup and bread and not tending to her plants!

Morag would firmly deny this though and blames the untimely die back of her poor plants on slugs!
So everday, she takes her cane and goes 'slugbashing' Luckily, the slugs are wise to her ways now and they stay out of her little shop!

Morag has a couple of little helpers in the shop; Milly and Molly, who take care of the little withered plants and cast little magic spells to restore them to their full beauty when a prospective purchaser comes along. 

If you peek through the window again, you can see some of the fresh green leaves from restored plants

But don't tell Morag is was Milly and Molly who looks after the plants, that's a little magic not to be shared :)

Thursday, 2 January 2014

The 'Littlest toyshop' and a Happy New Year

In the lead up to Christmas, I had a little break from my 24th scale adventure and did some work on my 12th scale  'Littlest Toyshop'

I used a shop box kit which I had decorated previously and I added some barewood shelving which I painted to coordinate with the walls.
After adding some tiny picot trim to the shelf edging (not something I enjoyed or would recommend as it soooo fiddly) I then started the fun part of adding toys :)

Over the years, I have collected quite a few toys with the aim of one day doing a toyshop project, so it is lovely to see them all unwrapped and sitting in their very own little shop. Florence, my lovely old lady stands behind the counter with her cup of tea in her pink china cup.
My little collection of bears sit proudly beside and in front of the counter and over the years, I have collected a couple of lovely needle felted bears....

....... and a crochet bear.

This is the shop as it looks today and I am very pleased with how it has all come together. There is also a little space left for some tiny toys which I will no doubt continue to pick up along my way at dolls house fairs :)

Getting these out has inspired me to plan a new project and in 2014, I will begin renovating an old shop purely for Bears. I will share my progress here as I jump between my and 12th and 24th scale projects.
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and I wish you a Happy New Year
Julia  xxx
Florence and 48th scale hedgehog and mouse by The Giddy Kipper
Clown Mariotte by Julie Campbell Dolls