December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas!

Picture of Loverly, a Victrix sculpture by Carol Williams, custom mane and finishwork by myself, Swan sleigh custom made by Bill Duncan, Doll by Keren Gilfoyle-McGroarty, Harness by Corinne Ensor, scene by myself. NAN 2008.

December 12, 2012

Random Picture

Here's a random picture for a Wednesday. 
Taken at NAN 2008.
Hiliariosity, a Matriarch resin by Carol Williams, painted by myself. 
Saddle and bridle by Susan Bensema Young, boots by Corinne Ensor, 
doll borrowed from Liesl Dalpe last minute, 
scenery by myself, and
calf resin by Shannon Mayfield.

November 23, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Better late than never - wishing everyone a lovely Thanksgiving holiday!

September 1, 2012

Labor Day Sale! Hot Deals on Props & DVDs

HUGE Labor Day Sale - Biggest Sale yet on DVDs 

and Props are 10% Off!

DVDs are marked down drastically while supplies last. To order DVDs, go here. Each instructional DVD is listed at $15 each (a savings of $10 each!), and the Reference Collection of 4 photo CDs is marked down to $20 (a savings of $15), the lowest price yet! Regular shipping rates apply, just choose your location from the dropdown box during the checkout screen. CT residents, please click on the dropdown box to include sales tax. Don't miss out - once they're gone, I do not plan to restock any titles and they will be SOLD OUT.

I still have many lovely props for sale on Etsy and for this weekend, I have created a coupon code, LABOR10, to get 10% off any item! (Note: if you want to buy DVDs, I recommend buying them from my website directly to get a better deal - click here for the DVD website).

For these fabulous props go to my etsy store here, and use coupon code LABOR10 on check out to appy 10% off your order. Happy Labor Day! Act fast, the sale ends Monday and all props are first come, first served!

August 8, 2012

New OOAK Props Available in Etsy Shop!

See all the details about each item at the above link. 
And don't forget, the sale on Instructional DVDs ends in just 2 days!
This is the last batch of props I foresee making for sale for a very long time, so don't miss out on these unique and fun props.

August 1, 2012

HUGE SALE on Instructional DVDs - HAPPY SUMMER!

HUGE SALE to celebrate the end of summer - all DVDs are $5-10 off each, the complete collection is $50 off, PLUS get FREE shipping when you buy 3 or more DVDs! 

Sale ends 8/10/2012, while supplies last.

To order go directly to my website to place your order and check out with paypal - or contact me if you prefer to pay with a money order.



July 31, 2012

Breyers at Blackberry Farm

Imagine my delight to find these miniature scale replicas in the Carriage and Farm Museums of Blackberry Farm (see previous posts for lots of photos). I wonder how long they've been there and who made them? Some of the models are flocked, maybe from Reigseckers? Judging by the models used (honey bay FAS anyone?), I think they've been there for many years. :)

July 30, 2012

Blackberry Farm's Blacksmith Shop

In addition to the lovely carriage museum featured in the past several blog postings, Blackberry Farm also offers additional museums, pony rides, a carousel, animals, and other 19th century artifacts,  including this period Blacksmith Shop. We missed the blacksmith demonstration, but I found the assortment of paraphernalia fascinating. The final post about Blackberry Farm is yet to come and you won't want to miss it!

July 28, 2012

Blackberry Farm's Farming Implements and Wagons

Being in Illinois, it is no surprise that Blackberry Farm also has a rich collection of farming implements and farm wagons. Enjoy! Next time, we'll look at the recreated Blacksmith Shop.

July 26, 2012

Blackberry Farm's Wagons, Coaches, and Sleighs

The third installment of the carriages at Blackberry Farms in Aurora, IL. So many lovely and different styles of horse-drawn vehicles! And there's still more, check back again!

Mail Wagon
Peddler's Wagon
2 Seat Swell Body Sleigh (Left) & Montreal Sleigh (Right)
Albany Cutter Sleigh