October 16, 2009
Vintage Black Friday - miniature black dress
Since it's almost Halloween, I figured I'd share the miniature witch doll I dressed, now part of a miniature museum exhibit.
The little witch's dress was made from a piece of vintage black silk. It looked like part of a corset. It had hem lines sewn in it. I reversed it and used the "wrong" side to use as the hem and for a design in the dress bottom.
The hat also is black silk.
See more miniatures at my miniatures gallery.
I will be sharing more Halloween miniatures during the 12 Days of Halloween in Miniature from Oct. 20-31 so be sure to stop back!
** More Halloween Fun:
It’s him vs. them…. Who will win?
Excerpt from THE WITCH TREE by C.A. Verstraete:
What he noticed first was the sound.
Jimmy Grayson lifted his head from the grimy pillow, stared at the open window, and cringed. The onslaught seemed to come from every direction. He placed a hand over his ear to try to block it out. No such luck. High-pitched screeches, nonstop chattering, the endless wall of freaking sound was making him crazy.
In one swift motion, he threw off the dingy, worn quilt, catapulted from the bed, and rushed to the window. "Shut up!" he screamed, not caring how unhinged he sounded. "Shut the hell up!"
Ahhh. A deep sigh escaped him; an appreciation for the quiet filled him. He exhaled in a soft whoosh of air. The muscles in his neck relaxed as the tension left. His eyes closed almost of themselves-then popped open as the cacophony started up again.
The endless, unendurable shrieks, chirps, and chatters surrounded him from all sides like a blanket. With each passing second, the sound from hundreds of blackbirds increased in volume.
** I dare you to read on! Turn the lights low, or fire up the laptop and read THE WITCH TREE. Oh, don’t forget to lock the door!
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