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The Forest at Nighttime

made for scenery

I’ve held off on a fourth installment to my Remembering Hogwarts series for quite a while, and with good reason. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire represents a pretty epic turning point in the series as a whole, so I needed to make sure I could think out a scene that could match that kind of grandeur.

It took me three days to make the set, one afternoon to each part (trees, hills, pathways), which fits neatly atop my dresser.

Having the last week off from work made it easy to squeeze in the craft-time for this project, but there’s a lot more making to do before I can actually follow through with the movie-making.


So I think there’s just going to be a forest on my dresser for a while…



Holiday Finals

made these presents

Skate-O-Rama Diorama


This isn’t the first time I’ve made a diorama (in high school I made them for extra-credit), but it’s the first time I’ve ever gifted one. I crafted this Skate-O-Rama miniature for my bro, with a push-light included and secured to the lid for optimum viewing pleasure. You can’t really see the full extent of paper-skating pleasures I glued together, but the park includes a half-pipe, quarter-pipe, ramp, bowl and steps to kick-flip over and grind on.


I only wish it had traveled better and not gotten (minorly) crushed in my suitcase.


Flaming Mallow

Seeing the cuzins is the best part of Christmas, even though a mere 3 hours of visiting within a 6-month period pretty much bums me out. None-the-less, excitement and happy ensues when we are together and I hope I helped us along a little bit more this year by designing this original ornament just for them.

Bonfires and marshmallow memories… those were the days!!!!


Before and after the year is over I hope everyone can enjoy their days with loved ones and some sunshine.

Like Bigfoot and the Gnome…

Big Foot and the Gnome catch some rays...


Goodbye ’11!!

Christmas Creations: tiny trio

made knick-knacks

These Christmas Cuties were fun to make with a bit more spacial planning involved. It was hard to make the cube(ish) present not a sphere(ish) present. And I probably could have used less wire for that tree… I’ll have to venture for supplies quite soon.

Don’t be fooled by that reindeer, though. It’s not who you think…

That’s Rerun the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Rudolph was around last year. He was just too cute not to make twice.



Coming Soon: remembering hogwarts 3

made a prop


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I’m really a miniature crafter – most things I end up creating are on a very small scale, though through photographic magics, appear a heck of a lot bigger on the interwebs.

This jacket is no exception.

I’ve been heavily focused on making props for my next animated short (Remembering Hogwarts: A Scene from The Prisoner of Azkaban) and debated on whether or not this specific detail was necessary for production.

As it turns out:

It is…                            
Mostly because I REVEL in details – the smaller the better.

And this jacket is tiny: It’s vertical length measures a mere 2 1/2 inches, with an armspan of 3 1/2 inches.

The frayed edges are not a product of the thing being so-darn-small, but are there on purpose. This is a werewolf’s blazer after all, and I don’t think “pristine” is a describer for such a creature’s belongings.

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