Wednesday, August 29, 2012


"Eat, drink and be SCARY"

It's coming.  Halloween IS coming.  I know this because the great, fat spiders are busy building great fat webs.  Huge webs.  The Halloween kind of webs that get in your hair when you inadvertently walk into one.  The kind that are so beautiful you want to press them between two pieces of glass and save the creepy forever.

I know I am rushing the season but I can feel  the spooky coming on.  And for a creator of miniatures that spooky and scary gets into the miniature work.  I am busy at work getting ready for the IGMA Show but I am distracted by all the ghostly things that could be made in miniature.
So in honor of the harbingers of Halloween and the Day of the Dead, my friends the spiders, I made up this poor mourning mother pushing her poor baby for eternity in it's carriage.  Unable to accept the loss of her child, she died of grief.  But not before she wore herself thin and wretched walking the baby to the ends of the earth.
1:12 scale Mourning Mother

I know this is not for the faint of heart but the idea was suggested to me by one of my sick customers and I love her for the brilliant idea.  If you really hate this let me know and I'll give you her name.

"Halloween wraps fear in innocence, as though it were a slightly sour sweet.  Let terror, then, be turned into a treat..." Nicholas Gordon

Great mourning outfit, don't you think?

And yes, folks.  IT'S A CANDY HOLIDAY.  What's better than that?
And what's your favorite part of Halloween.  Tell me below.

Yes, she is one of a kind.  Thankfully.


  1. BWAHAHAAA ! Well done, Patricia ! I do love that eyeball....
    I was already counting on you to come up with grisly thingies for Halloween again, so am looking forward to see what your brain and hands will turn out next !

  2. This is great! My favorite thing about Halloween is everything! It's all about fun and there is no pressure like Christmas

  3. This is brilliant. Absolutely perfect! Just the thing I needed to feed my Halloween itch this morning. :)

  4. I looooooooooooove her. Great story. Where did you acquire the carriage? I must have it!

    1. I realize this is LONG past answering, but the carriage is by the Robersons. IN the UK. Their work comes up on eBay all the time.

  5. Thanks, Elly. I know you are a kindred spirit!!!

    Thanks everyone for the comments.

    And Bell and Crow, the carriage is an artisan piece that lost its way. I will try and find the artist's name for you.

    1. It is truly creepilicious and I must have it for my haunted "Garth Manor". Any info you can dig up would be deeply and madly appreciated.

    2. I asked the person who sent me the carriage (because it was sun damaged and faded and she figured I could use it) - She got it in England years ago and thinks it was made by someone named Robertson. Those Brits do make amazing prams as they call them. I know similar are out there and come up on eBay from time to time.

      I did bash it up some more. Painful to do but hey, we do what we have to.

      Checked out your blog. I have a haunted house too. With cemetery, boggy pond, dead trees. You must have been my sister in another life. :)

  6. She is fabulously creepy!!! This is such an awesome scene---

  7. très bien réalisé, beau et TERRIFIANT travail !!!

  8. Empty eye socket and a manic grin - what's not to love!
    That pram is likely a Roberson - no T - not sure they are stil in business.

  9. Thanks, Sally. Yes, that must be it. Roberson.
    And thanks for 'loving' this.

    Ghastly Grins.

  10. Bwahahaaaa!! It is great Patricia !!! I always love what your phantasy will come up with.


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    1. Thanks, Welcome. Awesome name. So friendly :)