Friday, May 20, 2011

New book design

This is a new book design for all fans of witches and wizards out there. It has the same size of all my books, but this one has parchment pages - real parchment, not dyed paper. The cover mimics the look of a dragon skin, and a claw or fang holds the book closed. And it can be opened, of course!
This design had been running around in my head for some time, and yesterday I was able to bring it to reality :)
Hope you like it! It is already available in my shop.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

New Apothecary cabinet

Already up for sale, a new Apothecary cabinet for your miniature setting.
As usual, it includes everything you see in the pic, including a metal microscope and a hand sculpted mortar and pestle imitating granite.
It is available in my shop.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

New designs for the shop

It's been quite sometime since I had time to create something entirely new... Actually, the idea for these came after the "holy trinity" set, and it's specially made for fans of gardening and witches or wizards settings. It is a compilation of drawings of real plants:

This set includes wolfsbane, vervain, belladona, hellebore and digitalis.

And this one has fly agaric, sage, bergamot, wild Angelica and dragon's blood.

They will be up for sale in my shop in a couple of days. Also, be prepared for some new miniatures made by my mom. She will have her own special corner in my shop, so stay tuned for her designs. The first mini up for sale will be a set of suitcase and two bags, made from real leather!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Vintage apothecary in my bathroom

Being in a new house sometimes gives us the opportunity of doing something new with old household items.

I took advantage of this wonderful idea of Cathe Holden, and turned my ordinary red towels in something out of an antique apothecary:

The labels got plenty of time to dry (2 months - I made them before we left the US, and they came with the move by sea), and they have hold up well in the washer; I do not have dryer here, so I don't know how well they could stand a dryer cycle. By the way, if you ever do this, be very careful not to stain the labels with toothpaste; I had a small drop falling in one of the labels and the ink got a bit smeared. It's barely noticeable, but better be safe than sorry.

I also used empty glass coffee containers - gift of my mother-in-law - to make some apothecary jars; labels made by Sligtly Off Center:

The small one I got at the equivalent of a Tree Dollar Store in Spain.

It's funny, I never thought I would miss crafting so much...

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A new corset!

See this? Like it? It's my new corset!!

My dear mom gave it to me as a welcome gift. It arrived yesterday, and it is absolutely divine! It comes from Corsets UK, another fabulous and affordable place to get your corsets. I can not wait to wear it. I think it is going to become my favorite...

By the way, I made a video review of one of my corsets; if you want to take a look it is here.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The shop is open!

I am happy to announce that Kaleidoskopic Romance is open again!

It's been a long wait, but today a new era begins. I have actually began a couple of new designs, which will be up for sale very soon. Have some patience while I fill the shop, since it's almost empty.

As always you are welcome to write, ask any questions, or commission a custom made design. If you have a favorite item that sold, let me know and maybe I can do it again for you.

See you on Etsy!