Off to see the Wizard?
23 December 2012
If you're one of those people who quite likes to create your own festive decorations, you'll love the ideas behind this Wizard of Oz Christmas Tree
It's a miniature creation but has some superb elements taken from the Judy Garland film.
and take a look at the pictures: there's a flying monkey, a wicked witch, portraits of the stars - and more!
It's the latest update on a blog that usually concentrates on Harry Potter themes, so could be well-worth a flick through the archives!
Three-year project brings Wizard Kelm Castle to life
8 November 2012
First-time dolls' house modeller Tony Middleton has created a fantasy castle that's a masterpiece by any measure.
Tony, from Cambridgeshire, built Wizard Kelm Castle from Dolls House Emporium properties Cumberland Castle, the East Wing and two Gate Houses.
The project took him three years and a chunk of cash. he says: "It's cost me more than I paid for my own first house!"
Inside are a labyrinth of rooms, including kitchen, dining and bathrooms, a witch tower with a suite of rooms, as well as the wizard's tower, complete with a laboratory and
Tony, retired after 50 years as a toolmaker and engineer said: "Ever since I was little I've collected models of witches and wizards. I saw a wizard's bookcase on Ebay and bought it - I don't know why!
"My daughter came round and asked me what i was going to do with it - and she suggested building a dolls' house to put it in.
"I'm a metal worker. I'd never worked with acrylic paint, didn't know what air drying clay is or anything like that. It's been a massive learning curve."
He started on October 9, 2009 and recently completed the work.
And guess what? He's so bitten by the bug he's invested in a Stratford Bakery to turn into a witch's cottage!
Here are the detailed pictures of the inside. If you hover your cursor over the image it will explain which room is which - if you need any help, that is!
And last, but not least, here is Tony with Wizard Kelm Castle. Well done Mr Middleton!