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The Poison Room, New Minis, Free Skulls!

Filed under Art Projects, Beads, Collector's Room Kit, Giveaways, Halloween, Lora Mahaffey, Miniatures, Sale, Shadowbox/Room Box

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Lora’s project that are still available on the new site.

New FREE GIFT with All Orders through Monday, June 5th!

Bowl of Skulls FREE Gift Kit! I was inspired by Lora Mahaffey’s new artwork (see the little bowl of skulls under the table?), and put together this skull-filled mini kit!

It includes (of course) a little wooden bowl (also used in Lora’s artwork), plus all of these skulls (like a sampler pack of small skulls!):
Tiny White Turquoise Skull Bead (in Lora’s art, too)
Small Resin Skull Bead
White Turquoise Skull Beads – 12mm (the larger one in the bowl)
3D Skull Charm – Bronze
5/8 Inch Bronze Skull & Bones Charm

FREE with All Orders through Monday, June 5th! Psst! See next paragraph (all of the skulls in the gift kit are on sale!)

TWO Related Sales!
Halloween Beads & Halloween Charms are on sale for 40% off!

The sale ends MONDAY night, June 5th!

80 to choose from! Like the Bat Charms and Ceramic Grim Reaper Beads shown.

Halloween Beads
Halloween Charms

I love seeing all the projects the Design Team has been making with the Small Frame Shadowboxes. And Design Team Member Lora Mahaffey’s The Poison Room is no exception!

Lora has a zillion tiny things inside that tiny shadowbox. And a great story about her project. AND a tutorial on how to make that custom bookshelf that’s at the top of the “room”.

Last year I read a number of books by Alan Bradley in a series called the ‘Flavia deLuce Mysteries’. Clever, witty books written with a precocious child as the main character. At an early age Flavia discovered her great uncle’s forgotten old poisons laboratory at the top of the huge crumbling family estate. By the time she was 12 she was putting poison ivy oil in her older (and beastly) sisters lipstick and solving crimes with Scotland Yards finest.

This little ‘Poison Room’ was inspired by Mr. Bradley’s snarky pre-teen heroine, Miss Flavia deLuce.

Looks like someone is not the best housekeeper and who doesn’t need a large economy-sized bottle of Chloroform?!

And all the hand written journals on Venom, Toxins, Acids on the shelf above… some excellent bedtime reading.

And what about the slightly creepy skeleton guy peeking around the corner? Is that the mastermind? An experiment gone wrong? Or just some really skinny Boo Radley type hanging out in his favorite room…

Read more (and see more photos, and that shelf tutorial!) in Lora’s blog post. And scroll down to enter the Giveaway drawing and you could win lots of items from Lora’s supply list.


Hooray for the The Poison Room Giveaway!

So many tiny things to choose from! I decided to concentrate on this small area to pick out what is included in today’s Giveaway:
– Bronze Teacup & Saucer Charm (a poisoned cup of tea?)
– Corked Vials (Set of 9!)
– Little Potions Collage Sheet
– Tiny Magic Books & Potion Labels Collage Sheet
– Mini Mason Jars – Set of 3
– Pewter Measuring Spoons
– Simple 1:24 Table
– Tiny Wooden Flower Pot
– Set of Miniature Books

Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Lora’s artwork, which will show you the subset in the Giveaway!

Bonus: I’m including one of the new Vintage Fluff Clear Jars, as I think they’d be a good size match for the items Lora used!

And I’m also including one of the Bowl of Skulls FREE Gift Kits! (Psst! It includes one of the Tiny Wooden Bowls AND Tiny White Turquoise Skull Beads Lora used in her artwork.)

To enter The Poison Room Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY, June 2, 2017)!

And tell me: What will you make with the goodies in the prize? And what will you add that’s not included?

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter (and JUNE KIT)!

Hey, who won the Parfumerie Shadowbox Giveaway? That would be Shera Paramore! Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

Posted by Leslie, June 1st, 2017

55 responses to “The Poison Room, New Minis, Free Skulls!”

  1. I think I would do a room very similar to your poison room.

  2. Traci says:

    What a great poison room-I love the idea and would make one too but I have to add a few cats to my room as they go where I go. >^..^<

  3. Debbie Overton says:

    I love all these minis! This would be so fun to create!

  4. Betty geist says:

    I’m doing a album
    Everything in perfect for what I’m doing
    Love all the little books
    You can used any if this items for a Halloween
    Love it all

  5. Karen says:

    I think a cobweb and spider up in a corner would be a creepy (I really don’t like spiders) addition. Or a bat?

  6. Michelle G says:

    I love this! I think I would do something similar, or a witches room, or wizards potion room, add some wands or hats.

  7. Barbara Milton says:

    I would definitely make a similar poison room adding an aged frame with various poison symbols on it. Mounting it on the platform I would add the look of a tree behind, so I might look like a treehouse. Fun!

  8. Nancy E says:

    I think I’d do a very similar room. Just love all the minis!

  9. Catharine says:

    Of course I will gather my toads and eels. I’ll let them hop and slither about the realm! Wonderful loot!

  10. Jean Marmo says:

    THis is so fun! I would make something similar even though it kind of freaks me out:)

  11. I love these I would make a diorama

  12. Jennie Ingram says:

    OMG, I LOVE this! Not to be a copycat, but I would totally do a poisoner’s room too. Absolutely love the macabre idea. 😀

  13. Mindy W says:

    I would incorporate everything into my large alchemy lab, it’s all perfect!

  14. Patti Gwyn says:

    Love the Poison room. So many things you could do. Definitely include a little skeleton in there.

  15. Julie says:

    Wow! Such an amazing little room. I will have to check on those books. The bowl of skulls is my favorite. I’d love to recreate the room just adding a black cat!

  16. Kat Cashwell says:

    love this but I would add a newly deceased body who drank the poison!

  17. Lynn Fox says:

    Nothing…I’m not sour grapes, but I never win, no matter how many times I’ve tried. I hope, but I guess I’m just unlucky.

  18. Jen R says:

    I think this is one of my favorite pieces by Laura! I would definitely do similar, but I have a small dimensional skelly I would add!

  19. Jo says:

    Love this idea! Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. Susan M L says:

    I would do a poison room, adding a mutant rat or mouse and a window on the back wall with a view of a dark forest.

  21. Lou Anne says:

    Love the poison room. It needs some spiderwebs.

  22. Anne says:

    I would add the finishing touches on my witches apothecary.

  23. Roe says:

    I’d try to do a chemistry lab. (A crazy chemist, of course)But I would also add the little drink shaker that you used a couple weeks ago with the wire coiled to the lid. That would be right at home in my lab

  24. Kimberly says:

    I’d make an abandoned poison room so so mold and moss would have to be added!

  25. Dennis L says:

    I would try something along the lines of a witch’s potion room.

  26. Vera Collier says:

    Love it just the way it is!

  27. Denise Bryant says:

    Right up my alley! I’d add these to my Halloween shadowbox I am working on! I have some items saved up for it already, including some jack o’ lantern cupcake toppers that are vintage.

  28. Randi says:

    I, too, am a big Flavia fan. Brilliant idea to make Flavia’s work room. I’d make it bigger with more scientific equipment and more furniture. I really want that griffin table from a few weeks back.

  29. Margaret D says:

    A Fillorian herb room! With a least a few poisons. This is just great I love the poison room!

  30. Kay H. says:

    Wow, I just love, love, love the poison room. All the little details make it so amazing.

  31. Victoria Sturdevant says:

    I would make a shadowbox with Halloween photos of my grandchildren. I would add the photos with some marker tinting.

  32. Janet T says:

    I love the poison room idea. Ihave a little black cat figurine that I would have to include.

  33. Karen Mallory says:

    I would love to make a potion room! I think I might add spiders and webs to make it more creepy for Halloween!

  34. Gretchen says:

    Perhaps a visual tribute to Flavia De Luce from the
    Alan Bradley series. A would be evil genius who loves
    Chemistry and finds her older sisters so trying.

  35. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    OMG, the poison room is fantastic. I’m not sure I could improve on it, but I’d be willing to try. Thanks for the opportunity.

  36. K Toews says:

    I think it needs to be a monk’s cell manuscripts added

  37. Kim R says:

    Also loving the POISON room! I see a mad scientist in my room!

  38. Carla says:

    Lobe the poison room! Would have to do so very similar!

  39. Lynne says:

    I would use the items for my potion room and add the black resin cat that I recently ordered.

  40. Marykay chisum says:

    I adore the little skeleton die cuts and would add them as the busy workers in the poison shop!

  41. Mary Mac says:

    Just love the poison room, I would add a few cobwebs.

  42. Barbj says:

    Love the bats! the poison shop rocks!

  43. Megan Warren says:

    Perfect Cabinet of Curiosities with a few add ons

  44. Carolyn says:

    Oh, that tea cup would be perfect to poison some unexpecting character. Love everything.

  45. Barb macaskill says:

    My oh my! Love all the tiny bottles and vials in the Poison Room! The bowl of skulls is devilishly awesome and the Poison books and extra large jar of chloroform ROCKS! I think there is everything that you would need to cause lots of mayhem and confusion! A delightful little scene that is spookarific! TFS!

  46. Diana bittaker says:

    I love it all! Would love to create this little room but include a sitting skeleton looking over the poison books with glasses on!!

  47. LeAnn says:

    I would recreate the poison room. The only thing I would add is a few more poisoness plants.

  48. Kitty T says:

    I think i would make a mini supply room for my Wiccan spells and rituals.

  49. Lisa T says:

    I am recently getting into altered also I’d tins and these would work great for a Halloween project. Thanks for the chance to win.

  50. Wendy Ramsey says:

    A much darker version of the poison room.

  51. Carol Slowik says:

    As soon as I saw the bottle of arsenic it reminded me of the play “Arsenic and Old Lace.” So, I would recreate mine with the old play in mind.

  52. M. C. Sparks says:

    Need a poison room to go with my Collectors Room…they are loving that at work!

  53. Barb says:

    Love the dark humor in this scene…..also love the use of mixed scales.

  54. Jan K. says:

    I would make a spooky diorama. There are so many yummy things in this!

  55. Susan S says:

    I really like that the poison room is so subtle. It seems like a nice little gardener’s niche – but after you look closer… you might want to back away slowly. Like the peek-a-boo skeleton a lot.