Friday, August 28, 2015

I'm going to my happy place

So, I sort of lost my mind the other week when I walked past a piece of torn wallpaper.

I'd walked past it a million times before but for some reason this time was the last straw. I started stripping wallpaper, washing walls, plastering, climbing ladders. All this led to painting trim, sewing curtains... basically trying to catch up on things that have been left undone for years. (Still not done BTW)

Why all the fuss?

In a few weeks I have an influx of family visiting. We'll have a very full house including a cousin from the UK, an uncle I haven't seen since I was a kidlet (the brother of the father I have no contact with), perhaps my father in-law, and all of this takes place the same weekend I'm hosting a workshop for 6 awesome kidddos. If I'm ever going to have a nervous breakdown it will be that weekend.

I decided it was probably a good idea to go to my happy place for a while. It so happens that my happy place is a pretty productive atmosphere with happy moons and mossy cottages.

Moon Shrine - Nichola Battilana
Currently listed HERE

Handmade paper clay moon, cottages, mushrooms and ladybugs.

Moon Shrine - Nichola Battilana
Currently listed HERE

A sentiment from a vintage children's book. And THOSE FEET! They're called Demon Box Feet* but I think they're far more like helpful gargoyles.

Moon Shrine - Nichola Battilana
Currently listed HERE

And another... 

Moon Shrine - Nichola Battilana
Currently listed HERE

I love this moons smooshy face :)

Moon Shrine - Nichola Battilana
Currently listed HERE

And some small ones for good measure.

Moon Shrine - Nichola Battilana
Currently listed HERE

Moon Shrine - Nichola Battilana
Currently listed HERE

I feel much better after my romp with glue and glitter and glad to have such a happy, happy place to retreat to.

Moon Shrine - Nichola Battilana
Currently listed HERE

Hope you're all well and good. I miss you.

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13 comments:

  1. Thank you! It was lovely to visit your happy space and once I finish making lunch, a cake and some work I'm going to carve out some crafting time too. Your work just makes me smile when I see it.

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    1. Thanks so much Christina :) Hope your cake was deeeelish.

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  2. Oh my gosh, these are soooooo adorable! Your talent takes my breathe away....

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  3. My happy place the last few days, after burying my brother 2 weeks ago today, has been making dream catchers, one with a darling handmade, (by me), doily and the other............a spiderweb. I'm liking the way they are turning out but they still need a bit of "something".

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    1. I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. I'm sure your dreamcatchers will find their something and result in something lovely :)

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  4. Once again you have made my morning for me! I love your moon's smooshy face too. The Moon is one of my favorite people :) I spend a lot of time here on Pixie Hill de-stressing and dreaming. Thanks so veryvery much for sharing :) :)

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  5. Glad you were able to find some peace and relaxing time! ") Great pieces Nichola!

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    1. ps...best wishes and GOOD LUCK! hugs

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  6. I simply love those .... such talent :-D
    happy place :-D
    diane @ thoughts & shots

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  7. You sound very busy, Nichola, but I'm glad you went to your happy place! : ) The things you create there make me happy when I see them!

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