Thursday, September 29, 2011

Mushrooms and a sexxy wip

I spent the morning take pics of all the mushrooms growing on our property. We've got at least two fairy circles that are starting to take shape and a bunch of little groups popping up. Much to my husbands delight there are also a few giant puffballs growing. They look like lovely giant moons resting on the ground.

Another surprise I'm sure was planted by the fairy folk - our foxglove and bergamot are blooming again!

You can see more pics here.

I've got a load of stuff on the go right now but it's for a swap so I can't really show it off just yet. Instead I'll leave you with this fellow...

He's been sitting on the shelf for quite a while but is slowly making his way back onto the 'to-do' list. I won't show him all because his arms are terrible and I'm quite ashamed of them :P That said, his legs are fairly manly and he's got a lovely trail of chest hair leading down to his black briefs. He's a bit too sexxy for his own good and is getting quite cocky. I'm not exactly sure where this fellow is headed but I'm thinking he might be a swashbuckling steampunky adventure type. What do you think?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Twitter Hilarity... not really

Folks, if you see this message on your twitter "When I saw this about you i could not stop laughing haha..." PLEASE ignore it! It is not a personal message it is a phishing scam.

The Mottled Bottle and New Listings

I've spent the morning being frustrated.

I hate photographing glass, through glass, near glassy things... really anything to do with the shiny glaring stuff. My photo's are turning out like poo today.


Gah! It's just so small that the camera is picking up the stupid slight mottle on the bottle.

Really, to look at these in real life you can't see it at all. Unfortunately it doesn't do any good to say "Don't worry, it's prettier in real life." when you're trying to sell something online.

I'll have another try tomorrow.

I did get some better shots of the fairy godmother dolls, their personalities are all sorted, and they've been listed in my etsy. Here are some of the new glamour shots.

Mary Primm specialty is keeping teapots warm and is especially good at the minding of manners.

Amelia Chimchinny is especially good at watching over adventurers and daydreamers.
One of her specialties is helping to fulfill destinies.

Isn't that background fantastic?! We bought an old trunk at a yard sale for $5!  FIVE DOLLARS! It's really wonderful and just the right amount of beat up :)

I've also listed some new fairy cupboards on my etsy.

This one in chocked full of little whimsies and is a tad sparkly.
It has a real old skeleton key sitting on top!

It is listed here.

I've also listed this little sewing cupboard filled with things for crafty fairy folk.

It's listed here.

We're going to start holding workshops at our wee Pixie Hill studio and I'm pretty certain that the first one will be a 2 day workshop doing these little cupboards. What fun would it be to work on tiny things with other crazy creative types? I'm really pretty excited about it :)

Anywho, enough bombardment from me today. Keep your fingers crossed for better photo success tomorrow.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Chipping away....

VERY slowly the studio is starting to take shape. The goal is that by the time our open house rolls around this place is going to look like a Yuletide wonderland. I know it's ages away but I'm pretty darned excited about it. Here is the sneakiest of peeks....

We did a craft show this past weekend and the feedback was amazing. I can't begin to tell you how awesome it is to have stern looking little old ladies melt into happy puddles right in front of you. The gal at the Journey Through the Arts Gallery said the feedback there has been absolutely fantastic too. It makes my heart happy.

There's a new make-a-mess prompt over at my Pixie Hill Studio blog. This week we're making a mess for a stranger! Hop over and check it out...

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Shadow Boxes

A couple of pieces I finished up last night. I'll be taking these over to the Journey Through the Arts gallery later today.

I can't believe how much work I've managed to get done this week. There's a bazillion lose ends that need to be tied up, and my house is a complete disaster (I'm actually sort of ashamed of the mess in my studio right now!) but I've had a grand time spending the week just creating and ignoring the dishes.

If you ever have the opportunity to spend a week just making stuff, I highly recommend it. It's good for the soul  :)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Packaging, stickers and tags, oh my!

I've spent the whole of today working on the packaging and tagging of all our items for the craft fair. I can't believe how long it's taken and I've still got a butt load to finish up.

Wish us luck!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

They're done!

I know I said I wasn't going to finish these gals because I've got too much to do but I couldn't help myself.

The one on the far right sort of got out of hand. Her name is Latisha, or Lottie for short. She's a bit of a hussy and definately what you might call 'mental'. She absolutely wanted a cigarette but I refused to make her one. Tisk, tisk! She's not all bad though, so I gave her some wings and orange bloomers.

This is Amelia. She's a bit of an odd duck but quite plucky. She has very fancy legs.

The last two gals haven't told me much about themselves yet but here they are anyway.

My big lug.

These are my boys. Just look how handsome they are! They do make me proud :)

That tall guy in the back is the husband. Honest, hard working and respectable, he's the very definition of a "good man", and the best man I know. I'm a better person for knowing P, and after 19 years together, he still  makes me laugh at the very worst jokes.

Ten years ago today P made me an honest woman.
 I'm glad to be his wife because I can't imagine exploring the world with anyone else.

I loves you smellyhead!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Stuffed noses and dolls

The kidlet was up and down all night. He's got a annoying cold and his nose will not let him sleep.

"Mum, mum, my dose is stubbed" *sigh*

The wee thing is upstairs right now, even though it's Tuesday at 9:51am and he should be in class. I am grateful I can keep him home and not worry about a sitter. I am not grateful that I can hear him cheering because he's beaten the high score on one of his games.

I've been working on some dolls to take with me to the craft show this weekend. I've managed to finish one.

I'm starting to feel like I don't know my elbow from my bottom, so I might just take this gal and leave the others for Christmas. This way I can attempt to finish the other bazillion things that need to be finished instead. *another sigh*

Here are a few detail pics of the gal above. What do you think her name is? She hasn't told me yet.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Little moon shrine

"Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always to try to be a little kinder than is necessary?"
J. M. Barrie

1.75" x 4" - Paperclay, moss, snail shell, stones, pinecone, ribbon, glitter
Available in the etsy shop

Saturday, September 17, 2011


Our wallets are empty and things have been pretty damned tight lately, still, we know we are blessed.

Our girls give us fresh eggs daily, and are kind enough to consider our leftovers treats.

Our pumpkin harvest wasn't all we thought it would be, but it's plenty for us.

Our sauce is made, our salsa preserved, our soup is cooked... and still there are MORE tomatos.

It looks as though we'll be buying potatoes sooner than we had hoped...

... but we never expected a sweet potato harvest at all!

Our garden so overflowed that we shared the harvest with our neighbours.

We even had one or two of visitors to the garden...

"When my bankroll is getting small,
I think of when i had none at all,
and i fall asleep counting my blessings"

Wise words Bing.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wishy Salt Fortune Catcher Things

Do you remember those folded paper fortune thing-a-ma-bobs? I thought about making some to take to the craft fair we're going to in a couple of weeks. My husband said they are called "Cootie Catchers". Apparently they are also called "Salt Cellars".  I prefer "wishy fortune catcher things" though it doesn't quite roll off the tongue does it?

Anywho, here's what I came up with...

And because I like ya, here's the pdf to print your own.