Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Woo hoo! My Irish blood is pumped that it's St. Patrick's Day and I'm looking forward to Corned Beef, cabbage, smashed taters and beer. Scrummy.

While I stuff my gob with boiled foodstuffs here's a couple of new spool faeries to take a gander at. I know the wee one is very similar to the last but I swear it's actually a zillion times better :)


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Spool Fairy

It's March Break madness here. Activities have included wading in the stream to build an island, using the back garden as a driving range, doing battle in the front yard. At this moment I'm hiding, stealing a moment away from the kiddo to upload a couple of photos...

I'm a guest designer over at this month (terribly exciting!). Here's a little Spool Fairy I made using their products: Romantic Perfume Labels Collage Sheet, Wood Mini Spool, Tiny Watch Gears and some Black Dresden Borders. The wings are made from dried flower petals!

And with a penny for size reference...

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to run off and try to have a cup of tea before being forced down to the water in my wellies again ;)


Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Spring is in the air... again.

A faerie just fluttered by my upstairs office window. We're all, faerie folk and humans alike, hoping todays mild weather marks the begining of spring and isn't just another tease.

Here are some mossy/lichen-ish pics from around the hill. Those little bright bits of colour are lovely.

P.S. Until March 17th you can get free shipping (US and Canada only) when you purchase a Faerie Specimen with the coupon code ALITTLELOVE.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Bricks and Bark

Another update on the goblins pub. I did the stone work on my chimney, got the grouting pretty much done (though there are loads of touch-ups waiting for attention) and now I'm just waiting for the slab on top of the chimney to dry.

I've also made a big dent in the roof work. I took the dog for a bit of a walk around the property this afternoon and picked up loads of twigs and bark strewn around after the massive wind storm this past weekend.

While doing all of this I'm thinking about what to put inside and where things might lead. I've got a few ideas that I want to incorporate but I've got no idea what the layout will be inside just yet.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Chugging along

More pubby updates...

Not much else done on the interior. I've added the window frames and patched up the ceiling and corners and such. My mind is mulling over all of the details I want to include and where they might fit and how in the heck I'm going to make/get the pieces I need.

A giant chimney on the side of the building. No brickwork on this just yet... maybe this evening.

The exterior walls have egg carton stones but no mortar just yet. Still it's coming along....

Friday, March 02, 2012

Just call me Speedy...

I've started on my next wee house, which will actully a pub not a home. I'm not sure how I managed it but I seem to have done a rather large chunk of work on it. Honestly, things have gone rather well over the past couple of days **knock on wood and blink 3 times**

I used THIS fantastic tutorial for the stone fireplace. The stones are made from egg catons!

The Truth

A short while ago I was asked if I'd be interested in doing an interview for a local publication. After the initial outbursts of "Hells bells!" and "Yee Haw!" I warned the writer that I'm actually rather dull and that most of the story would probably have to be made up for interest sake.

Last night the photographer came over to take snaps to go with the article. D was beside himself, and suddenly became very interested in the work his boring old mum does. I told him that he should document what was going on. Here are some of those blurry photos for your viewing pleasure...

Photog: Just work how you normally would.
Me: Umm, I usually sit on the floor surrounded by mess.

D did manage to get just a few photos taken of himself and I'm certain that's all he'll be talking about on the playground today.

The photographer was disappointed that my studio was so clean which means I now have a valid excuse for keeping the place a mess.

I sure that any minute now someone will discover that I was telling the truth, that there really isn't anything to write about. Someone is bound to say "Who the heck is this chick and why in tarnation are we writing about her?" Until they figure it out, I'll just play along. :P