Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A door

We spent the whole evening driving around for supplies for a little idea that was bumping around in my brain. What I thought would be a very simple, quick, super cute project has now been abandoned. Who knew  it would be so hard to find 18" lattice! Ah well, thank the heavens for the sudden appearance of this little door.

The door was noticed this very evening at the base of one of my favourite trees on the hill. It's a very old Black Locust tree with wonderfully gnarled bark. Sometimes I have to do a double take when passing it as I'm sure there's a wise old face or two staring back at me!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Strange things are afoot!

This week will be mostly devoted to'uncovering' all the fairy haunts on our hill. I managed to get some work done yesterday and found a hobbit door which was sneakily hidden under a patch of long grass.

Tonight after dinner I was delighted to find several little pixie houses had sprouted on the old stump under an old gooseberry bush.

Uncovering all these unbelievable finds is quite contagious. After a little bit of photoshopping I've turned a snapshot taken by my son into this...

... and am bound and determined to convince him that it wasn't a regular old rabbit he captured a photo of, but was a jackalope!

I bet he wavers for about 3 seconds then rolls his eyes at me.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

A Fairy Fort

Today I went to the local library and showed off one of my latest pieces to a bunch-o-kidlets.
It's made from paper mache boxes available from Alpha Stamps. Aren't the little windows fabulous?! They're made of resin and available here. Definitely one of my new favourite products.
It's after 1 and I'm just this very moment having my first cup of tea. Honestly, I'm not sure how I've functioned up until this point so I'll leave you till tomorrow when I'll be posting another project I've been keeping under my hat! 


Friday, July 27, 2012

You're Invited & More Merry Moons

There she is. Your official invite to poke around Pixie Hill on August 4th. Hope you'll come and have a scoop of ice cream ;)

These past couple of days have been spent, mostly, preparing files for printing cards and things... rather boring computer stuff really. Although, I have been making fairy spying wands and a few new little shrines too.

Just look at that cheeky moony face :)

Today it's bits and bobs, tomorrow I'm teaching kidlets at the library, next week it'll be full on 'fairy tour' work. Fingers crossed that it all comes together in the nick of time!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Chugging along

A few pics, proof I've been working hard and not at all sitting on my bottom eating bonbons all day (as much as I'd like to.)

Some fairy houses almost ready for installation on the 'fairy tour'.

The wee folk have been into my sewing stash again!

New towns are popping up everywhere.

And I've finally lost my mind and given a town in a teacup it's own little cottage in an acorn cap ;)

Here's a few pretty pics from the garden. They fib a little because there's just a patch of flowers here and there at the moment, but one day I will have a whole meadow of pretty things.


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Freshly plucked...

Another quickie today...

Just finished up a fresh batch of mandrake roots.

They are quite a bit larger than any of the previous roots I've done... but they're just as grumpy ;)

Monday, July 16, 2012

Fortune Tellers, Gypsies and Exploding Children

Another quick post before my kid explodes from boredom. I don't know if that can actually happen but he seems pretty sure it will if I don't entertain him pretty soon

This month's theme over at Alpha Stamps is Gypsies! Hurrah! Yippie skippy! Wait until you see all the gorgeous stuff my fellow design team members made. And why not hop over and check out the details for the truly fantastic Gypsy Fortune Teller Swap they're hosting. Seriously. You won't forgive yourself if you don't.

Here's one of the projects I completed with the lush gypsy images from Alpha Stamps...

My favourite bit are the rusty crusty nails.

Anywho... gotta run before the kidlet loses his mind. Apparently we're spending the afternoon recreating the Highland games in the back garden! Please keep your fingers crossed it's an injury free event ;)