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Friday, 29 January 2010

Chimnea or Chimineas?

Chimnea or Chiminea? Not sure which of these two spellings to use for what i'm making... perhaps both even!
Anyway, here is a few pictures which have inspired me.




I'm just at the start really with these, and the top part still needs to be shaped and then baked again. I would like them to look whirly and whimsical. Hope it works!


The cast iron style chimnea in the top picture is the look i would like for all three of these, and hoping it works. Yet not so smooth and quite rough, just perfect for a messy witch, lol! They will also be filled with hot glowing coals.
Then i think a small (ish) bubbling cauldron on top of the coals, over spilling with some gruesome concoction.


Its very late and should be in bed but couldn't resist staying up and starting them. Hopefully tomorrow they wll be finished.

Have kind of lapsed the last few day with miniatures. Facebook and Scrabble (also on facebook) have drawn me in their clutches, and held me tight the last few days. I really need to escape from there and have just two games left to play, and then i'm out! I mean it... i'm out of there! It does me no good, and it's not as if i have won many games, lol. Those scrabble player pros are just too good for me!

Off to sort the whirly tops and put the oven on, then perhaps some sleep.

Oh yes, i promise i will pop back with pictures of the baking tables when complete. I am waiting on some glass and can't get them finished until it arrives.
Plus will show you all my other minis ive started and never got back to showing complete. I'm terrible as always and keep starting new minis, but at least with so many almost complete in the end i'll have a whole batch to show.

Nikki xxx

Here's my fave song at the moment. They always change but i cant stop playing this one. Ray Charles - I Can't Stop Loving You - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wattjJtPT80

And heres one of my fave songs ever. I also love the video somebody has made to go with this from their childhood. Its beautiful!
Kate Rusby - Fare Thee Well - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eS_BlryH1BQ&feature=related
If ever i'm stuck for something to make or dont feel creative, i play this and like magic something happens, like the Chimneas that were made to this one. But i also love everything she sings, check her out on you tube if you like folk.

17 comments:

  1. I love them all! Can't wait to see what you come up with! :D I'm sure it will be great!

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  2. Love that they're whimscal!! Did you see the one I made from a gourd?? I love them in mini!! Can't wait to see how you do the coals:)
    Katie

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  3. Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey, Chim chim cher-ee!

    What ever they correct name is they look fab Nikki :-)

    Will look great with coals and a cauldron in them.

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  4. great idea Nikki, they start to look fab....I can not wait to see them finished....coal, cauldron....sounds perfects.
    I think that your Irish cake is a similar tradition, for us who find the tiny gift get luck too. ;)

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  5. These are great Nikki, looking forward to seeing them finised.
    Debie xxxxx

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  6. They look wonderful Nikki - cannot wait to see these finished. Oh to have your talent. Our full size one has a wonderful sun pattern on it!

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  7. ...And yet another cool and crazy idea from that fertile imagination of yours!! Love these!

    I know what you mean about getting sucked into FB. Sometimes I just have to turn off the computer and WORK. :-0

    Tabs

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  8. Hi Kathi. Hopefully they will be complete this afternoon... fingers crossed, lol.

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  9. Hi Katie. Yes, popped over and checked out your gourd. I remember you making it... looks fab.
    Somebody else on here made one from clat too but cant remember who?
    Nikki xxx

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  10. Hi Jayne (tallulah).
    Nice bit of singing there! I was singing that one too while making the twists.
    They are almost complete too... yey, i will actually finish something for once.
    Nikki xxx

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  11. Hi Eva. Seems everyone has memories of cakes with surprises. Great fun!
    Coals going in later, lol.
    Nikki xxx

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  12. Hi Debbie. I m going to finish these you know. Have to actually say, yes, i have finished that and that and so on. You know me, never quite get there!
    Lots of love, Nikki xxx

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  13. Hi My wee life. Oh to have my talent, lol. Gosh, if you could see me most of the time. Takes me forever and a day to get things moving and most of that time is spent with me moaning it's all going wrong, how do other people make so much, lol. But these ones are coming along nicely and baking again as i type.
    Nikki xxx

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  14. Hi Tabs. Fertile imagination, lol.
    Yes facebook is so addictive. Dont have a clue how it manages to catch you and pull you in. At first i couldnt stop farming over there, then i started on loads of games, found scrabble there and became an addict to that too. Trying my hardest not to sign in there... fatal!
    Nikki xxx

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  15. These will be fantastic Nikki, can see them now! I think I can see one in the Potter loft room :-) Lots to look forward to seeing, cant wait! Kate and John xx

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  16. In Spain we call them "Chimenea" :)
    The ones you made look great!

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