Gosh, its been ages since i blogged. I'd love to say its because i've been enjoying the party season and being merry for new year. Sadly i've not, and have just been busy around the house. I spent New Years Eve ironing, lol.
Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and fun New Year!
For the last few days i've been really busy with minis and doing quite a bit of prep work. I've also spent hours mixing clays today to get the perfect colours for lots of planned work. Its nice to have them made up and ready to go.
I applied for the Kensington Dolls House Festival last Autumn, and just before Christmas i found out i was successful. This is lovely news and has given me the push to work harder and put in more hours than i had previously been doing. I feel ever so lucky and have done many a happy dance since!
It's quite daunting because i have no experience of shows and just hoping i can get enough made in 4 short months. I will be there for the spring show in May.
Just before christmas i started preparing and planning, and already have a list of minis to make longer than my arm. Debbie from Tiny Treasures has also helped me add to this list with some of her own ideas. So far not many have been ticked off but i'm sure if all goes to plan the list will get smaller.
Here's what ive been making the last few days. Its evening here so bad photos due to the bad lghting.
The potions tables just need a little bit more work and then i can put them away.
The pumpkins at the front are little bird houses and will be painted later, then the wire and leaves added to look like this.
This is one of the almost complete potting tables. I had a lot of interest in these last year with requests for more to be made. So ive made four, two of which will be available shortly on etsy. The other two will be for the show.
I will post here when they will be listed on etsy.
Some of the flowers on the tables were made by Debbie of Tiny Treasures, and she very kindly sent me a nice supply of them to add to my work. Ive been busy desecting them and mixing into my own leaves and pots. They really are beautiful and have really helped me out loads! Being me i had to make the dirty, so have also been busy making flowers dirty like only a mad woman can, lol.
This is going to be a witches baking table and plan to make others in a similar style. I bought this table, but the next three will be my own designs.
I want it to clearly be a witches table but without the gore and guts typical of a witch baking. Kind of with a tudor feel to it and the colours they would have shown in their food.
These are going to be frog disection boards with the frogs stomachs cut open and their guts hanging out. They need little jars for the removal of eyeballs and perhaps little bowls of further horrid stuff. I really like the idea!
Lots of ideas and lots of work ahead!
From now on i will list once a month on etsy as i prepare for the show. This will be on a Sunday evening and probably the middle of each month. Taking photos and listing online i find takes up quite a lot of time, so will be good to get it done in this way from now on with one postage day rather than several.
Recently i have had a few requests for commission work but sadly i can't commit to these. I will make sure i put a varied amount of minis on etsy each month and the rest will be kept for the show.
Check out this fab blog - The Mouse Mansion. The lady emailed me this evening to say she has just started a blog and i know many of you will love what she has made. Really caught my attention and love, love, love it.... loads! What a fantastic way with minis!