It’s been so long….

since I posted anything!

We are still trying to tackle the garden of this beautiful house that we moved into last year, so whenever there has been a lovely day, I’m out there, if not weeding, then sunbathing 🙂

I managed to finish a small Snowy Owl, he’s still available on my etsy shop by the way.

I may not have made very many birds but tried a few new techniques. I know that my work, especially the larger pieces can be quite expensive so I really wanted to make some more affordable pieces but still retain the artistic and unique elements of my work.

I played around with fabric paints, there was a disaster which went in the bin, then a lovely robin, which gave me a little more confidence.

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Then I tried a flamingo, a lot smaller than the usual ones and bloody hell that was tricky doing that neck and beak! He’s ended up as a giveaway prize as although he’s lovely, I didn’t feel as though I could charge anyone for him…

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Then another Robin but this time with some embroidery elements, taking it back to my embellished birds.

And the most recent one, a Blue Tit!

 

Both of these birds are available on my Folksy shop 🙂

I’m not sure where I’m going next. It’s really hard to get motivated at the moment with so much else going on. It’s a strong consideration to wind the business down at the moment as well. Registering as a sole trader, having to do those bloody tax returns takes a lot of joy out of creating for me and am entering CBA (Can’t be Arsed) mode again.

I’m such a child! LOL.

Have a great weekend!

Where now?

I feel as though I’ve been working on this Osprey forever. I suppose I have, if only because my back problem kept me from doing much to him. I still have the problem but pain meds, physio and acupuncture have given me a bit more movement and less pain.

He’s now available in my etsy shop  so pop along to see how much he is, there. Or if you are interested and don’t want to go through that, you can send me a message on my facebook page and we can go from there using paypal. (Same price as on etsy).

Now the next problem is………

 

WHAT NEXT? Suggestions always welcome 😀

 

Finally moved in!

We have been in the house 3 weeks, we still have a mountain of boxes to unpack but at least we are getting there. Oh and my craft room is now unpacked, messy but I know roughly where most of my stuff is. Kind of. I think.
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Exciting times!!

If any of you follow my facebook page, you will know (because I never shut up about it) that we are in the process of moving house. Continue reading Exciting times!!

It’s too early to be awake on a Sunday…

5am I was awake. Yes, 5am! Although that was an improvement on 4am and Thursday’s wonderful time of 2.30am. This is what happens when you go to bed at 9pm.

The husband has been in the US for a week on business and I find it impossible to sleep when he’s not there, I fall asleep ok but it’s that moment when you roll over and reach out to touch hair or skin and he’s not there, wakes me with a bit of a jolt and it’s impossible to get back to sleep then. And no, I”m not allowing the Frenchie on the bed just to give the appearance of a warm body on the bed, he suffers from terrible wind and snores louder than I do. The Frenchie that is, not the husband!

Anyway, all this early waking has been beneficial to my creating mojo. So far this week I’ve finished a Wren, made two swan bodies, 3 kingfisher bodies and another wren body, ready for embellishing and decorating.

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Oh and I finished a beautiful blue, green and purple hummingbird, this time drinking from a black and silver flower.

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You can find the hummingbird on Ebay until the 11th of May.

The husband is due back today!! But at least I’ve made a start on a small Robin which I can get finished in the next few days.

And I might finally stay asleep till a proper time 🙂