Friday, 28 January 2011

New projects.....

Oh My! whare have the last two weeks gone? I don't seem to have stopped and still struggling to see my achievements!! Actually I have pretty well manged to sort my workroom out. The sad fact is that I simply have TOO MUCH STUFF! but I do have a list of projects to work through and all the necessaries ready to go.
Greenware poured and soft fired

The first one is something that has been on the back burner since the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. I bought this mould many moons ago and she is a lovely doll to make in the beginners classes, so she will be my next project class but first I do have to make a better sample than the one I made so long ago as she is on the wrong body which does alter the feel of the doll.So watch this space to see my newly created Schoenau & Hoffmeister Princess Elizabeth character doll based on the Queen when she was supposedly about 3 1/2 years old
The Antique doll

Based on this picture of the Princess Elizabeth as she was then

My reproduction version made many years ago.

And as I was cleaning the car today...yes, I did clean the car!! I noticed the very first sign of Spring here in the South even though the temperature today has hardly risen above freezing in a very bitter North Easterly wind. At least it is dry and the sun has been out.
Keep well everyone and keep making.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

January Days.......

 What do you do on a wet gray day?? gather a few friends with assorted kids and dogs and stretch the legs across the Wiltshire countryside and enjoy the mud!! Good company and good fun.

There have been a few birthday celebrations too, this is what I made a friend just out of work room is in dire need of a clean up and I have a huge stash of fabrics and crafty things that will have to go....or maybe a few more scrappy cushions?

Suddenly there is so much to do....and so little time.

Monday, 3 January 2011

So far so good!

The Christmas tree and the decorations are all packed away for another year. The Christmas jigsaw got finished and it's been put away for another time. It's traditional to find a new jigsaw for everyone to get involved with over the Christmas holidays. This one was a really pretty Victorian scrapbook one, but it proved to be not an easy one to do!! still, kept us all out of mischief!


 What it is supposed to be....

And finished!

I did get a bit of sewing time in today, my workroom is in a terrible mess, but my mother needs a new, the tidying up?? well the rest of the house is in a reasonable state and ready for normality to return tomorrow when we are back at work and school!

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a Very Happy and Healthy New Year!
I've had a very productive day planning and prioritising (where have I heard that before!!) but for now I am feeling very positive about 2011 and looking forward to plenty. My lovely niece is getting married in Malaysia! so an unplanned exotic holiday to look forward to, and plenty of excitement to contain....Alice is the bridesmaid! and wedding gifts to design and make before then.........Here's to 2011!