Friday, 31 December 2010
Wednesday, 22 December 2010
I wish everyone a Very Merry Magikal Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you again for following my blog this year. I have lots of new miniatures planned for 2011, including steam punk teapots, a range of shabby chic/shabby witch items (for shabby witches!) and some new owls . So please join me in January.
Brightest Blessings Julie xxx
Brightest Blessings Julie xxx
Sunday, 5 December 2010
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS to all the lovely friends I made this year..:) Thank you to my followers and fellow Miniature witches and customers. Many thanks all for your interest, kind comments and wise words over the year. A big thank you to Debbie who helped me when I started this blog and who introduced me to many of you. Also to Kat for all the smiles you gave us all , what would we do without you?
Friday, 3 December 2010
The December issue of the AIM magazine is out. Full of fabulous miniatures, have a look and you will really begin to feel Christmassy. The photos are amazing!!! So if it is as cold where you are as it is here ......get a mug of something hot, sit down and get cosy and escape to a winter wonderland of out of this world miniatures. Oh by the way you might see some little things a bit familliar on pages 99-100!!!!!!
Saturday, 27 November 2010
Christmas Teapots !!! The first two are little bird houses with holly and tiny ikle Robins The next pair are shabby chic Winter Roses and tiny Blue tits. These are going on Ebay tonight. I love shabby chic things (as well as spooky, wonder if theres such a thing as a shabby witch.........) and when in the mood I make teapots. I already have some ideas for Spring themes. All these teapots will be listed on Ebay tonight :)
These are two of my little treasures.....two Jane Davies dolls. The little girl in the brown dress reminded me of Anna when she was younger :) the little girl in the white dress looked a bit like her friend Lucy. They are kept in my display cabinet well away from tiny paws. My cabinet contains all of my treasures bought at the mini fairs we used to go to (and still go to when we get the chance) and from Liberty Bell in Chester.
We had just a sprinkle of snow overnight...nowhere near the amount that some folk have had. We are quite sheltered here in this part of Cheshire, the Welsh mountains on one side of us and the Pennine hills on the other.Our shed (Annas old playhouse) needs replacing!!! probably next year now. In the second photo you can see Alfie, one of four little grey squirels that visit our garden. There were only two last year !!! we get peanuts for them (and the flock of sweet little Blue Tits that come ) We get lots of birds Robins, Long Tailed Tits and a pair of Jays, lovely :)
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
My Witches and Faerie shoes are now on my Etsy :) This is my latest design of miniature teapot, a bit of a wassailing theme of apples and a hand painted apple tree painted on each side, made this for fun and its now on Ebay.
Sunday, 21 November 2010
These are my first try at some little witches shoes. They are made from polymer clay and decorated some with moss,glitter, silk ribbon and braid. I am now trying some with heels!!!! and I'm going to play around with different trimmings. Yesterday I bought some new sparkly little bits and bobs, so will have a play with them tomorrow:) and make some one in different colours,like scarlet red or maybe have some with red soles and heels!
I've been busy!!!! these are two little pigs Xmas Rose and Holly. they are fully jointed, have tiny onyx bead piggy eyes and ultra (faux ) suede ears, wiggyly tails and trotters. They are completely hand sewn.
Saturday, 13 November 2010
As you will see I am now a AIM member and through them got in touch with an old friend (also a member), Jane Laverick. Anyone showing at Miniatura will I'm sure have met this lovely lady, rushing around, usually camera in hand (sometimes complete with tray of mini items being taken to be photographed), getting to know new exhibitors and their work. If you ever get a spare minute have a look at JaneLaverick.com, she writes about her porcelain dolls and miniature life. I met Jane at my very first Miniatura and she was a great help and was very kind. Jane is a very witty lady, looking at life from a miniaturists (or as she calls us the afflicted!) point of view. She tries to explain to the world what makes us miniaturists and our obsession with tiny things. The trials and tribulations of life also get her touch of humour. Her site is read in 35 countries and in 25 languages she informs me. David and I call her the Sage of Warwick such is her knowledge ...ask her a question she'll always have an answer (random or not) Also she says if you want her to link up with her just send her a email to Jane@Janelaverick.com So if you need a laugh you now know one place to go :)
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
A few photos of my latest work.......Little owls in hats and caps,with tiny keys.(just listed on Etsy).....Christmas themed tea pots(listing on Ebay tomorrow) and little witch hat,witch head and wizard head shaped topiary bushes( now on Etsy) and 'flying' owls(these have flat backs so they can be attached to mini walls etc.
Monday, 1 November 2010
Look what David bought me....a little hand carved wooden owl which now sits on the mantle piece.
More photos of the owls at Erddig..Heres Anna holding a beautiful Barn Owl.. I held him too but no one thought to get a picture!!!!! It was so soft and was posed wonderfully for the photos:) the Tawny owl that Teghan is holding was really sleeping...:) Sorcha (in the background with the glasses) got to hold one of the larger owls... We had such a great time...
Sunday, 31 October 2010
Went to Erddig near Wrexham today. The North Wales Owl Sanctuary were there, we have seen them several times with their beautiful owls. Anna (in the grey and pink hoody with the Barn owl) and her two best friends Teghan and Sorcha got to hold an owl(so did I.. wooo hoooo...a lovely Barn owl...Iwanted to take him home!!!!). They are gorgeous owls, so friendly, the little kids got to hold a tiny owl. If you want to know more about the Sanctuary this is their website that has all the details:-www.owlrescue.co.uk. I am going to post some more photos tomorrow these include close up shots and some of the tiny owl that Anna took:)