Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Choose A Cake Competition at Hummingbird Miniatures

There is a competition over at the Hummingbird Miniatures blog. These are wonderful cakes and Caroline is giving us the chance to win one of her minature cake creations for FREE. So go and have a peep at her blog and see how to enter this great competition ! x

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Blue mood!!!

I'm going through a blue phase.. a happy blue, not sad blue one. Blue eggs, blue birds...blue, blue, blue !!!! I love little nests with eggs , so I made these little signs and a plaque ( allnow listed on etsy with some other signs ) I have a feeling next week I'll be making teapots, pitchers and other little things.... all with a blue theme xxxxxxx

24 th March 2011

It was my birthday on Thursday (24th March) and it was our 16th wedding anniversary on the Tuesday (22nd March). I had a lovely day. on the 24th...Anna was at school , shame! but David took the day off as a holiday especially and we just spent the day together . We did nothing really exciting ..we went to Bridgemere Garden Centre and Snugbury's Icecream Farm, just outside Nantwich , Cheshire ,not really that far from where we live. It was a lovely warm Spring day so we had a long drive through the beautiful Cheshire countryside, passing through country lanes , fields full of black and white cows and matching gorgeous black and white timber framed cottages. Being a country girl at heart I loved every minute. Daffodils and cherry blossom everywhere. The scent of the flowers at Bridgemere was truly wonderful. The icecream was great !!! as usual. These are just a few of my cards..... the ones shown are from Auntie Beryl and Uncle Bryan, David and Anna (who had hers made by Moonpig.com...love the cupcakes Anna!). She also had a mug made by Moonpig, featuring pictures of my teapots and pitchers...it also has Cottage Kitty Miniatures written on it as you can see in the photo. Love it !!!! Thank you to everyone who sent me lovely messages and to those who made my day so special xxxxx

This is the show gardens at Bridgemer Garden centre...it will look stunning in a few weeks time, when all the Spring flowers will be in flower and the trees in full blossom. I love the little cottage with its bee hive :)

This is Snugburys ...famous for its icecream. in so many flavours (the damson gin flavour is wonderful!!!!)this is where we finished off out tour around Nantwich:)

Monday, 21 March 2011

A New Cottage Kitty!

This is my new cottage kitty ( the original CK is just having a break ) this little kitty is more of a shabby kitty with her little shabby witchy hat. Most of my current work is more shabby chic/shabby witch.I will still be making my witchy stuff (shabby not scary!! if you get what I mean )This is what I have been doing whilst I've been away from blogging, hopefully I will have more time to keep the blog updated:) I hope you like her and my mini creations, a small collection of which you can see on the dresser behind CK on the main photo.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Marianne Cook and Her Lovely Flowers

These are three of Marianne's lovely flower creations, perfect for shabby chic or cottage style miniature homes. Marianne commissoned some of my little pitchers and used them to great effect for her wonderful handcrafted flowers. I think they are fabulous :) You can view Marianne's flowers and her gorgeous miniature paintings. She is a very talented lady as you will see. Her Etsy shop is Marianne26 www.etsy.com/shop/Marianne26 so go and have a peep :)

I I'm busy working on a new title image ...I need to make lots of mini items to fill the country dresser I used in the current photo..it will have a more shabby theme and I have a new cottage kitty..........and there will still be shabby witchy things .....so I hope to be able to update everything later in the week :) this is the reason I haven't blogged for a while ...trying to got the whole thing pictured in my mind then I just have to make everything!!!!!!!!!!!