where I ramble on about what's happening in my little world
and hopefully you have some enjoyment reading about it!

whinge alert!!!

I'm seriously fed up with myself now!!! Last year I completely missed Halloween because I was in hospital having my gall bladder removed and so was REALLY looking forward to having a big celebration this year to make up for it, BUT..... once again my body has other ideas as I've only gone and done my back in again somehow and so spent most of the last few days horizontal!...... no jokes please, it wasnt a fun kind of horizontal!! its all my fault anyway as I will insist on overdoing things when I feel ok! I did manage to get to see my phsysio-terrorist this morning but she didnt think it was gonna be a quick fix, as it seems Ive damaged/over stretched? the ligaments again that I tore last xmas, so poor ol Boris our big friendly Spidey might not be coming out of the cupboard this week as me & ladders are gonna be a definite no-no for a while :o( This pic was taken the last time we had 'Boris' out of the cupboard... poor thing must be lonely in there! but I can barely stand at the moment let alone walk very far so wont be doing any Trick or Treating or playing hostess with the mostest this year :o( thankfully I can still have some Halloween fun with all the online gatherings instead and am just going to put off my partying for another year.... again! and my golf... sob, sob... second thoughts, I never did like playing in the rain anyway so that may be the excuse I was looking for LOL
Hopefully this latest ailment wont keep me from my mini-ing too long, who knows? not me! I shall keep popping back to read the blogs but I may not be creating anything new or posting again for a while, but I WILL be back! x


just a quickie

just a quick line to apologize for my blogland absence .... again! Real life keeps attempting to force me into doing anything other than what I have plans for!!!
I've had a few ongoing health issues that thankfully some of which have now been resolved :o) but, my nomadic son is on the move again and because he's been staying in my workroom it has caused a few delays and 'occupational hiccups'.... clay and airborn dust 'n' fluff REALLY do not mix well! ...actually they mix only too well, which has created many issues.... hairy candles just dont look right! so I have downed tools and taken to the golf course to escape the madness!! I really do apologize to those who are waiting for orders, but I have taken the very selfish attitude of putting myself first for a bit.... or I may have had a serious meltdown!! I have no intention of ruining anyones Halloween scenes, so 'last minute wendie' policies will be in force and you'll have a big sigh of relief when your orders arrive just in time!
Hope you can understand.
I won't be gone long!

Edit... I'm also having trouble reading & leaving comments on some peeps blogs, if I havnt seemed to have visited for a while, then you may be one of the blogs that I cant read, (possibly something to with backgrounds and text conflicts?) but its nice to be able to see the pics anyway :o)



I had a wonderful day at Miniatura yesterday, and am so glad I decided to go after all. The day started on a high when I met one of my lovely customers who had flown over from America! she collected her order from me and happily liked what I'd made so I had some money to spend which made me very happy indeed!
This is the pumpkin witch & travelling trunk I made her, and some smaller peeps.
I then met up and chatted with lots of mini-ing friends and bloggers AND found time to spend lots of money too!! If I had more £, I'd have just spent more, as there were so many beautiful things Id have liked to have bought but alas, not on this trip :o(.... do you hear the sad violin tune playing? LOL
These are some of the things I bought... (a certain person has been nagging me since I got back for pics of my 'tiny treasures' so hope it keeps her happy LOL )
My first stop was to say Hi to Julie of Bellabelle Dolls and I fell in love with her new marotte dolls and just had to have one I also had a bit of a splurge on Mags Cassidy's stand too! she was selling out fast and I could totally understand why, she needs to make more witchy stuff as it proved very popular. This is what I got from her, click the pics to make them bigger as these small images really dont do them justice!
We had a good 'ol natter and a giggle, one day I shall have a stand next to hers and we shall put the world to rights but we'd sell more if we were further apart! LOL
I lost count how many giggly chats I had with my twinikins Debie from Piskies & Poppets, and think we may have worn our jaws and ears out, but still wish I could have been there today as well to do it all again :o)
I also bought lots of 'doing' stuff too, shiny 'things' to convert into other 'things' from TeePee crafts, and some cold porcelain, colouring, cutters, wires etc as I fancied having a go with another medium as the leaves I've been making from Fimo are just not thin enough and I can (hopefully) acheive this with the cold porcelain. I also bought lots of bulb wires so I can make some more lit up pumpkins, oh and some cernit clay. After the moonies and hairline cracks Ive had in the other clays Ive been using lately, I thought I should try this out. I shall be running a test on all my clays and will report the findings here when Ive done them. I have high hopes for this stuff and hope it doesnt disappoint :o)please forgive the odd picture... blogger has been a pain in the rear this evening and driven me nuts with its shannanigans wanting to put the pic sideways!! ? I gave up arguing with it and tried to outsmart it.... it almost worked so Im obviously not that smart? LOL

I also had a freebie from the very lovely Angie Scarr, I'm hoping it brings me luck and lots of real £ - then I can go shopping again :o)

and.... I spoke to Bea from Petite properties too who informed me I've also been included on AIM grapevine this month click the pic below to read the fantastic online magazine!
there's a 101 more things to tell you & share, but it'll have to wait till another time ...