where I ramble on about what's happening in my little world
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the luv-spud and other 'things'

Hello Peeps!
Happy New Year!!!
I've been a bad blogger... again!!! (methinks far too many of my posts start this way) It being a new year and all that I really should do something about it, especially seeing as my good friend Debbie from Tiny Treasures has been nagging & wagging her virtual finger at me to to update my blog.
So here goes... well I thought I didnt have much to blog about until I sat at the keyboard and now I think shall have to make several posts with all I'd like to say since I last said something! I never learn.

Xmas brought me some lovelies that I hadnt expected, most of you by now have realised I have a 'thing' for pumpkins & chickens, but I also have a 'thing' for mushrooms and a 'thing' for hearts, amongst other 'things'. So imagine my suprise while preparing the breakfast on Xmas morning when this heart shaped mushroom made an appearance.

then my lovely hubby gave me this as a present

I'd admired these mushroom stools for a long while and was over the moon to get one that had heart shaped seats :o) I had no idea he had hidden it in the shed, he apparently got up at stupid-o-clock to carry it through the garden full of snow into the house, whilst I slept!!! (note more of my collection spreading across the background)
and to complete the hat-trick, I also had a heart shaped potato... we called it the luv-spud... and it was luv-ly :o)

I was also delighted that my son bought me another Pendle Witch to keep the one that sits above my workbench happy

my first Pendle Witch above, and below the new one I got for xmas :o)

she has such a kindly face :o)

(you can read about The Pendle Witches here)
... methinks witches should be alone or in 3's so methinks another may be needed... this is beginning to sound like yet another 'collection' brewing LOL it did however leave me pondering if it were possible for me to scale up rather than down and try to make one by myself? I've only ever worked with polymer clay in 12th scale and smaller so this will be a real challenge for me. My miniature 'to-do' list has grown so long, that I really should be working my way through that rather than venturing into different scales. But to be honest, my dream of being able to make miniatures as a business venture has slid almost out of reach due to various health issues hindering my timescale for creativity ... and deadlines... pfft, I'm not the best with them! So, similar to the claims I made for my last new years resolve, I have decided (again) that I'm not pressurizing myself into making anything this year! it'll happen when it happens!!! (which isnt usually very often! LOL) but if I do make anything for sale I shall list it on here first.

When the snow from holidays cleared and the postman resumed his duties, I received a beautifully made xmas ornament from my friend Kat over at 'Little thoughts from an Average mind'.

it will look great alongside the other felt ornaments I made for the tree, but alas, it didnt make it onto the tree in time this year, but has been packed away safely ready for when the big event comes round again. In the mean time, I can play with the other goodies she sent me to go into the sewing shopbox I'm putting together. I shall show pics of its progress next time hopefully.

The Teapot is for Hagatha in my Skool of Majick... and the bear will go into the Santas Toyshop, more buildings which I hope to show you progress of soon!

Another reason I've not posted much is that I have been discovering so many new blogs! for example one I found has given me a numb behind where I have sat reading & admiring her work for so long today! LOL & my head is now filled with so many wonderful images that you just have to go see for yourselves. Pop over to Boxoftrix and have a peep, if you love embroidery,textiles & miniatures, you'll be glad you did.
I have also been remiss in welcoming my new followers, I apologise, and will add links to your pages with a proper introduction SOON x

right, off to prioritize that 'to-do' list!


Debbie said...

About blinking time, you did a blog post. But I have to say it was worth waiting for. Just love the Love Spud and that Mushroom Stool is absolutely fabulous. What a brilliant present, much better then a Golf trolley.. Did I say that out loud..Cough Splutter..LOL xxx

Glenda said...

Hearts galore in your world! It's good to see you off to a good start for 2011 with lovely ideas and inspirations :)
xxx Glenda

Dark Squirrel Victoria said...

Love your mushroom stools! So glad youre back.

Victoria ♥

julie campbell said...

Great to see you back Wendy :0)
must admit I have been a bad blogger too, have loads to catch upon in blogland and not enough hours in the day.
You should definitely try a bigger doll, I had so much fun with my first last year, you could make a fab third witch !
love the mushroom stool, what a wonderful xmas pressy,
julie xx

Michelle's Mad World said...

LOL Love the heart shaped potato and mushroom! The stool is fabulous too!

I love the sewing shop box idea and can't wait to see this progress!!!!!

Michelle xxx

WendiesMiniWorld said...

LOL Debbie...you make me laugh, I love my golf trolley too, honestly & I would play with it more if my hip allowed me to :o(
Glenda - some peeps see patterns and numbers... I see hearts! or they see me? I am trying, (at least hubbs tells me so !!!) the problem is I spend far too long being 'inspired' and just end up procrastinating as usual!!!
Vicki - thanx, hopefully I will remember the way here and return a bit more often? LOL
Julie - I think I will attempt a larger sculpt soon, its on my 'to-do' list... yep the ever growing one!!! I dont know if its self confidence that stops me starting? the urge is building though, just wish I was as focused as you are or maybe there really are just not enough hours in the day? LOL
Michelle - the sewing box has been an ongoing sideline for some time, but is lacking something to draw me to finish it off, maybe I should post some pics for some rescue ideas?

Wendiekins x

Boxoftrix said...

Aw thanks so much Wendie for your lovely words about my blog. Im so glad that Im sending out inspiration in my pictures and work. I too spend too much time procrastenating. But I have made promises to change that this year!
I love your stool and how those hearts kept popping up how about that! I will be popping back often to read your blog :o)

Boxoftrix said...

Oh forgot to say! please post pictures of the sewing box I would love to see it and it does help to get anothers take on it sometimes, far a little idea or too :)