Wednesday, 31 October 2012

HappY HaLlOooOwEeEeEn !!

Sometimes you see things that really make you smile, and this image popped up on my facebook page today, its cheeky but fun, Happy Halloween Everyone !  :0)

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Hurry, Hurry, Hurry........

Sooo much to do and so little time--where does it all go ???  I need to do lots of things, too much to mention like most of us, so its time to break it all down into bit sized pieces---first --I need to get the etsy shop open, then theres the fayres, the museum, xmas gifts, children, dogs, food ...!!!! ,  its etsy shop first, BUT before that its my favourite coffee and plenty of it !!

Kitty in our Garden....................

Isnt nature beautiful, here little Jackie sits, looking at the bees.............   :0)

my favourite artists------- Steve Handley

Monday, 29 October 2012

The Quirky Handmade and Vintage Fair....

I am a regular exhibitor at the Quirky, Handmade and Vintage Fairs in derbyshire, check out their webpage for more info on exhibitors, next Xmas show is 2nd December, sunday 10am till 4pm and if you are interested in a stall, there are a couple left so please email me for details   :0)

InspIrAtion from SuRrOUNdINgS...Sudbury Hall

Heres a fabulous photo that I found on the Sudbury Hall facebook site--please like their page and investigate, it has some fantastic images to share and visit if you can. This building is very inspirational, let alone its contents !

Friday, 26 October 2012

GiVe AwAy TiMe..................

Here I go again....heres your chance to win a free heart headed doll of mine, all you have to do is follow my blogg through blogger and i will pop you all into the hat , very gently, and pick one of you out !!! and then post the dollie out to you---I will be making the draw next friday, so get following if you havent already through blogger, hugs to you all and have a great weekend !

A viEw FrOm tHe ToyMaKeRs WiNdOw........

Well its wet and damp and miserable outside, but inside the toys and myself are getting very busy and happy, packing things and planning our time and space at the national trusts museum of childhood, its exciting and we all just cant wait. Even little hoola bear has climbed onto the table to see whats what and the old dolls head is always having a nosey look out the window...i wonder what she will look at, at Sudbury Hall ?????
Happy Days !!!

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

the Classroom at Sudbury Hall......................

As my residency approaches, I am beginning to get a little bit scared after
seeing what kind of treatment I can expect from some members of staff....
..........   help !!!

My Favourite artists.......... The Potter Paul Young

One of my most favourite Potters has to be the very kind and talented Paul Young. His work is beautifully hand made and decorated, full of joy and a folk art style that I totally adore.
Below is an image of his studio and his leaping slipware hare platter--- all simply beautiful !!!

He will be exhibiting next month with mark herald at the yorkshire sculpture park :0)

My Favourite artists......... Mark Herald

the TiNcHApeL

My lovely little tinchapel where magic begins........ in a years time I plan to move here permantly to gloucestershire and use it as my studio every day, but in the mean time I begin my residency, where my studio will be at the national trusts museum of childhood in sudbury derbyshire. If you wish to visit me there please email me on to make an appointment :0)

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

thinking about christmas......................

Yes I am thinking about Christmas........just thinking !! Lol !!

But its not long is it ???

naughty puppet.........

As many of you know, I happen to LOVE Hartley Hare from Pipkins, and I urge all of you who havent, to search for the Naughty Puppet episode on you tube, its very funny :0)

I am still struggling to get my Etsy shop completed, to my liking, but I promise to have it live by the weekend.

Much love to all and thanks for all the wellwishes that I receive, bless you muchly :0)