Thursday, 5 August 2010

Amazon make great beds

Beezer, enjoying his bed of paper...not as it appears, he is live and kicking and just enjoys boxes filled with paper :-)

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

New Hens .....

The hens are here....we have an old coop that we are going to demolish and a new roost/ laying box ready, we are just waiting for the wired enclosure before the girls can move in.......for the moment we are giving them freedom to walk around the garden for a little bit at a time, and then they are locked into their old coop. Previous experience has taught us that the garden will soon be full of dusty trenches and bereft of any plant life, so they are going to have a static coop with freedom only under supervision, usually in the afternoons.
I thought that the dogs would tolerate the hens, they seemed to get on fine until Gert came over and pecked Beezer ( the brown dog ) right between the eyes!!!! feathers an squawking and a running tackle from me separated them........the wire enclosure cannot get here fast enough for me! Now the two little darlings are sitting by the old coop just waiting for a hen to show its head........butter wouldn't melt would it, look at their expressions, they don't want to kill them, they just want to taste one......

Saturday, 8 May 2010

where it all began

A photo of our first Grifon,Bumble, sitting among the houses of our little fairy village...sooooooooooo many years ago,nearly 50 years ago......!!!

Friday, 7 May 2010


I think these 6 domes are finished to my satisfaction, one of my other domes has had to be changed because the doll was so fragile she split at her seams where I had arranged her.....a little surgery or another doll will be needed.......soon I will make sense of all of this.....lots of ideas but not going to explain yet, as once i let ideas out of my head they seem to fly away...........

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

the cast is growing

The cast for my fairytale theatre has grown and grown.....I really must get on with the next stage....or I can see that I will be just collecting stuff for the sake of it. I am getting rather fond of the strange narratives that these objects are showing me as I haphazardly pop them on the shelf....... I may look out for some key elements....keys eggs, castles heart etc, but I think I have enough 'characters' now

Tuesday, 4 May 2010


my new batch of objects are reacting badly to the paint !!! what to do!? i carefully washed and primed and allowed to dry between coats and this crackle appeared .....I will have to find a way of stripping back and spraying again !!! bloomin heck :-(

Thursday, 29 April 2010

new addition

Ok I have given in and spent 'real' money on this staircase. I bought it for the largest dome I have, but it is just a squeek too large, so now I will have to find a way to make it free standing......I love it! and when it is painted white it will look amazing, but it was pricey and now i must stop, and stick by my charity shop / carboot rule........ It is lovely tho' don't you think :-)