February 21, 2011

Favourite things...

I'm feeling a bit sad, of course I'm still getting over my grief, but my arthritis is flaring, and swollen fingers bring on the fear and upset of not being able to do the things I love, I know the stressful time I've been having has probably lead to my flare, so I need to relax a little and get some balance back into my life and not push my limits so much. A dear friend of mine told me to keep focusing on my favourite things, so taking her advice here are a few photos of the things that brighten my corner of the world...no matter how deflated I feel....
My Mum brought these tiny cookies back from her visit to Hahndorf, they were so sweet, I put them on one of her old little tea plates to take a photo, before I ate them all ;) Cute aren't they!
Because I was doing so poorly back home, mum also bought me a couple of presents, a gorgeous toadstool! Don't ya just love the flowers and sparkly gems :) If you didn't know, mushrooms and toadstools are some of my favourite things to collect....after all, fairies and gnomes shelter under them :)
I collect trinket boxes and perfume bottles too, so she brought me the butterfly bottle at the back, its so pretty :) Sparkly things always cheer me up, so a dressing table full of things that glint and shimmer is bliss :)
My favourite books....some of them anyway...I have sooo many. These always make me smile, dream and wonder.....
My boy, in play, waiting for me to kick his ball to him, by my side always, sickness or health :) hehe
I love my fairy doll Cricket, I've had her for soooo long now, I made her from the green ware stage way back when I was 17 years old! I would like to buy her a new wig one of these days, and make her some new wings too.....
and if all else fails, our sunsets are gorgeous here.....imagine the whole sky, as if the clouds had been painted with a fine wispy brush in a gorgeous shades of pink......ahhhhh :)

February 16, 2011

Here they are!!

Feeling a bit more like myself today, I decided to turn on my computer and get into full swing and show off my two new bears up for adoption! I have a new design to add to my Lil' Spook range too, Werewolf bears! Ready to have some competitive fun with the Vampires! Little Jake certainly has spunk, miniature sized of course! 4 inches tall and created from mohair here is his link.....

And here is Ruby.....I just love the colour scheme of Ruby, she is also 4 inches tall and made with mohair, you can see more information by following this link... http://www.bearpile.com/detail.cgi?id=1314&item=42740

As always my web site has many more photos on the adopt link! Thanks for visiting :)

February 2, 2011

Happy New Year of the Rabbit!

I don't think I've ever experienced such a turbulent year as the last, my family and I moved house in August, 6 hours away from my birth town, it was an adventure we were all ready for and excited about, but moving is stressful even more so when you have to allow for chronic health problems, and there is also that problem of selling our old house! Soon after, my younger sister, and little buddy forever, nearly died in two medical emergencies, it was a devastating time for us all.... Hoping that the calendar new year would bring in a positive change, we then unexpectently lost our dear Grandad, he fought for nearly a month in the hospital on a respirator. The doctors finally told us last week there was no more hope, so with a heavy heart I write this post....also with a hopeful heart, the year of the rabbit promises to be less of a roller coaster ride than the last year of the tiger, I hope the little rabbit follows through on her promises and I will take her lead and re-begin my goals for what seems like the umpteenth time, I won't give up although sometimes I feel like it.

So, I begin again, sitting in my studio, feeling the first waves of inspiration fill me as I look at my knick knacks and craft supplies......two bears waiting to be photographed on my work table that I started in December last year, I have been snatching opportunities to work on my beloved soft sculpture over the last months and these two littlies have been pleading for their photos to be taken so they can get on with their lives and find a family, I can't help feeling guilty each time I glimpse them sitting amongst a mess of cottons and patterns on my table, waiting, waiting patiently for me to find the time to see to them.

We love our new home and town, and feel so grateful to have made our escape to the country, especially each time we open the windows and feel the country sea breeze blowing through the house, knowing that back home in the city they are experiencing heat waves.....ahh bliss!! Life will get easier again, we are all set to enjoy our new life, but life has thrown us a few awful curve balls, I guess feeling loss so deeply only means that you love and are loved, and that is the most important thing in life I believe :)

So, Happy New Year on the 3rd of February, I am embracing this celebration as my own, may the year of the Rabbit bring you health, happiness and success in all you do! XX

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