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Monday, 10 December 2018

2 girls and 2 dogs

Following on from my last post, there are a couple more gals in the making. I do have fun making these little girlies and they all come out differently with their own personalities.

The first one is Molly who is walking her rescue greyhound Greg. As the weather is turning colder Greg has a super posh coat on to keep him warm. Molly is carrying a big bag of bones in her fancy bag.


Next up, here is Janet with her puppy dog Doris the dalmation. Janet is also wearing shiny red wellies and is carrying her umbrella so is prepared for future rain/snow!

Janet is wearing a bonkers hat which she made for herself with a matching scarf.  I wouldn't mind a set like that as well!  None of the girls go out without their red nail polish on. Doris has a nice red collar.

They often meet up and go on dog walks together. Greg and Doris are best friends and have a lovely time chasing each other.

My 3 dogs also have lots of mates around to chase and play together as well. Such a variety of different breeds, big and little and those inbetween!

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Funky Lady

Hi folks. I made this lady for someone who wanted a doll that looked a bit like her....funky, bright and jazzy. So here she is

Bright and sunny dress and orange hat, her bag is full of scarves and her boots are so funky that I'd like a pair just like them! She is carrying an umbrella as you can never be sure of the weather here in Britain!

In other news I've been busy painting some owls for someones front garden.
Bet you've never seen an owl with a pink bow before!

 And a baby owl for my mantlepiece, who, due to the cold weather is wrapped up warm!


Bobby and Lucy are also getting prepared for winter with their new pyjamas with Archie wondering why he has to make do with last years ones.

                           Never mind Archie yours are in the post, so will be here soon.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Sisters together Happy Families

The Quirky Girls are mixed media pieces. They have on their posh outfits for the day ahead, whether it's dog walking, going to the hairdresser or meeting up with friends.

2 of the girls are wrapped up cosy for taking their dogs for a walk in the Scottish weather. 
One of the ladies has 2 birds landing on her head and she is wondering where the tweeting is coming from! They have friendly competition as to who has the whackiest hat!

Linda has her shopping bag full of bones from the butcher and her dog Tillie is looking forward to having a munch on them!


Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Sweet heart and posh dogs

A heart made from fabric and paper flowers fastened with a little button and mounted onto a piece of lace which is then glues onto a painted wooden block.
A red paper ribbon completes this simple but effective piece.

The back has typewritten I love you words on paper dyed to look old.

Placed on my dresser to show size. I think it looks rather sweet in amongst my eclectic collection.

         

                              Hiya, good looking. Archie posing in a new harness. He is one smart dog.


                                               Lucy looking very pretty in pink.


                                             Not to be outdone Bobby is one handsome guy in this
                                                          going out to somewhere posh harness!

Monday, 21 May 2018

2 posh girls Lavinia and Sophia

These two girls were made from paper clay with paper hair. Lavinia is the brown eyed beauty who is looking a bit shy. She has a tiara and necklace to match her hair and sits on a wooden plinth.


Sophia her sister has a nice blue hairdo, also with a tiara and matching necklace. She has lovely blue eyes.



Two sisters together.

One day I will make a doll like this with a body attached.....eventually!


Meanwhile, in the doggy world. my eldest daughter has drawn the trio in coloured pencil, when they were puppies. Here they are grown up with their portraits. awww so cute.

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Owls and pups

Here we are again. Not sure if my blog has any followers any more, but never mind.

Today I am posting photos of my daughters work. This is an owl and stand that she chainsawed from one piece of sycamore wood. How she looked at the stump of wood and saw an owl is beyond me!




She then painted and varnished him. He is very tactile and you want to stroke him. Those eyes are wonderful. We have a few owls around our area that perch on the fence posts. This one is off to a dear friend of hers.....me jealous, of course I am!! haha


She also drew these portraits of the 'hooligans' when they were pups. Just so cute.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Frank the Fox head

I've finished Frank the Fox head. He was made from a piece of cotton sheeting that I had and hand painted then mounted onto a piece of pine wood.

                 
                                              He has whiskers that twitch when you're not looking!


 
                                                      Beady eyes watching everything that's going on.

                                                       
                   

                     Frank is super handsome, just look at those ears!

           It's a bit ironic that he is hanging amongst the hares....haha

                    Lucy in her super smart knitted jumper. So cold here that she will get a lot of use from it.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Alf the Owl

A couple of weeks ago it was pretty chilly up in my corner of Scotland. Need to do a count up of scarfs and hats and make sure the gloves are still in pairs.

In the meantime Alf popped on his own hand knitted gear as he heard the wind howling around outside/ He certainly looks nice and cosy.





Still on owls, but the last for a while, most possibly. A very cute, wooden, hand painted owl key ring.
 One side has full owl body and reverse has owl eyes......watching you!\

This what I feel like doing just now. although Bobby's rather hunched up position looks like he will need unkinking when he wakes up!!

Friday, 22 September 2017

Grey and brown barn owl brooches.

This week I have finally upcycled my collection of small flat stones found in the garden and on walks with the dogs. Painted them with acrylic paints and made a collection of barn owl brooches. Some are grey and some are brown.



Now, who doesn't love an owl.....or three! They are super cute and look so nice fastened on a coat, scarf, or when winter comes (and it will!) on a hat. After painting they were varnished to give a gloss finish and to protect them.
I've done a couple of more projects but will leave them for another day.



What morning already, where is our breakfast in bed!

                                 Lucy likes it best when she can have the bed to herself!


Linked up with this party the dedicated house.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

A lace memory book

I recently made a little memory book for my sister out of......toilet/kitchen roll tubes! They were squished flat and then I wrapped them in wallpaper to cover the cardboard.
This is the front with embroidery, beads and lace.

                                                   A couple of pages.

                                             
                                             Tags to insert into the ends of the tubes.

                 
                                                       Filled with old photos and memories.

           
                                                                 The back of the book.

It was received very well. Might have to do another one as it was really enjoyable to make. Also helped to de-stash some of my overflowing drawers!




I will leave you with this lovely little portrait of little Lucy that my daughter drew using biro and coloured pencils. (It took over 20 photos to get one of Lucy sitting with the picture, such a fiddgety bottom!)