I'm trying to forget that Christmas is rushing towards me now....each year it becomes more & more of a nightmare knowing what to get for kids that have everything, so I try to bury my head in the sand & pretend that I won't have to actually take the plunge & buy something...anything. Once again, I'll be panicking at the last minute
To take my mind off the Christmas nightmare I've been making some shellfish instead of the Christmas puds, cakes, mince pies etc etc...... & here is the finished product!
Half term has sort of got in the way of mini creation since I came home from holiday...the kids & I have been visiting quite a few of the North East's attractions..if you ever find yourself in Durham try Beamish Museum..it's a "living" museum & a wonderful insight into the life of miners & farmers & their families in the 1800's.
I have managed to finish some jars for a good friend & I hope she likes them!
Oh dear...I've come back to earth with a pretty big bump over the last couple of days! I left lovely blue skies & sun with temperatures in the high 30's C to find myself with a maximum of 12 degrees C...brr..I had to buy a quilted jacket to keep me warm & find my fur lined boots to replace my flip flops.....not pleasant!
Not a lot of mini making went on over in the desert, but I did manage to weave 10 baskets while waiting for my lazy daughters to get out of their beds each morning! Here's one of them filled with some shopping.....cheese, baguettes, a squash & fruit!
OK...before I head off for 2 weeks of lovely sun, sea, lots of sand & mojitos in the desert I'll show you one of the very few pieces I've managed to create this past week...we've been having some glorious weather, temps up in the high 70F...so much better than our supposed summer...& there was NO way I could be inside when it's been so nice...consequently my long list of work to do hasn't got much less this week
So, here to celebrate the fantastic year it's been for growing fruit & veg is a little Harvest Cornucopia! Hope you like it!
It'll be making an appearance on eBay around 10th October....while I'll still be soaking up those rays(not to mention the alcohol!!)
I am honoured to have been made a Fellow member of IGMA, November 2009 & my miniature creations totally absorb me..it's wonderful to see the minute detail that an artist can produce in something so small! I am constantly challenging myself to create more & more realistic & detailed pieces, often finding I've lost a whole day while working on one piece!