Sunday, 21 December 2014

Santa's Sleigh a Christmas Tree and a Little Elf Doorway

Hello everyone, this is my last post before the Big Day. I hope you all get a visit from the big guy on his Sleigh

Santa's Sleigh

I wish you good cheer around the Christmas Tree

A Christmas Tree

And here's hoping that Santa's Elves and the Winter Fairies have come through the Christmas Door to see if you have all been good boys and girls

Santa's Elf Door

I have lots of lovely followers and have had great comments & feedback throughout the year and I'd like to wish everyone a  
Wonderful Christmas
and lots of good wishes for a Brilliant 

Have Fun and Take Care

Jan x

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Christmas Decorations for the Christmas Tree

Who has a Christmas Tree?

Who likes Tree Decorations?
Did I hear you cry "me" and "I do"?

So just for you, here are some hand painted decorations..

Firstly here are some of the popular Cheeky Snow Chappies

A Trio of Cheeky Little Snowmen

How about some Cats in Hats

Kitty Cats for the Christmas Tree

Next up is a Cute Christmas Penguin

A Penguin in a Santa Hat

and the last one for now is a Sweetly Singing Robin

A Christmas Robin Singing his Sweet Song
Some of these are in my one line shops, you will find the links in the Right Hand Column or if you want something similar making or personalised you can contact me either through my shops or on here.

Jan x

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Away with the Fairies

I'd like to show you one of my painted plaques, this is a commissioned plaque for a business, the colours were chosen by the customer, aren't they lovely.

The pink and green work so well together.
I decided to keep within the chosen colour scheme when painting the Ladybirds, also known as Ladybugs, I've seen these sweet little critters dressed in red, in orange and in yellow but I do love these pink ones.

I thought a couple of cute little toadstools would look good with the plaque, they can sit on a shelf near the sign, of course they had to be matching colours, have you spotted the little Faery Door on the tree trunk?

Here is a closer look at the Toadstools. These were very well received and now live in Australia.

I'm off to get more painting done......

Jan x

Monday, 27 October 2014

My Pumpkin Patch Post

It's that time of year again, that spooky fun time. Each year I have a table at a local Pumpkin Patch Event, you can check out their Pumpkin Patch Facebook Page Here, it's held every week end in October, this year I've only managed a couple of week ends but non the less I've had a great time. Here is one of the wooden pumpkins I made......

My Hanging Pumpkin

So many pumpkins to choose from.......

Pumpkins Galore

I love this Haunted Caravan, a great opportunity for family photographs.....

The Haunted Caravan

I love all the different sizes and shapes, great names too, green button, turban, Italian Snake and Speckled Swan are just a few.....

Gorgeous Gourds 

These are some of the signs I made for the event, these are all 13 x 51/2 inches (33cm x 14cm)....

Hand painted Halloween Signs


A few more Halloween Signs

Like the sign says, have a Happy Halloween

Jan x

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Sunday, 5 October 2014

Pretty Pink Princess Palace

A Palace for a Princess, in this case the Princess was a cat whose young owner requested a plaque to attach to a cat house. As usual I discussed what style and colour was wanted. I started with a few scribbles and sketches then emailed a copy over to my lovely customer for approval before I set about painting this pretty pink princess palace. (I've purposely faded out the full name on these photo's)

Pretty Pink Edging

A Pink Palace

A Pretty Pink Plaque

This plaque was an order through my WowThankYou On-Line Shop I finished it off with a little bit of sparkle, because everyone likes a bit of sparkle don't they? then a couple of coats of outdoor varnish.

Take care....

Jan x

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Sunday, 28 September 2014

Hellooooo, I'm back.....

Gosh it's been so long since I've wrote a post, I've got a lot of catching up to do. I've still been around and been busy with a few orders and commissions but I haven't been doing much networking and some work has had to be put on the back burner for a while. But before I tell you why, do you remember the cute little collared doves that had a disastrous nesting experience ? well things turned out ok in the end...

After getting 2 lots of eggs destroyed by larger birds and persevering with a third nest the story ends well.

Here is mum with her 2 'babies', both parents have been spending lots of time in the garden feeding the chicks, they must be doing a great job as the chicks are growing quite rapidly.

Mum has a damaged foot, it's probably due to the ongoing battle with the magpies.

The chicks have started feeding themselves as well as still pestering mum and dad.
They're also just beginning to get their distinctive black collar.

Over to my news.....  some of you may know that my husband rides a motorcycle, while out on a nice sunny day a couple of months ago he was knocked off his bike by a motorist coming out of a farm track, the car driver didn't see him, well long story short hubby was in the hospital for a while with a broken back and a smashed ankle, he is, I'm happy to say, on the mend but it will take quite a while for things to be anywhere near normal. He has pins and plates in his ankle and a back brace on, according to the specialist he was lucky it was a 'nice clean break' So as you can imagine, things have been a bit traumatic and emotional around here. But like the doves, perseverance, a great fighting spirit and stubbornness, as well as our brilliant NHS, will make help make things right in the end.

Now on with the crafty bit.....

At the start of this post I said that I'd been getting on with a few commissions, I'll be showing you some of these over the next few weeks but to start with, here are 3 of my Fairy Doors....

Small Personalised Fairy Door

Personalised Medium sized Fairy Door


Medium sized Tooth Fairy Door

Hopefully I'll get around to see some of the blogs that I follow and I've also added this post to the Handmade Harbour Linky Party so I'll see you there.

Take care out there

Jan x

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Painted Mdf for Shaun

Helloooooo all, I'm not around every week at the moment, I'm keeping busy making and painting, I hope you have been busy too. I've also been away visiting family.

It's a really short post this week and I thought I'd show you all a personal make.

Mdf painted shapes, initials and names have been very popular this year, I made this one for my grandson.....

I painted it in a 3D style and I'm pretty pleased with the result, so was Shaun.

He's a big fan of all things Minecraft and even had a Minecraft Bouncy Castle at his birthday party....

........ and lots of fun was had by all.

See, I told you it was a short post.

Take care and have a great week.

Jan x

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