Saturday, 14 February 2015

Owls on a Key Plaque

I love watching the birds on the feeders, I have lots of regular visitors and enjoy taking photo's of them, but I don't always get great pics, I take the photo's through the window so sometimes they can be blurry or the glass is full of raindrops.  The birds often fly in and out so quickly all I get is a blur of wings or a birdless feeder. Sometimes I'm lucky enough to get a decent shot, here are a couple of my daily visitors.....

Bluetit on the feeder


Robin Redbreast


While on the subject of birds, do you want to see one of my latest commissions?

Go on, you know you want to.....

This is it, it's a key plaque with 5 hooks, made for a family of five.


A Family of Owls

After a few emails and sketches done, we decided on this design, can you tell that my customer loves owls and rainbows?


5 Hooks for Keys

She's very pleased with it and I got some great feedback. I love this little the row of owls so decided to use it for a while as the banner on my Folksy Shop 





That's all from me for now, I'm linking up with ......

Happy Friday at  The Planet Penny Blog

Handmade Monday at Lucy Blossom Crafts.co.uk 


Take care

Jan x
 

Sunday, 8 February 2015

When it Rains look for Rainbows, When it's Dark look for Stars


This is a great inspirational quote, and who doesn't like a colourful Rainbow or  twinkling Stars?



It can be displayed on a stand


It's a great little canvas to hang in a child's room or a nursery, can you see that I have continued the painting around the sides of the canvas?

Vibrant Rainbow Colours


The rainbow, clouds and raindrops have a sparkly shimmer, it's really difficult to catch the sparkle in the photo's, if you have any tips I'd love to know.

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Another great quote, the stars on this painting are also sparkly.


It can be hung on a wall




Sparkling Silvery Stars


I have put these canvases in my Folksy Shop but don't forget that I can also do something similar on request, either BIGGER or smaller, I can paint these on paper, canvas or wood.


This post has been linked up to the linky party over at Lucy Blossom Crafts, I hope you can pop over too.


Jan x

Friday, 6 February 2015

Happy Friday with Friends & Blue Birds on a Heart


I popped over to a lovely blog full of wonderful colours and happy posts and thought I'd like to join in with the Planet Penny Happy Friday Link Up

 I love saying hi to friends when I'm out and about on my walk.....         
                                                                                         

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 Sometimes I feel close enough to wave to the pilot.....

                                                                   

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 Watching the birds on the feeder..................




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Painting Bluebirds on a Heart




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 Wishing you all a Happy Week

Jan x



Sunday, 1 February 2015

A Garden Plaque for a Summer Lodge


Gosh it's a bit chilly outside, lots of the country has had snow and ice but we've just had a dusting of snow and lots of cold frosty mornings. I love the look of snow but I much prefer the warmer weather, so as a reminder of  the summer sunshine to come I thought I'd show one of my garden plaques.

My customer had done a google search for an outdoor plaque and came across one of my previous blog posts about this Garden Plaque Here.

She loved the design and commissioned this 'Summer Lodge' Plaque as a Christmas gift for a family member. Because I like all my Plaques to be slightly different and personal to each customer, I asked if she wanted me to incorporate a favourite flower, she chose a Sweet Pea.


A Summer Plaque


The Sweet Pea is such a pretty and delicate flower and looks lovely in the pinks and lilacs to match the rest of the painting. There's also grape hyacinth, daisies and butterflies as well as a couple of ladybirds and a little blue snail, I really enjoy adding all these little touches.  The plaque was finished off with a shimmer of sparkle and a few coats of exterior varnish. I'm sure that when it's hanging up at 'Summer Lodge' it will not only brighten up dull winter days but will look pretty in a garden full of spring and summer flowers.



Take care and stay warm, (unless you're in a hot climate, then keep cool)

Jan x

I'm linking this post over to Lucy Blossom Crafts Blog, I hope you can pop over to check out all the other craft blogs taking part in the link up.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Tooth Fairy Doors for Boys & Girls

Do you believe in the magic of Fairies?  I love anything to do with Magical Folk and one of my favourite items to make and paint are my Fairy Doors. They have always been a popular gift for children of all ages and are great for both boys & girls. I love that the tradition of the Tooth Fairy is still so prevalent.
Here are some of the Tooth Fairy Doors. Like my other Fairy Doors I can make these in any colour and in different sizes. These Fairy Doors have a little tooth painted on them.

Wooden Personalised Tooth Fairy Door

All the details are hand painted and are all different.....

Turquoise Tooth Fairy Door

the Doors are varnished and have a shimmer of sparkle..........

Handpainted Door for the Tooth Fairy

they can be painted in any colour...........



Small Fairy Door

they come with a sticky pad to attach to a door or wall, or a bedpost or the skirting board.....



A Tooth Fairy Door with a Scroll
they also have a little attachment you can add with a sticky pad so they can be free standing, ideal for on a shelf, bookcase or cabinet....... 


A Door & a Scroll for a boy
the doors are all hand cut and painted so no two are exactly the same.



Small Tooth Fairy Doors

Anything that makes the loss of a tooth less scary, painful or upsetting must be a good thing, and to be given a few penny's or pounds in exchange is certainly a bonus.
 


The larger doors are made with pine and are approximately 31/2 x 41/2 inches, if you prefer your measurements in metric this is about 9 x 11.5 cms
The small doors are mdf and are 2 x 3 inches (5 x 7.5 cms)

As usual you can find some of these in my online shops (follow the links on the right) or you can commission one to your own specifications. Just send me a message.

It's time for Handmade Monday, it's now being held at it's new location over at Lucy Blossom Crafts.

Wishing you a happy and magical week

Jan x



Sunday, 18 January 2015

The Hare Gazing at the Moon

Hello all, for this weeks Linky Party  I thought I show you this painting that is in my Etsy Shop. The Hare Gazing at the Moon is a very popular image and one I enjoy painting.


Hare Painting in Mount

It is painted with Acrylic Paints and set in a cream mount.


Hare Gazing at the Moon

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Detail of Hare and Seedheads

It would make a lovely piece of Nursery Art, I hope you like it.

Jan x

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Valentine Cards & Gift Hearts all in one

Is it too early to be thinking about Valentines Day

Well I know that it's never too early to be thinking about Love

Last year I made Hanging Hearts for Valentines Day, this year I have more Hearts but this time I've attached them to hand drawn cards. These do well for other occasions such as Weddings or Anniversaries, or 'Just Because' after all we don't need an excuse to tell someone we love them.

A Valentine Card and Gift in one

 There is a mixture of Cream or White Cards and each one has a different hand drawn design.

Two Little Blue Birds on a Heart


The insides have been left blank

My Heart Forever

 The Lindor Chocolates used as props have now been eaten......

Love on a Hanging Heart

Well,you didn't think they'd last past the photo session did you?
Mmmm they were yummy.

Ladybirds & Hearts

 The Hearts can be taken off the card and hung up

Kissing Blue Birds on a Hanging Heart


Some of these are in my online shops, you can get to them via the links in the sidebar or you can message me on this blog.

Have you already made anything special for Valentines Day?  or have you yet to make something?

Have a great week

Jan x

I've popped this post over to the Handmade Monday Link up, click HERE to check it out.