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Fairies in the Dell

I've been kinda busy these past few days, but nothing really exciting to share. Spent a couple of days at the movies with my guy, did a little shopping at Knox, managed to finish Wi's little dress and circlet, and got a little more knitting done, but that's about it.

I took a few pics today of them with the pumpkin candle holder which I purchased at Dusk with a gift card my daughter gave me last Christmas. (I also got a little white house which I'll show you later.)
The mossy mat I purchased to go around my Ent's feet turned out to be a complete waste of money, it just shed fibre everywhere and made a ruddy big mess for me to clean up! Not at all happy! I might see if I can lay my hands on an offcut of fake grass lawn when we next visit our local Bunnings store.
I always live in hope, although I have just about given up on my April Story doll ever arriving before we go on holiday. Anyone thinking of purchasing from them BEWARE ~ they tell huge fibs!!!

Spooky Halloween Monster Tag

I was recently tagged by the charming Alasse from the Wayward Inn and although I have other things that could use some attention (like my poor paint peeling garden pots), I thought it would be an enjoyable break from the real world to have some fun with this meme. :)

Werewolf – How has the hobby “transformed” you? I have always been a collector, and although previous treasures have been pleasing to the eye and decorative around our home, they have always been static. I find BJD's very tactile and they have quite quickly taken me on a journey around the world and introduced me to some wonderful people. BJD's have also opened doors to exciting new interests, (all of which I am still exploring) and have renewed my enthusiasm for photography.
Vampire – The dreaded sun!How do you feel about and cope with yellowing, or more generally the ageing of these dolls? I purchase my dolls to enjoy, so they are always on display, ready for me to pick up and play with. They are in a room with th…

Tutorial: Sculpting an Ent

This is what happens when three single objects from my stash come together. :)

1. Cardboard inside of a handtowel roll 2. Kaisercraft oval house number plaque or round MDF base 3. Ceramic mushroom
I debated about using the wooden ones shown (top right) but decided against them, I also chose to use a large round base, rather than the small oval base shown in the first two photos.

You will also need a Hot Glue Gun, Aluminium Foil and a 500gram pack of Mont Marte Air Hardening Modelling Clay.
First I marked where I wanted the Ent and the Mushroom to sit on the base.

After hubby drilled the holes to insert the roll and ceramic mushroom, I used my glue gun to secure them in place.

I then wrapped the tube with crinkled aluminium foil, forming two branches for arms and adding a nose.
This gave the tube a rough surface for the modelling clay to adhere to.

Now it was time to add the clay. First I divided it into eight pieces, then softened one piece at a time by kneading it between my fingers…

Another Threesome

When it comes to fashion, I'm still all about doing things in threes, it doesn't seem to matter whether it's a comfy top, pair of pants, shoes or bags. Yesterday was a perfect example of this, but the best part was not having to pay for them all.
I love the Colette store and whenever I'm over at the Knox Shopping Centre I can't help stopping at their store to see what's new. This season is all about the mini bag and lovely fresh colours which I adore.

If I am completely honest, I really didn't NEED new handbags. However, when they come in such beautiful colours which compliment the tropical summer prints and you only need to purchase two, to receive a third bag for FREE, it very quickly becomes a temptation I am unable to resist.
I also like that each bag puchased from Colette, comes with a protective cover bag in which to store it while not in use. A very convenient way to ensure your bags are clean and ready to go when you want them.

Overload

When I haven't been kitting or sewing, I'm afraid Fairyland has been occupying a lot of my time of late. I love the new FairyLine and the RealFee, but just couldn't quite make up my mind whether I wanted another larger doll, even though the Seahorse was extremely beautiful.
After much debating with myself, and already ordering the full set of the Mari Mermaid in the colours shown here, I caved in an ordered two Mari humans as well!
She is such a cutie, I ordered her in pink skin and another in tan, but neither with face up or any other attachments. That way I can give them the personal touch to create different personalities.

Now of course the long wait until they all arrive, it's going to kill me waiting for these tinies, but it will be worth it. Have a doll meet to go to tomorrow, but I shall catch up with reading your blogs over the next few days and be back soon with some pretty new creations to show you. Have a lovely weekend everyone!