Oh what a lovely afternoon I have had today. Finally got back in my workroom after 6 weeks of puppies, vets, hospitals and children. Yippee!!
The first thing I did was prime these two little items that I found at a coffee morning a few weeks ago. A small framed room box and one of these little house displays.
Not 100% sure what I will do with them yet although the room box will make a great 'light box' for photographing!! I have a bit of a yearning to do a small shabby chic display using up various bits I have lying around. Hmmmmm, will have to think.
As a way of keeping my projects short and sweet at the moment, I sorted out some of my fabulous Braxton Payne clay flower pots and began painting them for The Leaky Cauldron. This US seller has the best range of clay pots I have come across but I would love to be able to find a European supplier.
Ah, so relaxing sitting with my paints and who cares about the rain.
I also dug out some pieces of china I have had sitting doing nothing, with a couple of coats of acrylic paint they will make perfect planters.
I have chosen various shades of brown, gold and black for all the pots and am going to have a little play.
I have also fallen in love......my very first piece by Shelia Bentley of Primdolly. A truly marvellous artisan whose work I have been drooling over for about two years now.
This is one of her EHags and she sits about 7 inches tall. So not a dolls house miniature which is one of the reasons I have not tried to buy one of her pieces before now.
But I just couldn't resist for any longer when I saw a whole range of these on Ebay.
The expressions of her characters are simply fabulous.
Having my own piece of Shelia's work makes me feel so lucky.
A day to be happy, I hope you have all had a good day too.