Tuesday, 21 June 2011

So Nice To Be Back!......And My First EHag.....

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.

11 comments:

  1. Good that you recovered your time for the 'minis' and congratulations for your new acquisition.

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  2. I love Sheila Janice I have one of her ornie heads. One day I will get one of those dolls. Nice to see you back at your minis.

    Lorra Luffies

    Debie xxxxxx

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  3. I'm glad to see you've found some peace in life to make miniatures :)
    I know of a dollhouse ceramics maker in the Netherlands. I love their work, all hand made, not too expensive and a large range of different kinds of pots and planters. They're here: http://www.fennicole-miniatures.nl/

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  4. Wouldnt her work be stunning in 1 12th scale too, a shame she dosnt sculpt for dollshouses! She is a fab piece to own! Painting pots is a good start, Im sure youll have them filled in no time and looking forward to seeing progress on the Leaky cauldron! Katexxx

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  5. Amazing work! I've never seen an EHag before.

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  6. Arh, it must be great to have the time and chance to get back to mini's! :o))

    I'm tempted to do a shadow box or two...but not till I have the time! lol

    I LOVE Shelia's work too and I'm a huge admirer of it. I did ask her whether she did 1/12th scale work and it seems not. Nonetheless I'd still love to own a piece or tow just to admire her amazing talent! One fabulous buy Janice! :o)

    Michelle xx

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  7. You have an amazing collection!! :)

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  8. Woohoo! back in the workroom! I love your EHag, she has so much personality!

    Hugs
    Victoria

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  9. Sheila's work is indeed fab janice, I love your piece, she is wonderful and I can see why you bought her.
    I can feel a collection coming soon LOL
    Rainy days are just perfect for pottering indoors( no pun intended !) and your pots are looking great.
    julie xxx

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  10. Oh it felt lovely to be working again!
    Shelia's work is wonderful. What a shame she doesn't do 1/12th although I think we would all be fighting over her pieces!!
    I have finished the pots now time to fill them.

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