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.


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

  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

  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/

  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

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

  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

  7. You have an amazing collection!! :)

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


  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

  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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