Thursday, 26 November 2009

Whooosh!!!



That's how quickly the time is flying by at the moment. It's been a bit of a whirlwind here at the Retreat and I desperately long to excape to the woods again, but the weather hasn't helped much either.

Finally I think my paperwork is all done, but it was at the expense of the business course, which I really couldn't fit in. I've postponed it until next year and that has taken a huge amount of pressure off me.

This wonderful crow allowed me plenty of time to snap some photos of him as he lazily circled the field a couple of times before taking off on some highly important errand. Probably spying on the local colony of magpies and giving them a little hassle before joining up with his other fellows who fly in a great black cloud across the village every evening.


Despite days filled with stresses, I've spent evenings filled with fairy making. Mostly just working out the finer details of joining limbs together, watching countless on line tutorials and making eyes! I've ordered some beautiful glass eyes from Ebay, but they are taking FOREVER to arrive, so I just sat down with some polymer clay (fimo) and made my own.



This first set turned out beautifully, but then I tried a different method, which looked good at first, but then I burnt them in the oven. Can you imagine the surreal conversation at breakfast as I wailed that I'd burnt my eyes in the oven? Of course, little daughter was helpless with giggles every time I said it :) I've made another couple of batches, much larger than these and they at least have worked out well.

9 comments:

Renee said...

It is not only your daughter that is laughing at the eye situation.

Love Renee xoxo

Gemma Mortlock said...

ha ha i agree, i'd imagine that to look really quite discusting singed and scorched eyes (just imagine the position you'd have to get yourself into to actually get your eyes in the oven ha ha its hilarious!) xxx

ruthie said...

im laughing too at the "burnt eyes", sorry!! so glad to hear that you feel less pressured there is nothing worse! x

Julia Guthrie said...

lol...burning eyes shouldn't be funny!

And I'm sure it was a good thing to postpone the course until you are in a better head space to make the most of it.
I hope things settle down a bit for you xx

Danielle Barlow said...

hee hee!
Don't stress about the seeds - there is no hurry! ;)

Yarrow said...

Thank you everyone, I'm having a giggle too, as I re-read that post. Crazy to put eyes in the oven in the first place! The daughter wants them made into a necklace - huh? What's that all about?

Bovey Belle said...

An eyeball necklace is par for the course with your daughter I suspect! Sorry you scorched the others. I once bought (for just £2!) a box of sewing bits and bobs from auction. Amongst the very useful "ingredients" was an envelope of goo-goo eyes . . .

Yarrow said...

You're sooo right, BB. Uh! goo-goo eyes sound weird!

Pat said...

Thanks for giving me a laugh this morning. But I am sorry you burned your eyes. Just the fact that you have batches of eyes in your oven is a pause:)
I took some of your trees from your photos and put them in your book. I am having fun and it is almost ready to be sent to Anna.
Hugs
Pat