Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Face Two!

This is day two of the

I'm still here, still drawing!

This is an Absinthe Fairy
on a little index file card.

She's a preparatory drawing for 
an Absinthe Tea Set
I'm working on.

Channeling some Lalique here.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Day One 29 faces Art Challenge.

So, I need to be able to draw better faces.

I do.

So I'm joining the 29 Faces Challenge for 
February 2016.

Here is face one

It's going to be a long month.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Witches in Fiction 2015… Death Rites and Remembrances

This year's 

is now live and lusty
and full of gifts and prizes.

Artwork by Sunshine Shelle

Get on your best besom
and fly over to Magaly's Blog
where you'll find all the links
to all the wonderful people taking part.

It's a great beginning to the
Samhain season,
the Halloween Holiday,
however you celebrate it.

I'm offering a tiny tea-for-two set,
all ready for tete-a-tetes and 
fortune tellings.

The Skull Tea Set through the
darkly delicious  eyes of the

Halloween is coming!

Blingee by me,

Witch and magic circle
Magic Circle

Saturday, October 3, 2015

It's Coming! Halloween!

It's nearly Halloween!

And that means

Perfect for a
Darkly Delicious Dolls'
Tea party.

New designs appearing
all the time.

Skulls and scary faces,
gothick grey and ghastly green.

Just don't drink out of them!

is now available in three colours.

Gothick Grey, Steampunk Salt Glaze
and  a tasteful Jasperware Blue,

for the more refined doll.

Also, pumpkin?

Who doesn't like pumpkin?

Jack O'Lantern sets, too.
Totally channeling Tim Burton.

Free USA shipping on all tea sets until Halloween.

(But if you want it for Halloween, 
you need to let me know.

These are made-to-order.)

Have a Happy Halloween!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Mad Tea Party and a Rabbit/Cat Toy Tutorial!

This is a special year for all things

This is the 150th anniversary 
of the publication of

Hop on over to
and join in the fun.

The kettle's on!

I made an Alice doll for myself,

and I thought, maybe there were 
some other people 
who would like an Alice doll, too.

People like
 the White Rabbit

and the Cheshire Cat.

Obviously, a little paper clay art doll
 isn't a good toy
for a bunny or a cat.

We're going to make a little Alice doll
from some sisal twine.

Sisal twine is safe for cat and rabbit toys.

You need a ball of sisal twine,
a book and a pair of scissors.

 First, wrap the twine around the book ten times
cut off the end and slide off the book.

Then, wrap the twine across the book
five times, and slip off the book.

Take the longer piece of twine and tie off
where you want Alice's head to be.

Poke the shorter piece of twine through the long piece,
to make Alice's arms, and tie another stand of twine 
underneath, to make her chest.

Cut through all the loops at the opposite end to the head
and fluff them out, to make Alice's skirt.

Tie a nice fluffy piece of sisal twine through the top of 
Alice's head and separate the strands, 
to make Alice's long, blonde hair.

Here's your Alice!
Give to your kitty or bunny to enjoy!

(Yeah, I know. 
It does look a bit Blair Witch...
But, that's ok.
Now you know what to make 
your bunny for Halloween, too.)

And, as I always make
for the 
Mad Tea Party,
here is mine for  this year.

Tiptoeing through the topiary.

Lying in the clover.

She's very small, just ten inches tall.

On a side note, I'm
excited to tell you 
I've designed another book cover,

Thank you so much for visiting me
and taking tea
at this Wonderland
Mad Tea Party.

I'll be along to your blog,
some time this weekend.


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Mad Tea Party

It's that time of year again!

You are cordially invited to this year's 

Hosted by the fabulous Vanessa
at A Fanciful Twist.

Sign on, join in,
have a cup of tea...

See you on Saturday 11th July!