Thursday, 29 July 2010


..............lots of them :-)

These are for the big commission I am working on at the moment.

I was curious how many there were but I counted 400 and gave up. I hope that is enough :-) 

To give some perspective, the pile on the left is about 3 inches by 2 inches. I know it doesn't look like there are 400 leaves there, I was surprised as well , but there are...pinky promise.

It is hard to tell from the photo but each one has multiple layers of paint on it to create a variegated effect. It is hard to tell in real life as well to be honest as they are so small. But once they are all put on you  will notice the difference in colors and it won't look as flat as it would if they were all one solid color.

I wish I could share more pics of it coming along but I can't so this will have to do for now. It is the biggest thing I've ever made, and despite  a few nerves, it is coming on wonderfully.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

New header

Seeing as how I was helping Wendie with her blog header I figured I should pull my finger out and redo my own.

I liked my old one but with only one photo of a pretty bonsai it didn't really  show what I mainly do I had to add some of my favorite wacky plants to it.

And, if you've not gone over to help Wendie choose her new header, pop on over there now :-)

Saturday, 24 July 2010

I need sewing help please.

Bearing in mind that I can just about sew a straight line, how hard is it to add piping onto something ?

This is an Oscar De La Renta bedding set.

I don't have this but I do have the same fabric and want to make a similar bedding set. I figure I can make the duvet cover, pillows and drapes because they are basically just squares...right :-)

The bed skirt...I have no idea but will try and figure it out...even if I just end up stapling it to the bed base lol.

I'd really like to have the piping around it in places, but I can't afford to mess it up and have to buy more fabric.

I should add that this is for my guest room and is real life king size not a mini :-)

So is this something a beginner could tackle...or no ?

Thursday, 15 July 2010

For Sale on Etsy

Hi folks

Just to let you know I will be listing a number of wacky plants on etsy.

They will be available from 12.00 noon my time (8pm UK time) tomorrow...Thursday 15th July.

For a sneak preview please visit my For Sale page.


Tuesday, 13 July 2010

You know when....

.....You get something in your head and there is just no getting rid of it till you do it :-)

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Friday, 9 July 2010

Silly Lillies & Daff-Nee

Well things appear to be getting back to somewhat normal here thankfully.

The repair bill for Micks motorbike was 80% of the value of the bike so we decided to bite the bullet and get a new one. As much as he loves it, it was just insane to spend that kind of money on it.

Hopefully we'll be picking the new bike up this afternoon or tomorrow so I have a car again :-)

This means that I can put my new plants up for sale, knowing I'll be able to get to the post office should any sell.

Here are 2 more that I managed to finish yesterday. I've had these sitting around for ages but didn't have the time to get them potted.

Finally Silly Lily-Jean & Silly Lily-Jo were rescued from he florist foam and planted in the manner which they deserve.

Silly Lilies are from the same plant kingdom as Floozies but are much further down the ladder in terms of rudeness and recklessness. Silly Lilies won't make a pass at your man nor will they bite....but do expect the odd raspberry to be blown at you !

Now to Daff-Nee. I was playing about with different plants and came up with her.

I have to say she really doesn't light my fire but, before she gets relegated to the compost heap, I wanted to show you all.

So, what do you think about Daff-Nee ?

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Wednesday, 7 July 2010

New blog & stuff.

Goodness....what a manic few days it has been in the kingdom of Tallulah Belle.

Aside from it being a holiday weekend, I had an ant invasion in my kitchen, a team of men in my garden removing all the dead trees and some major drama with Micks motorbike..... Phew !

My garden looks.....well in all honesty ...naked. I was scared before but now I am terrified. Now all the junk has gone I can really see what a mammoth task it is going to be.

I have a bunch of work and emails I must catch up on but I'll post some garden pics soon.

As for my plants for sale...well, the drama with the bike has left us with only one car, which Mick has to use to get to work obviously. So, I'll have to wait a little while until I have transport to get to the post office.

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In the meantime, you may remember a few days back I posted abut a new miniaturist and a new blog.

Well, Kim has started a new blog purely dedicated to the renovation of her new dollhouse.

It is a beautiful house that has suffered from years of neglect and requires an awful lot of work. Bit like my real life house really :-)

Kim is new to the miniaturist world, and like all of us when we start out, would really appreciate all the support and advice we are all so good at. So please join me in welcoming her to our wonderful little community.

Please go visit and read her story....a sad tale indeed.

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Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Comments & emails

I saw peoples posts about losing their comments so only tried to publish 1 and I also lost it so will wait and see if it is fixed.

I also have a bunch of emails from some of you. I have about 12 men in my yard right now cutting a load of dead trees so I apologize for the delay but I will email you back as soon as I can.

I need to make sure nothing comes through my roof....or even worse the neighbors :-)

Normal service will resume shortly !

Sunday, 4 July 2010

For Sale.....soon.

Hi folks

Happy 4th July to my American friends.

I am having a manic and expensive weekend...and not in a good way lol.

I will be putting all of these Floozies up for sale within the next week but need to sort out paypal buttons etc.

In the meantime I thought you all might like a sneak preview :-)

Yes this is the same plant twice....I took 2 pics to show how different her mood can be depending on the way the leaves are posed :-)

Hope you like them :-)

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Ebay & Floozies

Is anyone still using eBay to sell ?

I've not used it in years because most of my work has been commission based and recently I started putting my commissions in my etsy store simply to build up my feedback there.

But I noticed that eBay have free listings until July 12th.

In between working on this big project I have been doing bits on some Floozies, Lippy's and Silly Lily's and will have some for general sale in the next week and am considering giving eBay another go.

Any thoughts ?

No you are not going ad...I've added this bit after ;-)

One of the reasons for me thinking about eBay was the longer sale period. I've had so many people email me to say they were disappointed they missed things I had for sale that I thought perhaps a 7 day period would be fairer.

And.... because I hate to do blog posts without photos here is a sneak peek at one of the new ones :-)

I love how her leaves turned out :-)