Tuesday, 8 October 2013

It's Good to be Back Fiddling!

One of thing's I've been wanting to do for ages is use polymer clay.  As you know I've made with bronze and silver clay and I do love my little people so when I came across Dee Schiller on Facebook through Carol Douglas who I did a workshop with a few months ago I was over the moon.  

I first bought her book and then a couple of her Oddfae creations and then joined a Yahoo workshop she has to make her Shellfae.  And this is my little chap.  


I'm over the moon with him!  I don't think his head has cooled down enough yet as he hasn't told me his name, I'm sure he will in time.   *he now tells me his name is Douglas.  Must be a reference to his origins, see above!! *

I must just confess to going into overdrive at Michaels in New England, several of them actually, and one thing I did buy was polymer clays.  I contacted Dee to ask for the best colours as I didn't have her book with me and soon managed to find the right suff, some of which I'm not sure I can't find over here anyway.  It's quite a bit cheaper because of the tax differences but I didn't think of how it would all scan going through the airport. Anyway picture a rather large selection of metal findings and Tim Holtz items and quite a few large blocks of a dense plastic type material in an x-ray.  I did have a polite slip of paper in amongst it all when we arrived home.  Luckily I had packed sensibly and, other than a few socks, underwear was not present!  


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10 comments:

  1. your little chap is almost scary in his lifelikeness! amazing! isn't Michael's fab! youngest is off to stay with my dad in Florida in a few weeks, im seriously considering some sort of skype or facetime. Chat as she walks roundthe store so i can get her to shop for me!!!!

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    1. I hope you give her extra cases on the way out!!!

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  2. Your little man is very scary, he looks like a neighbour of mine, of course my neighbour doesn't live in a shell though!!!! I've had a couple of those little slips on return trips from the US, it's so easy to forget that all those tightly packed blocks and rolls of goodies must look so suspicious when going through a scanner. Glad you enjoyed your holiday, New England is so beautiful.

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    1. It was great but the trees had only just started changing as it was so warm!

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  3. Your latest creation has made me smile. Poor old Douglas looks like he is well and truly stuck in there. Very clever. Like it.x

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    1. Well I hope he stays in there!! I think he could really cause some mischief if he got out! lol

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  4. Douglas looks very creepy. I hope he stays in there!

    Glad you had a good holiday and managed to get all your purchases through at the airport without problems.

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  5. Douglas is amazing! Can't imagine how you would start to make him....

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  6. Douglas is so cute! So pleased I was there before his birth I hope is not going to be an only child...

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  7. I love Douglas! I love all of your little people. You are so talented. I look forward to each of your new blogs.

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