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Bit late with the pictures of Christmas goodies!

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Hi
Ive been so lazy this year getting my pictures of some of the Christmas edible goodies up!  Paul made 730 hand made filled chocolates this year, so many that we couldnt fit all of them on the table I use to take photos on!  We still have a little tub left over too.
Here they are filling the table
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and some pretty close ups
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Made some new packaging for them this year too, Bandit Chef rides again!
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The “this year with love” part of the text drew much hilarity as to what the emotion would be for next year or for previous years, “spleen” got a lot of votes…..well it got mine, its such a good word.
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and finally our traditional iced Christmas cake, last year I branched out a bit from the usual Christmas stuff and went with “where the wild things are”, so I thought I might do that again and decided we would have a Totoro Christmas!
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Merry Christmas to you all and have a Happy New Year as well.
bye
Christina

Jamfancy/ Sydney National Blythe Meet Raffle!

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Hi
The Australian National Blythe Meet is on again next year in Sydney in 2011 and the organisers are gathering funds.  To that end how would you like to buy a raffle ticket for $10.00au for the chance to win an outfit set for your blythe made by me?  50 tickets are on sale and the prize will be drawn once they have sold.  Many more details and the place to buy your tickets right here!  Open to international folks as well  : )
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The set includes a felt deer, bambi fur hat with velvet bow, crochet print headscarf, crochet shawl that does up with a lace flower pin, faux fur lace edged tippet with a glass flower button closure, a white gathered underdress and a patchwork russian scarf print, elasticised shirred overdress with faux fur and net ruffle trim and silk skirt (doll not included)
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Huge thanks to Narelle for taking these super pictures of the set, best and worse idea I ever had, not sure I will ever be able to take pictures myself and show them without a degree of shame*L*  Best of luck to the organisers too, its a huge amount of work to undertake but its always a great day for Australian Blythe collectors.
thanks and bye
Christina

Is it macaron madness?

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

Hi
Here are the foodie ceramics that I brought home from class the other day, a theme seems to be developing…
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and of course that theme is macarons!*L*  These are for a set of glass domes I bought that turned out to be the wrong size!  Finally something to go in them.
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and this is Paul, the Bandit Chef, holding a tiny little rose macaron, whilst standing in front of a whopping great big rose macaron that now holds our ipod and any other stray bits in the lounge room
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well, its either a whopping great macaron, or a pink hamburger anyway
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better start making some stuff to get ready for next terms class!
bye
Christina

More sweeties

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Hello
Got back some more ceramic pieces from class today, Ive been rather looking forward to these two especially.
The first is a lady in a hat lolly bowl
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Ive always wanted a sort of fancy lolly bowl, permanently full of sweeties, like the one my Nana had
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Now I just have to wait to fill her up with chocolates from Pauls course in a week or so
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and this fellow
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He is a bit tricky to photograph right now as I havent attached him to a wall yet, but wanted to show him anyway
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Just what the house needs really, a bit more ceramic taxidermy : )
thanks for looking
bye
Christina

For the Modern Gentleman

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Hello
I made these Button Holes for the “Modern Gentleman” for Paul for our most recent anniversary
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for me I made this star headband as something to go with my very glittery and very early Birthday present.  Its a bracelet and necklace all in rhinestone, shiny.
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How dapper are we both going to be this Christmas? : )
bye
Christina

Geisha Day

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Hello
Just got my little Geisha ceramic back today, I think those stripes are making her my new favourite
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and I put a new Geisha print in the store “Candy Apple”.  Ive gone green mad by the way, if its green, I seem to love it.
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bye
Christina

More ceramic girls

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Hi
Here are the latest batch of ceramic girls home at last
the pierrot that had an eye accident and ended up with a patch
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The black eyed girl and her bird and key
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and lastly the first of the Girl Hero’s to go 3D.  There were a few hairy moments, but I got there in the end and here she is standing up!
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another one is due back next week, only two weeks of class to go though, so Im panicking to get more done
thanks for looking
bye
Christina

The Cheesebear

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Hello
This is my next ceramics piece, its a cheeseboard, shaped as a bear skin rug, the little girl sitting on the rug is actually the lid for the very small olive or dip container on the bear.
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You can sort of make out the little container in the middle of the bear rug in this picture
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For now she is living on my sideboard in the dining room, one of the problems if I keep making these things is what to do with them!
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I am dying to bring out the cheeseboard though next time I have visitors, not sure if it will impress them or worry them.
bye
Christina

My first finished ceramics piece

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Hello
Well after doing ceramics for about ten weeks now I finally got a finished piece back today, its such a long process, you make the figure, then its fired, then you colour it, then fired, then glazed and fired, I felt like so much could go wrong, so Im really happy to have her back and in one piece at last.  It was really weird colouring her in as well, she looked so different before the firing and the glazing changes the colours again.
Anyway, here she is, my little deer girl
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she has a tail
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I took her out into the wilds of our backyard too, her natural habitat
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Im hoping to get back my next lot of work next week, its a bear rug, with head, as a cheeseboard, he has a little sort of raised dish in the middle for olives or whatnot and the lid is a little girl that sits on the bear rug.  Hope she survives her glazing.
bye
Christina

Nathalie Lete Love

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Hello
Finally I am showing off my Nathalie Lete ceramic dogs!!!  I love them to bits and never thought living in Australia that I would be able to get my mitts on them, but this wonderful store called Kleins Perfumery in Brunswick Street has them!  Not to mention many other very hard to find Nathalie Lete items.  So now they are Mine (add maniacal laugh).
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How cute is it that they come with their own little ceramic bones, and how odd that the blue one is a girl and has nipples……
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Here is the full view of my lounge room mantel, its nigh on perfect I think once you add the Fawn Gehweiler glass painting and a dome
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and people say “possessions” don’t make you happy?  Its working for me!  Wait till I show you the plates, bedspread, melamine breakfast set, and the little pill boxes.  If only I could get the lovely couch from Anthropologie.

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