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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Sea Empress and Emperor on: June 03, 2012 07:23:20 AM
Hello Everyone =)

This is my most Extravagant pair of Sprytes, they have taken me forever... but I am really pleased with them, and glad they are finished!! =D The Sea Empress has about 7 layers to her skirt, and its embelished with stones, shells, beads and trinkets. It matches her crown, and the embellishment on The Sea Emperor too.
They are about 20" Tall, which I think is my tallest pair so far..!

The Sea Empress and Emperor never had any children of their own, so instead adopted the Sea, and they treat all under the waves as if they were their own children. They are full of love <3

They love each other very intensely, their life is full of laughter and kisses!

Sea creatures from near and far all come to them with their troubles. The Empress and Emperor are always eager to help, offering those at need a place in the Ocean Palace, until they get back on their feet. (Or fins!!)

The Emperor, baggy pantaloons, embelished with beads, a cloak, and of course, A Trident!

The Empress, many layerd skirt, with silk corset, embellishments, and crown!

I hope you enjoyed meeting them! C+C Always welcome! Thankyou for looking!!! xxx
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Felted Toadstools =D (Photo Heavy!) on: May 04, 2012 09:35:56 AM
I have started making Felted Toadstools for my Sprytes to sit on =) I am still playing around with them, and will change the pattern a little more till I am happy with them, I want to try some green/brown pointed ones too. They're ever so slightly addictive!! haha !

I am going to use them when I do craft fairs, as stands for the dolls, and to add a little colourful interest the the table! I am going to do some reallly tall twisty ones too, hopefully!

As always, C+C greatly appreciated! =D
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / My recent Spryte Dolls =) Img Heavy!!! on: April 22, 2012 02:28:37 AM
I have been trying to make one Spryte every week this year. Its a little ambitious, but exciting. (It also keeps me off the PC!!)

Here are the Sprytes that have been born the last few weeks!

This is O'khea, she is a guardian of Horses =) She was so much fun to make, and was a donation to an auction to raise money for a Horse Chairly. I love her freckles, I've never done them before, but will definatley be doing more now!
Her full story and more pics are here:

This is Kahroo, A wild adventurer! I made KahRoo for a two year old I nanny, I wasn't sure how he would get on with him, as the little boy already has a comfoter bear. But he LOVES Kahroo, and joins us on all our adventures!

Ulyiana, a Spryte who loves to sing and dance! I loved this hair, its looked so much better than I imagined it would!

Gimbya, a Giraffe Guardian. She was an order, and so much fun to do. I had to interface the fabric, as it was stretch cotton, and that doesn't really work on the dolls. I made her tail and horns pose-able too!

This is Nara, a 4 year old boy I look after chose everthing about this spryte, including her name, which means Happy. She sells flowers in the village! http://britishwoodlandsprytes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/nala.html

This is Dilly, he is the Spring Elemental! Now I only have one more season to do!

This is Mughwye, he is Loves the Twighlight! Keep your eye out for him! http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.256953194385343.61512.113426528738011&type=3

And lastly, Mylah. She is a fan of all things moss and vine covered! Living deep in the woods. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.237760122971317.57591.113426528738011&type=3

Hope you liked my Sprytes, as always, any C+C is greatly appreciated. Much Love <3
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Henna Themed paper organiser on: April 08, 2012 07:02:50 AM
I got this amazing wooden drawer system (I honestly have no idea what it's called!)  from freecycle.  Grin Its was super handy, and I loved everything about it, except how it looked. I lived with it for ages, but a few days ago I decided I couldn't look at it a day longer!
Here is a teaser pic: (So I dont get a before pic as the thumbnail!)  Wink

I dont have a good pic of it before, but you can see it here, next to the PC:

I was going to sand it all down, put was to lazy, so I just painted straight over the top...  Roll Eyes

I did the drawers first, they are free hand, with small Henna designs on them, also done freehand.

Here is a better pic of the drawers:

It didn't take to long in the end, or, I should say, It didn't tka me as long as I thought it would, and I am quite pleased with it. Some of the deasigns are a little wonky, but I didnt make any huge mistakes, so for that I am hugely grateful!!

What do you think?
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Greetings from a Goblin on: March 01, 2012 11:18:25 AM
I thought I'd have a go at creating some new characters! My first attempt had to be at Goblins! I wanted them to look a bit meaner than my Sprytes, yet still loveable. Im not entirely happy with the pattern, but I like him regardless!  Cheesy
Here he is:

I would love to hear you thoughts on him, and any advice or suggestions?

As always, thankyou so much for looking! <3
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Room of Shame to Room of dreams.... Before ann the WIP's! on: February 26, 2012 10:53:49 AM
So, I moved into a new house recently, and in the old house, I used my bedroom as my sewing room, but now, I have only a tiny closet room. Its barely big enough for my bed, let alone anything else!
Thankfully, and kindly, my mother granted me permission to have the dining room as a craft space. I was so super excited! Finally, my own, designated room in which to sew and be crafty.
But, while I may be handy with a sewing machine, I am useless when it come to tidying, organising, cleaning....  Roll Eyes
So, soon, in-between lots of doll making, travelling and general lazyness, my sewing room suddenly became a room on which I looked upon with shame, and my Mother looked upon with horror. (And threatened to throw everything away and kick me out)
But do not fear! A trip to Ikea (Of course!) made everything OK. (And 5 days of serious clean-up! Here is a sneak peak so my horrible room isnt the thumbnail.. hahaha!

Well. I can hardly believe I am actually putting pictures of the room up, but here goes.....

Yeah.... It was pretty bad. Sewing was not that fun, I could never find anything! Everything was getting lost, broken...  Embarrassed
So, after allot of man power, sweat and tears I got this!! -->

Theres still allot to do, and I have done some more since I took this pic, but its getting there!!
I have a table for pattern cutting, and all my fabric is stored in these Antonius storage things from Ikea.

Acrylic paints, brushes, zips, ribbons and trims!

The Wool, I have sooo much more than this, but this is all I could fit in!!

All my trinkets, findings, buttons beads etc. The plastic boxes are from IKEA too. Gotta love Ikea!!

Oh! Look at the beautiful fabrics! They are all wound around cardboard, so I can pull them in and put without them being 'Thrown' in and making a mess.

A rarity in my sewing room, a clean surface...!

The techno space. As you can see I haven't really got that far yet....  Embarrassed I am going to use the drawers for invoices and patterns and all other paper-y things. Need to sand it down and re-paint it though I think! Any ideas  Huh

I love my thread holder most of all.... They are shelves with upholstery fabric, and hammered nails in... works well,  though when I am sewing really fast, they do shake and fall of....  Cheesy Its so nice to see all my threads, what colours I have, and them not all be tangled in one horror style ball of killer thread!

My peg board, or uhmm... Nail board..... Undecided I could'nt find a peg board anywhere, so just covered old shelves in upholstery fabric and hammered nails in, like the thread holder. It does the job! I have hammered some more nails in today!

Well, That is the room so far, as you can tell, I have a little way to go yet, but I am having fun with it. I am a hoarder, and will grow to fit any room given me, so I am a little worried that soon it will resemble the former... So I am trying to sew, sew sew to clear out some space!! haha!
Atm, I am working on another nail board for ribbons and trims....!
Love to hear what you think, and if you have any ideas on how you think I could improve the space!!
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Twin Sprytlings on: February 25, 2012 10:00:23 AM
These are my little Sprytlings, they measure about 7-9" Tall, (not incl' ears!) I had so much fun making their intricate, tiny clothes, though my fingers hurt now!

Turumbar and Tiniviuel are the Spytling Twins of the Shop Keepers. The Twins help out running the shop, and take deliveries to Sprytes who can't make it to the shop. Well, that is what they are meant to do, but they usually end up having all sorts of mishcief on their way there! Usually thanks to Turumbar, who isn't as interested as making deliveries as Tiniviuel is! She loves keeping Shop, sweeping the floors, taking stock, and chatting to the Sprytes who drop in. They are all very fond of Tiniviel, and often will give her little gifts as she goes round on her deliveries. Turumbar, however, and he will often disappear, or run riot around the shop floor, breaking things as he goes! The only Spryte he pays any attention to is Tiniviuel!

Hope you like them!
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Huen, Book Loving, Ghoul befriending Spryte! on: February 21, 2012 12:17:44 PM

Huen has been dyed with coffee, tea, and, accidently, Perry Cider. =/ After washing her, I dyed her again! Oh dear!

Huen is a very ancient Spryte who lives in a dusty, forgotten corner of a library... It is rather a large Libary, and rather an old house, so its quite understandable how she got herself forgotten there.
Luckily for Huen, the Large House sits nestled in a grave-yard, so she isn't all alone.
She has grown a dislike of the sunshine, which is quite unusual for Sprytes, and has taken to hiding in her book-cubby during the day. (Usually sleeping).

Huen loves nothing more than the smell of a really, really old book, and as books are quite larger than her, they are perfect to sleep upon. She has of course, made a few books Spryte sized. (As you can see) But she quite likes big ones too.
When Huen isn't reading, she is wandering the Grave-yard, with the ghouls and wraiths. They aren't so scary really, when you get to know them!

You can read her full story (Her sad Love Story) Here: http://britishwoodlandsprytes.blogspot.com/ =)
Thanks for looking!!
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / King & Queen Spryte Dolls on: February 18, 2012 06:42:47 AM
Here is my Aranion and Amariel, The King and Queen!
They are my personal dolls, and definitely me favourite!  Aranion I have had for a long time, but he had a make-over, as the dog got him, and then when I made Amariel, he needed to look a little more royal and Kingly Wink
Here are the pair of them:

Amariel is very serious, and sometimes gets a little annoyed with Aranion's child-like behaviour!!

Amariel is the Sprytes Queen, though she can rarely be found. She disappears for many months at a time, many Sprytes believe she is actually the spirit of the wood, and is always present, wether it be in the form of a tree, flower, the running stream or leaping deer. Aranion, her King, watches over all the Sprytes and Amariel looks over the well being of the Woods they all live in.

Aranion is a fair, but tricky King.
Aranion can come across rather grumpy sometimes, but he has a heart of gold.
He loves being King, and though he is fair, he can be a little selfish... forgetting he is meant to be there for the benefit of the other Sprytes. Luckily, Toad is always there to correct him and keep him in check, with a stern look and a crooaak!
He is feisty, quick to lose his temper, and even quicker to laugh. Being the King, he has a little part of all the Sprytes in him, and therefore he loves and understands each one with great passion. He will do whatever it takes to make sure his Sprytes are happy, safe, and looked after, though he is usually the one upsetting them, with his tricks and wicked sense of humor!
Aranion loves nothing more than a good get-together, and will often call the Sprytes back to Albion, no matter where they may be for a sing-song, picinc, Midnight Moon Mingle or Summer Sun Shindig!

This is how he used to look, when he was a wee Prince Wink

As always, I would love to know what you think!!
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / New Tribe Of Spryte Dolls... (Img Heavy!) on: February 14, 2012 02:02:37 AM
I thought I would share some of my recent Spryte Dolls with you, I haven't posted anything in a while!
As always, I would love to know what you think!  Grin

Fara-Lai is one of the Wild Ones, living in the thickest parts of the wood away from the other Sprytes who form communties, or settlements.
She is spotted mainly upon the backs of birds, (Usually ones of prey) and helps them spot small rodents. (Her eyesight is second to none).
She loves the chase, the wind through her wild mane of hair, and the thrill in achievement. She has many friends, they are all mainly Wild Ones, but she has been seen teaching Settler Sprytes how to hunt.
Fara-Lai is like most Wild Ones in temperament, fiery, loyal, and with a penchant for causing trouble.
She most likes upsetting the quiet lives of those around her, stealing the Squirrels nut hoard, and watching the drama it causes! She gives them back of course, (Well.. most of them!)

Jex is one of the Wild Ones, living in the darkest parts of the Woodlands, hopping and jumping into Trouble.

Friend of all the other Dark Creatures that dwell there, Jex can be quite bad, helping the Dark Ones make tricksy traps for humans! Ever had the feeling that someone has purposely misguiding you till your lost in the woods? That'll be Jex and his Troupe of Trouble Makers.
If you ever think that maybe Jex is causing you Trouble, Call him out, as he doesn't like being told off, and will vanish before he gets caught!!

A sweet, inquisitive little Sprytling, always getting involved in all that goes on, asking how and why things work, and wanting to try them out herself!!
Like all Sprytlings, she loves to dance and sing, and she has a voice that makes you think of honeysuckle and sunshine.

Tillie And Twitch!
Twitch has grown up in the wildest parts of Albion, Becoming very cheeky and fast footed! He got his name from never being able to stay still, always hopping, dancing, and running all over. Even when sat he bounces up and down! Twitch loves to race, and will always be found competing against the hares and foxes. He can be a bit of a cheat though, and will make them laugh so hard they run out of breath! Tillie and her Brother, Twitch, have spent all their lives together lost in the darkest wildest parts of the Wild Wood! This has meant they themselves have become very wild, very cheeky, and most of all, tricksy!

Tillie loves nothing more than flying at super-fast speeds upon the backs of birds of prey, Falcons being her favourites, and jumping of suddenly to surprise whovever may be on the ground below! Whith a giggle and a twirl though, Tillie has vanished from sight. (Down a rabbit hole would be my guess) She has the loyalty of all the Forest creatures, and she guards them fiercely, Rabbits, birds, Mice, Badgers and even Deer all come to her when in need.

As usual, there a mischievous and loveable group of faery troublemakers!

Thanks for Looking!
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