Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The cutest Sloths !!!

It took some time to finish these two.
The real ones are so super cute, I felt like I could never get close to that adorableness.
But the last few days the sun was shining, it was so very nice outside and I was totally relaxed so I gave it another go.
That must have helped, everything looked much brighter and well, here they are :
Two playfully little Sloths !
Of course they had to bother Pinky 
 But Pinky didn't feel like playing so they climbed through the apple tree


 After a while they were tired and crawled inside their basket :-)
 It took just a minute to fall asleep . . . 

In my Etsy shop :-)

Helen XXX

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Burrowing Owl Youth Gang :-)

I've been busy. . . .
I didn't want to post about this little gang until they were all  finished !
It took some time because the weather was so fine and I wanted to make my garden pretty again as well.In the meantime I played with them . . . . .


And here are the final mug shots :-)




They will be in my Etsy shop  :-)

Helen XXX

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Germany house

This was our week in Germany, we worked !!!!, had lots of sunshine !!!, saw exiting animals !!!!!!, eat outside !!!!!!!
Excuse the exclamation marks but it was so so nice :-)
I started with painting the floor in the little entrance :
 I hung up some candle-holders I bought in a second hand shop for 3 Euro
And framed my Alice cards and well, this is the perfect place, next to my own home-made clock :-)
The cards are from Wonderland Shop : http://www.etsy.com/listing/67976617/alice-in-wonderland-wallets-curiouser


Erik and Arthur ( my son ) painted all of the window frames on the outside,

These are the front windows
And these are the bedroom windows, we put some iron fence in front to hang some flower boxes and to keep us from falling out of the window ( the windows are on the same level as the floor)

Pheeew, small break :-) the white ball is Pinky's little bum
After the break I went through my back !!! :-0
Maybe it was the beer :-(, I had just one but the bottles are muuuuch larger in Germany
I read about and bought  some Magnesium oil before we left and wonder oh wonder after rubbing it a couple of times on my back, next day it was gone.
 The weather was so delicious, we ate outside every night and this is what visited us the very first night : EMBRACE FOR IMPACT



Arthur filmed her !
I thought my heart would stop, I lived in the country-side for over ten years and just once caught a glimpse of a fox.
It was a female fox judging by her boobies and I gave her a little piece of raw leftover steak,  I threw it about a meter away from me ( if I want to throw something 3 meters to the left, it ends up a meter behind my back ) and thought she would never go up that close but yes, she took it and ran off .
This was something so magical, I could just shake my head, next morning I got up and shook my head, Erik asked what's the shaking and I could only say: fox. . . . . :-)

Next day I started with the shutters, they had to be restored and painted but it was a lot of work and I finished just one pair.
Here they are after repair. . . . ( I will take pics from the "before"next time )

And here they are ♫ Blue blue electric blue noooo they are a beautiful shade of pale blue and off white, I am sooo pleased !

Oh you can see the little pond beneath the window, watch this :
 A ZILLION  tadpoles !!!!
Pinky didn't see them I guess, she began slurping out of the pond and I never saw a Bull Terrier with eyes like dishes but that was the time ! She made strange gargle noises and shook her head and ran away! Poor tadpoles :-( there are now just a zillion minus 40.

In the meantime, while I was sawing, sanding ,sawing, sanding
Erik and Arthur and our friendly neighbour were cutting down some trees. 
They say these sandstone houses must breath and there were some trees suffocating  the house so the nasty job has to be done.
I thought there were maybe 3 trees ( they were standing so close together I had no idea ) and told Erik it would be nice if he cut the tree a meter above the ground so I could do something crafty with them.( put a gnome on it or . . .)

This is what happened :
AAAAAAH !!! Oh my I had no idea ! It looked like a battlefield !
Our neighbour thought I was really crazy he thought it was super ugly and so did I. . . 
He promised to cut them down :-)
But. . . it revealed the little attached house, the one who was suffocated and in need of lots of TLC. 
I hope Marcus isn't too sad when he sees this :-(

Quick snap of Pinky in the morning sun
 She was such a good, sweet honey. Forgot to mention, she was sitting on the terrace while the fox visited us, Erik hold her collar and except for some standing hairs on her back she didn't move a muscle :-)
 She also wasn't the least interested in this :


 Okay, don't be scared it was a Slow-worm !
It did resemble a snake and I at first thought it was a snake but Arthur knows a lot about snakes etc and he immediately recognized it.
You can't blame me if you see it's head:
( this photo is from Wikipedia, the above is made by Arthur)
A Slow-worm is a limbless reptile and a adult is about 50 centimetres long, so no worries.

So, that was about it and even tho we worked hard it didn't felt like working, it was more like giving someone you love love :-)

Helen XXX




Friday, May 11, 2012