Friday, September 30, 2011

Let me introduce you to . . . . . . Picktin !

Very very difficult ! I wrote down all of the names and decided to let my son Arthur choose the name.
Arthur is always interested in my creations and I appreciate his opinion.
He looked at the Gnome and said carefully every name and as soon as he called him Picktin he said YES that's his name.
So ANITA  your daughter was right !  Send me your address please and this cute bat is coming your way ! 
People ! Let me introduce you to PICKTIN !
And this little one is going to live with Anita and her children
Thank you Anita and your daughter for giving this Gnome his name !

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Trying out my Broom ?!

As I was sewing his shirt he took the opportunity to take Baker for a ride on my Broom . . . . . they flew through the entire garden and beyond, sitting backwards, upside down, well you name it !
I took a quick snapshot of them and whooooosh off they went! They're still not back and I've been calling out for Baker ( I still need more names !!! for the Gnome )
It's almost lunchtime so I think they will be back soon . . . . .

Update: They came back have their lunch and now they're taking a stroll together in the garden ( Baker adores him )

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

New clothes for the Gnome

I worked hard all day to dress this little man, not because he said it was cold without clothes ( he really didn't mind at all ! ) but well , I've had some comments :-)
So, he sat with me at the kitchen table and so every now and then nodded his head for approval  ( I think ) .
I'm not quite finished yet but the little man wanted to fit his new clothes and as you can see he is something of a mannequin !

OH and by the way : Do anyone know his name or can you suggest a name ? 
He acts like Rumplestilskin, won't tell me his name !
Just think of something : The one who suggests the coolest name will be send  a little bat :-)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Hoppity Hop ???!!

Look what I found this morning hopping on a Pumpkin like a Hoppity Hop !
I've heard of this odd behaviour among Gnomes : they like to walk around in their Birth- costume in  warm Autumn morning dew. . . . 
I think I have to get him some clothes, he's hopped a long way from where he left his clothes

Friday, September 23, 2011

Owls from another world. . .

One morning, the little mousies saw something strange in the garden . . . . .
They ran inside and jumped on Uncle Ukki's bed. Uncle Ukki was still in bed but he had a busy night.
"Uncle Ukki"said Arthur, " there are some owls in the garden and we've never seen such owls ! "
"Yes Arthur, I know, they arrived last night and I've been busy comforting them all night. 
These owls are not from this world you see, I'll tell you the story :
"Once upon a time, long long ago there was this man : Pygmalion.
He was a sculptor and he made a beautiful woman out of marble. She was so beautiful he fell in love with her.
So day after day he went to the temple of Venus, begging her to give him a woman as beautiful as his sculpture.
After a while Venus came to his house and turned the statue into a real  woman.
Pygmalion was of course very happy and he married his Galatea ( that was the name he gave her) .
But Venus didn't know that Pygmalion overheard the spell she used to transform the statue and every time he created a sculpture he used the spell to give it life.
After a while Venus found out and because of the possible danger ( if Pygmalion ever should have a bad mood he could create a monster ) she banned him to another world.
He is still creating and giving life to his sculptures and they are kept in his world by a invisible chain.
But every now and then the creatures find a way to escape and when they arrive in our world the chain is getting visible. 
So, did you notice the little chain under their wing? 
These are Pygmalion's owls, he called them Athene Pygmalion and they come from that other world."
" WOW Uncle Ukki, this is a great story! I hope we see more of Pygmalion's creatures someday ! "

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Ukki ! Ukki
Children Quick !! Take your seats ! Spoon is here with Baker !!!!!
Oooooh Uncle Ukki, it's so exciting ! We're having a great Party ! 
YES ! There he is !!!
Hello Baker and welcome ! Uncle Ukki has a present for you !
Little Ginny gave Baker her party hat and Baker opened her present smiling from ear to ear. . . . . 
Baker Baker it's like they are special made for you !!!

Baker kept smiling , she was sooo happy she couldn't say a word. Uncle Ukki and the little ones understood , they knew that was going to change soon enough . . . . . .

Sunday, September 18, 2011


First I have to say I wish I have a magic wand or a Replicator ( Startrek :-), I would give all of you a JACKDAW !
Thank you all so much for the comments, I had so much fun reading the answers.
All of them were sweet and  funny, I even got a little poem, some cheated :-) very frankly ! And there were comments from the Netherlands!
To the ones who didn't win: there will be another give-away !

And the winner is . . . . . . .

              Sharon from Scotland !!!! Hooray Hooray Hooray !!!!
Sharon if you would send me your address :-) He will fly to Scotland first thing Monday.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


I received my  wool and wool felt yesterday and I sooo love the colours and softness of this New Zealand wool. 
Well, one look at this and a bird  came into my mind.
It's a bird I love , I  have a soft spot for the "Crow" family.
I decided to make one and give him away !
All you have to do is say what kind of bird this is, write it in a comment and I will pick a winner !
The answer have to be correct of course :-)

He would be a great Halloween decoration !
You can give your answer until September 17th and  Sunday September 18th I will pick a winner

p.s. If you cannot leave a comment for some "blogger"reason, just mail me at gmail :-)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Little owl

Just a photo, I love this photo !
It's a real wolf skull, it was a present from a little boy who found it somewhere in a German forest.
His Mom was a bit freaked out by it and so the boy gave it to me "because you love animals" ( his words)

By the way : There is a surprise tomorrow !!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

♥ Happy day ♥

The first thing I do when I get up in the morning is start up my Laptop and read mails, blogs and check Flickr.
Usually it's about 6.30 and my brain can read but is not ready for commenting except this morning!
I've got a message from April, I should go over to Martha and Jane . . . .there was a surprise for me !
I got to tell you, I'm totally in love with the Bedbugs ! If you don't know what I'm talking about . . . go see!
 I had won a Bedbug !!!! Oh my oh my !
 Am I ever so grateful!
Big plans I feel coming for this little chap and of course: love !!!
Hahaha he is sitting right there on the table!
Thank you sooo much April and Helen !!!

I also got a photo from my daughter Ginny who is on a holiday on Bali
Isn't she the cutest ??
She was soo happy with her little hamster, she is showing him the entire island ( I hope to see some pics soon)

I was working on a doll ( ! ) but was out of felt so I started this little guy ( I have to make something everyday or else !!!!)

No . . . .he is not! I promised he will have feet tomorrow and VOILA he is much happier !

I had a mighty fiiiine day !

Monday, September 5, 2011

The Owl

Well, that wasn't easy. I don't know what it is but I don't think the photo's do him justice.
It was a lot of work ♫ working 9 to5 ♫ what a way to make a living ♫ the entire past week but I love it !

The last 2 photo's I had to use the flash so you can see his eyes better.
He is 16 inches from the top of his head to his tail and 14 inches from his feet to the top of his head

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Pinky and the Siberian eagle owl

Well, I finished this huge guy today and I wanted to take pics but the light wasn't good.
I hope to get some good shots tomorrow!
I try to set up a good shot in the garden and Pinky was curious and worried ; she is saying here : Mom it's going to rain get him inside!