Saturday, 19 February 2011
Beautiful Pressies and A New Project!!!
Wednesday was my birthday, thankyou to those of you that sent lovely birthday messages and wonderful cards!
I started the day opening pressies, I got lots of much needed things for myself, not too many minis from the family but some money to start saving or treating myself to them which is just as good!
I had one large parcel to open which had sat looking and calling to me from the day before from dear Nicky Cooper and couldnt wait to open it!
Look at all my amazing goodies, Nicky is so generous!
I couldnt quite believe how lucky I was to have been given Nickys work of art, her dragon fireplace! Nicky made this for her own room box but luckily for me, decided it didnt fit, and she was so so kind to give it to me for the Potter house. In this before pic you can see the boring black fireplace that was there before , and see above for the dragon masterpiece and the difference it makes to the room! Its made from paperclay too so a really clever piece of art!
What was spooky was that it is painted in the same colours as Ive used on the wall, and so instead of looking like a fireplace simply added to the wall, it looks like its sculpted out of the wall itself! Im so pleased with it! As Emily commented it looks like it was made to fit this very room!
On the photos you can see more of Nickys work , I treated myself to this a while back. The little dragon on the potion board next to the old fireplace and the little pet bird the potion master has sat on the fab table made by Debie!
As always Ive been changing my mind on projects and their theme and as Nicky has been making such irresistable creations and I knew it wouldnt stop I have decided to change my tower which was going to be for the Snow White wicked queen, into a wizard/dragon tower. I will still have a wicked queen room but its a one story version of the same tower kit from DHE I have! Ill have to redo all the exterior and interior decoration to a more suited wizard style.
Downstairs is a courtyard style room. I hate the paper that HAS to go!!
Here I will have the wizard cloak and hat hanging up with a shelf of books and baby dragon bookends that Nicky sent me for my birthday!
Also can you see the darling sleeping baby dragon on the barrel of grapes, got a bit tipsy didnt he , ( abit like me on my birthday night lol!!) I think hes one of my favourite dragons so far, he is so tiny and well detailed! Thankyou Nicky for these beautiful gifts, they have made the perfect start to my tower!
Upstairs will be a bookcase I bought several years ago, filled with wizard goodies and a table Ive bought but have the fun of filling! A dragon plaque above the table, and.....well not sure what else, but with more and more of Nickys imaginative work being made Im sure there will be alot more to see!
See Nickys work on her new excellent blog http://theminidragonqueen.blogspot.com/
And another wonderful new blog from Nicky for her dolls !!
Tomorrow Ill be posting some progress on one of my projects.......yes finally some work done!!