Sonntag, 10. Juni 2012

Do you know snail-aways???


Hello!
Aaaah...the weather here is so ugly, cold and rainy...the football EM has begun...
PERFECT TIME TO MAKE MINIS!!!!

I made a break from my mouse house as coloring the outside is so boring , and made some items for my witch Miranda, who is very thankful for that! So I took out my paints and gave some barewood pieces a little bit of color. I used my arcylics very thin and for aging and the wood-look parts "Alles Patina" in walnut from Rayher. It was the first time I used this and I really liked it and will keep my eyes up for other wood-types :-)


Here´s Miranda, still captured in a frog´s body :-(  Don´t mind the snail on her book, we seem to have a little snail-problem here lately, which has to do with Miranda´s new breeding of the snail-away-plant:


While the first generation of the plants was really successfull in chasing away snails, the second generation is doing the contrary and magically attracting all kinds of snails! Nobody expected that and it took a while until we found out why we have snails everywhere. But don´t worry: Miranda never throws a plant away, we gave it to the neighbour :-))))))


The plants that were not eaten by the snail are growing very well and so Miranda had some time to get hand on some Fairy-dust-pumpkins. I saw similar ones on etsy but thought them to be too expensive and so I told Miranda and she kindly solved the problem.


It is not easy to get these pumpkins, you know? You have to make a fairy spread all of her fairy dust over the pumpkin patch. No decent fairy would do that voluntarily, of course. So, you must find a way to make her drunk. I do not know how Miranda made it, but I now own a nice collection of wonderful golden pumpkins :-))))

To show her my appreciation I created a logo for her shop (with the help of the Graphics Fairy) and made her bright blue wheelbarrow a bit more stylish :-)))



We are quite a good team, Miranda and me....

Thanks to you all for your lovely comments on my last post! 
To those of you who enjoy football I wish you an exciting EM and to the rest:
Have a wonderful week!

Hugs, Sandra

Kommentare:

  1. I love your potting table and plants :o) Rosanna

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  2. Dieser Post hatte nur einen Schönheitsfehler - er hätte gerne länger sein dürfen!!! Uns hat alles gefallen, die tollen Miniaturen auf den Fotos, die wunderbaren Geschichten, die Vorstellung, wie Miranda die arme Fee abgefüllt hat... wir machen uns nur etwas Sorgen: Braucht Miranda am Ende die "Radix Transnero" zurück???

    Liebe Grüße
    Flutterby und Birgit

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    1. Nöööö, Miranda ist so stur wie die Nacht finster, sie wird ihre Meinung da nicht mehr ändern - Sternzeichen Löwe...hoffentlich kann der Radix Arthud helfen :O)

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  3. What a fun story, and great pics and wonderful minis. I love the colours and the way you've arranged everything.

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  4. What a fun post! I love your story and photos--wonderful work on your minis too! Jennifer

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  5. wow, what a story! Beautiful details!
    ...the frog is so adorable ;)

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    1. The frog is from Georgia Marfels, she also has an etsy shop where she sells some freaky witchy things:-)

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  6. lovely story, I have snails but real ones, would be easier to control if they were like yours x

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    1. Debbie, we have also some real ones in our garden, and eeeeeeeeh...a daughter who wants to take them into the house as pets!

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  7. I love your furniture transformations Sandra, the wood parts are aged so beautifully and your paint work is gorgeous!!!
    I have a lot of trouble with snails in my real garden, so I can sympathise with Miranda :) Those magical pumpkins are amazing and I love the shop logo!!
    Hugs
    Vicky xxxx

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  8. Hi Sandra! I have some slugs-away stuff for you, let me know if you'll use it ;)
    I love the story of Miranda and the minatures you showed us in this post. Everything looks so wonderful. You've a great use of colors in your miniatures! Did you made the pumpkins yourself or did you sell them?
    Hugs, Ilona

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    1. Hi Ilona! I really wonder what your slugs-away-stuff might be !??? I made the pumpkins by myself, I really enjoy making pumpkins...with faces or like these with golden shimmer :-)
      Hugs, Sandra

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  9. Was für wunderschöne Minis... fantastisch gemacht!

    Liebe Grüße

    PuNo / Monika

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  10. Nice story and wonderful minis.
    Bye Faby

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  11. Que cosas tan maravillosas que haces .
    Es todo precioso
    Besos

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  12. Wonderful story :) wow you have made a lot of fantastic items. I love the pumpkins and the wheelbarrow. The potting table is wonderful all the amazing plants.
    Hugs Maria

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  13. Supet tolle Geschichte. Die Minis sind zauberhaft.
    Schade dass das Schneck weg Ding nicht mehr funktioniert. Ich habe sehr viele von den Fichern im Garten. ;-)
    Liebe Grüße
    Melanie

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  14. Herrlich! Deine Pflanzen mit Gesicht finde ich TOTAL klasse! Die erinnern mich immer stark an die Alraunen aus den Harry Potter Büchern. Nebenbei bemerkt bin ich dir bzw deiner Hexe sehr dankbar, dass deine Radix Transnero Birgit einen kleinen Schubs in Richtung Nähnadel gegeben hat. Ist doch eine grauenvolle Vorstellung, dass der arme Arthud in seinem Froschglas versauert... So ein bisschen Liebesglück sollte der guten Magica doch vergönnt sein ;-)

    Vielen Dank für deine lieben Zeilen. Zur Nachsorge muss ich erst in 1-2 Wochen... das erstaunliche ist, dass die drei Damen (nicht die vom Grill... wobei die da wohl besseraufgehoben wären) heute ja angeblich auch Frauenärzte waren.. somit hätten die das wissen sollen... aber naja... inzwischen weiß ich, dass der "Muskelkater" nichts sooo Schlimmes ist.

    Liebe Grüße
    Melli

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  15. What a lovely story about the snails, these ones i like.
    I love your plants, plantstand, wheelbarrow and pumpkins.
    Hugs
    Maria

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  16. I love the way you tell a story. So sweet. Your work is outstanding! What a treat to see it.
    hugs from very hot Texas,
    Caroline

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  17. What fun! I love this little story and the fantastic photos to go with it. This is close to my heart at the moment as my next project is all to do with fairies!! Best wishes, Carol :)

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  18. Ihr seit wirklich ein gutes Team. Die Zusammenarbeit klappt perfekt. Kann man denn noch irgendwo die 1. Generation der Schnecken bekommen, brauche sie dringend für unseren 1:1 Garten?
    Liebe Grüße Craftland

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  19. Was für ein liebevoller Post.
    Und all die zaubehaften Miniaturen, die du gemacht hast.

    LG Alexandra

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  20. I really hope you do NOT solve your snail problem, they're so cute! :D

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  21. Touchable story and adorable minis! Thank you, Natalia

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  22. Ciao!!i piace il tuo blog ..ti ho inserita fra i mei preferiti ..sei bravissima!! Una tua nuova amica!!
    baci
    elvira

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  23. Hi Sandra I am a new blogger so come by and visit my blog one day.
    I've always been crazy about your pink fridge and your cupboard, you had the courage to paint in pink, lovely color.
    It's cute mouse you get done and where they have an exciting life, all your mouse.
    You are super good at making flowers especially your peonies, they are so conducted. I have not really dared to tackle paper flowers yet.
    Your door to Pippi house is charming, I must remember for my project sometime.
    You are wide ranging, I am looking forward to seeing more.
    Many summer greetings from "cold" Denmark
    Wyrna

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  24. Una fantastica entrada, me encanta como has narrado la historia y esas preciosas fotografias, un trabajo genial!!
    besitos ascension

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  25. I love this post and the story. Miranda captured in a frog's body is the beginning of an intriguing story. A fantastic scene with great miniatures.
    Hugs, Drora

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  26. Beautiful blog. So inspiring. I'm going to spend some time here admiring your photos and enjoying your writing. Lots of mini hugs.

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