Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Little Birds

Blue Bird

I'm really pleased with the way my Little Birds design has turned out, despite the poor photography!
These little birds are made from transparent Bullseye glass with gold decoration painted with glass fusing paint (means it won't come off the glass). 

Red Bird
This one is my favourite, made from deep orange and garnet red glass with gold decoration. I'm keeping this one but will be listing the rest this week in my Folksy Shop, along with new fish designs. 

Blue Bird #2

I'll be making some more soon, after I have completed a glass commission. They are great fun to make. 

Amber Bird

Monday, 14 January 2013

Snowy Day

We're having a Snow Day here in Silsden. The dog and I just came back from a 5 mile hike over the moors and down to Addingham. Now we are back and it's time to put the kettle on, make some soup and fuse some glass. 

If only every Monday was like this. 

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Sunny Saturday Afternoon

Forced Hyacinths
It's been really spring-like here in West Yorkshire today, makes a change from continual rain and look! My forced hyacinths have now decided to open - two weeks after they were scheduled for Christmas ...

I wasted a lot of energy before Christmas trying to get white roses for the hallway but couldn't find any so I settled for cream roses that were so old they were brown by Christmas Day. Now the shops are full of white roses, of course!
So, continuing the Spring theme I have a bunch of lovely pale pink tulips and gypsophila for the hallway, even though bad weather is probably on its way and there may even be snow. The reason I think this is that I've seen a lot of geese flying over the house during the afternoons, heading South West, although I'm not sure what that means. 

Luckily its not too warm or spring-like to stop me planting new roses and I have just bought a white climbing rose from David Austin Roses that I will be planting in the back garden tomorrow. 
Iceberg Climbing