Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Christmas Come Early...

...or at least that's what it felt like when I recieved my 'swap' parcel from Victoria ( http://www.etsy.com/shop/darksquirrel) , I can't wait to find a display cabinet worthy of displaying all these beauties. Thank you so much Victoria, I love them!!

Talking of Christmas, I recently finished a large commission for a lovely lady who visits me at the fairs. she is creating a Christmas village in miniature & asked me to make all the minis to fill a sweet shop. So, out comes 'The Santa Clause' trilogy DVDs, a little earlier than I would have liked to be honest (we're only just experiencing summer here, lol) & I watched no.3- The Escape Clause over & over again for inspiration as it is mainly set at the North Pole, so colourful & candy-filled.

Normally, once I have completed commissions, I forward photos via email for approval, but the lady in question has not got access to a computer, so this time it was not possible. I telephoned her to let her know the minis where ready & once payment was recieved I sent them off. Only then did I realise that I had no photos whatsoever of the finished minis.

So, out came the DVDs again, more inspiration, & I made these Christmas themed minis to go into my Etsy shop. I hope to list them a little later on.

Sadly, on a personal note, yesterday we said a final goodbye to our beloved Poppy...

Last Night

I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.

I could see that you were crying, you found it hard to sleep,

I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,

"It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here"

I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,

You were thinking of the many times, your hands reached down to me.

I was with you at the shops today, your arms were getting sore,

I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.
I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key,
I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said "it's me".

You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair,

I tried so hard to let you know that I was standing there.

It's possible for me, to be so near you everyday.

to say to you with certainty "I never went away".

You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew...

in the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.

The day is over...I smile and watch you yawning,

and say "Goodnight, God bless, I'll see you in the morning".

And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,

I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand, side by side.

I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.

Be patient, live your journey out...then come home to be with me.
...Author unknown