craft fair, Crafts, Folksy, Photys, Polymer Clay, Shops, shops

Frodsham Crafty stall

Here is my stall all set up and rarin’ to go. Actually by the time I took the photy I had sold 2 wee bags of mixed badges, a tiny lemon meringue pie and a chick’n’pie!
A fairly good day with a steady stream of visitors as the building is right on a main street.

planetaye stall @ Frodsham

animals, Garden, Photys

cheeky beastie!

Captured earlier today, a furry acrobat nabbing as much as he can from the birds fatballs. Having failed to destroy the replacement seed feeder he/she has resorted to hanging by three toes and ripping through the green plastic nets!
The replacement seed feeder is held onto the branch by a bulldog clip and two medium sized safety pins – I defy the fuzzy critters to work that out!

Personal, Photys, weather

…b-b-b-brrrrrr!

For the first time in years I had proper frost on the upstairs windaes. As soon as I was up and moving it began to melt. Then there was a wee pathetic furry of fairy sized snow. At least our hill has been granted grit/salt bin status and a (almost luminous) yellow one has been installed (outstalled)!

frosty Windae 2 frosty Windae 3 frosty Windae 1

Crafts, Folksy, Photys, Polymer Clay, Shops, shops

first fruit :: teeny iced xmas cake

Hello mini foodies! my latest creation. They seem to be getting smaller, but the photography is a little better I think.
iced xmas cake 1
iced xmas cake 3 iced xmas cake 2

Ready for winter high tea and sitting on a frilled pale blue doily. Full of currants and cherries, a generous layer of golden marzipan iced with a snowdrift of royal icing. I couldn’t resist cutting myself a slice.
Presented on a wooden board, finished with a wee sprig of holly and a few crumbs left for any passing mousie!

See replicakes of planetaye on folksy.
(please note: all handmade from polymer clay)
Crafts, Folksy, Polymer Clay, Shops, shops

replicakes – a wee web

“replicakes” â€Ķa little web presence for little presents
A new showcase for my small model cakes, pastries and other foods.

www.replicakes.co.uk

So head on over to see the detailed photys and find out more.


Photys by Lynzi at Carpe Diem Photography
flowers, Garden, Photys

the pollinator

Mooching though my photos I had a closer look at some from last year, sunny and bright, nice hibiscus flower. But viewed full size, which I don’t normally do, I saw the little spheres of pollen. Wow! my camera behaves better than I gave it credit for. …and I’ll have to have a closer look through the archives for any more hidden goodies.

(click the thumbnails for larger versions)

close up pollen on hibiscus stamen pollen on hibiscus stamen hibiscus flower stamen

flowers, Garden, Kitchen, wild flowers

fruit-forage-feast

Another nice day and I remembered to toddle to the top of the hill armed with a plastic box. My objective was a gathering of brambles and sure enough the nice big bush I had already photy’d was still covered with good sized fruit. I soon had at least a punnet full and a hand full of scratches/nettle stings and some purple fingers. Later in the day I decided to turn my hand to jam making instead of scoffing the lot in one go. Although not a great jam eater I am still pretty chuffed with the result – only one small pot but that’ll do fine. mmm…. sticky.

bramble - bramble - jam