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I have not posted on this blog for a while, and I think it started from not completing one month’s task, and then slipping from there. Ironically, this has led to me not posting about the one fairytale I was … Continue reading

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I know, I know, it’s terribly bad form to finish the year on a no-show…..however!!! I have an idea. I have, in fact, an idea that I like *so* much that I refuse to try for a quick cop-out. My … Continue reading

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The Little Mermaid

Has it really been a year since we dreamed up this barmy idea of engaging in a very public journey of creation? Yes, it has!! This month, March, is the last one of our mission. One more fairytale…which shall it … Continue reading

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Cracking a Nut

Sorry, I couldn’t resist the pun! I was overtaken by events yet again, and Plan A turned out to be too work-intensive. Never mind! So, my (rather tenuous) link this month is that Katie Crackernuts is, in essence, a problem … Continue reading

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“If you keep house for us…”

The misfortune of female fairy tale protagonists never ceases to amaze me. Women are either evil or innocent (and therefore protected by magic, fairy godmothers, spirits of dead mothers, etc.) – I remember that, as a girl, I was really … Continue reading

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Snow White

Oops! In past months, we always talked about who would post the month’s starting post…this month, we’re talking behind the scenes who is doing what, but I just realised we never posted. So. Yes. It’s Snow White. After getting somewhat … Continue reading

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Heirlooms are child’s play

I’m late again! That’s because I really wanted to make a snow globe, but I couldn’t blow one large enough at the torch, and couldn’t find one I liked online. And so, after much deliberation, I made a music box … Continue reading

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December – Letters from Father Christmas

Oh, I feel all virtuous, having managed November in time. Now, it’s December. I can tell, because my son’s wails have changed, from ‘I want to open a doooooor!’ to ‘I want to open aNOTHER dooooor!’ – on his advent … Continue reading

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Please let me in

Oh, this was a toughie. Not only had I already, ages ago, made a bead called ‘the snow queen’ …but I wanted to create something…I don’t know…something special for this one. I have always loved this fairy tale, but I … Continue reading

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Double Trouble

Right… it is. A late Baba Yaga, and a cop-out at the same time. I had great expectations to play with something fused this week, but my kiln won’t get here until the very end of November, so I feel … Continue reading

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