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Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
I've been making things all my life in some way.....its all I know and all I want to do. You are welcome to follow me on any of the following links...Website, Pinterest, Etsy, Flickr, Tumblr, and Facebook.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Snooty foxes......

Just finishing off an order to go to London so sorry for lack of posts.
Have been playing around with my patterns and mixing the sizes together.
A large fox body with small fox arms and doll legs looks like these guys....



















I think they look quite snooty!
But I like them and may make some more. Actually I will definitely make some more.
I'm really pleased with the markings from teas and watercolours.

Also I made some more pugs these have bigger collars this time.
I do need to starch them and get them a bit more ruffly though!



















These guys are also going to London. I'm going down on Thursday and it feels like Ive not been down for ages. The weather today here in Leeds is beautiful and bright.
I hope its the same on the Thursday.
Hope the sun is shining where you are.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Umbrella moth and friend

But you, you foolish girl, you have gone home
To a leaky castle across the sea, -
To lie awake in linen smelling of lavender,
And hear the nightingale, and long for me.

I love this quote by Edna St Vincent Millay.









So I thought I would illustrate it onto a moth....






The next moth is made from an old umbrella.
It had been closed tightly for years and when opened up had beautiful bleached ray marks all over it.
Ive tried to include these in the design.






Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Birds heads..........

Today in the world of Finch its birds.
Bird trophy heads to be more exact.
Ill let the pictures do the talking as im rushing around today.!!




Thursday, 10 March 2011

Minature dress.......

I has a dream the other night about a tiny dark dress on a tiny hanger.
The idea stayed with me all the night and in the morning I felt compelled to make it.






















Now clothing isn't something I'm into making,gave it a try once-not for me.
Sometimes you have to make things or they beg to be made.
This is one of those circumstances. I made it,its out of my system and now I'm onto the next thing.
I did like making it though I guess its an extension of me working smaller,who knows!?


I hope the owner of the dress find it.
I put it in my etsy shop.

http://www.etsy.com/people/MisterFinch

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Busy Busy............

Sorry not blogged in a little while but I have been hectic.
However hectic is good and I like being it-it suits my nature.Everything has been about moths lately they've been a big hit in my esty shop so that's really all Ive been making.
I do love them.
Heres a fresh batch on my table nearly done,they should be going into my etsy shop today.






















I'm going to make some darker ones next!!
I have this really old battered umbrella that originally was black but its been stored tightly closed and the outside is bleached by the sun. so when you open it out there are these amazing rays of bleached cream areas and then the black.Beautiful!
I have this thing about using umbrella fabric I think its such a fabulous part to a pieces story.
This is from an umbrella! I just love it.

I did give my self a couple of hours off to make whatever I wanted.
So I made a bird from all the moth scraps.




















He can also play dead really well which is always a bonus!
He almost looks better dead.
















I also bought some tiny cows for my moss terrarium from a charity shop.
They look right at home and very relaxed.

I hope your weekend is the same.
Happy Sunday.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Trophy heads...........

Heres a peak at some new things im doing....Trophy heads.
A hare and a weeping fox.
































In my etsy shop now.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MisterFinch