Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Hazelnuts and Magic Forest Worlds

August has brought with it warmth and sun today. It is hot and humid and the long grasses that blow in the occasional breeze are dry and yellow and have an end of summer look about them. I'm sure the seasons are ahead of themselves? The hazelnuts that are normally ready for picking and eating at the end of August are ready now and there are ripe blackberries to pick on the land where we grow our vegetables.
Here are my two tucking into some freshly picked hazelnuts. We openly admit to suffering from nut fever in this house. I'd better make sure I pick more soon before the squirrel takes the lot. I'll leave the one's at the top of the tree for him or her. ;-)

 Here are a couple of the other hangers that were not quite finished the last time. Tiny magic forest worlds inside a toadstool.
These two went across to etsy the other day. The unicorn one has sold, but at the time of writing this, the fox one is still available.
I have also put some other items in the shop, pendants and a whale, but I've decided it's not worth showing them on here if they are similar items to what I have made before, as things begin to get a little repetitive.

I loved the Harry Potter film and am already looking forward to it coming out on dvd and imagining myself curled up on the sofa by the fire this winter watching it again.
So to the giveaway....Thank you to everyone that commented.  All names including the one's that commented via, Facebook and Twitter were put into a hat and the winner picked out was (a facebook name)... 

                                                   Lynda Redwitch

Lynda please let me know your contact details so that I can send the magical goodies to you. I would send them by owl but I don't have an owl I'm afraid, so Royal Mail will have to do.

Before I disappear again I thought I'd share this short film 'Astonish Me' with you. It's the latest one by uk WWF  and is very captivating.


  1. Beautiful work as always. I'm so desperate for Fall to arrive. The summer has been pretty brutal here in VA.

  2. Oh thank you for the WWL film. It's such a pleasure to visit your site. I shall miss it. Wishing you all a lovely away time.

  3. This is such a magical place to visit... especially just before bed. Thanks for sharing the loveliness. Jane Gray - The Time Sculptor's Secret

  4. Love the hangers, especially the unicorn one!

  5. I love your beautiful toadstools, Karen! Magical work as always... :)

  6. Yes Autumn is coming in fast - we have nuts in the woods early although the squirrels are getting to them before I do! Lovely film clip, thanks for sharing.

  7. I couldn't believe the squirrels had started feasting on the nuts! They are welcome to the 'wild' hazels in the hedge but they can't resist taking my Kentish Cobbs and Filberts - and the kernels are teeny!

    Enjoy your nut harvest :-)

  8. A very captivating film you are right! Thank you for sharing.
    Everything is ready early. I saw some conkers yesterday on a beautiful horse chestnut.
    Will have to go hazelnut hunting.
    Lovely creations by you.
    Wishing for a lovely warm August here in the uk.xxx

  9. We don't have hazelnuts yet, although I've noticed that most things are earlier down here. I love the toadstools btw. I'm eagerly waiting for the walnut tree up the lane to stop dropping its fruit on me.

  10. Always wonderful painting...last year was a bumper one for our hazelnut trees so i look forward to more this year...we are a bit behind you here.

  11. Oh, so lovely to get such a sparkling dose of magic here this morning! Thank you!

    I loved HP too, and yes I cried- For the end of this era that was such a part of our lives for the most magical years of our older two dearlings.

    You, my dear, have magic in your blood, thank you for sharing it with us. C xxxx

  12. I thought the last HP film was the best of all of them. It's hard to believe it's over. I'm wondering if the events at the end might be a little hint of something else to come--it would be fun.

    I love your artwork. It always takes me to wonderful, mystical places.

    We have two pear trees and two pecan trees that the squirrels "own" an we get so many partially squirrel-eaten pears and pecans. Very frustrating.

  13. Lovely toadstools!

    We haven't seen the last HP yet, need to get a babysitter in first. Am so looking forward to it! :)

    Watched the little film you linked to - loved the magical feel to it. So well done.

    Enjoy the rest of your summer! xo

  14. I saw your Wooden hangers on your etsy shop.
    I find them beautiful!

    I will follow your blog, your work is magic


  15. Thank you for posting this film; it's disturbing in a positive kind of way, thought-provoking.

  16. Congrats to your lucky winner! :) Your newest work is enchanting - those hangars are beyond lovely. :)

  17. Oooh! What a lovely discovery, on a day when I needed a pinch of fairy dust! What is the sound track playing? From a Harry Potter film?

  18. I have also noticed the hazlenuts are already ripe in our garden and we have two walnut trees and these are further advanced than normal - although the squirrels will have most of these! It has been too hot here lately and I am definitely looking forward to autumn. Congratulations to Lynda on winning your lovely giveaway. Karen X

  19. I'm in love with these hangers, especially the one with the fox! so pretty! I am over the moon with it!!!


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