As promised, I made some more mushrooms and toadstools, this time with red roofs. The one in this picture has already been sold. People do seem to like "gnome homes"!
This windmill was suggested by my friend's daughter, who was remembering the old Max Bygraves song about mice in a windmill in old Amsterdam. My mouse didn't have clogs on though! This has also already been purchased by a customer in Oldham.
At the moment I'm working on a few commissions, but will try to get around to making more toadstools and windmills as soon as I can, probably after my trip to the Loch Ness Film Festival at the end of this month.
A couple of years ago, a customer at my stall asked if I ever made mushroom t-light holders with mice in; she'd had one as a child and had always wanted another one. It stayed in the back of my mind all this time, and at last I finally got around to giving it a go. So far, reaction to these has been good and both the finished ones have already sold. I also have a commission for another one.
So of course, I'm making more - my kiln is firing another batch as I type. I just hope this lot are as popular as my first efforts.
The smaller of these two doesn't have a mouse and neither do the new ones, but the next batch will definitely have mice.
I'm playing around with the colours too, and some of the new ones have red roofs with white spots, and red doors and windows.