Living THE Dream on Patreon!

I have been asked on more than one occasion how I can move between two very different worlds – one which indulges my passion for creating all things miniature and the other in which I can be found wandering through cemeteries in a quest to wake the dead.

For me, it’s not a question of ‘why’ but rather ‘why not?’

But WHY Patreon?

Although I love what I do and cannot imagine myself doing anything other than this – I know that in this world of mine that it’s impossible to survive on fresh air with only a diet of hope and the occasional box of donated teabags…

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That’s ONE Crooked Hen!

If the author of the enchanting tale of Peter Pan is to be believed then Sir James Matthew Barrie will not doubt be reassured to discover that there is still at least one faery that can be found skipping about within the stone walls that surround the ancient City of York, although at first glance, she may be mistaken for just another conventional human; appearances can be deceptive!

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At Home With Nicole…

As well as a passion for creating in 12th scale, the Regency world of the poet Lord Byron and chocolate – I also have an interest in the life of Nicole Brown Simpson.

I began to read about Nicole in the autumn of 1994 and have been reading about her ever since.

She was also the inspiration for the Ghost of Brentwood.

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Procrastinate? Why You Lazy….

From the shelves of the ‘Harum Scarum Notions & Potions Emporium’ in the All Hallows Hamlet – this is an exclusive (and a somewhat sinister!) remedy freshly brewed from the ancient recipe book belonging to one Claire Eno…

But WHO is the Lazy Trout and what have they done to inspire such a potion I wonder?

With a pinch of ‘Thyme’ suspended in resin, labelled in parchment and finished with cloth paper tied with silver wire – this little vial will add a perfect finishing touch to YOUR fantastical miniature world…

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A Pinch of Herb or Werewolf Fur?

You’ve probably read somewhere or seen it on television that the best way to be free of a vampyre would be to arm oneself with a crucifix and a large bottle of Holy Water or if you are of a very brave disposition; you could get rid of this fiend by driving a stake through it’s rotten heart before chopping off the head and then having a nice bonfire with what remains.

But did you know that there are many different ways of seeing off a vampyre?

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In Search of a Lost Soul? Oh My!

Matilda ‘Tilly’ Simms hadn’t really enjoyed the celebrations of the festival of Día de los Muertos yesterday as she had been very troubled by the strange behaviour of Murphy – the small furry cat who prowls his way through the sleepy hamlet of All Hallows and who charms all who cross his path – including old Bella Pendle, the grumpy owner of ‘Dogwood & Myrtle General Stores’…

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Top O’ the Morning to You!

After a weekend of an awful weather here in York, I pottered off into the garden on Monday morning to see the chickens and enjoy a little of the sunshine AND look at WHO I happened to stumble across!

Besides the snow and ice, Saturday had also been the day for the celebration of ALL things Irish but as I watched Seamus bask in the morning sunshine as he waited for the first customer of the day, I did wonder if he might have had a little more ‘luck’ with his sales had he made an appearance on St Patrick’s Day?

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