Well, Christmas has been and brought new residents for Hazel Hill...... may I introduce the sweet maker Wizard and his wife....Oswald and Matilda Pear.
They were both commission made for me by Joy of Adora Bella Minis but they were my miniature Christmas present from hubby and the children, so I wasn't allowed to see them until Christmas day... but, they arrived when Hywel was in work, so I had time to check the box contents and have a sneaky peek before he whisked them away to be hidden until Christmas! LOL
The brief was for a wild haired, rotund sweet seller, with goofy teeth and freckles and her equally wild haired wizardly husband! :0)
Oswald makes the sweets in the shop and he is wearing a sparkling white apron.. for now! It will eventually be covered in sticky sweet hand smudges, as Oswald always forgets where he put his towel and so wipes his hands on his apron after making his new sweets!
Oswald's wife, Matilda enjoys tasting the sweets, hence the teeth!! She will shuffle around the shop, tidying shelves and dusting her collection of pretty teapots, which I am going to collect and show on the back shelves behind the counter!
They both suit the sweet shop perfectly and all our visitors on christmas day, loved them :)
They are brilliant characters and really suit in with my ideas for the sweet shop. This is going to be a fun project, with many a learning curve if I am going to add any of my own sweets making attempts to the shelves... I may just stick to making boxes!!!
This is a longer term project for me to slowly add to over the coming year, so no quick results on this one, sorry, but it will pop up occasionally when I am on the hunt for someone to swap sweets with me (wink wink) or when I have added a little something to the kitchen area behind Oswald or bought myself a teapot for Matilda :)
But, for now, it is sitting happily on my dresser filled with christmas cakes and cookies, making everyone smile :)
Hope you are all having a wonderful christmas break and enjoying your christmas presents too :0)
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