Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Huge Guinea Pig Finished!

Here's the story in pictures!

He was collected last week. The room felt very empty without him! He is a surprise Christmas present for the gentlemans wife. They have a great love of guinea pigs (I have too, I have two!). What an incredibly lovely thoughtful gift.

I hope if you are looking in Ian, you have found somewhere to hide him until the 25th!

There was certainly some trial and tribulation in his creation, but I grew rather attached towards the end. Ian's delight when meeting him made the hard work worthwhile.

If I don't post here before Christmas, may I wish you all

Merry Christmas & A Very, Very Happy New Year!

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Merry on ebay

I have this Sunday evening listed little Merry on ebay.co.uk. He has a starting price of £19.99 with no reserve and free delivery! A fantastic little bear at an incredibly low start price. Could Merry be wishing you a Merry Christmas?

Pop along and visit his listing HERE. His auction will end on the 17 December.

My huge guinea pig commission is now finished! I will post pictures of the progress photos here soon.

Hugs, Sarah x

Thursday, 28 October 2010

HUGE commission!

I've got a HUGE commission I'm just about to start work on!

The picture above of one of our sadly no longer with us furry family member (Fred) is a clue!

YES! A guinea pig. Four feet in size to be exact!

Let the challenge begin!

Hugs, Sarah x

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Growing up

Remember this little one? Here she is at 3 weeks.

Here she is at 13 weeks!

She's still the sweetest thing ever and still 'peep peep's' like a little chick! She likes rides on your shoulder too, with a bit of a preen of your hair while she's up there. I'm kind of sure she's a she! We still call her 'chick'. I think it's tempting fate too much to name her yet!

Hugs, Sarah x

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Fudge still available

Fudge the bunny (post below) sadly went unsold. If you were interested in adopting him, all is not lost. I have happy to let him be adopted for his £75 ebay price, also with the free postage and packaging. Just drop me an email at sarahsbruins@aol.com.

Chilly here today. Here I sit with a jumper and cardigan on. It's not a good look, but it's only me and the cats here, so never mind!

Robert and me have been grafting away outdoors extending the chickens covered run. I was out yesterday evening, while Robert was working late, until it was almost dark. Tiring work, but hopefully the chickens will appreciate it!

I've been itching lately to go back to my first love! Drawing, painting and sketching! I've also got a wonderful book on making ribbon flowers, which I've been meaning to have a go at. I might join Etsy!

Anyway, time is ticking away! More news soon.

Hugs, Sarah x

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Fudge now on ebay

Lovely Fudge is now on ebay.com with Buy It Now for $120 which is approximately £75. FREE shipping, or to us here in the UK, postage and packaging! So to give Fudge a loving home at a much lower price than he originally was CLICK HERE. to view his listing.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and lets hope it doesn't rain, which it seems to be doing here eternally in the UK!

Hugs, Sarah x

Thursday, 30 September 2010


The lovely Fudge, pictured above, will be appearing on ebay.com with a low 'Buy it Now' price, hopefully Saturday or Sunday. He's a soulful bunny looking for a loving home and a good supply of carrots!

Watch this space.

Hugs, Sarah x

Saturday, 28 August 2010

'Best in Show'

I have Charlie and his Chicken, Winter and Fudge in an art exhibition in my local Museum! All three are still available from the exhibition or me. Their photos are below with further details about the exhibition and 'Best in Show'.

Charlie & his ChickenWinter


The exhibition by Atelier East is on until 18 Setpember.

A 'Best in Show is being held, where you can vote for your favourite piece of art, my Winter, Charlie and his Chicken and Fudge included!

To cast your vote click HERE You will find Winter etc right at the bottom just before you get to the box to cast your vote.

I'd be over the moon if you decide to vote and if you do, thank you, it's very much appreciated!

Hugs, Sarah x

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Chick pics!

Here, as promised is the cute little bundle! She will be 3 weeks old next Sunday! Look how much those wings have developed!

I'm saying 'She', as that is what we are hoping for! You would never think something so small could make so much noise! Hardly ever stops cheeping!

It would be really hard to part with something we've had from an egg! If 'She' turns out to be a cockerel, we all know how cockerels love to cock-a-doodle-doo! Me, I wouldn't mind at all, but not too sure what the neighbours would think!

She is an lavender Araucana. Lays lovely blue eggs! Kitty her adoptive Mum, lays blue eggs too, but she is a hybrid, not a pure breed. It's all very technical, so I won't bore you with it!

Fingers crossed, everyone for a hen!

Thank you so very much everyone for your comments regarding my health. I'm ok and slowly feeling better.

Above are the beautiful flowers my sister brought me down and my Get Well cards. Really does warm the cockles of my heart.

Hugs, Sarah x

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Pleased to be home!

My partner Robert had to make a 999 call for me Friday. Scary times! BUT the silver lining is that an operation I was needing to have was brought forward maybe 6 weeks or more. I must say that all the nurses and doctors were lovely and the wards were cleaned every day - vacuumed, mopped, tables cleaned.

As Dorothy said 'theres no place like home'! I woke up this morning in my own bed thinking it had all been a dream! Then I worried that I was dreaming I was back home! I lay in bed in semi darkness studying the room to make sure I wasn't waking up at any moment!

Anyway, without going into all the gory details that the operation entailed, I'm doing ok. Still slightly woozy and on painkillers and TRYING not to overdo it. Although there isn't a lot I can do at the moment!

I will post news of our adorable little chick at some point!

Hugs, Sarah x

Monday, 12 July 2010

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Feathered Friends!

Lot's of birdy goings on lately. Here is Dotty on our ladder. I popped her up there and stood watching her, trying to make out what she was thinking. I've decided it was either, 'How did I get up HERE', or 'Wow, look at the view!'. The other hens had a try, but it was Dotty who stayed for a fair while.

Kitty our blue egg layer has gone broody! She's a hybrid and it's very rare for them to go broody. She's decided that she doesn't care about the rules and wants to hatch some eggs NOW. She had a go trying to hatch out our other hens eggs and considering we don't have a cockeral, she'd have been sat on them until the cows came home with no result whatsoever. A friend of a friend had some guinea fowl eggs they wanted to hatch, so that's what she's sat on now. She's fiercely protective of those eggs. I have the wounds to prove it.

Look what my Other Half discovered while cutting our hedge! Blackbird eggs! The parents were none too clever and made the nest perched right on top of the hedge. Obviously they wanted their new babies to have a nice view when they popped out.
So, that's my news!

For those of you in the UK enjoying the hot weather, remember the sunscreen. Burnt to a crisp is not a good look.

Hugs, Sarah x

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Hidey Hole!

Tippi, one of our hens went briefly missing. I looked everywhere. Or so I thought. She appeared climbing over all the plants to the side of the greenhouse. I thought I would inspect what she had been up to. Nine eggs is what I found! All of them hers! She had certainly made herself a nice comfy place to lay. Obviously a choice of four nice comfy nestboxes for nine days or so wasn't to her high standards!

They were all still good enough to eat, after checking with the water buoyancy test, but we still saved them for ourselves! Very nice too!

Here's the lady herself when she was a bit younger. She has her full comb and wattles now!

Chickens = A constant source of amusement!

Hugs, Sarah x

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Honey on ebay!

Honey pictured above is now available on ebay.com. He has a 7 day listing which will end next Sunday at 7pm (UK time).

He's a lovely little chap made from a yummy dense plush.

Pop along to his listing HERE

It's been glorious weather here in the UK. Hope it's lovely with you all too!

Hugs, Sarah x

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Another Chance!

Cadbury is back on ebay.com! He has a lower start price of $80.00 (approx £55). This will be his last showing on ebay, then if he remains unsold he will snuggle up back with the bears and bunnies on my website at his original price.

Click here to view his listing.

Bye for now! I hope you are having sunny weather too!

Hugs, Sarah x

Monday, 3 May 2010

Cadbury on ebay

Cadbury the bunny is now on ebay.com. He's always had lovely compliments and enquiries, but nobody has gone through to give him a home, bless him.

If you feel you can give this sweet bunny a home or just want to say 'Hi' to him visit his listing by clicking HERE He has a low start and no reserve and free shipping!

Thank you!

Hugs, Sarah x

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Blooming Lovely

Isn't it lovely when you buy new bulbs and have the wonderful anticipation of what they will turn out like. We bought these bulbs from a stand at a farmers market/craft fair last year. We only saw the photo on the stand, so couldn't exactly remember what they would look like!

They are so beautiful! I like my tulips in delicate shades and these are the most delicious pink. I wish I'd bought more!

Polo sold on ebay and will be heading off to the United States soon.

We had eight eggs from our eight chickens today! Doesn't happen often that they all lay in the one day, so it's always a treat when they do.

Had a lovely long weekend with my Mum and sister, who were staying with us and a visit from my brother and a visit from my Mum's friends, who haven't seen her for a long while, since she moved to live with my sister in Yorkshire. A hectic weekend, but lovely all the same.

Hope you are all having lovely weather as we are here!

Hugs, Sarah x

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Polo on ebay!

Polo is now on ebay.com with a very low starting price of $60! With no reserve! Pop along and say 'Hi' to him!

Click here to view his auction.

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend. It's been very warm here in the UK!

Hugs, Sarah x

Sunday, 11 April 2010

New Sarah's Bruins website up and running!

Yay! My new website is now viewable! You wouldn't believe how many variations there have been of it. I designed the homepage, then again, then again............ I think I must have done about ten or more different styles.

It will be so nice to be doing something different, other than website design! I'm planning on designing an elephant! The first Sarah's Bruins elephant in fact.

Pop along and visit my new site. Click on the image below the About Me on the right column and it will take you there.

Have a lovely week everyone!

Hugs, Sarah x

Saturday, 27 March 2010

A New Bear at Last!

Please meet.......
Charlie and his toy chicken

Charlie (and chicken!) will be available from my website sometime soon. If you are interested in adopting him or would like more details before then, just drop me an email, sarahsbruins@aol.com.

Hope you are having a lovely sunny weekend!

Hugs, Sarah x

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Sneaky Peek!

These are the little tootsies, that are just about completed. It's been a long while since I've made a mini bear. His head is to the right of his feet, but I'm not showing that until he's all finished!
We've had sunshine again today, which is a real treat!
Hugs, Sarah x

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Snippets of Saturday

Is that food you have in your hand?

Line up, line up, left, right, left right.......

Now what was I doing?

Freshly made scones

Signs of Spring!

Yet more signs of Spring!

It's been beautifully sunny here today, in my little corner of the world. I'm full of a head cold and not feeling my best, so banned myself from housework and took a few snaps and made some scones. To top it all, my lovely other half brought home some freshly made doughnuts. The sort you have to stand and wait for and are packed with oil (they're deep fried)but yummy none the less!

Hope you've had sunshine too!

Hugs, Sarah x

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Looking Back

So many times I take photos and forget to post them here! You can see from the sunshine in these that it is most definitely not this time of year! These were taken at one of our favourite local places to visit 'Elgoods Brewery Gardens'. The first one is of a little bridge that goes over a little waterfall that feeds into the small lake to the right of it.

This is one of my favourite trees there. It's absolutely beautiful. Can you tell I love trees?!

This is the weeping willow hanging over the bridge and also trailing into the water. The tree was much denser, but we had really high winds and it vastly reduced it.

Not sure what kind of tree this is. Possibly some kind of fir.

This white lily was almost directly in front of us, bobbing in the sunshine as we sat on the bench overlooking the lake.

Here's my Robert! Underneath the laburnum trailing the arch.

It's hard to believe we will have heat and sunshine like this again! I remember sitting on the bench with my scalp slowing cooking. Roberts hair isn't as lush as it used to be so I think he was slowly cooking at a higher temperature. He'll love me for saying that.

I'm still working on my website. I'm at the point now when I will be very glad when it is done. So of course, what have I been doing rather than work on it? Visiting blogs of course!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Hugs, Sarah x