Monday 28 January 2013

Oh Yeah! It was like lightning, everybody was frightening and the music was soothing and they all started grooving...


 Wonkey Donkey and One eyed wonkey chatting to Dennis the Donkey in his little altered tin.
They had a really good natter.

Lavinia was very proud of her wings, made from fingers from a leather glove.

 She was very happy, it showed in her smile.
 His legs just got longer and longer.

Thanks for stopping by. x
Ballroom Blitz :: The Sweet

Wednesday 23 January 2013

You were only waiting for this moment to arise...

over the last two days, 
whilst the snow has been a blowing and the icicles outside my work room window have grown longer each day,
I have been making 'Lavinia' Brooches.
Some of the girls have rather large ears...

 some don't...
 and of course, it goes without saying, for some creatures.

Thanks for stopping by. x

Blackbird :: Beatles

Monday 21 January 2013


Hello, me again!
The biggest thank you possible to all you lovely ladies that left such helpful suggestions for me yesterday with regard to the problems I was having...note the word 'was', with Blogger....
it seems the issues were all caused by using Explorer.
I have uploaded this little post in seconds, with no problems whatsoever using Google Chrome.
So again, thank you so much, such a huge relief to know that I can start blogging again without
 getting very cross.
I will love you and leave with with brooches I have made over the weekend.

Thanks for stopping by. x

Sunday 20 January 2013 it me you're looking for?

sorry to moan, but I don't know what I'm going to do if Blogger doesn't improve soon.   I wanted to create a much longer post this evening, but Blogger isn't providing me with the uploader tool and if I upload in HTML it will only allow one lot of 5 shall I move my Blog to Wordpress, I wonder?   Any thoughts would be most appreciated.
Maybe I should do lots of smaller posts, sigh.
Anyway, now I have chucked my toys out of the are a few pieces made this week which have been or are in my Etsy Shop.
'Button Love' Brooch
 Needlecase, obviously!
 Hand stitched Flower
'Keeper of the Buttons' Brooches 
Thanks for stopping by. x
Hello - Lionel Richie

Sunday 13 January 2013

Come on I'll show you how to sing the blues, now baby, come on over you got nothin' to lose...

Thank you, thank you, so much for the fabulous response to my purse giveaway,
the Random Number Generator thingy was 112, which I believe to be Catherine Constance.
Thank you everyone, it has been a real joy to have so many lovely comments.
Catherine if you could send me your details, I will post asap.
Life has been very quiet around here just lately,
need to get out a little more and one of the places I hope to visit is the Exhibition at
The Foundling Museum, 'Fate, Hope and Charity'.
Following in the footsteps of 'Threads of Feeling' Exhibition.
Here are a few words from the Foundling Museum ...
'Tokens, small everyday objects, were left by mothers with their babies at the Foundling Hospital, which continues today as children’s charity Coram, between c.1741-1760. These tokens, which include coins, jewellery, buttons, poems, playing cards and a simple nut, were a means of identification should the mother ever return to reclaim her child. Hundreds of these small items were removed from the Foundling Hospital’s admission records in the 1860s, severing links with their history – until now.
Now, over 250 years later, Fate, Hope & Charity reunites the tokens with the foundlings to whom they belonged, bringing to light untold stories that are testaments to the grief of separation and the timeless bond between a mother and child. Each heart-wrenching story offers a glimpse into the lives of ordinary women in the eighteenth century. The accounts reveal fascinating information about the tokens themselves, the circumstances surrounding the mother’s decision to give up her baby and the moving stories of the individual foundlings to whom the tokens belonged.' foundling museum website
I am sure this new Exhibition will be as interesting,
heartbreaking and as poignant as Threads of Feeling.
Just a few pieces I have been working over the week.
Below, is a Needlecase, the background of which I have copied from
this Diary.
I have no idea if the original owner of the Diary was male or female, only a few little entries were made, one of which being on Sunday 25th April 1897 'Cuckoo!' Lower Bebington.

Poor Harry.
I hand painted a quirky Cuckoo to the front of the Needlecase and
felt really pleased with the outcome.
New designs for 2013, Daisy and Dennis Donkey, Bing the Budgie, Birds and Bees and Beryl Bunny pops up here and there. 



As you can see, I am really struggling with Blogger again, so before I throw my toys out of the pram,
I will thank you, a HUGE thank you, once again for visiting Hen's Teeth. x
Elo :: Rockaria

Sunday 6 January 2013

Giveaway purse

just a little note to show you a couple of pieces I have been working on.
Birds and bunnies seem to rule my thought process at the moment!
More recycled wooden hearts, with a nod to Valentine's day with flowers and hearts hand painted
around the house, dog or kitty design.
All now in my Etsy shop.
To finish, I thought that it would be good to do a 'Giveaway'.
I have this coin purse/small clutch.
If you fancy throwing your name into the mix for a chance of receiving it,
please just leave a comment.
I will do that random generator thingy, sometime next Sunday 13th, UK time.
Just to say how grateful I am for your visits to Hen's Teeth.
Thanks for stopping by.
ps: please forgive the layout of this post.  I have battled with blogger for the last hour or so to get just this little post it me?

Tuesday 1 January 2013


Happy New Year!
May the new year bring you much joy and happiness.
A few makes from 2012, looking forward very much to seeing what the new year brings.
Thank you to each and everyone for visiting, commenting, buying and just being there.
Thanks for stopping by. x