A Home Under the Dome!

When Fairy and Pixie families begin to grow, bigger homes are obviously required.  So they move out of their little cottages and normally the empty little homes will stay empty until another Fairy or Pixie take up residence in the little home.

But sometimes, if they’re very lucky,  a human might come across an empty Fairy home and, providing they’re careful, the human can gently lift the Fairy home from its nesting spot, and carry it home, and keep it safe for ever more.

I bought a whole bundle of these tiny Domes about 9 or so years ago for another ‘tiny’ project that I was doing at the time.  I couldn’t buy just the right amount I needed, as they came as a certain boxed amount (can’t remember how many), so once I’d done the projects I wanted to do, I packed the remaining domes safely in a box and put them away, with the thought that they might come in useful another day.  And, as you can see … they have! 

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It was quite difficult to photograph these as the light bounced off the domes.  Too many lights made white dots on the domes, all over the place.  Not enough light and it wouldn’t allow you to see inside the dome properly.  So I hope that the photos I’ve chosen allow you, dear reader, to see into the Homes under the Domes.

A home Under the Dome Red

Each dome is different from any other, and each dome has its own words or ‘story’ which runs around the base.

Home under the Dome from Freckled Mushrooms Wood

All the homes you see inside each individual dome, all come from ‘Freckled Mushrooms Wood’, and the toadstools which accompany them are all collected at the same time as the teeny tiny houses.

Just Enough Shroom Under the Dome

In some of the domes there are still signs of evidence of Pixie and Fairy dust, which twinkles madly!

This next dome (below) was a special request from my much-loved Grandson, Little Cobs – who put in an order:  “Can me have one?  Put blue mushrooms in my dome Grammy!” . . . and as any decent Grammy would …  I made sure he got his wish …  but … there was a surprise waiting for him today when he came, after school, for his tea.  Not only did he have a Home in a Dome waiting for him, with blue mushrooms inside it . . .  but his Dome also had a Gnome inside it too!


It just looks like 4 blue Freckled Fairy Mushrooms ….  until you turn the dome . . . 


. . .  and then you find that there’s a little Fairy Gnome, snoozing the day away, under his Freckled Mushroom Cap, and all you can see of him is his fabulous Gnome Nose, his wonderful Gnome feet and his little chubby toes!

Gnome Under the Dome Fairy House

And then a further turn of the dome reveals that there, nestled into the Freckled Mushrooms, is a genuine, really real Fairy House.  A ‘Home under the Dome’.

I knew I had to do something with my domes when I came across them a few weeks ago.  I saw them and instantly felt that I’d like to put some ‘Fairy Home’ specimens under them.

If you would like a play with something similar but don’t have the domes, I recommend those little bottles that are available at craft stores and suppliers.  The bottles are way easier to come by than the domes, and they make the most fabulous little ‘Specimen Bottles’.  So sweet, and would be lovely as gifts!

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Well that’s me done and dusted with regard to Fairies, Pixies, Gnomes and Homes.

I seem to have been trying to keep the all the plates spinning this week.  I’m not overly fond of weeks like that, as they leave me feeling proper drained.  But  I learned an important lesson this week  …  If I change my password on ANY internet site, then I need to write the darn thing down and keep the note until I’ve finally got the new password lodged inside my one and only brain cell! 

Six times I’ve forgotten the new password I’ve made up for one particular website.  SIX TIMES  Each time I forget, the website asks me make a new password, and it has to be one I haven’t used before.  Well quite frankly, I’m getting to the point where I think I’ve used all the words available to my brain – so I’d better not forget this latest one, because if I do, I’ll be well and truly stuffed!  I’ve written it down on a post-it note and stuck it to the side of my shelving unit in the craft room.  Please God, don’t let it fall off the unit!

Thank you so much for coming, having a coffee moment with me, and for sharing the Homes under the Domes.  There’ll be more of these coming – as this is something I’m having lots of harmless fun with.  But …  I have been working on something which I originally bought these domes for all those years ago.  So this will be a crafty re-visit to an oldey but goody.  When I’ve finally taken some photo’s of them, I’ll share those with you too.

In the meantime . . .  I wish you a bright and beautiful Thursday.  If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.  It costs nothing, but it makes the world a whole lot better place to be a part of.

Sending much love and plenty of squidges, from me in my corner, to you in yours.  Have a blessed day my friends  ~  

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Author: The Art of Cobwebs - aka:- thecobweboriumemporium

Hello. I'm 'Cobwebs'. I live in a wee little cottage in the South of England, aptly called Cobweb Cottage. This little dwelling really is a cobweb factory. Not inside (well, occasionally) - but outside - flipping heck! This information should give you a clue as to why my blog is called The Art of Cobwebs aka: The Cobweborium Emporium. I've been arty and crafty from a very young age, and although my crafts have sometimes turned a corner and taken me in another direction, I've always crafted in some way, shape or form. One day, in the blink of an eye, life changed somewhat for me and the consequences were many. I had to find a new way of being 'artistic'. Card making; scrap-booking; producing ATC's and ACEO's; needle felting; Polymer clay; painting- but in a more relaxed style than I had before, and sewing, - are all things which I visit, as and when life allows. I've fairy recently become a Textile Artist and am enjoying this new creative outlet very much as it offers me so much scope for letting my imagination run through a grassy field and feel the wind in my hair - (mentally, of course). I love to create. To make things. I truthfully believe that the best gifts in the world are those in which you've given your time, rather than your cash. Thank you so much for visiting. Please visit my blog (link below) and have a look around. I'm sure you'll find something to enjoy, even if it's only a handful of jokes! (yes, seriously - there really are jokes!) Wishing you a truly blessed rest of your day! ~ Cobs. <3

64 thoughts on “A Home Under the Dome!”

  1. Dear Cobs,
    What magical creations !
    Again I am reminded of my favorite childhood English author- Enid Blyton- and her stories. They were filled with gnomes and elves and pixies and Dames and toadstool rings and magic inside rings.
    I loved the one you created for your little Cobs.
    You mentioned you got the domes years ago from an arts store- but you also mentioned you got these bottles in another place- did you mean the domes themselves?

    Can you unscrew the domes to put things in ?
    How do you ensure the toadstools stand up and don’t wobble ?

    Please share more such stories.

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    1. Hello Susie. Happy Thursday!
      I’m absolutely thrilled that you like the ‘Home under the Dome’ creations, and that they remind you of the Enid Blyton books of your childhood. I read those books too, and, as I made these little creations, my mind was taken back to those very books! So I’m absolutely thrilled that your inner child picked up on that ‘vibe’!

      The purchase of the domes – ….. I bought them 9+ years ago from a company who specialised in boxes for speciality things. They made things designed for the sale of jewellery (like those little hard plastic see through boxes that you see earrings in, and charms – that sort of thing) and various other boxes for a variety of things. They were really difficult to find at the time, and even now – I did a bit of a search to see if I could find them and didn’t find any, anywhere!

      But .. the little glass bottles …
      Now these can be found all over the place. From ebay, to general crafting stores (people in the UK could try The Range or Ebay or Hobbycraft). They do come in a variety of sizes – so make sure you buy the right size for what you wish to do wit them. And… if you’re buying them on-line make sure you’re getting either lids or corks with the bottles, because some of them come without the corks.

      The domes I’ve created cannot be unscrewed. I have sealed the domes to ensure the safety of each of the domes contents. It would be such a heartbreak to find that a little one had opened the dome and spread the contents around the house. So, sealing the domes was a no brainer. lol.

      Thank you so much for coming Susie, and for your truly lovely comment. I’m thrilled you like them.

      Sending much love, and wishing you a truly blessed day ~ Cobs. xxx

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      1. I love your replies. They are so newsy and juicy.
        You are an Enid Blyton fan too ? Wow ! I love them- I still read them. My mother reads them. My children read them.
        About those lovely glass houses- they are unscrewed when you get them from Ebay, correct ?
        And after you put the mushrooms in, then you seal them ? That brings me to my next question- how do you seal them ?
        I wish you would sell these pieces of art on Etsy,


        1. The domes … I can’t remember where I bought those from – but it was an online purchase direct from the company that made the domes.

          They aren’t screw fixed domes – but if you meant the bottles, then the answer is some of the bottles have screwable metal bottle tops. Others have plastic push-in stoppers, and others have corks which you simply push into the bottle to ‘close’ them.

          As for sealing them … well it depends on what sort of lid you have with your glass bottles. I can’t really answer that one as different things work with different materials. From regular wax, specialist sealing wax, glue, string, or …. and this might be something you’ll like …. covering the lid with a small piece of material and then tying it on by wrapping string around the neck of the bottle – which would look so pretty, very cottagey in style and totally filled with charm.

          I’m chewing over the Etsy thing . . . but haven’t made a final decision yet, as I worry that it would take up too much time and energy to keep on top of it, box things and be at the post office when I could be crafting! lol

          I am thinking … that I haven’t done a ‘Giveaway’ for simply ages .. so maybe …. maybe I could do one soon, and perhaps Giveaway a Home Under the Dome. Ooooo…. now there’s an idea! I shall have to get busy and make a special Giveaway Dome. (Watch out for that one coming soon, Susie.)

          Hope all these answers help you to create your own version of a Dome or Bottle. You are filled with ‘creation’ bubbles, I can feel them …. so make something unique to you, and don’t forget to blog about it, because I would dearly love to see your creation.
          Have a beautiful day ~ Cobs. xxx

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          1. Thanks Cobs. I am not clear about the bottles yet but the domes are the glass gomes inside which the mushrooms sit, I understand- which of your pictures on the blog is that of a bottle ?
            I will not be getting creative for a while as I am thinking of moving places and even continents – so busy getting money for moving and settling down.
            I will enjoy myself looking at your creations of art.

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            1. I haven’t blogged about a bottle, and have no photographs of any of the bottles I used to make … but … when I get busy making some more domes, I’ll add a bottle to the bunch so that you can see one. They aren’t big bottles at all, Susie. You’re looking for little bottles though. Tiny. Very small.

              I haven’t yet done a bottle with a fairy home inside, but I have done projects and blogged about them which have a tiny bottle included. You can find them on the following links:
              1) https://thecobweboriumemporium.wordpress.com/2017/09/21/a-special-thank-you-tag-card/

              2) https://thecobweboriumemporium.wordpress.com/2015/03/09/just-a-spoonful-of-sugar-helps-the-medicine-go-down/

              3) https://thecobweboriumemporium.wordpress.com/2015/02/18/make-a-wish/

              4) https://thecobweboriumemporium.wordpress.com/2014/04/24/fairy-dust-and-it-actually-works/

              5) and finally . . . this one, which is a shorter, more dumpy version of a little bottle…

              I hope I’ve been as helpful as I could be. I think everything after this is just good old common sense.

              There’s no rules in Crafting, Susie. No ‘got to do it this way’ …. there’s just the way that works for you.
              What works for you is the way to do it. If it doesn’t work, then try a different way. There’s always a way which will work. ALWAYS. Just have to think creatively and the answers will come.
              Sending squidges ~ Cobs. πŸ™‚


    1. [actually giggling to myself here Scrappy! lol]

      Aw, I’m over-joyed that you like the ‘Home Under the Dome’ creations Scrappy. They aren’t quick makes by any standard, but they’re so enjoyable.

      I would love to send you a bit of ‘talent’and ‘creativity’ – but if I send you my one remaining brain cell then I won’t have any left, so am currently trying to stop this brain cell from escaping via one of my ears! tsk tsk. lol.

      Thank you so much for coming, and for the fabulous comment.
      Wishing you a truly blessed day, and sending a bucket of squidges and love to you ~ Cobs. xxx

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  2. sooo cute! Do you know it is Fairy Appreciation day on Sunday? I love the fact that I have a job where I need to know that…we have fairies in our shop! ❀ I like the freckled one best dear Cobs…Love and squidges xx

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    1. Yes… I read somewhere about it being Fairy Day on Sunday and then Fairy Tale Day a few days later (can’t quite remember the date for that, but it’s early next week. Google might help with the actual date).

      How fabulous that you work in a job where you get to be a seller of Fairies! It must make for a totally magical day – especially so if a little person is involved in the purchase.
      I love that wonderful glow on children’s faces when their minds, hearts and souls are caught up and held suspended in a magical fairy moment.

      Thank you for coming Anna, and for taking the time to leave me such a lovely comment.
      Have a blessed day, my blogging friend! ~ Cobs. xxx

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  3. These are absolutely adorable. Love your grandsons blue one. Who said mushrooms had to be red anyway!!I I do have two domes in my stash as it happens but
    I think they might be tinted pink. Hugs Mrs A.

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    1. Hello Valery Anne πŸ˜€
      You have pink tinted domes??? WOW! You could make a ‘Life through Rose Coloured Domes’ world in those! Aww how exciting this project could be!
      My mind is working over-time on this idea. I can see so much enchantment that you could ‘build’ into this idea.

      I’m tickled to my toes that you like these Home Under the Dome fairy projects of mine. Like you … I think I rather like the blue mushrooms too. They actually have three colours of blue on them, and a tiny bit of white. It’s a bit of a fiddle on such a small piece, to blend all the colours so that they turn into the next colour without you noticing it. But … it’s an enjoyable challenge, and I love how they’ve turned out.

      Thank you so much for coming ValeryA., and for the lovely comment. It means the world to me to see who’s visited, and I’m so grateful for the time and trouble you’ve taken to chat with me.

      Have a truly blessed rest of your day, my fabulous blogging friend. ~ Cobs. xxx


  4. Oh, Cobs! I love your Home under the Dome series! They are such a joy to look at! I love the Gnome in the Dome for little Cobs.! Everything you have created is simply magical! Love them all! Have a most wonderful and Blessed day! XX

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    1. Hello beautiful Ruthie!
      Aw, it’s fab to see you. Happy Thursday!

      Tickled pink that you like the little ‘Home Under the Dome’ creations which my heart made. I too was rather fond of the Gnome and Home Under the Dome which now lives with Little Cobs (and his Mummy and Daddy).

      Thank you so much for coming Ruthie and for the beautiful comment – which has left me sat here grinning like an idiot.
      I’m so grateful for all your comments – they mean the world to me. Bless you.

      Sending much love to you an wishing you a truly fabulous Thursday! ~ Cobs. xxx

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  5. Oh, Cobs, these domes are lovely! And I love the special blue one you made for Little Cobs! I feel your password pain…I suppose I need to look into password programs/apps to keep mine safe from the world and from the drain in my brain. (I actually sent hints to myself in an e-mail prior to leaving on the European adventure, in case I needed to access anything I really didn’t plan for.) Really, I’d like to purchase a pensieve from JK Rowling’s Harry Potter world!

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    1. Hello fabulous Kathy! πŸ˜€
      It’s so lovely to see you.
      I’m over the moon that you like the little Home under the Dome tiny bits of magical joy. Like you, I think my favourite is the blue one I made for Little Cobs.

      I like your idea of sending hints to yourself in an email. Brilliant …. until you forget the password to your email account. LOL (nah … that’s probably just me.) πŸ˜€

      A pensieve…. knowing me I’d leave it somewhere safe and never find it again. LOLOL.

      Aw thanks for coming Kathy, and for the great comment.
      Sending squidges and wishing you a blessed rest of your day. ~ love ~ Cobs. xxx

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  6. Happy Summer Solstice Cobs. What a wonderful sprinkle of magic! Little Cobs is a very lucky boy. These are all exquisite creations.
    I am with you on the frustration of so many passwords. It gets rather confusing…xx

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    1. Happy Summer Solstice to you too, Daisies, The longest day and the shortest night. (Still the same 12 hours though. I really do need to find out how to control time.)

      I’m thrilled you like the little Home (or Gnome) under the Dome magical creations. I felt today was the day to bring a little magical wonderment and smiles to the blog, so the Fairies, Gnomes and Pixies were the very thing for this fabulous Summer Solstice day.

      I’m rather glad that I’m not alone on this journey of forgotten passwords. It drives me totally nuts. I don’t understand why my brain refuses and rejects passwords like it does. tsk tsk.

      Thanks so much for coming Daisies, and for the lovely message.

      May the rest of your day be blessed with all that you would wish yourself.
      Sending much love and hoping that all your moments are magical. ~ Cobs. xxx


    1. Hello Beverly. πŸ˜€
      Aw bless your beautiful heart. What an incredible comment, my lovely friend. You are so good for my soul, for you make it fly.
      Thank you beautiful friend, both for coming and for making me feel amazing.

      Bev …. have you checked your emails in the last few days? I sent an email – doesn’t require a reply really … but I wanted to make sure that you’d received it.

      Sending HUGE hugs and love ~ Cobs. xxx

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      1. I think I did ( isn’t that awful) But I must not have thought it called for a reply..Was it about finding my email in the ?? folder. Ugh…things have been crazy here with my parents. Sorry! I do need to blog and do have a picture or two. The Lemon tree has come back to life. Yea!
        I am sure little Cob was just blown over with the underglass designs. Love you.

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        1. Yay… it sounds like you got it. No, it didn’t need a reply, I just wanted to make sure that you actually got it. (I no longer trust emails to show up in the right place!)

          Hope the parents are ok. I shall add them to my prayers …. along with you.

          I’m just tickled down to my toes that the Lemon Tree hasn’t let you down. I had a feeling about that tree and had faith in it. Well done Lemon Tree!

          Take it easy, Missy. You’re doing too much. Kindly remember that you’re not Super Woman. You are merely Woman. You can do many things … but you can’t repair the world. Cut yourself some slack. Or else you’ll have me to deal with!
          Love you Beverly.
          Buckets of squidges floating to you through the ether ~ Cobs xxx

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  7. Happy first day of summer ❀ Such lovely wee domes. I especially like the one you made for wee Cobs. R those just his wee feet sticking out, hard to see with my failing eyes. They are super sweet Cobs and like I have said before you must have such patience to work with such teeny tiny things.
    I enjoy all things fairie and pixie (and even gnome) however they can be very mischievous at times, especially when they don't get their way.
    Lovely projects Cobs, truly lovely.
    Unicorn squishy kisses and rainbows of glitter from Vancouver Island, home of gnomes and fairie circles and maybe even Unicorns.
    hugs from me to you.

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    1. Hello Soozy πŸ˜€
      Great to see you.
      I’m thrilled to pieces that you love the domes.
      Yes … you can just about see the Gnome and his little feet. Because he’s so small, it was really difficult to photograph him. The photo I chose and posted here is the very best one I managed to take.

      Patience isn’t something I have too much of, so making such tiny things is a bit of a struggle – when you consider the problems I have (one of the non-humorous results of a spinal injury from a RTA some years ago) – I have task tremors which cause a slight shake to my hands (nothing you’d notice unless you were looking for it) – which is a problem when making anything, but making small things is even worse. Add to that a rather annoying extra nerve thing which makes my fingers ‘un-grip’ something I might have in my hands. Just a very slight movement, but enough to allow my fingers to drop things I’m holding.
      (If you put your index finger and thumb together as if holding a pin, then e.v.e.r-s.o-slightly moved your finger JUST ENOUGH to allow that pin to drop from your grip – you’ll see how my delightful hands work. grrr). This means that I drop things aaaaall the time.

      So … making little things like these isn’t a ‘lots of patience’ type of thing, but more a ‘bloody-minded determination’ type of thing, :/ lol

      But I will admit that it’s a challenge, and there are days that it beats me and I throw my hands in the air, say a few choice words and give up for the rest of the day.

      I knew you love the Fairy, Pixie, and Gnome realms, and had a feeling that these little Domes might speak to you. I’m over-joyed that they do.

      Thank you so much for coming Soozy, and for the lovely comment. AND …. for the Unicorn squishy kisses, & rainbows of glitter. Life can be so much more exciting when you add a little glitter to the mix!

      Sending much love and wishing you a blessed day. ~ Cobs. xxx


  8. Do you know I often wondered (as I am want to do on occasion) if any personage had ever seen an unoccupied elf/fairy dwelling and now I know LOL
    I for one have never come across such a wonderous vision ~ possibly because my glasses were perched upon my noggin & I considered them lost (again) only to realise once the moment has passed that I did indeed have them on my person ….. or I have been in too much of a rush (this also happens FAR too often)
    Anyhoo I digress ~ such amazing pieces of art crafted by your good self Cobs πŸ™‚ and I for one can foresee a certain Little Cobs in his dotage telling an enthralled crowd of grand / great grand babes how his very own Grammy presented him with his very own home under a dome artefact and presenting his treasure to gasps of wonder ~ well done Cobs on providing future generation a love for all things magical xxxx

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    1. Hello, P4 Pepper-pot, (yes I do actually say that inside my head when ever I write it).

      What a lovely thought! But, I fear that the reality would be more like he’d taken it outside and put it under the tree in his garden in the hope that a Fairy would come and claim her home, and live in it, under his tree.

      However … Boggle (boys dog) would find the Home/Gnome under the Dome and find it too enthralling to leave it alone so he’d snaffle it, take it to his bed, where he wouldn’t stop crunching down on it until it was shredded into a gazillion pieces. At which point Mommy would be telling me to “NOT SEND THIS CARP HOME WITH HIM, CAUSE THE DOG’S BEEN AS SICK AS A PIG ON THE FLOOR AND BOUGHT UP BLUE MUSHROOMS”! and then add … “er …. what exactly WERE those blue mushrooms? What on earth are you giving the little chap?”

      See … she’d know if she read my blog … but apparently it’s not the done thing to read your mothers blog. [sigh] (she doesn’t know what she’s missing! Deluded. 100% deluded.)
      me, that is … not her. Obviously. (just in case she does happen to read this post! If she doesn’t …. then I totally mean her!). πŸ˜€

      You have Fairies at The Cottage on The Green … They live in the Garage and took up residence when you acquired Millicent. They loooooove Millicent and find her very groovy. You need to watch out more and move the top of the noggin glasses down to rest upon the natural protrusion on the fizzog, designed especially for the face furniture. Once there…. squint a little and just take your time. You’ll begin to see a super-fast moving flash. Just a tiny one. Every now and again. That’s your Cottage Fairies! (The come into your house too …. mainly the kitchen, but also the bedrooms.)

      Ut ohhh…. Matron is calling for us P4 …. she has our medication. Let’s go and get it …. save it under our tongues until we have a decent amount and then take them all at once. It makes us so dizzy!!! But it’s such fun. πŸ˜€

      Love you P…. for lots of reasons … but mainly because you is crazy, and I love crazy because I is one. πŸ˜€
      Big squidges ~ C. xxx

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      1. Please see D4’s comment to you on why I’ve been MIA πŸ™‚
        Thanks to you I ‘may’ have snorted tea down my nose due to your comment about delusions and it being totally her, if it’s any consolation my boys never read my blog either ~ do our children have no idea of just how COOL we really are in cyber space ??
        I gave the old ‘standing on one leg while squinting’ a go in said garage it wasn’t a fairy I saw but a rather brave squirrel rooting through Beloved’s ‘treasures’ (read that as garbage) then it dawned on me …said squirrel was actually collecting bits & bobs as the fairy population at the cottage are building a tiny extension to there home, how do I know this for sure?? WELL now there is a story to be told … after grooming D4 I had a tiny pile of the softest puppy fur known to man and in the blink of an eye and a swirl of shimmering light accompanied by the merest whisper of laughter I swear I was overcome with the knowledge that a fairy mother to be needed the fur to stuff a crib quilt
        About that medication ….. I think I may have missed a dose πŸ™‚
        Love n’ stuff
        P4 xxxx

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        1. Cool? COOL? My girls don’t even know that I 100% made of a mixture of Fairy Dust, Angel Dust and F.U.N. – all wrapped around a lolly stick and inserted in dry ice! I’m so COOL I’d blow their minds!

          Do they know any of this? Do they heck.
          Personally, I think there was a mix up in the maternity ward. Somewhere out there, there are 2 young women who are addicted to crafting with a mother who has never seen a hot glue gun in her life and still has all her fingerprints, wondering what the divil happened, and asking how she ended up with those two weird gals in her family!!

          Your fairies … … I don’t think you’ve missed medication Pfer, I think you’ve been sniffing the old original plaster in that cottage. It’s addled your brain.

          No worries … I love addled brain people for I is one. πŸ™‚
          Love and squishy stuff
          C fer …. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ ❀

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          1. LOL At least I’m 100% certain my boys are actually ours~ First Born takes after Beloved with his knowledge on motor vehicles and 2nd born has followed my footsteps in the health care profession …. yet they both seem to have out stripped us on the intelligence front AND still fail to notice / realise I’m are sooooo cool I’m freezing cold !!!!
            I wonder how the crafting fail Mama is getting to grips with her creative girls …. no doubt she thanks her lucky stars every day
            I think the sniffing of old plaster is wearing off ….. I’m off to lick the walls πŸ™‚

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            1. I don’t have any spit left to lick the walls with … I’m all dried up.

              I’m now off to do a rain dance to the element of Water, begging for it to bl**dy pour down with rain. I don’t mind thunder and a bit of lightening, but I desperately want rain and coolness of the weather. I’m like a wilted dandelion.

              RAIN… PLEEEEEEEEASE!


  9. I suffer from chronic pain. I have rheumatoid arthritis, osteo and another one too, bone spur in my neck that causes neck to spasm, calcium deposits in my shoulders, cancer survivor.
    You pain and issues are worse than mine, at least I don’t have the shakes. I knit and my fingers will go numb sometimes. I will go to grab something and it just drops and I watch it go. Can’t do anything about it, very frustrating to say the least.
    I am determined to be able to do my crafts, IF I couldn’t do those, just dig a hole and push me in. I would be miserable, just plain miserable.
    I am still getting used to the idea that I simply can not do what I used to do. Cutting the grass, so therapeutical for me but the next day, I hurt. I love the smell of fresh cut grass.
    Anyway, just a wee bit more we have learnt about each other. I must get out and get some more insulin for Stan, who seems to be doing okay. 6 units and night and 6 in the morning, good for over a month now at that dose, so I think we have found his happy place.
    Diabetes geez, it is scary for both the animal world and human. I am so glad I am the way I am, things could be much worse couldn’t they Cobs.
    Have a lovely weekend. Wish I could post a picture on here, there are a few I could send along of where I live and scenery from around here. Anyway, ta ta for now.

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    1. Awww Soozy, I’m so sorry to hear about all the pain you’re in. Three different kinds of Arthritis! Hells bells, that’s enough to deal with, but then you add all the other things you’re suffering with to the mix and top it all off with being a Cancer survivor too – I think you’re amazing!

      I’m so happy to hear that you can knit for short periods though. Being able to keep your mind peaceful with something like knitting is so important. Having a hobby of any sort, I feel, is the key to keeping a soul, body and mind all working as one. Team work, if you like. πŸ˜€

      Glad to hear Stan is doing well on his insulin and that you’ve found the right dose for him. He must be feeling so much better now. Bless his little heart.

      Thanks so much for coming Soozy, and for the fabulous chat. I’m so, so happy to hear about Stan. Thank you for sharing him with me.
      Have a blessed weekend, my friend. Sending love and squidges ~ Cobs. xxx

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  10. Oh these are adorable! I love the little tiny gnome! Oh I need to make time to get back to crafting….too much on my plate right now. I’m glad you gave me my smile for the day! I really needed it! πŸ™‚

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    1. Hello Nancee πŸ˜€
      aw, it’s so lovely to see you.
      I’m tickled to hear that you like the Domes, and in particular the little Gnome under the Dome.

      Yes, you need to try and squidge a little time in for crafting … it’s a bit of happy away from the other stuff which crowds our minds. And besides… you’re among the elite colourists of the world who’s craft is superbly executed. Yours is not a talent that everyone possesses.

      Thank you so much for coming Nancee, and for the fabulous comment. Bless you.
      Sending much love and a bundle of squidges ~ Cobs. xxx

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    1. Hello Rabbit πŸ˜€ .. awww, it’s so lovely to see you.
      I’m tickled pink that you like the Fairy Homes. Yes, Little Cobs practically glowed when I presented him with his specially made Dome.

      YAY! for you being out of school. Now you have time to just do things as they come along. Great days!

      Wishing you a truly blessed weekend and sending much love ~ Cobs. xxx

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  11. Hello my Friend,
    I love these little domes. I used to have a passion for collecting snow globes. They very much remind me of snow globes. I absolutely am in love with these amazing domes that you have made. Such pretty, fun, and whimsy lilttle things. You my friend make the most beautiful creations. I would definitely add these to my collection in a heartbeat. Absolutely beautiful my talented friend. Happy First day of Summer!!!!! I hope you get a chance to relax and slow down. Thank you for the coffee!!!! xoxoxoxoxox my friend. Enjoy the weekend and relax. ❀ ❀

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    1. Hello beautiful Tam!
      Ahhhh…. your once upon a time collecting snow globes, – yes, I can see why the domes would have an appeal for you. I’m filled with happy bubbles about you liking them.

      Thank you, my lovely blogging pal, both for coming and sharing a coffee moment with me, and for taking the trouble to leave such a kind comment. Bless your heart.
      Sending love and squidges … ~ Cobs. xxx

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  12. Argh, the amount of sites I’ve had to reset my password on this week having forgotten the new passwords I’d set the week before is ridiculous – so very annoying! Think I’ll be joining you in writing passwords down somewhere in future!

    These are so, so funky – I absolutely LOVE them! I can appreciate the difficulty with photographing domes where light reflects so much, I have a hard time photographing anything that’s reflective or shiny; I seem to always have blobs of light or my own shadow covering any object I take a pic of indoors. You have done brilliantly with these homes under domes, I think they’re awesome!!! πŸ™‚
    Caz x

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    1. Hello Caz! πŸ˜€
      Aw, thank you. I love that you like them …. and that it’s not just me who has trouble with lighting things when taking photos!

      I’m also really glad that I’m not alone in the forgetting the passwords department. I cannot believe that I’ve done the same password memory loss thing, for the exact same website for week after week after week. Just shocking.

      So far the post is note is still stuck to the storage unit next to the ‘puter … so I’m hoping that the very next time I try to sign into the site, it’s still stuck there, and that the plan goes …. well …. according to plan! πŸ˜€

      Great to see you Caz. Thank you so much for coming and sharing a coffee moment with me, and for the fabulous comment.

      Sending much love and a bundle of squidges ~ Cobs. xxx

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  13. Excelled yourself once again, Cobs! Seeing these today (sorry it took so long to get to them … just catching up) made me smile BIG! Thank you!

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    1. Hello GillyF. πŸ˜€
      Playing catch-up myself Gilly. It seems to be my regular setting at the moment. I catch up and get right up to date. and when I visit 24 hours later the world and his wife have posted a blog post and my inbox is overflowing and telling me that I should loose that smugness I felt yesterday. lol

      So happy that these made you smile.
      Thank you so much for coming, and taking the time to leave such a great message. Love talking to you.
      Have a blessed rest of your day ~ Cobs. xxx

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    1. LOL…. ok, here’s where I have to admit …. I look at them too, and the one thought I have is … ‘there’s a fairy is hiding behind that house/mushroom…. I just know there is! There HAS to be!’ … and I believe that if I could turn the dome fast enough, I’d catch sight of them as they ran off, trying to hide.

      Ok … now let’s see who’s the craziest. LOLOLOL.

      Aww, thanks for coming Chicken, and for the fabulous comment which has left me giggling. Love you ooodles.
      Have a blessed day my friend. ~ Cobs. xxx


  14. Ooh, magical little worlds in domes – I just love it Cobs. The special dome for little Cobs is just adorable with the gnome inside. As for computer passwords – just make life far too confusing. I have many many sites that I no longer remember my passwords for and hope that they always keep me logged in!

    Hope all is well in the land of The Cobweborium Emporium. Hxx

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    1. Hello Hannah!
      Aww it’s SO good to see you.

      I’ve popped over to your blog a couple of times as I hadn’t seen you for EVER, and saw that you hadn’t posted. I was just this week chewing over if I should email you to check you were still on the planet! So, so good to see you.

      Tickled that you like the Homes under the Dome. Like you, I loved the little gnome one for Little Cobs too. He tells me that he keeps it next to his computer. Bleeeessss! πŸ™‚

      I’m so glad you’re back in blog land. I can’t abide losing blogging pals. Real life can be a pain in the rear sometimes! lol.
      Thanks for coming Hannah, and for the fabulous comment.
      Sending much love and a bundle of squidges ~ Cobs. xxx

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      1. Hellooooo, it does seem like forever since I last ‘spoke’ to you. Real life is moving way too fast at the moment (I managed to sneak a blog post in yesterday between feeding the kids and doing the dishes!) My little boy is in his final few weeks of his infant school and is preparing to move schools up to Juniors. Exciting times for me as I will finally have just one school to go to everyday but big change for my son. Lots of other fun things on the horizon too but it means my time has been split in a thousand different directions recently. Hoping things will calm down for a bit now at least.

        How sweet of Little Cobs to keep his gnome dome next to his computer (if he is anything like my son the computer is his most treasured thing so being next to it is very important). Love Hxx


  15. I can’t stop thinking about how wonderful it is that you are in Little Cobs life, creating small wonderful things that teach him to appreciate the little things in life, to notice detail like the gnome and the fairy home beneath the blue mushrooms and to experience the love that motivates us to do special things for important people in our lives. Also, I find the homes under domes delightful. Who wouldn’t want one? You are so clever and kind, Cobs. I’m lucky to know you.

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    1. Hello Aunt Beulah πŸ˜€
      Aw it’s fabulous to see you. I’ve missed reading some of your posts. I seem to be continually playing catch up and never seem to be managing to get right up to date. Real life simply won’t stop the clocks for a couple of days! tsk tsk.

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Bless your beautiful heart.
      I am blessed to have Little Cobs in my life, and I give thanks for him continually. He’s a little bit of magic in a busy world.

      I’m overjoyed that you like the Homes under the Domes. They’re a bit of whimsy, but have a kind of magical charm which I love.
      I’ve been busy making something similar but not at all the same this week. I’ve ‘booked’ myself some time on Sunday to load the photographs and re-size them so that I can get them onto the blog. So I’m hoping to schedule a post about these new things early Monday Morning.

      Thank you so much for coming Aunt Beulah. You bring a glow with you whenever you come, and I can feel the warmth from here.
      Sending much love to you ~ Cobs. xxx

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  16. Genius and beautiful…you have such an eye for the magic in every tiny detail and your wonderful creations are such a gift! πŸ™‚ xxx

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