First of all I have to share with you that I had a disastrous weekend miniatures wise. I spent all yesterday creating polymer clay fungi and toadstools etc so I could make some minis to show on today's blog. I put them in the oven last night and what came out - a melted, singed mess!!! I have no idea what happened although I suspect I may have had the tray a bit too close to the elements. I only managed to salvage a few of them and incorporate them into the miniatures I have been working on. I still have so much to learn about using polymer clay. Then this morning a tube of white paint exploded everywhere. After cleaning that up I thought I had better quit trying to make any more miniatures before I did some real damage and to just get on with choosing a name for Toad.
Well trust me that wasn't easy either. Thank you for contributing so many great names for Toad - some regal or mythical, some fun and others solid and befitting a woodland toad. I have listed all the names below so that if you are ever in the position where you need to name a toad you can come back to this spot on my blog for ideas!
HH (short for Hippity Hop)
Sir Theodore Toad
Telly von Toad
Tibbir the Toad
Tiberius T Toad (Tibs for Short)
There will be two prizes. The first will go to the person who provided the name I choose for toad. The second name will be as the result of a random draw of everyone who commented on my recent blog entries about Toad Stall.
Drum roll please... you may now address Mr Toad as:
Tiberius T. Toad (Tibs for short). The T standing for Titus, the name of his grandfather who escaped from a stork's beak.
And the winner is BiWuBar.
I loved this name the minute I read it. Not just for the name but also for the way it added to Toad's story. He is a proud toad - proud of his family's history, his grandfather and his own entrepreneurial abilities. I feel this name suits him.
Tiberius T. Toad (Tibs)
There were three other names definitely in the running but I kept going back to Tibs.
Now for the random draw:
Drawn by my daughter Jamie.
As for the prizes:
Option A: You can choose your favourite item(s) from Toad Stall (apart from Jane's hutch of course) - name your favourite item and also let me know if there are any other items on the stall you like;
OR Option B: you can leave it up to me to surprise you if you can't decide;
OR Option C: if you are not into fantasy and toads I am happy to send you a red cart and some empty planters for you to fill as you please.
You might choose:
A red cart full of finds similar to this:
A chair planted out in fungi similar to this:
A planter of fungi & snails such as one of these:
Hollowed out pumpkins filled with fungi similar to these:
A toadstool stool similar to this:
Some little wall plaques similar to these:
A pennant banner similar to this:
A toadstool bread board and mushroom bread with fungi stalk topping similar to this:
A bouquet of fungi similar to these:
or Option C - a red cart and planters such as these:
BiWuBar and Miniaturista, please email me using the 'Email Me' on the side bar and let me know what you would like. I will complete your miniatures over the next week and hopefully get them in the post to you next weekend.
As we always say when drawing a giveaway I wish I could give everyone who took the time to provide a name and/or comment a gift. In any event I hope you are all having a great weekend.
Bye for now from Toad Stall and Tiberius T. Toad.