I love Bank Holidays for the simple reason that the post is always delayed in my area and then it all arrives at once and it feels like an un-birthday when lots of packages arrive at once. It was like that this morning plus the sun was shining what more could a woman ask for....
My first package contained these great bottles. I am always wary of new buys on the internet as you never really know what you are getting - I have a whole drawer full of impulse buys that will end up on Ebay one day!
I am, however, really please with these tiny bottles which I will use for potions and lotions. They are sold as little spell vials by The Gem Tree a UK site at http://www.thegemtree.com/. The longer ones at the top are bottle pendants and the lids have little hooks for hanging on a chain. I am thinking of hanging them from invisible thread to make them look as if they are flying. The star ones are a fab shape even if the glass is a little chunky and they will need a little help to stand up. The square ones are chunky too but will look suitably hand blown and rustic I think both in the kitchen and in my potion shop. All in all I think they will turn out to be a good buy at a very friendly price.
My next parcel contained this fantastic orrery by Mike Kelm of Kastle Kelm miniatures http://www.kastlekelm.webs.com/. I had meant to buy one from their stand a Miniatura but forgot so Mike made one up for me over Easter which was very kind of him. It is to go in my witch's study on the window shelf.Next came this little cutie. A winged elvin mouse by Ann Galvin. Just under one inch high I just had to bid for him on Ebay and was the very lucky winner. I am not sure whether he will go in my witch house because of all the cats, perhaps he will torment them from the rafters! I am just getting into 'furry' creatures rather than plain clay or fimo. I used to think they were a bit creepy but they have grown on me recently.
My last parcel was from Kathryn at Templewood Miniatures http://www.fineflowersinminiature.co.uk/ and contained two items I am very keen to try out as I am in a flower making phase at the moment. The box contains various pots of a substance that will cover and cling to wires, branches and leaves a bit like flowersoft and the veiner should help me avoid slicing all my leaves to pieces. I will try them both out and let you know how I get on.
The weather has been beautiful here today a real Spring day. It made me realise how much I have missed the sunshine. I hope the sun has shone on you too.
By the way do other people get comments on their posts which are almost like spam. I have had a message in bad English asking me to check out a blog to earn money for work done in the home....Is this usual? I get these in my email but didn't expect them in Blogland too. Can I delete unwanted comments and/or requests?