I have been building up items for my Diagon Alley project and was unable to resist these pieces by the extremely talented Traci of Feythcrafts. The lizard/dragons will go in the Menagerie and the book, which was actually a keyring, can be placed anywhere really. The dragons are curled up inside a walnut shell and an acorn. Her shop is full of great items and I have asked her to make me a couple of things in 12th scale which I am expecting very soon.
I came across these 'cages' on etsy from dimestoreemporium for a very reasonable price. I thought they will look good not only for creatures but as candle holders too. I ordered the copper ones and the very kind seller popped in the two metal ones too. They came from Washington and arrived in four days, how amazing is that?
These beads are for bubbles in the cauldrons I will spread around various projects following all the helpful tutorials to be found here on Blogland. They come from a site recommended by a fellow blogger but I can't remember which one.
I also purchased these absolutely fabulous wings from the same site........
........but, they are much bigger than I anticipated, much bigger. I can't have read the dimensions properly. Any ideas? My first thought was to simply cut them down to size. They were meant to hang from the ceiling of the apothecary and in a fantasy world they can be reasonably large. I just hate the idea of doing this to such beautiful items. Oh well, I haven't made an Internet mistake for a while now.
Of course I couldn't resist Nikki's collection of toadstools and mushrooms which will find a home in many of my witchy projects. They are beautifully made as usual and perfectly packaged. My absolute favourite, though, has to be my skeli-grow board also by Nikki.
I had another picture showing the legs of the board/tray, it's like a lap tray you could use in bed, but for some reason it will not load. The details are wonderful right down to the bubbles in the flask and the veining on the eyeballs.
I have not been blogging recently because I have a new toy not of the mini kind. I have gone over to Apple with a new Mac Book Pro. I have abandoned Windows which is a big step for me as I am never keen on change but I had just had enough of all the system incompatibilities and increasing stability issues. Hence I have been playing with all the new buttons and methods. Plus transferring all the data from my old laptop.
Despite all the differences I am very pleased with the Mac but it does not crash or freeze every ten minutes and that is enough for me!