I thought I should get some cushions for my new chairs and went to Julia's shop on Etsy as I love her Halloween designs and I know they will be beautifully made. In my package was a lovely squidgy kitty cushion as well, which will be a comfy stopping place in The Leaky Cauldron, thank you Julia. Plus a wizard walking stick topped with tiny beads and some cute Halloween pieces which Julia has suggested can be used for wall banners. What a fab package.
A while ago now I bought a lovely framed piece from Julia of a Siamese cat showing my daughter's name and year of birth which looks really chic in the gift section of my florist.
I have asked Julia if she would be kind enough to make me two new samplers for Diagon Alley for each of my sons. Well not really for them........which I intend to put in their Christmas stockings as a giggle. Well it's one way of getting something that I like on Christmas Day!
Lorraine of DFLY Miniatures has recently been adding a wonderful range of wands to her shop. For Olivander's I came up with the idea of groups of discarded boxes. You know the look of a shoe shop during a sale or after a particularly demanding customer.
I contacted Lorainne and lovely lady that she is, she agreed to make me some boxes that I could arrange into piles.
Each topped off with an open box for me to pop a wand inside.
I have just scattered these to give an idea of how they will eventually look but even arranged so casually they look great.
The box on the left came with a fabulous distressed look, sealed parchment and a classy wand inside. Lorraine, so thoughtful, had added this box as an early Halloween birthday present! I was so chuffed. A lovely piece from a lovely lady on the other side of the world.
One of the many pleasures of Blogland.
Thank you once again Lorraine.
Plus I have to add the pictures cannot do justice to the craft of these boxes. They are so beautifully made right down to the teeny tiny labels. They are little pieces of art in their own right.