My mum has always been a great bargain hunter and was always coming home with items no-one in the house had ever asked for or could imagine ever wanting.
When my dad would ask her what he should do with the four pairs of slippers she had found for £1.50 a pair down the market, her answer was always: "Just put them away,they don't eat anything...."
I was never sure what that actually meant until I started collecting miniatures.
With these words of parental wisdom in mind I have recently purchased these marvellous pieces from the lovely Victoria of Dark Squirrel
They will all be part of my vampire hunter's house.......one day..... after all they don't eat anything!
Victoria's potion bottles are simply marvellously gothic. They always make me think of the old Hammer House of Horror movies I used to watch when I was a child. I am not sure why, but I love them.
Victoria also included a lovely card for a package being sent on its travels across the pond, two very glittery potions and a vampire bat parchment ready to be put with my vampire stash.
Thank you so much, I love opening parcels.
But I hate grouting in awkward areas......
These are the false fireplaces in The Cauldron Shop. I have lined them with left-over brick slips from
Richard Stacey's product range.
These bricks are really easy to work with as they cut and stick with no trouble at all.
The main draw back is the final grouting but usually I don't mind this part of the process.
This time I know it is going to be a right piece of tricky business as I will be working in a confined space at awkward angles.
Laying the grout will be ok, it's the washing off that I am dreading!
The most important think to remember is that these products must be sealed with a PVA/water mix before attempting to grout. Otherwise the cleaning off is much harder.......there is a woman speaking from experience I hear you say, and you would be so right!!
Tomorrow then, top of the list, grouting.