Yesterday i promised i would show the gifts from Eva at http://mini-escenas.blogspot.com/
These arrived from Spain almost two weeks ago and feel awful i have not shown them sooner.
Here is what Eva made for me.
All of these will go in the witches house when i finally get round to working on it again. The cute mushroom board will be in the garden near the witches wood chopping shed. The bubbling cauldron will also be in the garden. And the hand next to the bed.
I love the wooden branch slices and will use the small ones for stepping stones and the larger ones as potion boards. Ive looked everywhere for these slices so really pleased Eva thought of me.
The little acorn tyoe caps are beautiful and love the colours inside them and the outside pattern. Not sure if they are from an acorn, but if you love fairie houses perhaps Spain would be a good place to look for more unsusual natural materials. They are just so much prettier. Will use these ones as pumpkin soup bowls served on the wooden slices with bread and butter and garden herbs.
Here's the bubbling cauldron with the fab dragon tail hanging out. Love it!
And the too cute mushroom board. Really love how Eva has put this all together.
Love these wood slices!
Eva also sent me a spanish cake, but i still need to take the photo of this. I will pop back later and put the picture here. Its delicious too!
Thank you Eva for these gifts and for also becoming a wonderful friend.
Eva blogged yesterday about how nice it is here in blogland and how kind, thoughtful and generous everyone can be. I have to totally aggree with this. I tend to waffle on quite a lot but always feel comfortable here unlike other forums and social networks.
Last summer i was told to get a life by a not so nice person. At the time i thought god maybe i am dull blogging and showing so much interest in blogland. But those thoughts didn't last long the next time i signed in. I love it here, the friends i have found here and all the help and ueful info everywhere i go. A totally great place to be in my view! So that hurtful comment, although still in my head, and many tears at the time always reminds me how much i love to be here.
Onto the chiminieas. Still not finished, and so far ever so hard to take a good photo. I still need to add more coal and brighten it up then add the ashes around the glowing coals. I also need to make the coals glow more and work on the paintwork both in and out a little more. Hopefully tomorrow when im not so busy i can get them finished.
The coal is little black stones covered in fine glitter incase you are wondering. I found them at a show a few years ago, and they really do look wonderful if you could see them. Its hard to pick the glow up on camera.
Although they are glittered already i still need to add more glitter more towards the end of making. If you want to also make little black chips look like coal you could i imagine find something suitable to represent the coal, and then dab here and there once all secured in place with some pva glue. Use almost a dry brush with the glue on and dab lightly so the tiniest amount goes onto each coal. Then sprinkle on the glitter. Once dry you can use a firm brush to rub over the coals to tone it down a little. If it still looks too bright just add a few more tiny bits of coal over these so its not so bright.
Make sure its a really fine glitter though.
Something funny for the day. Brilliant!
Something beautiful beyond words and would love one! http://www.pooktre.com/
Somewhere wonderful to visit if you're into witches, halloween and spooky. Great for inspiration too. Check out all the artists. http://www.halloweenandvine.com/
Something i would love but have nowhere to wear them to... the masks that is.
Something to sing along to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWnB4kEOww8 Loved Rose and love where the Dr smiles at her in the snow. I know... i'm so sad, lol.