Friday, October 2
*Harumph. As usual, the red glass has come out looking decidedly blurry on the blog when it's perfectly fine in the picture really...you'll have to see it in the shop to believe me!
This is what's been cooking in the workshop over the last few days (along with the rest of the jobs that I can't seem to get to the end of). I made it for my friend who has just had her third baby...I figured that she might not get the same amount of attention that she did for her first and second - and surely you're going to need all the fuss you can get when you're on number three! So also in the box went a large bar of chocolate, Berrocca, sachets of Calpol, Infacol, Kamillosan...
I was so pleased with the way it turned out, and how much fun it was to make - so simple, just three pieces of glass (although one of them is a most troublesome shape to cut) and 4 solder joints. There might be a bit of Dick Bruna influence in there, alongside the whole 1950s circus vibe...
I even enjoyed wrapping it up...in fact I think I like sending parcels almost as much as I like receiving them! Check out that dinky little elephant gift tag I made from some of Nelly's Hama Beads (which I am becoming seriously addicted to - and I'm not the only one).
Anyhoo, to cut a long story short, I've also just listed it in the shop, as a personalised made-to-order thingummyjig.
Hope you all have fun weekends!