To lift my spirits then, I think I'll start by spreading some lurve to my little band of members, who've been kindly enough to show some interest in my bloggering.
Lovely Janet of the rapidly soaring Anvil Artifacts has got a gorgeous giveaway on the go at the moment, which is WELL worth having a go at winning. Not one, not two - but three of the beauties!! Clap your eyes on these two - the third one's still in hiding.
See?? Gorgeous, huh?
For those of you yet to experience the delights of her new Etsy shop, are you in for a good time! There's not a single thing I don't like in there, but it's these that are really melting my butter at the moment.
Probably being snapped up as I type. Just LOOK at that maniacal chick - isn't she great!!
Oh, and thank you for putting up with my infernal whining lately too, Janet - you're just too sweet for worms.
The same goes to the Divine Mizz Fanciful D - of course, for her patience - and well - everything. This is one of her newbies, and what a splendid thing it is too.
What can I say - it's just pure Fanciful magic.
-and I'm really looking forward to seeing some of her own creations coming out sooooon, I hope. I'd love to push that button into some clay.
Lucky Lela's got a pokey new soldering station to play with - man, I'd love me one of those. She's working on these tiny collages at the mome. Aren't they pretty!
Look at this beautiful wool from Carrie, the lady who can't stop spinning!! Those colours!!!! Lovely blog too.
Oh now, look at this from SaschiandSquee - isn't that something? It's a cigar box, called Swine Flu - Love IT!!!!!
So to the spectacular talent that is Stregata.
She said that she was wondering how to translate the theme of The Secret Garden into a piece of jewellery. Um - that's how! It's just magical.
It seems fitting that I finish this bit of slobbering adulation with her good buddy's latest in her shop. I'm not going to identify her purely by her love of liquidised food, like someone I could mention, but rather by showing a piece of her delicately delightful jewellery.
Of course, it's the sweetest of peas, Corvid Delights. This is unsurprisingly now reserved,
but it's anybody's guess why these extraordinary earrings are still going begging.
Sigh - if only I had the money .............
Another big thank you needs to go to Marcia for kindly buying up my nuts (ooer missus), and my little tikis, one of whom has taken it's place in this scrummy necklace. I'm glad she's stopped playing with her blue goldfish now, and is all set for her new shop revamp.
Oh yes, I feel much better for that. Thank you, lovely members.
Well now, after such a display of awesomeness, I feel rather embarrassed about sticking up my own new offerings, but here goes.
Hot on the heels of my selections of gruesomes - (yeah, don't be shy, people - there's plenty there in the shop!!), it seemed only fitting to make some use of them myself, so I've got these here Ear-rings -
Too obvious? Yeah, I daresay they are - but I couldn't help myself. Hey ho.
Also in the earring department are these little loves, which are not quite as simplistic as they may look, and I'm rather enjoying that metallic lustre thing they've got going on.
What next? The Polynesian things are all in the shop now, along with that rotten little, hen-pestering foxy - oh, and that ginger creature with the pinwheel eyes.
If these come out as they look in the preview - then WTF Blogger? Why do you do this thing?????
There's more than a dab of Wonka about that chick.
My two latest are rather a showy pair of necklaces - this is the first -
That's Swahili for fertility. Fanci likes saying widdle, and I'm getting pretty partial to the feel of UZAZI on my tongue. I find you can't help but lower your voice when you say that word!
I do like a nice bit of bone ( sorry again - no double-entre meant - honestly!), and I'm really hoping to be able to get my skanky paws on a bit of antler, tooth or horn (and again!) sometime soon. Hey - it'll be getting time for another peek at the badger soon as well.
Ok - moving on to the last one ( don't all cheer at once), another piece of peacock inspiration.
Here's a picture of that extraordinary chap with last year's tail going on.
Well now, I had intended to share with you some more pictures of my swoony surroundings in this post, following my latest shell-finding mission, but I think I've probably rattled on for long enough, so I'll choose to leave you wanting, and save them for the next one.
I'm going to be doing a giveaway of my own then, so stay tuned for a bit of wild and wonderful - and FREE!!!!