There’s nothing like starting off the day to a fabulous comment on your naughty fan fiction. Being called “brilliant” is better than coffee.
There’s a new shrine up over at Tiny Relics – a new version of the Star Goddess, a Lady who’s always been close to my heart. While you’re there, check out the other pieces still available – a really cool flat-tinned Sarasvati, a wee wee Buddha, a third version of the Shrine to Gaia, and a House Blessing box I particularly like.
I’m currently working on another new piece, Isis; she’s almost finished, and I hope to have her ready for sale by the end of the week. Also, I was given a metric buttload of Sucrets tins, which are smaller and deeper than Altoids tins and therefore suggest all sorts of different treatment. The first two pieces I’m working on are a travel protection shrine and an absolutely lovely affirmation box for courage based on my 2014 theme song, “Brave.” Here’s a tiny sneak peek:
I don’t know when that one will be up – technically it’s finished now (it even has tiny feet!) but I feel like it needs more. We’ll see.
While we’re on the subject of cool stuff I made, after a dozen misguided attempts over the years to build a recipe binder for my kitchen that is both functional and pretty, I finally hit paydirt! I realized the size was part of the problem and went from a full sized 3-ring to a mini 3-ring from Target. I guess it’s basically a mini album, if you’re into scrapbooking parlance, since I made all the pages and covered the book and such. The recipes themselves are fairly unadorned, in page protectors so they can be moved and removed, but the dividers for the sections are fabulous, and there are a couple of fun interactive bits like a fold-out card of tofu marinades or pull tags with cake-in-a-mug recipes.
You can see the whole album, along with notes and materials, on my Flickr; here’s a couple of shots just to pique your interest. This damn thing was SO MUCH WORK, but I’m really pleased with it.
Since my writing sabbatical is almost over, I’m hoping to have some good toothy content for you soon. In the meantime enjoy my skills with scissors and glue!