Wednesday, February 01, 2012

A cold & more specimens

My husband shared his germs with me and they've done me in. I'm a sad sort of wreck at the moment, all sniffly, achey, and feeling generally out of sorts and all kinds of Blah!

Despite being sick I've finished up a rather large batch of faerie specimens under glass. I've got the first lot up on esty and will post more over the next week or so.

I think my favourite part of making these is coming up with the different stories for the specimen labels. This set includes the following:
No. 008.12 - Discovered one Tuesday in my sewing box. (Must secure the lid from now on!)
No. 016.12 - Noticed growing at the very back of the top desk drawer in the upstairs library.
No. 014.12 - Unearthed beneath a pile of odd socks sitting next to the washing machine.

It's a nice little exercise in creative thinking coming up with the one line stories. I highly recommend it :)

I'm off to vegetate on the couch and think about all the things I should be doing. I think watching an old movie and napping will probably do me better than housework this afternoon. I'll leave you with a lovely photo of the our lovely crooked house taken this past weekend when the world was fluffy and white. 

*dreamy sigh*


  1. i can't tell you how much i love love your "specimens"...on my way to etsy to order one for myself now. hope you feel better soon, we have been battling the flu for two weeks...i'm making everyone drink cayenne tea tonight...

  2. Your specimens are brilliant. I want a museum filled with them.

    Your house looks so peaceful covered in all that snow.

    I hope you're feeling better soon.

  3. Love the new specimens! Your house reminds me of something from a beautiful novel! I would love to live there!