This week I decided not to have a WIP Wednesday post, because all of my makes have been seen before! What I did decide to do though, was share some magic that happened last Thursday. I hadn’t had a call for work, so I was at home. I’d done the chores, including a very thorough tidy up of the toys in the conservatory, and was just sitting down with a cuppa when there was a knock at the door. It was the post lady, who looked a little weighed down because she had not one, or two, but three parcels and they all had my name on. The first two were both Wool Warehouse orders (whoops!) and the third was a surprise. I knew Mrs Cobs (chief mischief maker at the Cobweborium Emporium, for those not familiar with her) was sending ‘something’ as a thank you for a gift I had sent her. (It was only chutney, nothing very exciting, but I am so glad she liked it, and also thrilled that it brightened up a pretty appalling week for her-see her post for full details!)
Anyway, I opened the parcel carefully to find a label that said ‘pull gently’. At this point I began to feel a little nervous, as in our email exchanges we had discussed the fact that live creatures were allowed to go in the post. Mrs Cobs wouldn’t send me worms, would she? Thank goodness, it turned out to be a card disguised as a work of art (or a work of art disguised as a card, I can’t decide which!) Anyway, it was the most stunning card I have ever received, here I was holding an actual piece of art and it was made just for me! Honestly, the details are unbelievable, I’ve tried to photograph them but every time I look I notice another hidden treasure. So much effort has gone into this beautiful card, it really is just awesome. Even better, it’s fairy themed! It came complete with a bottle of fairy dust and a special key for fairy land. (I might be needing that if we have another repeat of the tantrum my daughter had on the school run, but that’s a whole other blog post!)
Anyway, I shall leave you with some photos so you can admire the card, with it’s enamelled butterflies, embossing, charms and all manner of goodies embellishing it.
Isn’t she amazing? Mrs Cobs also sent some things for me to craft with-some beautiful little notelets which I’m sure will be very handy, and a bottle of magical nuvo glitter drops. I’ve never used them before, but she very kindly gave me some tips for using them. Because I’m such a hoarder I haven’t actually used them yet (just in case I run out!) I’m waiting for a special project to test them on, but I am excited about the prospect of 3D glittery accents.
Even the bottle is super posh! I was completely blown away by how kind Mrs Cobs was, because there really was no need. I was more relieved that my packaging of the jar of chutney was successful and that it arrived in one piece!
I’m going to go and work on my WIPs now that my poorly arm is recovering, and hopefully next week I shall have some projects to show. If you’ve never visited the Cobweborium Emporium you really should, the Friday posts are especially educational with a bit of naughty thrown in for good measure.