Sunday, 28 June 2009

Saturday, New Postal Arrivals...

Yet two more arrivals from The fabulous Ehag Skeleton Key Hunt Prize Treasure Chest.

Really Beautiful Halloween Garlands from Candy at Howling Moon Designs
and an Amazing selection of Halloween themed hangers and tags from Lori, at Retro Rudolphs
Thank you so much Ladies for making the weekend so Special. Lindax

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Summer Solstice

The sun broke at 4.58am this morning to herald in the Longest Day, and Summer Solstice, in England.
Solstice, the name is derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), because at the solstices, the Sun stands still in declination; that is, its apparent movement north or south comes to a standstill.

In the Irish calendar, Midsummer is one of the four Irish Quarter days that divide the official calendar, and the evening before (St. John's Eve) is called Bonfire Night. Many towns and cities have 'Midsummer Carnivals' with fairs, concerts and fireworks either on or on the weekend nearest to Midsummer.
In Jersey most of the former midsummer customs are largely ignored nowadays. The custom known as Les cones d'la Saint Jean was observed as late as the 1970s - horns or conch shells were blown. Ringing the bachin (a large brass preserving pan) at midsummer to frighten away evil spirits survived as a custom on some farms until the 1940s and has been revived as a folk performance in the 21st century. This tradition is called in Jerriais faithe braithe les peiles.
A large fair in the parish of St. John was suppressed by an Act of the States of Jersey in 1797 following large scale disorder.
A custom which survived longer, until the First World War, was that of making milk-a-punch: young people would rise early and steal milk from cows in the field and eggs from the chicken-run (sometimes with the connivance of the farmer turning a blind eye) and make a warm flip-type drink.

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Sweet B Lollipop

Amelia Schaefer's wonderful Lollipop arrived today with the morning post, along with my own Ehag skeleton key, as a wonderful reminder of my win, and a SweetB Card, All beautifully wrapped and packaged. Thank you so much Amelia, what a sweet gift, and everyone knows how much I love sweets.
Master Lollipop had his photo taken inside today, on a cushion, as typically for UK weather, its raining.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

The Real Pyewackett

Here is a picture of our very own Pyewackett, who seems to have adopted our Garden over the last few weeks. He is very Shy, and very fastidious, He tore small pieces of bread apart before dipping them into the water of one of the bowls I have dotted about for the birds to drink from.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Brenda's Owlet Dolling

Thank you so much Brenda for the amazing gift the sweet Little Dolling in the form of an owl, perched in a spider-webbed birdcage, that flew in today, Special Owl Post.

He or She ,I'm not sure with owls!, was Gift Wrapped & Beautifully packaged with care instructions and a personal note.
He has perched by my painting table in the window his cage hangs from my bare branched led tree lamp which twinkles beautifully in the evenings, a perfect roost for my owlet.
I am over the moon with this treasure Thank you so much Brenda.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Witch's Wardrobe, Spooky Miniatures.

After an awful morning, it was such a treat to receive another lovely gift in the mail.

They really seem to be arriving by pre ordained destiny post. (Bad day--Gift appears as is by Magic)

This ones a miniature Witches Wardrobe, crafted by Julie Ferioli; complete with a starter kit to start to fill the shelves up, of a potions bottle, and a miniature flowerpot containing a skull & poison vial. I love miniatures, always have since I was a child. Thank you so much Julie.
Pop along to her blogsite Mermaiden Creations in the Otherworld.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

New Raven Artwork

Heres a new piece of artwork , Pastel and Watercolour
Mixed Media on Pastel Paper.
Not sure of a name yet, maybe..
'I Conjure Thee'