I am very rarely given anything handmade by someone else, which is such a huge sadness to me because I love handmade things. So imagine my heart soaring surprise when my fantastic delivery lady brought me this incredible work of heart.
Made from Scrabble letter tiles, to spell out the words – but not just any words. They’re words which she associates with us. It must have taken an age to plan it out, and work out how to make the right words work with each other. It’s such a truly wonderful work of art and I’m thrilled to have it – so much so that I’m in awe of it.
The ‘cobweb’ is made from sparkly, twinkly black wool and is so beautifully done! She even went to the great trouble of making the fabulous backing paper herself! I love it,and love my delivery lady too. She’s the most incredible lady and I’m so very lucky to have her. She’s always so happy, so cheerful, so quick to smile, so caring, and … I love her to pieces just for being the person she is.
I should have actually shared this some weeks ago when I first received it, but between one thing and another I didn’t manage to get it to the blog here. But better late than never, as they say. This phenomenal gift lives in my craft room and hangs on the wall above my printer where I see it every time I enter and leave the room. It makes me feel all warm and loved up when I see it – as it’s kind of a visible validation that someone cares enough about me to take the time and trouble to make something so very special, just for me .It’s an instant warmth to the heart and smile to the face.
Well, I hope everything in your world is groovy(cooo … there’s a word from several years ago!). Do let me know you’ve visited simply by chatting in a comment. I’ll always reply. You don’t have to chat about my word art gift if you don’t want to. Tell me what you’ve been up to or even where you’re going on holiday if you like. Anything! Chatting in blog-land is such a fabulous thing to do as it gets us all talking to each other, and that, in this day and age of technology and 140 miserable Twitter characters, can only be a good thing!
In the meantime … have a truly blessed day and … thank you so much for coming and spending a few minutes with me. ❤
… because even a Fairy has to have shoes! These are Pollens Pods.
Pollen the Fairy has a very important job in the Land of the Fae, and that job is to dust down the flowers after the Bumbles have paid a visit. You see, Bumble Bees can be very messy sometimes and in their desire to collect pollen from flowers, they will occasionally get a little over greedy and splosh tiny specks of pollen all over the flowers and their petals! So Pollen the Fairy was put on the job and he dusts down the flowers with a very special brush, made from the hair of the Fairy Princess. (what? you thought that a bristle brush would do the job? tsk tsk)
But .. Pollen needed new shoes and so wanted Cobweb the Cobbler to make some which had a nod to the important flower dusting job. Cobweb thought long and hard about this and eventually came up with ‘Pods’. The cobbler took some pea pods, and fashioned them into the right shape and correct size, but felt they were the wrong colour.
So the cobbler asked a passing Kingfisher bird if he would be willing to gift one of his beautiful blue feathers to the cobbler. The Kingfisher obliged! – and Cobweb then went to town and, using the feather donated by the Kingfisher, painted the pea pod made shoes!
Slowly, as the cobbler painted – the bright blue colour of the feather began to seep into the green of the pea pod made fairy shoe and dyed it the incredible bright blue colour you see in the photographs!
But … that wasn’t enough!A fairy wouldn’t just have plain blue shoes for hecks sake! No fairy would want just a boring plain shoe! Nooooo. Fairies have to have something special. And that’s where the magic began.
… the front and back, and the back and front!
These fairy shoes are covered in the pollen of all the different coloured flowers which the Bumbles like to visit, and the vines which wind their way around the shoes are there to gently hug the ankles of the fairy wearer so that the shoes don’t fall off in mid-flight, for that would be disastrous!
A comment made by another blogger made me realise that I’d hadn’t shown any of the boxes which the Fairy Shoes arrive in, so I thought that perhaps I should include these boxes in the photographs from now on. So the first photograph(at the top of this post)and the last one (below) show the top (and sides) of the hand painted and decorated box which Cobweb the Cobbler delivers the special Fairy Shoes in.
The other box in the background? ….. Ohhhhh … well you’ll have to wait till next time in order to see the shoes which belong to that box! 😉
Fairy Shoes all hand-made by Cobweb @ The Cobweborium Emporium
This post is dedicated to a fellow blogger, who’s photograph of a Bumble Bee was the inspiration behind this post. You can find her truly beautiful and peace filled blog here: http://friendlyfairytales.com/
Have a blessed rest of your day, and … thank you for visiting and taking the time to read. I hope you like the shoes!