Hello . . . tis I, Cobs. . . . I have returned, – with a complaint … IT’S TOO DARN HOT! People are on the beaches supposedly sunning themselves and getting a tan! They’re really not. Not in this heat. They’re actually frizzling up like crispy-cooked bacon! I can smell them. sizzle, sizzle, sizzle.
Joking aside … I’m not a Summer lover. I love the flowers that the summer brings; the birds, the butterflies, the bees, and love the overall happiness which Summer packs in its little suitcase and brings with it, . . . but I don’t like how the heat of Summer affects my body. It’s been making me feel proper poorly. (Hence the reason I haven’t been around).
My body is a talking package of broken rubbish, and for some reason warm weather seems to put this package of rubbish under a microscope and blow it up to M.E.G.A. proportions. It’s been the hottest day today, (Sunday evening as I type this), here in the South of England, and they are predicting that this weather is going to go on for some weeks to come. I do hope not. (crosses fingers) We need a few days of cooler temperatures and refreshing breezes …. and some rain for the land.
So… if you happen to be reading this God, could you please turn the heating down a few notches, and turn on the rain for a few nights. You don’t have to make it rain during the day … I don’t want to be a party pooper to holiday makers who are here having grand fun, but I would like to see the wildlife and the ground get a few nights of rain, every now and again. Thank you, in advance. 😀 ~ me. xxx
Aanyhooooo.… let’s talk about crafts and …
Homes under the Dome – The Sequel!
I’ve been able to craft on the odd day here and there (with two fans going in the craft room, and only before the sun comes round and tries to cook me at Gas mark 8!). I wanted to make some more Homes under the Dome, and also make a Bottle of Magic.
I was asked about how to make Fairy Domes on my last post, and because I know that the Domes can be a little difficult to get hold of, I suggested that perhaps a glass bottle would be an easy project, and so I thought it would be a good idea to actually make one so that you could see what I meant.
But that will be in a few minutes … first … let’s do some Domes, shall we?
These are the Home under the Dome projects I’ve been able to make. The numbers in the hearts, with arrows pointing to each dome, are there so that I can show you each dome closer up and you’ll know which dome you’re looking at! Clever eh?
You can see a much closer up view like this, and still refer to the original photo to see the dome from (kind of) arms length.
Now I’m going to miss out number 3 just for a moment and go straight on to number 4….
Ok … let’s ‘do’ the missing number three Dome, shall we? . . .
The reason I left number 3 till now is because it’s not a Home Under the Dome, but instead it’s a Gnome Under the Dome. Look carefully and you can see his little face – his nose, eyes and a little grin going on there too!
Finally … I made a Magic Bottle. Blogger Susie Shy was asking about making the Domes, and since I’d suggested a bottle I thought perhaps I’d better make a bottle so that she could see what I was actually going on about. So here’s a Fairy home in a bottle. The Fairy Home and all the Mushrooms were freshly gathered from Freckled Mushroom Wood just a few days ago ….
As you can see, it’s 100% Pure Magic. You won’t find purer! Let me show you the back of this Magic Jar…
Both inside the jar, and on the wax seal around the corked top, there is evidence of Fairy Dust. There is also evidence of Fairy Dust on my desk, on the floor of my craft room and … even in my bathroom! Heaven only knows what on earth the Fairies were doing in there, but my goodness, the place twinkles like stardust has been spread around freely!
Well that’s me done and dusted, craft-wise.
I’m sat here in the living room, with my little lap top, tapping away at the keyboard, and I have the ceiling fan on ‘fast and furious’ …. a tall standard fan on ‘Blow your Brains Out’, and a 16″ desk fan on the floor manfully struggling on, trying to blow cold air, but actually blowing warm air around – but its trying and for that I appreciate it’s every effort.
I also have my water spray bottle from my craft room, over to my right, and every now and again I give my face a little mist from it. It feels lovely and I highly recommend this idea to all who suffer in the heat. (I take mine to bed with me, filled with really cold water from the fridge, and use it whenever the need arises. It helps).
Thank you so much for coming and sharing each Home Under the Dome with me over a cup of coffee. Hope you like them and that they gave you a smile.
Have a truly lovely Monday. Make it amazing, and don’t settle for anything less!
Sending many squidges and much love ~