I have too start this post with Ernest, he is amazing. A while ago Joy of Adora Bella Minis made my wonderful shopkeeper for my little Woolembees store and I was so pleased with her when she arrived, that I asked Joy if, in a couple of months she would make me a hubby for Esme Hyacinth. Well, last week Joy started to make a Santa, but he had plans of his own and turned out to be Ernest!
A perfect hubby for Esme Hyacinth, he doesn't mind donning an apron, picking up a feather duster and helping out in the shop, now that he has finally retired :0)
Isn't he amazing :0) I have to admit, as soon as I saw him, he reminded me of my lovely dad (apart from the bald head!) and when little Meg saw him she said 'Ooo he looks just like Gramps when he's helping Grama clean!' LOL
Thankyou Joy, I love him :0)
Well, as you can see, I am now running out of room in Woolembees. This is one of my favourite projects and I wish now that I had asked Hywel to make me a larger shop..., but then maybe it would lose it's charm if it were bigger! When I design a new cross stitch cushion or sampler, the original goes in here, the sofa and chair I upholstered and loved so much that I couldn't part with, are in here, there's also some of my little chennille bears too.
My wonderful La Petite Belle fom Julie of Bellabelle Art Dolls is nestled amongst my cushions on my sofa and there are some lucky ornamental finds from Ebay on the dresser.
But, I did find a little room for some wonderful pink candles from Lorraine of Dfly Creations
Lorraine popped these wonderful candles in my parcel as a free gift. Thankyou so much Lorraine, they are perfect for my shelves in Woolembees :0)
My purchase from Lorraine was this wonderful wandbox containing a superb wand. It is to go in one of the display counters in my Wizards and Wands Bookstore.
I couldn't decide which colour to buy as Lorraine had listed a few different coloured wands, but I'm glad I settled on the orange set, as it shows up brilliantly in the slightly gloomy bookstore. Which, I will start working on again, I hasten to add, it's been a bit neglected since the spring!
The postman also brought me another parcel from the lovely Kat of Kat the Hat Lady's Etsy Store
I love Kat's hats and have many! Well, I bought a Pumpkin witch's hat last week and the Mad Hatter's Hat this week and between us Kat and I got all muddled up over hats lol, but it's all sorted now and the lovely Kat sent me the right hat and let me keep the wrong hat for free, thankyou so much Kat, it was lovely of you :0)
Another couple of great purchases which have been waiting a couple of weeks for a spot here are;
A sweet little Pumpkin Teapot for Gertie by Lory of Lory's tiny creations
and a lovely little Sussex Gnome by Anne of Elf World Creations
Well, that's the end of my super long post, I hope you like my great buys and will click on the highlighted links and take a look at all these wonderful artisan's stores for yourselves.
I'm off for a well deserved cup of tea now :0)
Have a great day,