Sunday, January 13, 2008

A Thought or Two...

I have to admit that trying to think of something to write in a blog on a weekly basis is more then a little daunting, I mean I could write about my daily existence I cleaned the fish tank yada yada...but I think that the cumulative sound of my readers, such as they are, snoring away would be a little embarrassing. But actually today I have a couple of interesting thoughts...yeah I know, TWO!? In one day?! Hush...
Firstly I have been reading the most wonderful book which I have to share with someone, and you dear reader are the lucky recipient! As a child I spent many hours in a secluded spot; a tree, my bed, the dormer in the attic, lost in books of fairy tales. I read them all; Grimm's, Anderson's, all those colored books collected by Lang, myths, legends, tales from around the world. So you can see I'm a long time connoisseur of the Fairy Tale. With this in mind I recommend to you The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden by Catherynne M. Valente. This is a marvelous treasure chest of a book composed of many beautifully written stories flowing from and into each other like a very intricate weaving. There are all the elements of a classic fairy tale ; princes, magical beasts, fair maidens, but these elements have been altered and rearranged to form something completely new and wonderful. The writing is absolutely luscious and there is even a second book, so the tale(s) continue. If you loved fairy tales as a child, check this out, you won't regret it.

And secondly I have finally gotten some valentine dolls in the shop and as promised here are some pictures:


  1. gorgeous dolls and I too love fair tales and fables so I will check out that book:)
    amber in england

  2. Beautiful dolls as always. I hope you saw your feedback from me. I meant every word of it.

  3. I do like the way you did that pink skirt with the pointy finish, and those wings are lovely!