teapotdky is the BEST swap angel ever!!
When my partner meowari disappeared, I was left without an altered/filled altoid tin in exchange for what I sent. teapot volunteered to make me one. And she spoiled me!! I seriously can't get enough of this gal's polymer clay skills.
She sent me three main items: a kaleidioscope (sp?) to inspire my writing (color as inspiration - I love it! a new take on inspiration, just what I need); a round Altoids tin so thoroughly revamped and elegant as to be unrecognizable; and a mini scrapbook.
The tin is smoothly covered in a pale beige, with exquisite pink roses (how DOES she do it?!) and a banner that reads "Love/Comfort."
Inside, the tin is lined in red clay. Inside the top, she has placed pearls, buttons, and key. But just using regular found objects wasn't good enough - no, she actually MADE all three from clay!!
The mini journal is a huge favorite of mine - I collect them. This one shows a baby's hand grasping the mother's finger, and inside the front cover is a lovely Bible verse: "As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you." This means a lot; thank you.
Here are details of the intricate trim on the kaleidioscope. I just love this - it's going to live in my writing desk and be there to help me get reinspired when I need to let my mind wander adn come up with new ideas.
And finally... hidden inside the tin... my FAVORITE THING EVER...
I am making them into magnets for my file cabinet as we speak. Check out the incredible detail!! The donut is shockingly perfect; the "cheese" on the pizza is shaved to resemble grated curls of cheese. I'm now convinced that teapotdnky is not a human - she's a 6 inch tall pixie. How else do you make things so detailed and itty bitty, unless you're miniature??
THANK YOU for the wonderful angel gifts!! I feel so special and cared for. much love!!