These last couple of days I have been working on a project I started a little while ago, but was waiting for some supplies from o/s to finish it off. It’s a castle for my princess. It’s funny how things go sometimes. Without any specific ‘gender nurturing’ that I can immediately identify we have a real ‘girly’ Princess who loves Barbie & handbags & shiny things & a little man who likes to bash & crash things & build & pull down. Anyways, our little missy lurrrrrves Barbie & princesses & Mirrapossa (??sp) & Bibble (if NONE of this is making any sense to you – they are characters from ‘extrapolated barbie stories’ where Barbie is the ‘princess’ in traditional fairy tales) At two years old, she doesn’t have a long attention span yet for stories – but she loves them – so I have created her a fairytale castle using Alpha Stamps lovely sleeping beauty imagery & lots of jewels & bling. With all of the great stuff that’s there though, it is VERY likely to have a ‘Cinderella’ sequel & with the huge range of Alice images – I MUST create an Alice book as well (I am thinking in the shape of a tea-cup) at some point. It just is so much fun to be creating fantasy – for someone SO wedded to reality! Taking a trip FAR, far Away & Long Long Ago was good fun! Oh, & if you are wondering – the fabulous ‘velvet’ leaves are from Alpha Stamps as well. They only come in a couple of colours & I have used alcohol inks, reinkers & Adirondack Colour Wash to ‘colour’ them up a bit for my story. They are really soft & my Princess loves stroking them – it’s like the satin fringe on her favourite blanket.