That is the title of a very tatty book which I found this afternoon whilst out looking for some second hand furniture for Chris' new home. It was in a dreadful state really, falling to pieces, but it was a 1892 edition with really nice illustrations. Some very annoying little brat had obviously gotten hold of it at some stage and taken great delight in defacing lots of the pages and illustrations, but even so there were still a lot which were worth saving.
But the best thing about the whole book was the beautifully handwritten inscription on the first page of the book. I didn't look at it too closely in the shop because I wasn't supposed to be looking for treasures for me, lol, and was in a bit of a hurry, but it looked like a poem to me at first glance.
When I got it home, however, it turned out that it was not really a poem as such, although some of it rhymed, it was, well, have a read for yourself, lol -
I found that really quite amusing. What do you think of the handwriting? Isn't it absolutely exquisite? How I wish I could write like that.
The other day, I was looking through some of the images I had collected over the months for some projects I had in mind. Most of them were shared by some very generous bloggers. I am really amazed at the generosity of these wonderful people. Without them I wouldn't be able to do any of the things I am enjoying so much at the moment, ie making tags. I found some beautiful images of some young girls, which I thought would make rather nice tags. They had been shared by the quite wonderful Blanca from the Magic Moonlight Studio . I thoroughly enjoyed turning those sweet images into tags. Here they are -
Aren't they the sweetest little darlings? Such adorable faces. Its a shame that the stamped background doesn't show up properly in the photos.
Fingers crossed for good weather tomorrow. I'd really like to go boot fair wombling. It is only a titchy little boot fair, but still, better than no boot sale at all.
Enjoy your weekend, wherever you are, xxx