I am thoroughly frustrated and need to cheer myself up with a self-indulgent shrine post. The reason for my frustration: I have been working on that long-promised *ooof* for several days now, and now that I am finally ready to upload it, I find that the migration of files to my new Macbook has somehow meant that I lost the edited image I need to illustrate the post. Grah. So there, instead I am going to post some feel-good pictures of a little surprise I rustled up for the kind donors of items to the last RA birthday auctions. The packages with the thank you gifts were sent a couple of weeks ago. I am not sure whether they have reached everyone yet
or whether the mail service continues to give me grief, but I just need this now.
You’ve already had a little teaser a while back. But now is the time to see what’s inside these minis.
Colourful and miniscule, these vintage-style mint tins are just too cute. I couldn’t tell you which one I love best, and when I put them in the packages for the recipients, I did not choose them specifically for the individual owners. They are matching mini RAPSes that all convey the same message – a thank you and a dreamy greeting.
Let’s have a closer look – in a slide show.
The quote comes from one of my favourite poems, He wishes for the cloths of heaven, by W.B. Yeats. The poems came back to me when I recently re-visited Yeats’s grave in Drumcliff churchyard in Co. Sligo on Ireland’s West coast on a quick stop while travelling with Linda60.
Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half light, I would spread the cloths under your feet: But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
Kind of fitting for the fragile fan girl heart? It really built on the idea of creating a series of mini shrines that would all have an image of a chaRActer lying in bed – in order to keep the proper orientation of the RAPS with the mint tin lid on top and the container bottom at the bottom. (Usually, my RAPSes work the other way round, with the lid of the tin used as the bottom – in order to create more depth for the diorama top of the shrine that is meant to be opened up and sit vertically.)
So, a last thank you to all item donors. I hope this gift will make it easier for you having parted with the fabulous items that made so much money in our fundraiser.
Hooray – I better update my shrine gallery now 😁