There's something magical about miniatures that will always fascinate me - and I can't get over all the details Chris included!
process photos, from placing the bricks to hand-turning the tiny brass doorknob on a metal lathe. (Seeing how something was made always makes me appreciate it that much more.) So, so cool.
- Laura S. wrote to me to show off her twin sister Kelly's t-shirt designs, and I can see why!
How great is this Harry Potter shirt?! (Available at RedBubble in any color you like)
And this one made me laugh out loud:
Kelly has lots more fun mash-up shirts at her RedBubble portfolio, so go check 'em out! I'm really hoping her designs start hitting sites like Woot or TeeFury, though, where they're more affordable. (RedBubble is great, but kinda pricey.)
- Caitlin T. surprised me this week with this GORGEOUS watercolor ACEO:
If you like him as much as I do, be sure to check out Caitlin's other work on DeviantArt - it's a mixture of sweet watercolors like this and simply stunning nature photography.
- Disney just announced a new line of Haunted Mansion merchandise, and WOW. Dizgeek jackpot!!
This gargoyle candlelabra should be available sometime next month.
This wine stopper won't be out 'til June, but it's definitely going on my "must-buy" list:
Fans will recognize this guy from the Mansion's iconic queue stanchions. I can remember petting the bats' smooth metal heads as a child, and to this day I still get a kick out of giving them a little pat as I walk by. :) John and I aren't wine drinkers, but I plan to find a nice bottle or brass candlestick to display it on.
Head over to the official Disney blog to see the rest, including an intricate music box, hourglass, and more. SO MANY GOODIES.
- And finally, this isn't so much a Gem as a question regarding the show Primeval:
Does it get better?
Because John and I have just *barely* managed to make it through season 2 on Netflix, and now one of the few remaining good characters just died, and the writing and plot holes and ridiculous clichés are actually getting worse, and...yeah. Does it get better, or should we give up now? I mean, I WANT to like it, since the show's premise is so darn cool, but oh, the writing, it hurts us, Precious. IT HURTS US.
Anyway, feel free to chime in in the comments. And as always, I welcome your Netflix recommendations!