Wednesday, 3 October 2018

WOYWW #487

Good Morning Fellow Deskers and Friends in Blogland,

It's Wednesday, so it's time to link up over at Julia's Stamping Ground and show the world What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday. Here's mine ...


You can see I've been working on some teeny weeny miniatures, and I've included my glass dip pen as several people asked about it on my last WOYWW post. Here's a closer look ...


Isn't it beautiful? I don't have great handwriting, but I will enjoy using this to write quotes in my notebooks and journals, and it will be good for drawing as well. It produces a fairly fine line with no variation in the thickness, so you can't use it in the same way as a flexible metal nib, but it writes smoothly and I wrote all this with just one dip in the ink (using Ph Martin's India ink). You can get them in lots of different colours and designs, I've seen them priced from around £4 upwards, so I am going to collect a few and I'll need a way to store them - may a kind of test tube stand would work??

Here's a closer look at the miniatures ...


You can see by the metric measurements on my cutting board just how tiny they are. This is a kit I got from Ali Express - eventually it will be a revolving music box with a little illluminated scene under a clear dome. I'll post a pic of the finished article next week :o)

Thanks for visiting today - thanks to lovely Zsuzsa who I'm hoping will link up for me. I'll  catch up with everyone during the course of the next few days. Have a lovely crafty week!

Love Annie xxx

13 comments:

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

That pen has been sitting in my cart since your post two weeks ago! Time to order it! I can't believe you wrote all the with just one dip! I think your handwriting is beautiful and a pen like yours will definitely inspire me to improve mine! It will be interesting to see what you're building with the miniatures as well! Now I'll go and try to cobble up an WOYWW post as well - running late! I've been distracted by YT this morning LOL!

glitterandglue said...

Hi Annie - what a glorious looking pen1 Enjoy. Those miniatures are absolutely stunning - I'm so looking forward to seeing more - you must have incredibly sensitive and delicate hands to make things so beautifully and accurately.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #2

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh WOW, that pen is gorgeous! I love glass and that is my favourite colour so it's win-win for me! You definitely need to get some more in different colours and have them lined up like a mini work of art. I can't believe that you did all that script from one penload!
Hugs LLJ 6 xxx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Annie, that pen is gorgeous, such a lovely shade. The test tube holder sounds like an excellent idea. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #8 X

Jan Ltc said...

Happy WOYWW xx Jan (18)

Neet said...

Link you up she did!
Love the miniatures but that glass pen. Ooh, it is gorgeous. Something I have often thought I wanted but never got. Great idea to get several and store in a test tube. I have (sadly bits are broken) a test tube thingy that has several that are in a sort of plastic chain so they can be pushed and pulled into different shapes. It is for flowers really. Just thought something like that might be easy if you could find one at a florists.
Hugs, Neet 7 xx

Helen said...

that pen is just beautiful! I would be afraid of snapping it. your writing looks pretty good to me. Helen #3

Sarah Brennan said...

Ooh Annie that pen is gorgeous. I wouldn't have your patience with the miniatures but your work is exquisite. Have a good week. Sarah #5

Caro said...

That pen is gorgeous - so pretty! I can't believe how tiny those miniatures are - stunning. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. God bless, Caro x (#29)

Elizabeth said...

The pen is beautiful and the teeny weeny miniatures are fabulous. It must take an awful lot of patience to make items so tiny. Have a wonderful week. Elizabeth x #17

Angela Radford said...

Nice pen Annie! How gorgeous those little miniatures are, clever you. Happy belated woyww, Angela x13x

Helen Wallace said...

Drooling over that scrumptious pen and you did all that with one dip? Such a pretty colour and I admire you miniatures, but would be hopeless at it myself - just don't have the dexterity anymore.

Plush Possum Studio said...

My goodness! - you are working small aren;'t you?
I agree with Zsuzsa where your handwriting is concerned. Lovely. And the dip pen is pretty. Looks intriguing.
Sorry to be so late. My eyes weren't cooperating yesterday.
Rose #27