“Familiars” in folklore were thought to protect their owner from evil, to cunningly shift shape and employ their powers to guard and aid their owner.  They often took the form of small animals or birds. For some reason I have been surrounded by these little familiars all of my life and they delight me.  They […]

Tiny Bowls

Katy is just back from an adventure in Japan and she brought us each a present yesterday… We got to choose so there was a mad dash… and I got this one… and low and behold, tied in a hankie (which is brilliant as I actually USE cloth hankies…) with cherry blossom chopsticks was… …a […]