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Thursday, 30 September 2010

Lovely things in the post...

I get very excited when lovely things arrive in the post. A few days ago Su Mwamba from Enchanted Times sent me these...

The pictures really don't do these fairy tale newspapers justice. The attention to detail is wonderful, contents include articles like 'Baba Yaga still at large', a supplement on contemporary fairy tale literature, patterns and small ads, and each issue comes with a free gift, like an enchanted needle and thread or pre-enchanted nettle yarn. Su has an Etsy shop and you can find out more about Enchanted Times and read some content online here.

And then yesterday this arrived:

The Wychwood Fairies is the first book by Faye Durston, a good friend who is responsible for the fantastic art direction on Issue 5 of New Fairy Tales, the beautiful picture on our homepage and the banner on this blog.

This is like the Jolly Postman for lovers of stunning illustration and all things faerie—envelopes have letters in them, bits pull out, fairies pop-up. It is a beautiful thing. Again the pictures don't do it justice, you have to have it in your hands to appreciate how good it is.

And look, can you spot the New Fairy Tales picture anywhere?

And if I haven't tempted you enough yet, maybe this will...


  1. Awww thankyou Claire!!And I LOVE The Enchanted Times! (I meant to mention the New Fairy Tales Stamp - DO hope you don't mind!) *worried face* xxx

  2. Faye, I love the New Fairy Tales stamp, I was thrilled when I saw it!! It makes an already fantastically magical book even more magical for me!!xxx

  3. Hi! I tagged you and Faye in the question meme here

  4. Great post! Will definitely give it a try. Thanks for the info!