Welcome and happy mid-month and mid-week. At 19°, it was a brisk dog walk this morning but Bells got to play with her friend Budders and the snow was flying everywhere from their antics. What a pair of goof balls. Fortunately, the laughter helped keep my walking partner and I warm and the doggies loved… Continue reading Chinese Ink Stick Set
Welcome! Today, I’ve listed in my Etsy shop Old Raven a lovely Antique find … an Antique glass inkwell. This style was popular from the late 1800’s thru the early 1900’s. It’s called a Safety Inkwell because even if you knock it over – it’s not going to spill ink everywhere. This was an ingenious… Continue reading Antique Domed Funnel Top Inkwell
Welcome All! Just a quick post today. This is the other new nib tin storage I made last weekend. Before anyone starts shaking their head at my spelling of “sergent” this is accurate in French which is appropriate since this is the upcycled box of Sergent Major nibs by Blanzy Conte Gilbert. I spend quite… Continue reading Join The Battle – Sergent Major Tin
And we’re off – Monday, another new week already. I got to spend some time in my studio last week and it was very productive. And thanks to one of my Old Raven customers I remembered that I had not made the storage tin for one of my favorite Antique nib boxes: This is Joseph… Continue reading Calligrapher’s Nib Tin Storage – Joseph Gillott’s Silvery Pens #104
Hey – how’s your weekend going? We’re enjoying an early Fall day here – and it’s beautiful. I’ve posted lots of these tin nib storage units in the past, all of which have featured varieties of the Gillott’s brand, but this one is a bit different. I use artwork from the old 1800’s nib boxes… Continue reading Tiny Nib Storage (or) Stash Tin!
Normally, I’m posting on my latest creations but lately all I’ve been working on is replacement items that are selling out in my shop. Lots of Black Widow Spiders have been going into the mail recently (in June?, yep – they sell year round). 50 of the “regular” or actual sized black widows and 20… Continue reading New In The Shop
TWO WEEKS ! I can’t believe it’s been two weeks since I’ve posted. I don’t know how you daily posters do it. (slaps hand to forehead as a sign of frustration) So what have I been doing? Nibs. Gillott nibs to be exact mixed in with my love of little boxes. A few years back… Continue reading Antique Gillott Nib Boxes – Pretty Irresistible