|I had such fun in England making Meeple items in the kiln, and thought I’d show a few photos of some of what I made.|
These little Meeple bowls are super cute and I have a few sets of these,
Here is a cookie (or Stroop waffle) plate.
I also have plans for Meeple jewelry and will be posting a blog showing those in the next few weeks. I’m planning to offer to make custom jewelry featuring the meeple colors of your choice!
But in other news, Gertie is settling in really well and getting along great with Dobby. We had quite an adventure getting from England as for some reason it’s tremendously expensive to fly a dog from the UK. The UK airlines won’t even talk to the owner, one must go through ‘handlers’ who charge anywhere from £510 to £1400 for the service of doing the paperwork (not including a kennel/crate, pickup/deliver of dog to airport, or any of the pet passport stuff.) Crazy!
Thankfully, the internet came to our rescue and I found out that from anywhere else in Europe, a dog can fly as ‘accompanied baggage’ for a much more reasonable fee (€60-100). So that’s what we did, taking an overnight ferry from Harwich to Holland! Heartfelt thanks to The Man in Seat 61 for the excellent and comprehensive advice of how to painlessly get yourself and your dog out of England to a European airport.
Gertie and I also have to give a shout out to Gert-Jan (Gerty) and Sylvia, who were amazingly generous with picking us up at the ferry port and getting us to Schipol airport in record time. They are superstars!
|The fabulous Gerty and Silvia, with Gertie at the Horn of Holland port,
mere moments after our ferry docked. They even came prepared to
fortify me with stroopwaffles. =)
Time to hit the torch, and also get that meeple jewelry going in my little kiln! =)