I know what you're thinking.
Enough with the slip already.
But bear with me and I promise I won't slip in any more references to it. I may have been labouring the point, but casting porcelain is a vitally important raw material for me......I use it to make the majority of our tiny jointed toys and animals, as well as an extensive range of little doll's dolls, so it just has to be right.
It was incredibly annoying, not to mention frustrating, to have slipped up and run out of my favourite casting porcelain just when supplies had disappeared, apparently never to return. However, there may be a glimmer, a slip of redemption, on the horizon, courtesy of my supplier, Lesley Edwards of Ellie's Doll Workshop in Bournemouth. I contacted her with details of my slippery problem and she has informed me that she is now stocking the New York Doll Products porcelain, which is made to an original Seeley's formulation. She's even sending me some so I can test it out.
How good is that?
I'm certainly not going to let this opportunity slip through my fingers and await its arrival with bated breath, hopeful that it will cast like my beloved Seeley's, which I've been using since I was a mere slip of a lass.
So, as I slip off into the promise of a lovely, relaxing weekend, I can rest more easily, knowing that potential salvation may be just around the coroner.
Edit.....is it wine o'clock yet?