Battleships Yamato and Musashi the largest battleships ever created, a third ship the Shinano was laid down but halfway through its construction it was converted into an Aircraft Carrier. Both mega ships were sunk by US Task forces. Musashi sunk during Leyte Gulf and Yamato during Operation Ten-Go both were beautiful ships and it is sad to see them go down
(Edit post 2/8/14, due to some complaints I will put in typing, that I am not the original owner of this pic, Oriyoshi Ohrai is the original artist, who made this as the cover of 'The Maru Special Japanese Naval magazine back in the 80's. For those offended, thinking I had made this, I apologize here and now. That goes with most other Yamato/naval pics I post. I will do my best from now on to do so.
Something a little different from me today, my first stamp! (don't worry i will get some yummy baking done as soon as i get the time!) I tried to find a stamp to put in my info that shows how much i support buying handmade sellers, i couldn't find one, so i made one I saved it as a PNG so i don't know why DA has made it all fuzzy looking? the original has lots of clean lines.
Growing up i used to go to handmade shops and craft fairs and was shocked at how expensive everything was so was put off handmade items for years. That is until i started selling my own handmade items on Etsy. I soon got addicted to the place and was again shocked but this time at how amazingly priced things are. There are some real bargains around on Etsy, craft fairs and many other places if you just look out for them.
When you buy handmade, not only are you getting something unique, lovingly made and special. If you know what you are doing you can also save money which i found out first hand when i decided to make and buy all handmade items for everyone's christmas presents last year.
At the same time you are also supporting and making handmade artists and sellers very happy