Upon completing my substantive edits for Mad Miss Mimic I was overcome by a fit of exuberant craftiness. I bought a digital download of vintage opium-poppy illustrations on Etsy, printed the images on card stock, and tied them with ribbons to specialty single-serve teas.
Both opium and tea get fairly heavy play in my story, which takes place in 1870s London. And the Victorians were big on sending posies and favors of all kinds. So I am packaging up these little pretties and sending them as thank-yous to those who’ve helped whip the manuscript into shape.