Brown paper packages tied up with string

I love presents. I love giving presents, and I think I’m pretty good at presents. I don’t give presents and expect reciprocation, I do it because I get a kick out of it. I love shopping and wrapping and seeing peoples’ faces when they open them. I give presents all year round, so Christmas is like, well, Christmas for a giver like me. To quote from an article in issue 33 of Mollie Makes “Present-giving is an ancient way to show affection via the medium of… stuff.”

However, while shopping for other people, one can’t help but find things that one would really not mind receiving oneself. Etsy is especially dangerous for this sort of thing…

Love Birds Amongst The Orchids with Sterling Silver Chain and Initial Leaves by tinycottagetreasures on Etsy

Kooky Forest in Pearl & Charcoal Cushion Cover by TigerandHare

Handmade Fiery Goblin Doll by The Curious Panther

Friends of the Forest print by evajuliet

Handmade Long Wallet BiFold Clutch -Woodland Nutty Squirrels by faithonearth

Dinosaur planter by crazycouture

Fox Laser Cut Brooch by the Owl & Otter

I’ve been a very good girl this year šŸ™‚

WI o’clock

We’ve had a busy month at Birchgrove WI. First we printed about a million flyers for our Spring Fair, then we had our AGM and birthday cake (it’s our 1st birthday!) and installed a new committee (which includes me, the new secretary. Oh yes.), and finally the Spring Fair last week. It was awesome.05-2013

It was a gorgeous sunny day, lots of people came and everyone had a good time. I had a stall with Ney and Shelley, we sold nothing (and bought EVERYTHING) but it was still fun. Ney and I are going to make more things now we know how other people do things. Also, we had some nice visual merchandising going on!DSC02040 DSC02042

At the AGM we had to vote to adopt the WI’s resolution for 2013/14 which is, essentially, Save Our High Streets, I like this resolution, I like it a lot. I’m not 100% certain as to how we’ll go about saving them but I guess everything starts at home so we’ll see. Looking forward to being a part of this.IMG_20130601_150241