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 🙂
Happy New Year plus a week!
Apologies, I’ve been very busy eating cheese which is why there were no December updates. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.
So this was Christmas…
Lots of owls, and dinosaurs, and a squirrel lamp 🙂
2013 then, eh? Well it’s been… interesting so far. I’ve been ill since the 27th – some sort of glandular thing that turned into a cold on New Year’s Day – and Ant got attacked on the way home on the 2nd (he’s ok, a bit bruised and more angry than anything else) so we’ve had a lot of late nights and police visits. They caught the swines so we can be thankful for that I guess. I’d rather it not have happened at all.
However, we like to think that we’ve got the worst of the year out of the way right at the start of it, and so I’ve set myself some goals for this year (these are on top of the “before my next birthday” lists, there’ll be some cross-overs. It’s all good.I will also continue to use the Lobster font because I like it!!
I’ve made a start on the 365 project – they’re on my Jux site – and baked some blondies this evening from this recipe. I think I need to make them again, not sure my oven temperature is what it says on the dial (note to self – buy oven thermometer) but Simon Rimmer tweeted me to say that the white chocolate makes them greasy but it settles. Yay!