And what better place to begin window shopping my present quest than Etsy?
I just adore what they are doing with prints now-a-days; a retro vibe with a side of humor. And while there are a lot of eco-friendly cozies out there, I appreciate the ones that are reversible-- so when I inevitably dribble coffee out the spout & down the side of the cup I can flip it 'round and look a little less disheveled Stamping silverware has been "in" for a while now...and I'm seriously thinking of picking up a vintage set of type to give it a whirl myself. Actually, I used to have a set of vintage type punches, but I have no idea where they has gone off to. They were a flea market find that I bought because it looked cool, but I had no idea what to do with it once it got home...sigh. Etsy, where have you been all my life??
Did you know that Gruelle created the Raggedy doll before he published the stories? Apparently his daughter found an old rag doll upon which Gruelle drew a face, and it became her favorite toy. Gruelle, enterprising fellow that he was, figured if his daughter liked it, so would other children, and patented the doll in 1915. The stories came later, out of stories he would tell his daughter. Ya learn something new every day, eh?
I think I might give doll making a go, if only just to try. I mean, how cute are those gnomes?? And maybe there would be a book in it~*
|Typewriter Key Necklace/Wax Seal Necklace/Amber Topaz Earrings|
I know everyone is gearing up for the holidays-- 'round Cecilia, we wait until the day after Thanksgiving to decorate. November is usually spent making things in preparation for decorating for Christmas, and enjoying the last days of autumn-- which is far too short, but then, I suppose if it was longer we wouldn't appreciate its beauty as much. Anyway, Amber Topaz has a particular allure this time of year. It looks like autumn. I love the simplicity of these earrings, they just let the stone speak for itself. Hmmm...if you click on the earring link and find them sold, you'll know what I got in my stocking this year~*
|Retro Modern/Animal Prints/Birdies|
|Pet Cave / Chew Toy /Customized Treats|
Yup, I'm going to enjoy Wednesdays. Any excuse to window shop is good by me~*