Firstly, hello to the people who are arriving here via Dooce! Just to let you know (if this is why you wandered over the connections to get here) that I don’t currently have any of my toys for sale. Heather bought a toy which I had in an exhibition last December, and apart from a small amount that I made for a show just recently (which have all gone to good homes) the softy making is on a bit of a hiatus for now.
If you are looking for some unique toys then I can highly recommend a few of my favourite craftspeople: Rosa, Stephanie, Camilla, Fiona, Heidi, Van, Carly, Melissa and Hillary.
In other news, I have had a few parcels arrive recently – so some thank you’s are long over due. Firstly we received Ana’s paper doll which looks lovely in our sitting room sitting next to our Lane Smith print. Ana is a constant inspiration for me so it’s wonderful to have something of hers in the house.
Next came a parcel from bagel47 (I think her livejournal is anonymous) which included the sweetest little bib for the baby – in colours to match the quilt / room no less!
And Karen mailed me a set of these gorgeous US postage stamps after I left a comment admiring them on her site some time ago. I am going to have to frame them – I wish Australia Post would release a similar series. It would be brilliant.
And Lizette (whose work I have been such an admirer of for the longest time) so very kindly sent a parcel containing two of her wonderful creations – a Sweedy, who was immediately adopted by Amelia despite originally being intended for the baby (but I’m not going to break any hearts at this point)…
…and this bag, which I am completely besotted with (some details about it here).
Thank you Lizette!
And then with some paypal money that has been burning a hole in my account, I went a bit crazy and ordered a Lunchbox from Reusuable Bags. It’s the great bento box lunchbox and case that Jennifer uses for Schmoo’s lunches over at Vegan Lunchbox, but when I worked out how much it all cost (after hitting the purchase button) including international postage and then converted it to Aussie dollars, it is a ridiculously expensive lunchbox. It was so expensive that the idea of Amelia taking it to school and (heaven forbid) losing a bit (as she is a three year old who thankfully has her mind on other things besides worrying that her lunchbox pieces are all there) has made me put it away for another day / year. Just dumb really. But isn’t it a thing of beauty?
It is possible however, that I am the only one with a lunchbox fetish.