Tuesday, November 24, 2009

my christmas gift guide

christmas shopping already.. *sigh* i know better (this year) than to wait until the last minute when ordering online. i would love to get more gifts from etsy people this year! some things i've been thinking about:

for my best friend:

hammered circle pendant, by bddesigns. so many quotes i could think of to personalize it, hehe..

nutmeg and almond biscotti soap, by savor. i need to show her that there is life beyond bath & body works. this is it.

iced pumpkin handmade bar soap, by abreathoffrenchair. and this. she is a fan of pumpkin everything.

poo softie, by shelikescute. what can i say. we can be immature.

for my sister:

dreamy, half-pint zip pouch, by friedokra. i want some of these for myself, sigh...

sinful chocolate cake lip balm, by lavemesoapco. nom. a great etsy seller who will be retiring at the end of this year, so we may need to stock up over here.

tea and condiment wallet, by flossieblossoms. she is an obsessive tea drinker, so i know she would get good use out of one of these.

for the boyfriend:

custom silver guitar pick, by silversparrowdesigns. i think he has only ever used plastic picks, so i thought this would be a nice change. (i really like the "papa was a rodeo" one...) though he is forever losing them, so...

20 hand cut upcycled guitar picks by cattitudecreations. yeah.

coffee bean hand dyed superwash sock yarn by knittindiva. now this would not be for him directly, but i have been meaning to knit him socks for some time now. it would also be a way of celebrating his coffee love (to put it mildly).

for my mom:

vintage bluebird planter by jbirdhome. she collects bluebird stuff, so i've been on the hunt for some vintage figurines and things.

pyrex bluebird casserole dish by birdfruit. i am trying really hard not to want this too.

a bliss of bluebird, by songandbranch. lovely hand-sculpted sets of birds.

simple silver birds, by indiecreations. she recently had her ears re-pierced, so some simple delicate earrings would be nice too...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

national blog postless month

hellooo poor neglected blog! finally, my work schedule is going to be way more normal, leaving me time to do things like finish up old projects and spill orange juice on my flash drive. *sigh* really, i can't wait to do some more spinning. my last completed yarn was this:
soft tissue
(on ravelry)
again, the boyfriend took notice after i was done spinning. actually said he thought it was pretty. since he's more of a word person, i asked if he could think of a name for it. he says, "intestinal lining?" what. so anyway, i'm thinking it will be a thorpe, as soon as i finish these legwarmers from my hackled yarn. too many wips around here.

also been knitting for blythie..
...who still has no name. how can this be? it was never this difficult with my pullips. i've been thinking of some nice irish names, but haven't settled on one. hmm...