Tuesday, 11 December 2007


My first post on hello, hi, how do?

Everything is a little sparse right now as I try to figure this thing out!

Today, I am in search of Christmas gifts, but I'm having a lot more success in finding gifts for myself...although I am not buying, only looking and wanting.

I am in love with this...

Glass Chickadee Vase from
Three Potato Four it would look beautiful on my dressing table....but alas, it is not a Christmas gift, so unfortunatley it has to stay where it is.

Also, this Shinzi Katoh Alice in Wonderland tea set, it doesn't need explaining really as I love both Alice in Wonderland and tea cups separatley. Alice in Wonderland + teacups = amazing! Also from
threepotatofour i'm quite in love with everything they have actually, i'm browsing in the background....Oooh more pretties!
Apple bowl by Shinzi Katoh, which reminds me of some fabric I have that needs making into a skirt before I go to Edinburgh.

This year, I'm finding gift making/buying difficult. I've usually got hundreds of ideas for everybody, but for mother and my sisters I'm getting quite stuck. Dad was easy this year, he was sorted in August, I found the ideal thing in a junk shop in Birmingham, then last week me and mother went to the garden centre, where I also bought him a book about porridge! I wasn't really convinced, but mum said it was ideal. He was later overheard telling my yougest sister that there was a book about porridge he really wanted - mother then convinced him he didn't want it (atleast he didn't want my sister to get it!)
I think my problem is that the past couple of months seem to have vanished, what with moving house and 'settling in'. I know there is still two weeks until Christmas, but it just doesn't seem long enough! My art and craft things are mostly still in boxes, with some things being un-findable which is hindering the creative gifting. Lack of transport and decent local shops are hindering the commercial gifting. I'm sure it will all come together! And there is always Edinburgh, which is where I'm off to this weekend for littlest sisters birthday party. Littlest sister makes her sound very young! But she'll be 22!!

I have made a start on her birthday present. It shall be finished tomorrow with a coordinating thing to, well coordinate!

It is very cold here right now, although apparantly 7degreesC it feels a lot colder than yesterdays -4, so I think I shall go and wrap up warm and save my cat from the hoards of hair straightening electricians that are staying here tonight.

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