Tag Archives: Etsy

Stuff I want for Christmas

01 Dec 2010

I always say I’m going to start early, make a list, stay organized.
Maybe this will be a good place for all the lovely things I find.
Even if I don’t get any of this stuff, it will be nice to look at. :)

I saw this poster and it was love at first sight.

This is the best shampoo – Susan gave me a bottle once – and it’s been my favorite in my mind ever since. And of course I always want a little sugar in my bowl.

I know there is a salt craze going on out there. I want in.

I love this photo beyond words.

It is a sad day when you are out of this hand cream.

This is my favorite letter of the alphabet, by my favorite typographer in the world.

Great olive oil is a terrific indulgence.

I’m back into sidecars with a vengeance.

When I was little I loved collecting little animals. I want to get back to my roots. I love this fox and his little woodland friends!

This is the best wall calendar going right now.

This envelope is so clever! I would keep my best treasures in it. Or maybe send it to a friend.

Did you know that I need these? It’s true.

Arts & Crafts With Glitter

25 Nov 2010

Oscar and I made Christmas ornaments from acorns that we found this fall at Camp Okizu.
We also purchased some little wood star shapes at the Hobby Co, and a couple of mini white pumpkins at the market down the street.

The big black table is still up in the living room from Lucy’s birthday party. I love having a space to do projects, wrap presents and generally spread out. For now, the table is here to stay!
Here is a snap of the glittered items drying. The glitter got everywhere!

The tops naturally came off a lot of the acorns. That made it convenient to glitter the tops seperately, and not get the bottom part of the acorn messy.

The idea to make the acorns was heavily inspired by these acorns on Etsy:

So, we painted glue, sprinkled glitter, and drilled little holes for the ribbon.

Soon, we had pretty little ornaments.

Ps. Oscar wants me to add the following story. We picked the pinecone off of a tree growing near Oscar’s school. We were walking back to the car, after school, and I found one I could reach. He was delighted and mildly alarmed to discover an inchworm living in the pinecone! After about 45 seconds he decided he didn’t want the native inhabitant anymore. I told him I didn’t want it, plus I was driving. The solution was to put the little bug out the window. “Did you put it out?” I asked. “Yeah. I think so.”
(the end)

Bring on the Holidays!

Fly Shoes and Super Heroes

17 Sep 2010

I just saw these on Etsy:

With Oscar getting into a super hero phase, these would be so fun!

And on a related note:
Cole just entrusted his old comic book collection to Oscar.
(I had to pull “Batman vs. Predator” from the stack.)
But overall, a bona fide treasure trove! Thanks Uncle Cole!

Lastly, this is the book Oscar picked out at his school library this week.
Moms, I recommend it as a great intro to lots of the characters.