I have grown quite a little collection of Harajuku Lovers Perfume Spraybottles. They are just the cutest thing, and I don’t mind the perfume inside either. I am a bit of a body spray/perfume junkie. You can see some funny knock-offs I found on clearance after the holidays in the second photo.
Recently I found this little pink cabinet and thought it might be perfect for all my little girl bottles, and they work really well inside! The top makes a great place for stashing some of my small treasure that tends to get lost when my dresser top gets messy. The front door is glass too (but I kept getting a glare) and it even has a sweet little keyhole for a skeleton key….so now I need one of those of course!
A few links I’ve been meaning to share…
Call the Midwife: Season One I actually bought this back in November, and we loved it! Its a BBC show based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, and her time in the 50’s working at an Anglican convent as a midwife. It has so many lovable characters (Chummy is my favorite!) I bought a copy for my Mom for Christmas too, as she tends to love these kinds of shows as well. I want to read the book next.
Chocolate heart pops these are beautiful, and made with leftover candy canes turned into hearts.
Q & A a Day for Kids: A Three-Year Journal -I got this thanks to a tip from Alix at Modern Kiddo and my youngest son loves it! Its basically a three year journal where each day they are prompted with a question, and then they get to answer the same question the next two years. We are excited to see how his answers (and handwriting) will change over the years, and since it is just one question a day its easy to do.
Blythecon 2013 I bought my ticket last night! Always love an excuse to visit NYC, are you going?

January Crafternoon

Yesterday was my January crafternoon party. I’ve been sick with a cold/flu for the past few days and thank goodness I woke up this morning feeling better then I have in days. I might not of had a real voice for the party, but I also wasn’t achey and freezing cold either, so that was a trade off I was willing to make.
Since it is the flu season of course a few of our friends couldn’t make it….. Sean & Amanda couldn’t make it because they had the most beautiful lovely excuse of all. I cannot wait to be 100% well so I can hold her again! I’m pretty over the moon about my new niece and the fact that she lives so close by. I need a good dose of baby squeezing weekly for sure.
Ok…back to crafternoon…I have always wanted a good old fashion charm bracelet jam-packed with bits and bobs that hold some special meaning to me. So I thought it would make a fun project to make at our next crafternoon. Some of these lovely ladies I only get the chance to see once a month, so it makes me really happy that we can get together.
I found a good deal on a bunch of charm bracelet bases on Etsy and asked everyone to bring little things to use as charms. There were buttons, squished pennies, game pieces, tiny action figures, re-ment, and of course actual charms too. I had a dremel (and thanks to Jessee all the proper pieces to drill tiny holes) some jewelry glue, jump rings, eye hooks, and jewelry pliers. I went through all my supplies in the studio and came up with quite a few things that could be used. Its amazing the pieces & trinkets you can acquire over the years.
We did our normal white elephant gift swap (which I have so much fun wrapping things up for…I kind of have an usual love for wrapping gifts) This time it was the rowdiest game of all with lots of gift stealing, but it made it last a long time and was really fun.
The bracelets everyone made were so beautiful & personal. I wish I had been able to take clear photos of all nine of them. Sarah’s bracelet included buttons that belonged to her great grandfather. Dina spelled out her dog’s names, and Molly’s included tiny little mugs. Jessee’s at the bottom with the grey variant beads she made herself was a particularly stunning bracelet. I’ll take some photos of mine to share soon, I cannot wait to wear it.


As you might have been able to surmise I haven’t felt all that much like blogging. Its been that way for the last couple of months. I blame instagram for making me blog-lazy. It gives you that sharing/community feeling that blogging does, with a lot less effort. That being said one of my goals for this month was to blog more. I haven’t really been able to say that I have done that, but it’s a work in progress.
I cleaned up my workspace the other day and that always inspires me to make something new.