Friday, January 11
I know I'm real late blogging about Christmas presents, but I have to show you Smudge. He comes all the way from Australia, and is sweet miss A's present for me. Smudge is incredibly well made by Bellgirl and really adorable (clicking the links you'll get to her Etsy shop).
As I said before I didn't give any handmade gifts this year (except a pair of fingerless mittens I agreed to knit for J a little before Christmas) but I too purchased some gifts from Etsy. For my nephew I ordered a lovely seal screen print from Wonting's shop. It looks even better in real life, I'd love to get one of Wonting's prints for myself too!
For A I ordered these funky earrings from Little llama shop. I just love them, and hope A does too.
Etsy is a really great place to find presents if you want to find something different (well, nothing new there for most of you I think), without leaving the home even, and at the same time you get to support artists/crafters. Another great alternative is to go and visit all those fairs before Christmas, but sadly I fell sick the weekend I was going to visit three fairs this year... In 2006 I really liked the one organized by the students of The University of Art and Design in Helsinki - just a hint for December 2008. :)
And then my gift for myself (bought just few days ago): Skullcandy Ti headphones. In August I got a new cell phone which doubles as an MP3 player, and I've been putting off getting decent headphones, but I decided to get some as I'm really tired of being forced to listen to other people's phone calls in the train. I was going to get pink ones, but I these were a last pair in the shop, and getting 20 euros off the price was too good an offer to refuse. These headphones with their skulls and studs have way more street cred than I do, and I'll probably look funny walking around in heels and a dress and these in my head... Roisin Murphy blasting from my headphones. Mmm.
...and I really need a haircut.
(See H, two posts in two days - are you satisfied? ;))