The ins and outs of stuff

Firstly, hello to the people who are arriving here via Dooce! Just to let you know (if this is why you wandered over the connections to get here) that I don’t currently have any of my toys for sale. Heather bought a toy which I had in an exhibition last December, and apart from a small amount that I made for a show just recently (which have all gone to good homes) the softy making is on a bit of a hiatus for now.
If you are looking for some unique toys then I can highly recommend a few of my favourite craftspeople: Rosa, Stephanie, Camilla, Fiona, Heidi, Van, Carly, Melissa and Hillary.

In other news, I have had a few parcels arrive recently – so some thank you’s are long over due. Firstly we received Ana’s paper doll which looks lovely in our sitting room sitting next to our Lane Smith print. Ana is a constant inspiration for me so it’s wonderful to have something of hers in the house.

Next came a parcel from bagel47 (I think her livejournal is anonymous) which included the sweetest little bib for the baby – in colours to match the quilt / room no less!

And Karen mailed me a set of these gorgeous US postage stamps after I left a comment admiring them on her site some time ago. I am going to have to frame them – I wish Australia Post would release a similar series. It would be brilliant.

And Lizette (whose work I have been such an admirer of for the longest time) so very kindly sent a parcel containing two of her wonderful creations – a Sweedy, who was immediately adopted by Amelia despite originally being intended for the baby (but I’m not going to break any hearts at this point)…

…and this bag, which I am completely besotted with (some details about it here).

Thank you Lizette!

And then with some paypal money that has been burning a hole in my account, I went a bit crazy and ordered a Lunchbox from Reusuable Bags. It’s the great bento box lunchbox and case that Jennifer uses for Schmoo’s lunches over at Vegan Lunchbox, but when I worked out how much it all cost (after hitting the purchase button) including international postage and then converted it to Aussie dollars, it is a ridiculously expensive lunchbox. It was so expensive that the idea of Amelia taking it to school and (heaven forbid) losing a bit (as she is a three year old who thankfully has her mind on other things besides worrying that her lunchbox pieces are all there) has made me put it away for another day / year. Just dumb really. But isn’t it a thing of beauty?

It is possible however, that I am the only one with a lunchbox fetish.