lots & lots

Apparently I’m a hoarder of semi-useful things..

like craft books

like pens (and sometimes pencils too)

like stitch markers that revolve around snacks, sweets, and cute dough things (I’ve spent a ridiculous amount of time perfecting the ideal slice of buttered toast & food with faces)

like knitting needles & notions (miss you Nancy Z 💕)

like makeup.. omfg like makeup, I am trying desperately to get it down to a core base, but I probably will forever have too many shades of the same nude lipstick.

– hardcore caboodle-ing since the 80’s

bubble tea & a back issue of cotton time….

I have some serious devotion to Japanese craft books (they have such a woody..slightly sweet smell), while I tend to favor the crochet book variety, I do so love the hefty general craft magazines.

♥ Around 100 pages of beautiful design & aesthetics, incorporating some of my most favorite pleasurable pastimes ..sewing..quilting..embroidery & crochet all while being adorably cute, silly captioned and all around quite excellent.
 ♥ It came with a project a month wall calendar in addition to the usual pull out paper pattern sheet & mini project book inside…it is jammed full of crazy goodness, If I remember correctly I bought this over at superbuzzy.

♥ I love crochet edgings and this issue January 2009 has quite a bit of them…adorable apples, cupcakes and flatware…squirrels & mushrooms..YES PLEASE! Best of all they are charted out, making a quick & easy work up!

♥ As a kid I would of never matched outfits with my mom…still, there is something creepy & cute about these matching apron outfits. I really should of made these for us when my daughter was young.  I would of photographed us just like this…I would of loved it & she would of hated me :)

♥ Wooly needle felted gnome sweeties, these are so endearing to me. I might have to make a  mini Jason & Amanda for the holiday tree this year.

♥ I can flip through these magazines over and over again staring at the images of the rooms picking out all the perfect little bits in the pictures…this kitchen is so shabby awesome, I love that red & white potholder! Read the photo’s text “HAPPY” …this would make me happy all day long.

♥…and lastly a splendid chicken telling you the joys of subscribing…it doesn’t get any better!