Friday, October 23, 2009

Blog This: Challenge 22

I'm doing a Blog This challenge today, this weeks topic is:

"You've got $200 USD credit at Etsy. What do you buy? Who for? Why do you love it?"

Firstly, I think to myself, “That’s not how you spell Ebay”. Then I google Etsy and find I have been living under a rock! How can there be such gorgeous things in the world without me knowing? This being techy-challenged has GOT to go; I need to live in this world.

I love all things quirky and original, with a ‘homemade’ feel. I have a long-neglected box of beads and jewellery wire, a scrapbooking desk covered with a cornucopia of beautiful embellishments and an unused sewing machine donated by my mother with a pile of gorgeous materials neatly folded next to it to attest to that love.

Unfortunately, this love remains unconsummated. I have made faltering steps towards scrapping and jewellery making, but with a little girl who delights in pretty things as much as me, it becomes more a ‘chase GG around the house trying to get the beads off her before she chokes on them’ exercise than a lovingly executed artistic endeavour. The sewing I’m working on, but feel I need lessons less I mangle any of those beautiful fabrics.

So, the internet fairies have bestowed a $200 voucher. What to buy, what to buy?

My first thought is Christmas. Then I’m paralysed by indecision. Do I buy one big present for someone special, or do I spread the wealth?

In the end I decide on:
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The Watermelon bubbles diaper bag for my sister. She’s expecting her first child and is a bag girl from waaaay back. The bubbles suit her happy personality and she loves bright colours.

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For my man, the beautiful wooden photo frame, so he can think of us when he’s at work. The timber is warm and strong, just like him. :)

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For my Mother, the lot of vintage buttons. They’re from a simpler time, a bit like her, and they are gorgeous, classy and creative, just like her. She is the one who can actually use her sewing machine, and makes beautiful clothes for GG. I know she’s looking forward to the arrival of her second grandchild, and those buttons would transform into the eyes of a favourite teddy or the decorations on an adorable t-shirt.

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For GG, Hoot the Owl knitted toy. Something soft and reassuring, and cute as the dickens. I love owls, so wise and calm, and hope he watches over her at night.

And maybe, just maybe, there might be enough left over for a little something for me. :)
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Quixotic

4 comments:

  1. Wow, you are much more generous than I am.. most of my etsy treasures were for myself!

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  2. Love those earrings and all your other selections!

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  3. Aww, that's lovely!

    I remember when I first discovered Etsy..lol.

    http://thethingsidtellyou.blogspot.com/2009/01/they-say-first-step-is-admitting-you.html

    Great post. :-)

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