Every once in a while, I treat myself to a little something. The challenge is to get something for a wee amount of money. Do you do that, as well?
Yesterday, my little treats arrived.
First up: This is both a personal and business-type treat.
My business cards from Moo. Have you visited Moo? They offer business cards, mini cards, Christmas cards…you name it. I ordered the mini cards about a year ago, and though they are lovely, they’re just too small for me. This time I went with a regular business card. The process couldn’t be easier. I uploaded a favorite blog header photo and the rest was a breeze. You can put what you like on the back. I included my blog URL and the URL of my future Etsy shop. The card stock is of a great quality; thick and durable. I ordered 50 cards for $21.90, but they have all sorts of quantities.
These would be a great stocking stuffer for you or someone you love. And Moo has no idea I’m writing about them, I’m just pleased as punch by the quality.
Next up: While reading one of my favorite blogs, Pretty By Hand (you should see the wonderful quilts and embroidery created by this blogger,) I came across this post. It was all about the pin toppers created by talented Gigi Minor of Pinks and Needles. I was instantly smitten. What’s a pin topper? Here’s the one I ordered:
A little bluebird. She makes these. You should see the amazingly scrumptious pin toppers in her Etsy Shop. They are so lovely, so whimsical that I dare you not to fall in love with them.
Little bluebird is flying right over the pincushion I bought from Betty. I can tell you right now: I will be ordering more of these. She has cupcakes, flowers, a little sewing machine….I want them all.
Oh drat, there’s a dog hair on the pincushion. But then, there are dog hairs everywhere here.
I’m thinking these would also make excellent stocking stuffers or gifts for someone who loves sewing and needlework. Or they could be a special treat for you.
Last, but not least: Many of you may already know of her blog, but for those of you who don’t…stop everything and read Susan Branch’s blog. Yes, that Susan Branch. Writer, illustrator, and nester. She writes the most wonderful posts – all about food and home and the seasons and pets and everything that makes a house a home. You really feel like you’re sitting by the fire in her home, chatting away.
I’ve known about Susan for a long time, but when I first discovered her blog, I did that thing you do when you are instantly entranced by someone. I went back and read every entry. I even bought 2 of her books because I now have a big old crush on her.
Give yourself a little present. Make a cup hot chocolate and settle in with her wonderful writing and illustrations. And make a cup for me!