LOVE: Danielle Rickaby turf paper weights

These remind me of my mini terrarium from my last post.

Love the way you can choose manicured or every-which-way grass. And, as the artist  points out,  no sprinkler required.

Buy here.

And if money were no object I’d buy one of these in her Diamond Series.

Photo from Danielle Rickaby’s blog, Glassy Knoll.

LOVE: Cat caves

There’s only one thing holding me back from buying one of these hilariously Hobbit-ish cat caves from Etsy shop Grazim :

I don’t have a cat.

But this is making me alternatively laugh, pull back in horror and “awwwwww” so much that I’m thinking of buying one  – just to see it curled up in here like this freaky puss:

All images from Grazim Etsy shop.


This is part of a new series simply called ‘LOVE:’

I buy lots of handmade stuff and see so much great stuff in my webby wanderings and have decided to start sharing a bit more of that on the off chance you might like some of it too.

I came to this decision after a blog I’ve started following recently featured two things, among others,  in the space of weeks – that I bought. I’ll link you to that blog when I post about aforesaid things.

Also, two real-life friends have  recently told me that they bought a copy of Action Pack after seeing it in my sidebar and that they would love other recommendations.

Finally, I love it when people point me to cool bits and pieces that I fall in love with and can then buy with the simple click of a button. It leaves me so much more time to browse the internet for someone selling freaky cats in my area.

Afterall, I do spend a veritable shitload of time oohing and aahing  over stuff I find of the internet. NOT pornographic stuff, mind.

That’s over on my other blog.

Paint-dipped chopsticks – a fabulous idea

So, yesterday I finally got around to posting my enamel paint-dipped cake slice and then this morning as I was cruising through some blogs I love I saw this great take on the very paint dipping concept of which we had just been chatting.

I love this version because you don’t need special paints or (high-tech gadgetry like pliers held together with elastic bands). Of course, the results are more fleeting but I think fleeting beauty is every bit as lovely and worthwhile.

DIY Paint-Dipped Chopsticks on Poppytalk.