Sunday, May 17, 2009

Something in the Mail That Wasn't Beads!

I'd imagine those of you who are fellow crafters and artists can probably identify with me here. Pretty much every single non-grocery item I buy for myself is related to creating jewelry: fantastic new beads, fantastic old beads, sterling silver chain, a new set of pliers -- everything. Last week, though, I decided I'd have enough of that and wanted to purchase something totally unrelated. I'd been eyeing PipingHotPapers' notebooks for a while and finally decided to treat myself to one! OK, two. And maybe in some ways these purchases were jewelry-related. (I use one of them for sketching designs and the other for making shopping lists.) But still, it felt totally decadent to buy items this gorgeous, and I spent less than $20 for both! And wow, was I in for a lovely surprise. Alice's creations look like something you'd pay quardruple for -- they're stunningly gorgeous, absolutely top quality. Here's one of the notebooks I bought. Alice filled it extra full of paper for me, too:

As long as I'm on the subject of recent non-jewelry-related purchases, I ordered one of LadyFranCreations' Etsy Fanatical t-shirts a couple of months ago, and it's absolutely perfect! I'm sure many of you can relate to being surgically attached to your computer when a treasury is about to open . . . . My shirt is actually white, a custom order that I placed with Gail (LadyFran). Here's the original green version in Gail's shop:

And finally, I already had two Xenotees that I love more than a woman should love inanimate objects, but a few months ago I wanted a third. This time I decided to add Noƫlle's Collective Names of Animals in slate to my collection. It's super comfy, totally unique and actually just beautiful. Here's the design, in case you haven't seen it:


  1. I do believe you are one of the most fun customers I've ever had!! Thanks for the great blog post!

  2. the journal looks beautiful Heidi!
    and I had no idea that everyone else goes thru the same consternations as me pre-333 time!
    (though I am slightly more relaxed about the whole process after losing about 3 treasuries and botching up quite a few more...)

  3. I have the green tee too Heidi!!! I love it!!!

  4. Heidi, Thanks so much for the plug! Wow, what a surprise...I can totally relate to buying things related to my jewelry shop...but have bought many other items on ETSY shopping there...finding unusual and original items! :)
    Your jewelry is awesome, too! :)

  5. We have similar taste it seems! I love my piping hot papers notebooks AND I love my new Xenotee!! (slate with a dark red lobster!) I have been eyeing that Lady Fran shirt too!

    ps - love your blog!

  6. Those are all wonderful choices! I've never seen a Xenotee before but it's fabulous!

  7. Gorgeous notebook, I need to head over and check them out!