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I had a great week with Etsy. Sometimes I feel a little ashamed of my little shop because I feel as though it's not as good as I want it to be, and sometimes the pictures I take are sloppy (they're better when I get Geoff to take them). The other day, two people wrote to me about some things in the shop: one was a pair of vintage frames, which I delivered locally and which looked totally amazing on the person who bought them, and one was a beautiful lamp that I fell in love with but knew wasn't truly me. I sent the lamp to April at whiteapple.etsy.com. She wrote to me asking how I could possibly part with the lamp, and we sent a few messages back and forth. I found myself wanting nothing more than to send it to her, but I had listed it at $40, which was a lot. Luckily she was very open to the idea of a trade. I feel so lucky, because her stuff is absolutely lovely & gorgeous & whimsical in just the right way. I can't wait!

I am sitting in my cataloguing class at the moment and I'm supposed to be working on an exercise ("handling corporate hierarchies" -- oh yes). I'm just waiting for the discussion because I probably did it all wrong.

A while ago, Amy Karol posted about a Japanese craft book she had acquired. I found that I couldn't stop staring at the pictures, even though the book is meant for young girls' clothing, so I wrote to my favourite Japanese craft book seller and asked her if she could find it for me. She did, and now it's on its way to me. I am very excited. I haven't been able to find these craft books locally, although I have to admit I haven't looked very hard. There's a place called J-Town in the suburbs that has a bookstore in it, apparently.


RIP Polaroid. What a shame.


  1. Remember when we were talking about internet stalking? Well I fully stalked you... and I KNEW that you were going to like those white earrings! tee hee hee

  2. Agreed that April is talented. I was happy and sad to see someone bought her delightful mouse and jewelry drawings.

    And I still can't quite believe it about Polaroids.

  3. I am so relieved that I got two nice comments after getting a whole bunch of spam comments today!

    April: being even a little bit e-stalked makes me feel kind of special and important! I do love those earrings -- I love snow (in theory; I am sick of it now!)!

    Ambika: I know, I am in denial. My whole life I've thought Polaroids were so unique & awesome. I keep hoping someone will keep it around. How will people hire models now? Won't somebody think of the models!?