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.