Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Full Confession

It’s about time I came clean on some recent acquisitions and hope like hotcakes Mr Myrtleandeunice isn’t paying attention. Really, a significant percentage of all this loveliness isn’t for me. I’m not feeling guilt (it’s all used up on parenting), only an uber-organised, holier than thou-ness because a few nearest and dearest will receive birthday gifts within spitting distance of this year’s birthday. They'll fall out of their trees with the shock of it all.

I have been keeping track of all the experimentery going on over at Curly Pops and the moment I saw this beauty, knew it was a must for a certain someone:



And the same goes for this button pendant from Lauren Williams (Lauren I am the vision of restraint. I haven’t yet succumbed to the Dark Side and it remains destined for gifting):



The weekend before last, we whizzed off on a daytrip. While I have already ’fessed up to this from the Daylesford Maker’s Market, I also picked up some sweet Dandelion hair floweries for the present box, because I was already overachieving resisting Beck’s bunnies.



On Sunday we squeezed in a fleeting trip to the Melbourne Design Market. The kids hit the playground and we tag-teamed the market. I bumped into the very lovely Queen of Pepperberrians and we had an eleven minute chat. Although the Mr has been busy growing a serious halo lately, on Sunday he was an-understandably-over-lots-of-solo-parenting-grump. In my remaining agreed four minutes I purchased this loveliness from Nest:



...gave in to this way-too-scary-to-cut fabric from Ink & Spindle, (this could be where it starts being about me):



...and adopted a rooster. A veritable mirrored chook beauty (not me, the rooster) from Lightly. Not bad for four minutes.



I gave myself a high five.

17 comments:

Michelle said...

I think you deserved a treat or three after all those justifiable purchases for "others"!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Not bad for four minutes !! Think what you could have got in forty !! .And you're right ..... guilt and parenting go hand in hand !! But these days guilt is our normal mode anyway , we're getting too good at it ! An imported plum , anyone ?

Madeline said...

Well, I'm impressed. There will be some very lucky gift recipients this year. And, is it ever possible to start buying for others and not get at least a little something for yourself?

CurlyPops said...

Woohoo! You're the crafty shopping queen. Its just so hard to resist all of the gorgeous things that are on offer.
I hope your recipients admire your resistance as much as I do!

Gina said...

You're a braver soul than I, outing yourself! I'm still in denial about what I came home with from the Sisters' Market.

Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

Lol! I thoroughly apologise for taking up 11 minutes of such precious shopping time. I'm glad you still fit it such an amazing spree!!

ick and ooo said...

I love your purchase from nest!

Four minutes impressive - but it is a skill you acquire when you have little ones - ' essential shopping'.

High five back at you!

Katy said...

You're a lucky lady - love the links thought - went and had a look and i love the Nest and the Lightly site, thanks for the tips!

mushroomvillagers said...

Great choices- especially the fabric. Love that!

Mr Myrtleandeunice said...

Don't put all you eggs into one hotcake-of-hope. The all seeing Mr Myrtleandeunice, may not look like he is paying attention but he never misses 'acquisitions' especially when they are smuggled into the house under the cover of darkness.

Umatji said...

Well done and enjoy - oh the damage I could do if only I could find myself a good sugar daddy!

One Flew Over said...

A high 5...no, no , no...a high 10 more like it! Fab buys there!!

Lauren said...

I'm impressed!!! Thanks for the mention too...I love that fabric!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love your latest acquisitions:)

Melanie said...

Nice job! I love the rooster, haven't come across Lightly before, I like 'em :)

Cindy said...

How funny is MR M+E!
I love the rooster mirror. I think you got a great collection of goodies.

GUGAW said...

adore the rooster, too cute!