Saturday, January 24, 2009

Small Things

No crafting here last night. Instead, I let the sci-fi channel play in the background while I indulged in what I think is one of the most delicious activities...READING! We finally got around to the library to pick up some of the items we reserved. Cub loved her Frog and Toad are Friends video. We both are huge fans of the book series and just discovered there are (claymation) videos. Yay! I relished in Jenny Hart's Sublime Stitching. The best part about that book are the free vintage-style patterns she includes. Then I worked my way into Anne Tyler's Celestial Navigation and Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go. I actually read the first 50 pages of that one and so far, I love it. It's an eerie page-turner. My kind of book. So far, it's reminding me of The Secret History, a favorite of mine.
Today, I've unearthed some small goodies. When I clean and/or re-organize around here, I always find the many unintenional small collections I've been brewing without realizing it. The Golden Books will have to wait. But I did find my "charm" rings. You know, the kind you get in those machines on your way in or out of wherever. I like them a lot!

Pretty, yes?
And this little embellished Altoid tin was originally created last holiday season for gifting. I made a few and found that I wanted them around here just a little bit longer. I keep them on a book shelf and look at them. Here's one of my faves from the small group. To me, they were just too personal to give-away. If that makes any sense. That's a wooden dove ornament with the olive branch in its mouth. The paper was cut from a Monet postcard.
And while I'm on the subject of small things that make me happy. How could I resist this one?
Happy Weekend, All!


Jojo said...

That little one is the sweetest ever! I thought I would look online to see if I could find the recipe before I typed the whole thing out. It is on the Betty Crocker website. Please don't judge this cookie by the picture they have posted. When the time comes to coat your cookie in sugar - use white sugar. For the cream filling I use pink and lavender color to tint the filling. Of course I use a valentine cookie cutter and when the cookies are finished they are beautiful. The recipe makes a mention of margarine. I only use butter and these cookies do simply melt in your mouth.

J for Jendetta said...

She is so divine!! AND love little things, love your altoids tin!1