Things That Make Me Smile: Objects Handmade(y)

January 12, 2010

I adore my crochet doilies from Ikea. Not sure what to do with them yet, though I find this very inspiring.

And I am treasuring my hand-cut wooden anchor necklace by Emedemarta. Opening the package was quite the experience; little brown paper packages tied up in red and white baker’s twine, a thoughtful handwritten note, a little pouch to store my necklace, and little extras thrown in with my order. Definitely my favorite Etsy store right now.

And speaking of handmade, my good friend Stacie and her sister are doing an apron giveaway on their blog Never Enough. My post is a little late on this as the contest ends this Wednesday, but head over there for your chance to win a retro, Minnie-Mouse inspired apron. Good luck!


  1. Comment by abby on January 12, 2010 4:57 am

    jenn, you have the best clothes. where is that shirt from? uo?

  2. Comment by Kellie on January 12, 2010 10:26 am

    I love that necklace, and I love receiving nice packages. It makes the whole experince so much nicer.

  3. Comment by Mara on January 12, 2010 11:29 am

    As soon as I saw your post it reminded me of this DIY Tutorial for Doily Table Runners. I am not sure if that is your style but I think the IKEA doilies would be perfect.

  4. Comment by rubyellen on January 13, 2010 2:19 pm

    i love that necklace! and that urban polkadot shirt! i have been eyeing that one…

  5. Comment by Becky on January 13, 2010 2:50 pm

    I almost, almost bought that shirt in red at UO the other day!

  6. Comment by Stephanie on January 19, 2010 9:11 pm

    Thanks for the tip…I bought that top today and LOVE it. Can’t wait for it to warm up!

  7. Comment by emedemarta on February 5, 2010 9:30 am

    oh my..
    you’ve made my day Jenn!

    the little pendant looks great on you!
    and I’ve already added your post to my featured list :) I couldn’t help it!!

    (oh, and thank you soo much for voting my at the Poppies, let’s see what happen.. today is the day!)

  8. Comment by cheryl on February 12, 2010 10:28 pm

    love your blog! those cilla ramnek doilies are wonderful. have you seen her amazing book Knitprovisation? It’s always been one of my favorites.

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