leather, 5.30

I waxed poetic on Raramodo‘s gorgeous leather ipod/iphone cases–and now I’ve got two, to house my various ipods. Mine are a gorgeous orange leather and the below pictured brown-turquoise variety.

The way these adorable little sleeves come packaged is something to be desired, as well.

current addictions: may, 2011.

Top (left to right):1. Barcode of My Heart cross stitch pattern by andwabisabi 2. Linen cord (meant to be used in a lot of my handmade endeavors this spring and summer) 3. That Flighty Temptress Albus Dumbledore bookmark in calligraphy by sparrownestscript (because I g.d. love Harry Potter) 4. The Art of the Novella series from Melville House Publishing 5. le Tote by littlecassalina

Middle (left to right): 1. Vintage Tulip Sweater by jessjamesjake 2. iphone leather sleeve by RARAMODA (I have the gorgeous orange one pictured) 3. K is for Kryptonite Custom 3D Comic Letter from littlewhitedog (the recycled book letters are amazing too!) 4. LB Collection Wool Stainless Steel 5. Super bulky cotton yarns for summer sweaters, like Blue Sky Alpacas Spud & Chloe 6. La Vie bonbons, all flavors 7. Knitted wall clock frame by retrobaby (I’m definitely making one of these!) 8. Wooden Citrus Reamer like this one by Williams-Sonoma (it’s spring; and we already know about my citrus obsession!)

Bottom (left to right): 1. “Badgest” print available at Society9 2. Adventure Sticks Soap to Go by prunellasoap (in gorgeous scents like spearmint tea tree and blood orange ginger) 3. Sailor stripes; in knitting, in design, in clothing, in bags. Sailor stripes of all kinds! 4. Chocolate Mexicana Organic stone ground chocolate discs by Taza Chocolate 5. Crochet granny hexagons with white borders for a blanket I’m making 6. Billy Ball Terrarium by wendiland (just bought this for my bedroom windowsill)

To check out other “current addictions”, gander away.

reader request: current addictions, march.

A reader asked in January if I’d do a series on my “Current Addictions”. What a brilliant idea, really, and a way for me to catalog somewhere, the things I liked, desired, wanted, needed, at the time. Well, I failed to make this happen in Feburary, but its March now, the weather might be improving, and so is my outlook.

So here they are… what are yours? Expose me!

Top, Left to Right:

1. Honeypot Handspun yarn (and all of the other gorgeous yarns!) by SpunRight Round 2. Chevron Brown and Cream Feather t-shirt by jessalinb 3. Pens & Pencils case by ButtonBags 4. Adorable Billy Ocean Romance Cards by ableandgame 5. David Foster Wallace Tea Towel by mgealach 6. Fresh Herb Cocktails by Martha Stewart

Middle, Left to Right:

1. I am half Agony Pride & Prejudice Mug (I want one of everything in this shop though! amazing stuff!) by Brookish 2. Working on making perfect letters in my cross stitch patterns 3. Bright Plaid short sleeve button ups resurrected from my closet from many years past–similar to ones sold in silverlake’s shop 4. 4” Double Curved Chrome Finish Gingher Embroidery Scissors

Bottom, Left to Right:

1. Swanky 15-inch Macbook Pro carrying case by ccommeca 2. Teeny-Tiny Plant Terrariums by TortoiseLoveDonkey 3. Gold Leaf Hoops by edor 4. Plaid Knitting Needle Cases by ButtermilkCottage

reader request: current addictions, january.

After leaving the reader request series lethargic and floundering to last minute Christmas gifting and frenzy, a recent note popped through the box asking that I do a “current addictions” sort of thing. I have plenty of addictions.

From top left to right: 1. Jenness Farm Goat Milk Soap (the spearmint, Cape Cod Cranberry, and Sage are gorgeous; made locally in Nottingham, NH–I swear by this in the shower) 2. Vintage Aztec Fleck Sweater Vest from 1st Love (she’s local in Boston!) 3. Vintage Mail Sorter from Painted Cottage (I absolutely WISH) 4. Red Striped Anything, including this delicious Triangle Scarf from Dolly Knits

Middle section left to right: 1. Pom Poms of any order, like the ones featured at Purl Bee 2. Ginger Snaps, homemade (with coffee! of course!) 3. Honey Drops Necklace by Edor 4. Alchemy’s Temple Yarns and Simple Baby Knit Kit by Purl Bee 4. Bear in Flannel art print by CorellaDesign

Bottom section left to right: 1. Dark Chocolate Sea Salted Caramels from Trader Joes 2. Chattering Teeth Stamp by Sugarskull7 3. Knitting in combination of stockinette stitch and garter stitch blocking 4. Cross Stitch and Embroidery (I can’t stop making these but I also like ones for sale like this “Don’t Ba a Hard Rock When You Really Are a Gem” version by youreinmaine— haaayy Lauryn Hill) 5. Vintage Peep Toes like these (in my size, but sold! boo!) from Thrush Vintage (I like to prep for warm weather early, apparently)