I got some goodies in the mail today! In fact, finding the oversized package from one of my favorite Etsy artists made me skip (yes, skipped) back to my house from the mail box. Inside of the package I found 2 new batts, a beautiful skein of yarn, and some bonus goodies.
I *heart* Hobbledehoy.
I've finally photographed all of my new necklaces and will be able to post the rest of them over the next couple of weeks in my Etsy shop. Go check them out - you know you want one. You might ask me why I have been using antiqued brass on most of my necklaces. Well, it looks the best in my opinion, but I'm not so in love with it that I couldn't make any of my necklaces in other colors. If you want something in silver or copper, let me know and I'll happily make it.
Now that I've given you two good things to write about, I do have a gripe. I went to the store today to do my big shopping trip of the month (this trip includes canned goods, boxed goods, cleaning supplies, etc). I get to the check out, load up the belt by grouping things in order of what make sense to bag together, and then I put my reusable bags at the end of the register. This just confused the checker. My gripe is that we're encouraged to use these bags and even the big ol' super center that occupies many intersections in my town sells them, but it's sooooo hard to use them. I often have to bag my own stuff. Okay, this is fine, but can I get some savings for that? Any one remember the concept of Sac-n-save (or whatever it was called).
Any tips on using these eco-friendly, super adorable reusable bags? And speaking of market bags - go check out Punkinheads bags (seen at left). They are great for going grocery shopping.