Crayons My names day is early each year. Today I got a parcel from mom who has been in Thailand, a belated names day gift. It was filled with Hello Kitty fun; an orange t-shirt, a cell phone cozy in furry fabric and little trinkets. Plus a very cute Hello Kitty watch. I think it is the first time in four years I have a watch on my wrist!

hELLO KItty!

I will keep wearing it because I like it. And maybe if I check it every now and then I will soon be able to get back into normal routine, like staying awake in the daytime and sleeping in the night time. When I move my hand I see little sparkles on the watch face; mother of pearl shimmer.

Have you done your daily surfing time today? Here is a small treat of mine: Style Court, CraftyPod’s New years resolutions, Alicia’s beautiful studio, found an article on homepage of Ideal Home Magazine who has a whole album filled with room inspiration and articles like this one! I also found the blog My Simpler Life with lots of great headlines that I want to read more off, and via Keri Smith an article called Nothing New Here — And That’s the Point in the Washington Post. It is about a couple of friends who decided not to buy anything new in a whole year. Lovely and exiting i you ask me. I don’t think I could commit though, not for a whole year. I followed a link to a envelope tutorial that made me smile, I just did a bunch of envelopes out of old maps the other day. I need to take a photo of them and post here.

Owl bookmark And since yesterday, when I browsed through a book called Yllebroderier at Maria’s, I’ve been thinking about embroidery a lot more than usual, but my love for embroidery started much earlier. This Sunday I was admiring Alfhilde bird pillow from IKEA at our friends place. I just sat there and looked and looked. And no, I don’t want to buy one, I want to make on! Of course. Then I found a site called Embroiders Guild and when searching for the subject at google I found Karins webbplats where I linked on to her miniature house and wool embroidery page handaslöjd! Lots of things to look at there.

Snow owlAt Ebay I’ve won a new rose embroidery today, and surfed around to much there! I can’t decide if I want to bid on these fun book end owls from Japan or white ones from Italy?! Or maybe none of them.

I haven’t made anything Valentine yet, so I’m not signing up for this fun swap of Valentine Paper Dolls even though I want to – yet.