Three Things Thursday: 22 September 2016

As usual I’m joining with Emily of Nerd in the Brain (and others) for Three Things Thursday’. As she says…

*three things that make me smile: an exercise in gratitude – feel free to steal this idea with wild abandon and fill your blog with the happy*

This week, everything is hand-crafted…

First, a new tea cosy. The old one had started to disintegrate, so I whipped this one up, complete with pompom in a spare hour or two.


Purple and a little bit sparkly

Second, lovely new (well, I’ve had them a few weeks) scissors made by Ernest Wright  & Son Ltd. The company only make scissors and they have been doing so, by hand, since 1902.


I couldn’t resist the design

Third, new purses. These were crafted by a new friend I made when I visited  London. I liked them so much, I ordered two, a big one and a small one… she even personalised the small one for this happy snail!

So, those are three things making me smile this week – what about you?


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  1. Ann

     /  September 22, 2016

    I’m working on 3 designs, they are progressing, they are making me happy. Oh, and Tiny, the cute paper hoggie Steve made for me. She makes me very happy. (Can I have 4 things please?)

    • You can have 33 things if you like. I loved the hedgie – I knew in advance what he was making, but I didn’t realise what a work of art it was going to be (although I should have guessed!)

  2. Those scissors are awesome! Anything that is hand-crafted is a bonus in my book. Makes what you have unique in that each one is slightly different, stark contrast to today’s mass produced products.

    • I really try hard to buy from small makers… I’m not a very big consumer, though as I love to keep things and mend them and treasure them. I’m never going to be popular with the capitalists!

      • Don’t worry about not being popular, an economy built on capitalism isn’t sustainable when most of the goods come from other countries. They don’t like me either, I’m an in-progress minimalist and only buy and use what I need with very little excess.

  3. I have a pair of stork scissors and adore them – they are a pleasure to hold and work with! I love your sparkly tea cosy and your new purses! Sometimes a delightful treat for oneself is just the way to go 🙂

  4. I’m grateful for my very comfortable bed, I’m grateful for my poor hardworking Husband, who is on his weary way home after a 12 hour night shift, and I’m grateful that having found my favourite ancient shirt came out of the washing machine with multiple rips in it, I have the skills to recycle it into something lovely 🙂

  5. I love these happy posts. I’ve been looking forward to them.

    What charming little purses! And that cozy. You’ve had a fun week.

    • After feeling rather uninspired about blogging recently, this is a good way to make sure I post at least once a week

      • I was just discussing this on another blog. I go through uninspired periods myself, or simply feel that no one is interested in what I have to say. It doesn’t help when I’m busy, either, as it’s harder to construct a post with photos that I hope might be interesting. I’m glad you’re still here.

        • I’m trying to hatch a plan involving guest bloggers and themed months, which may give me a bit more momentum. I know if I post every day I get loads of traffic through the site, but as you say it’s so time-consuming and sometimes I feel others aren’t really interested, especially when all I can think to write about is my latest harvest from the limery or garden!


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