I've been working with gorgeous ribbons this week. I just ordered, um, 60m more of them . . . "my name is Posie & i'm addicted to pretty patterned ribbons" . . . anyway, they have come up a treat on these Japanese thick fabric coin purses. I try to make my products have a point of difference, be it the fabric, ribbon, a patchwork spin. It's amazing what a strip of ribbon & change of shape/ design can do for a product you've been making again & again for over 10 years!!
To make them sit nicely on display & look more inviting, i've filled little organza bags with marbles to pop inside bulk them out, as if they are filled with coins. Plus i've changed the shape to be an elongated semi circle so they sit nicely in the palm of your hand. See, it's the little details which keep things fresh & fun to make. No need for ribbon on the back, let the Retro Mummy fabrics do the talking.
So today was the day i came to replace our 'wedding gift' microwave. The Sharp Carousel wasn't going to make it to 13 years, sigh. I had it on my 'unexciting but potentially expensive' shopping list for a month & considering we only use it to heat peas & hot chocolate . . . a new microwave just wasn't a priority. Then for a reasonable $79 this lovely silver 34L microwave was spotted at Aldi today & was begging to warm up a hot chocolate for me tonight. Handy seeing i had just bought Curious Chocolatier powder yesterday from Shop Handmade & i only drink out of these Moyou cups (part style/ part diet) as they are neat & small. Again the little details. Premium hot chocolate in a beautiful cup which sits so cosy in your hands.