I am both glad and sad that Shepherds Falkiners has moved. Sad because I can no longer browse their lovely store in my lunch hour, or wander down to buy more book binding supplies. Glad because it stops me buying yet more paper.
I am resigned to online window shopping and trying to think up an excuse to buy some of the following:
Oh. But I actually think I do need some of this French waxed paper for covering my notebooks:
I do not think there’ll ever be a time when I don’t want most key-related things I see. I think I can trace my love affair with keys back to Clarks Princess shoes. I would totally still wear them now. Remember the advert?
With just 4 weeks to go before the trip to Florida, I thought it may be a good idea to do a little window shopping before we head to Michaels. Otherwise we might be there all day. We probably still will be there all day.
Check out these thingumys for jewellery making fun. I think this is kind of like their Steampunk. I’m going to smoosh everything together and invent Steampunk Chic.
There’s also a huuuuge cakey bakey section, with all sorts of stuff that I’m pretty sure I will need. Turn store bought cookies into candy-coated treats? Yes please!
A Topping Tornado? Are you sure that’s safe for kids? I’d better get one and test it out.I have barely touched on the awesomeness that awaits us all. I. Cannot. Wait.
I know, I know; I’ve done one of these posts about cookie cutters already; it would seem I’m always lusting after them. But, oh, Williams-Sonoma, yours are too wonderful not to bring to people’s attention.
The Star Wars Heroes & Villains set I have already. They are AWESOME, if a little pesky to ice. But I just discovered yet more excitement.
Star Wars Vehicles!
SPIDER MAN COMIC BOOK!!
In two months time team Craft Fantastic will be heading to Florida, where there is an actual Williams-Sonoma shop, and we CANNOT WAIT.
Holly Cupcakes has to be one of the cutest cake supply sites I’ve come across. Not only can you buy all the usuals from here, such as cupcake cases, baking equipment and that all important edible glitter, Holly Cupcakes also offers a brilliant range of edible cake decorations.
Surely I need some Fairy Princess ones? This one needs to be on my cupcakes!
Everything just looks so very pretty- and cupcakes were made to be pretty. Well, that and to taste good, of course. There are also these delightful cupcake decorating kits, of which my favourite is the pirate one. Or the dinosaur. No- pirate. You get a recipe, cases, glitter and edible deocrations, all in a lovely box.
‘Lego Bricks And Paper’ is all I needed to read on the Muji website for me to be intrigued. Basically, I think you get a special puncher thing and punch holes in the paper, then Lego brick it up…
Cool, huh? You can pick up a Christmas one for £19. I love.
I pretty much love everything in Muji; it’s all so simple. The toys are plain, delightful wooden affairs. Among my favourites are the horses merry-go-round and these slightly disturbing animal puzzles, which teach children the food chain… by showing different animals inside each other, according to what eats what.
Whatever, they’re simple, colourful, fun and have a lovely homemade feel!
No room for a Christmas tree? Reluctant to opt for an artificial one? How about this wooden one from Muji?Completely festive, completely reusable- and you can hang the decorations where you like, meaning you can still feel like you’re decorating and personalising your tree. Winner.
Tea and chocolates alike come in different flavours: Orange Blossom, Natural Jasmine, Mulled Spice, Rose and Natural Lavender. They sound delicious and also look pretty too, don’t you think? I may have to dabble in edible petals for my truffles, methinks. I’m fairly sure I saw edible rose petals and the like last time I was in St Giles Cheese (seriously awesome shop in Northampton).
The Twinings floral teas also happen to come in super pretty tins. Pretty pretty. I think that may be the word of the week! Check out the Mulled Spice tin to get you in the Christmas spirit (oh come on, it’s practically November now. Totally allowed).