Well, it all started when I accidentally snapped the handle off of my smiley face mug. I had picked up that mug secondhand (probably for mere change) and it reminded me of my Grandpa Surdyk. There wasn’t a chance I’d come across another so easily, so I turned to Ebay. Turns out there were tons of them, but I have a short attention span. Next thing I know I was searching for gnomes, that was when I came across this beauty. It’s a 1979 Unieboek gnome mug and I fell in love. I jumped into the auction in the absolute last minute and snipe attacked, winning the mug for only $1 more than asking price. It arrived today. The gnome is perfect, but I’m equally smitten with the white trunk-like mug body. Now, if I can just keep from snapping off this handle.
So, while I celebrate “winning” this mug, let me share with you a few other celebrations:
Thing-a-Day 2011 is coming up February First. It’s my fourth year participating. It’s always a lot of fun, I get really inspired and I always meet new creative people. Sign ups are open now until the First. Remember, your daily thing can be as big or as little as you want. Bake a new meal, knit a hat, sketch a doodle, or anything in between.
Tiffany Teske was published in one of my favorite magazines, Cloth, Paper and Scissors. I’m so excited for her. This is actually a goal of mine as well – to get printed in that magazine, but first I’d have to contribute ;) Read about Tiffany’s contribution here.