In amongst my more predictable New Year's resolutions, such as losing weight, I've come across a much more appealing idea - buying handmade. The idea came while browsing through the fabulous Hippy Of Doom's Flickr photos - she mentions in the description of this photo (an image of a pendant by the equally fabulous All Those Threes) that her resolution for 2008 was "buying something handmade for myself every month". A far more enjoyable (and doable) resolution than the well-meaning yet unrealistic ones that involve denying oneself things. As Hippy herself says, "I highly recommend it as a resolution - I have SO much awesome stuff now!"
So I'm looking forward to a year of awesome stuff, starting with this beautiful print by Champignons. I've been coveting it for months and have finally, with a little bit of Christmas money, been able to buy it.
Things are better in threes though (or so my OCD tells me), so there's going to be a row of three framed prints, all on the theme of red shoes. This print, by Quite Contrary, should be appearing in my house next week, no doubt chanting "There's no place like home". Although I'd be somewhat worried if a print could talk.