Okay, let’s do this, finally. I just want to recommend some of the awesome things I was gifted. Above is my actual Christmas Day haul (along with my Zoku). Most used – my lovely Muji touchscreen gloves. They’re not too warm, which is good as my hands overheat really easily, and the touchscreen pads work great (except when I keep expecting the fingerprint unlock to work, somehow). I have since thrown out every other pair of gloves I own. I did keep my pom pom mittens for snowmageddon situations.
My Piao tea infuser is also getting a lot of use – it’s basically a large glass beaker with a handle and then a bit that goes on the top where you put your loose tea and water. You leave it however long and then push a button and all the tea goes into the bottom. It works so much better than the other infusers I’ve used and it only makes a little bit at a time so it’s great for green tea – you can use the same tea leaves twice very quickly and have a whole mug. The teapot keeps it warm for quite a while, but I usually end up pouring it all into a normal mug and then borrowing the lid, which fits a mug too.
I got lots of cute Paperchase stuff, particularly the bunny USB stick keyring. I have it sitting on a shelf with other cute things and no-one would ever think it had files stored on it! Which is doesn’t actually, because I haven’t had a reason to use it yet. But at least it looks cute in the meantime.
I got this teeny tiny Le Creuset ramekin from my mum! It’s oven safe and everything, but I’m not sure what I could cook in it. It’s so adorable though so I’m thinking it might be good on the counter filled with fancy salt.
And then I got this pile of awesome from Claire! Lots of bunnies and books – she knows me well. I read Hyperbole and a Half immediately and it’s as good as the blog ever was. I love that fox light too, and the handmade cloud!
Also a ceramic bear by Julia Smith. He’s so cute and tactile! We know Julia from the Craft Mafia days and she makes lovely things – check out her shop. This guy is guarding my books for now. I think that was about it – sorry this took forever. Thanks everyone who gave me gifts!