The toughest part of Christmas gift shopping is not just buying loads of stuff for yourself, but sometimes it can be hard to resist. Here’s a few things I picked up pre- and post-Christmas, including these amazing new space-themed mt tapes from Little Happy Things on Etsy. How will I ever bear to use them?
I haven’t had much charity shop luck lately, despite Helensburgh having tons of them, but this week has been great! I found this wooden kokeshi doll for £1 – she’s missing a bow or something on top but still cute, and she’s already making friends with my Momijis.
There was also a record player unit in the same shop that I needed to have a think about. I decided I really did want it and luckily it was still there a few days later. I did have to push it home four blocks in a blizzard but it was worth it. I’ve barely used my record player since I moved and being able to put it in the studio with some of my favourite records will be much better. I might paint it sometime, as it’s a very orange wood.
I love a good Rocket Dog sale since they’re the only shoes I wear these days. These cute pink Japanese patterned trainers caught my eye so I snapped them up, even though they won’t be practical footwear for a while yet.
I didn’t end up buying anything from the Boden wishlist I posted, but instead got this jumper. I’m really glad I did, as it’s perfect. It’s just the right size and nicely cosy without being too warm and heavy. That little pop of yellow inside is such a nice touch too. I got the apple skirt before Christmas and it’s super comfy with pockets! I haven’t actually worn it that much though as the only warm pair of tights I own have fox heads all over them (a bargain from Primark), a combination that might be a bit much for Helensburgh.
I also picked up a couple of t-shirts in a Threadless sale, which turned out to be by the same designer. The t-shirts seem to be way better quality than they used to be and are holding up really well, so I might have to get some more. There’s a really cute fox pattern one too.
And finally, bunny socks! Well done M&S.