I definitely have my moments of frivolous shopping :) But I really find myself smiling at times with how much I use these little handmade objects I've collected around me.
After water spotting a few too many areas of my desk, I thought it time to find a little tray to keep my strainer tidy. Enter MarciG:
My wee little fox coasters were showing some fraying around the edges so I went to the lovely Rose of Waterrose and asked her if she might be able to fashion me something in her style. She GRACIOUSLY gifted me her very first pair of these!
I've resolved to make more lists this year. I'm not sure if it's the pages she uses or the fact that it feels like an old book when I open it up but I'm having NO trouble sticking to my plan using my journal from TheFancyLamb :)
And finally, as a constant reminder of time and how quickly it can go by, my wee little westclox from AMRadio guides my days:
Hmmm... I may have to do a clothing/accessories version of this :) What are YOUR everyday Handmades??