It was a very good year in The Art of Doing Stuff household for presents.
Some years seem to be banner years in terms of getting gifts, don’t they? Not that you get more. They’re just BETTER.
Conversely, there are other years that you have to screw your mouth into what you hope resembles a smile as you graciously accept what appears to be either a sweater of questionable taste … or a monkey.
This year I’ve gathered up a few of the non-primate gifts I got that I think you’ll like too.
You cannot have them. This is a show and tell, not an offering so back off.
Actually, I take that back. I’ll link to the items so you can buy them for yourself if you so choose. Just so it’s clear though, these ones here are MINE.
My sister got me this little adapter for my tripod so I can use it to hold my iPhone for making videos. It works GREAT! Four cleavers!
You can buy it on Amazon for $12 US.
I got the antique reproduction berry spoon from Betty …
and the marrow spoon from my sister (the one who only watches black and white movies)
Marrow spoon by ASL Pewter
Berry spoon by ASL Pewter
I’ve had my eye on these for a while, but never mentioned it to anyone, so it came as a complete shock to get one for Christmas. My sister got this cast porcelain mason jar at the best gift buying places in the WORLD. The One of a Kind Craft show.
The mason jars are made by Ontario born but Vancouver based artist, Claire Madill of heyday design.
Her porcelain mason jars range from $36 to $85.
Smartouch gloves so you can use your touch screen phone without taking your gloves off! Mine are by Isotoner, but I found similarly styled ones by Pratt & Hart on Amazon.
Toolbox cookie cutters! I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love these.
You can buy the whole kit with hammer, pliers, a saw and more on Amazon.
Killer Magnets. Dagger, Cleaver, Ax. GREAT!
You can get them for $8 here on Amazon. They were from my sortta Secret Santa.
And as you can see I have left the most magnificent to last.
My niece had my website logo printed on 2 yards of organic cotton fabric from SpoonFlower.
But it gets even better. Before giving the fabric to me, she had my other sister (the one with the pink suede toolbelt) sew it into …
… PAJAMAS FOR ME!!!!
Not a clunker in sight. Or a monkey.
note from the author – I love monkeys. I just don’t like gifts that throw feces at me.