02 December 2010
Send a little love to strangers around you
The other week I sent this to Pip. I have never met Pip because I feel if I did meet her I'd do the usual thing where I rant incoherently and hug inappropriately. And I would like her to not think I'm a strange person with a weird accent. Even though I probably am. It would be like the first time me and my friend Lucy met the Ink and Spindle girls and I stood awkwardly and patted the fabric and Lucy said "I want your life! If I didn't have a baby!" and it was all very odd. However, I did send Pip a gift, and I sent her a card telling her how much I love her blog, and how reading her blog really did sort of change my life. Sounds crazy, but it's true!
There isn't a hell of a lot of craftiness in my family and so I am an unnatural born knitter and have no innate nanna skills. So Pip really filled that gap in my life and I am really very grateful for that. She even inspired me to ask for a slow cooker for my wedding.
So why don't you go and send your favourite blogger a gift in the mail too. I personally think it's a great thing to do. But because everyone is very clever and I'm the last to catch on you are probably already doing that all the time.
PS: The image is from Pip's blog and the gift I sent her is a Figgjo candle stick holder or it may also be used as a flower vase I think
PPS: I recently found out that my great-grandmother was a dressmaker and hatmaker and had a store in a fancy street in Moscow until she had to flee because of the revolution. So I think I do have some innate craftiness! *high five*