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Looking for brilliant stocking stuffers? Love Swiss Miss‘s taste? Both? Great! Tattly is for you. Perfect little packets of temporary tattoos selected by Swiss Miss. Excellent designs from, “Mama,” to a bike made of font bits, and new ones every week. Most, a pair for $5, shipping included. Get ’em while they’re damp!

Tattly from Made by Hand on Vimeo.

You know, for the kids


I came across this gorilla over the weekend and even though I have an inexplicable lack of enthusiasm for primates, I love him. I wish I’d had him when I was a kid and am seriously considering making up for that gap by buying him now.

Aside from his flexible limbs and hardwood solidity, my favorite thing about him is this candid photo of what he does when he’s alone with the housepets.

First Five


My collegemate Heather, posted this the other day on her Facebook page, and I think it’s brilliant, so I’m picking it up.

The first five (5) people to respond to this post* will get something made by me.

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations so please read carefully:

  1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make. What you get is what you get.
  2. What I create will be just for you.
  3. It’ll be done this year (2009).
  4. I will not give you any clue what it’s to be. It will be something made in the real world and not something cyber. It may be weird or beautiful.
  5. I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.
  6. In return, all you need to do is post this text into a note of your own and make 5 things for the first 5 to respond to your note. (If you want to put it up on Facebook, My Space, or your blog, whatever – just send me a link to somewhere.**)

*Click on “Add Your Comment” above this post. It won’t appear immediately on the site unless you’ve already registered as a commenter. Sorry about that one: I get a ton of spam, so I have to approve the comments before they post. But they all have timestamps, so I’ll know who came first!

**If you include a link to your site, I’ll post it. If you include a link to someplace private (like your super-secret lair under the sea), I’ll check it to see that your own 5 List is up but will omit it from your comment here. Everyone cool with that? Good.