Monday, December 8, 2008

It's the Thought That Counts Part 1, Under $55.

Gift ideas from the far reaches of my Safari tabs because sharing is caring. All under $55 in case you expected Lehman Brothers to have a better year than they it did.



Picnica Tote Bag by Eding:Post. Greener Grass Design. $55.


Sun Jar $45, Faline Lamp Base $19.99. Both Urban Outfitters.


Alex & Chloe Feather Pendant and Diamond Girl Pendant, both $48.


Jonathan Adler Utopia Lord/Lady mug. $24.


Karen Walker Fighter Jet and Small Fly Brooches. Creatures of Comfort. $26 ea.

On a less festive note.... I had a pretty bad accident yesterday and cut my hand in 2 places. I'll spare everyone the grossness and just say ... beware of hand blenders. I spent most of yesterday in the emergency room which is always a treat. When all this business heals I'll be fine but the really truly disappointing part of the whole thing is that for the next 2 weeks my hand will be in a cast and I do not have very good use of it which means that I probably won't have anything in my shop until after Christmas. The horror. I will still make a few attempts at sewing and possibly enlist some help. The most irritating part of this whole incident is that since my arrival back in NY about 10 days ago, I completely focused on setting up a makeshift studio while the rest of my things are being shipped via cargo container from Germany. I bought everything, a work table, sewing machine, serger and fabric. The Crosby Dress pieces have already been cut out and my new sewing machine arrived yesterday while I was in the hospital. The moral of the story is a) stay away from hand blenders and b) my shop update while happen later that I want it to but fashion is pain so maybe I will master sewing with one hand after all . Sowy ....

Left: My mangled left hand, Right: My new sewing machine.


Left: Don't I look totally thrilled for some reason? ... while waiting for the hand surgeon to arrive. My husband, who bought and iPhone about 5 minutes after we landed in NYC was good enough to document my little "incident" very throughly. He may have been live blogging it on his own blog. Why I am laughing? Obviously I am very excited about that awesome blue gown, total fierceness.
Right: The hand surgeon who is sort of the bomb and sewed up all that nasty stuff and reassembled my hand.

36 comments:

DUSKIN said...

that sucks! sorry!!!

i.d. said...

OMG how scary!!! I'm glad that you're okay, what a bummer you can't sew but if you're still able to blog that's encouraging!

deexdeexdreamer said...

omg poor you!! Its cool that you can literally laugh through the pain though, you doll.

Feel better,
xxx

AlicePleasance said...

Oh, so sad!!! I'm really sorry!
"Sort of the bomb" means the surgeon was handsome?? In that case...I noticed there are not so many handsome MD here!!

Other than that, The Sun Jar is one of my long time favorites :-)

Get well soon!!

chrrristine said...

so sorry about your hand!

I've only discovered your work on flickr this week, and I find it very beautiful and inspiring. I look forward to seeing more, hope you get well soon! Best wishes from London,
C.

Lola Is Beauty said...

oh my god, OUCH! Hope your hubby will also document him making you lots of cups of tea and buying you chocolate bars for your recuperation. x

qooza said...

Oh no! What is it with hand injuries these days? I had a friend visit me in Berlin two weeks ago and the same thing happened to her...so similar adventure, but in German. Hope you recover ok!

Pratishtha Durga said...

That. Is. So. Scray! It must be very painful. You are such a brave person! I hope your hand heals soon, and heals well. You take care of your hand, please, and don't worry too much about anything else.

maveri_ck<3 said...

i really like that blue bunny bag, it might just go onto my wishlist! and hope your hand gets better, by the way you look way too chic to be in a hospital haha- love the bright violet dress!

greenlaundry said...

i hope your hand heals well :}

bootleg said...

oh no! but honestly you look kind of goofy glamorous in that hospital gown!

take care,
l.

Pretty Little World said...

I'm so sorry for your mishap and I hope that you're feeling better soon!!

pigeon.toed said...

yowzah! i hope your hand heals soon!

my favorite thing on your list are the mugs. i love j adler. thanks for sharing!

Fashion Therapist said...

Sad! I hope you're feeling ok!

alyson. said...

oh my gosh Julie!! that's so awful!! I've always been slightly weary of food processors. I must say, you do look glamorous in that hospital gown. :)

pal shazar said...

hi julie,
you look so lovely! yes, a good husband is a beautiful thing but i do wish you sanity while trying to wash your hair...
sympathy and well wishes, pal shazar

hope505 said...

~ whoa! ~ h*o*p*e you feel better soon...!!

Sascha said...

That's awful! Maybe you can get your husband to set up your shop the way you want and then pay some fashion design student to sew for you?
In the meantime, enjoy the painkillers!

julia kirsten said...

wow~ take care and get some rest! what a crazy incident!

ZenadiaDesign said...

I hope you heal quickly!! Thanks for sharing these lovely Christmas gift ideas. =)

Tahda said...

oh, no! be careful with your little hands. They're important!

I hope it all heels fast. thank the hub for snapping these to share with us! I hate emergency rooms more than life! yuck.

GET WELL

PS: I love the fighter jet pin. so cute.

yulanda said...

Oh my goodness -- I hope your hand heals quickly and painlessly!

Well, on the plus side of your shop being restocked after Christmas -- I'll have money then to actually buy something :) Hopefully I'll make it to etsy before everything sells out!

Roberta Jane said...

Oh No! Take it easy and get well soon!

p.s. love the feather necklace!

Stephanie said...

I always KNEW there was a valid reason for my fear of blenders.

I'm so sorry to hear about your hand - i hope it heals lickety-split!

Tina said...

oh no! sorry about your poor hand, get well soon! :)

poeta fit, non nascitur said...

how awful! i recently had a little accident too. was cutting cloth and over-estimated the distance of my hand to the cloth. now i have a triangle shaped cut on my ring finger. you have to give the scissors credit. it's that sharp.

but then, it is nothing at all to the extent of yours! and at the holiday season too!

it's funny. in one post of yours, i was able to learn so much about you!

Talibonita said...

mcgoolipants! its funny how you laugh when the worst things happen to you! dare i remind you of our "faces of death" experience when we laughed through the horrible images! so i know that expression means you had the daylights scared out of you. you are so adorable and i hope you heal up quickly. good thing you had a plastic surgeon to sew you up!

Paris Tarts said...

OMGGGG how horrible! I'm sooo sorry. Hope ur better soon!

Tart

Alya said...

OMG that's so scary!! How did that happen??

Hope everything heals well :)

SOS! said...

the bambi lamp is so hip yet adorable, i love it!
and get well soon..

xx- LJ from SOS!

Anna Pope said...

Poor you, hope it feels well and fast!

That sun lamp is totally awesome!

Shen-Shen said...

Oh gosh, that sounds terribly painful :O

I hope everything goes all right with it!! And ahh I love that little bunny bag..

Vegan and Vintage said...

Oh no! that sucks! I would be so sad if I couldn't sew - especially this time of year.

Kitchen appliances are evil.

Hope you have a speedy recovery.

megan said...

That deer lamp is the best... your blog rocks btw! :D

megan / http://mallratcouture.blogspot.com

TPWP said...

Oh no!! That sounds so traumatic, poor thing!! I hope it heals super super fast. Enjoy the Holidays and welcome back!

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

sweet heart big big hug! im sorry to hear that! your poor girl.i hope your hand is in no pain!!
love the picnic bunny bag!
muah x
marian