Friday, August 15, 2008

You know you want one too!

I stopped in JoAnn's this week for a few supplies.and took a few extra minutes to walk down a few isles I never spend time in. This past week they restocked their organization section and my eyes were immediately drawn to this basket.
Upon closer inspection I realized this basket was made out of woven recycled newspapers! Japanese newspapers no less! How cool is that?! And it was 50% off. I had been looking for something to hold my patterns. Originally I thought I would make a fabric basket, but this is so much better. The bottom is just a tad too narrow to hold magazines. (Which is too bad because my Japanese crafting magazine would have matched!)
And I want to share something really odd with you. But its OK because your all my friends right? This week I had a freckle fall off my face. You heard me. For as long as I can remember I had a freckle right on the tip of my nose. When I got back from Panama I noticed it had gotten a lot darker. A few days later my nose was itchy and I checked it out in the mirror. One more finger scratch and I watched this freckle fall off my face and gently float to the bathroom floor. Isn't that the oddest thing you have ever heard? I wouldn't have believed it if it didn't happen to me.


  1. That is such a cute basket! That's why JoAnn's is great - you never know what you'll find! And the freckle story is crazy! On your nose too! Did anyone notice? I had that happen to a little tiny one on my arm once...not so sure if it's a good thing, but it is certainly weird none the less.

  2. Never ever would my JAF have something that cool. I'd bet my life on it.
    The freckle thing is weird. But cool weird.

  3. Ok, now I am riding my bike to JoAnns this weekend to see if they have a basket like that...too cool!

  4. couldn't you place your magazines in the basket the other way (though it would hold fewer of them), or is it still too small? the basket is adorable, btw.

    and I never ever ever would have guessed that you could lose a freckle. ;)

  5. Love that cool basket! Fantastic. You are the first person I've ever heard of that lost a freckle--call Ripley's!! *snort* lol That is too funny!
    Smiles, Karen

  6. That freckle fact is so weird, yet cool. I am now holding out hope that, if I scratch it hard enough, my cellulite will just fall off my thighs and float gently to (oh hell, splatter loudly on) the floor.

  7. I LOVE the basket!
    The freckle thing is very interesting indeed.

  8. I saw those baskets at JoAnn too, I didn't realize they were Japanese newspapers. That's so cool! Unfortunately, I'd need about 6 to hold my patterns. I'll have to stick to the cardboard pattern boxes for now.

    I've never heard of a freckle falling off. Maybe you can be on TV or something.

  9. That basket is awesome!!!

    And that IS a strange thing to happen - losing a freckle. Who'd have thought?

    : }

  10. Cool basket! :D
    But I think the writing is Chinese not Japanese.. maybe I'm mistaken..


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