Well, I promised that I'd show you the treats that I've bought from Folksy this month and here they are! The leather cuff was my pay day purchase and is made by Beautiful Skin. At first I worried that it was a bit small but on wearing it has softened to a buttery texture and it smells divine, like new ballet shoes. I have read that the sense of smell is the most strongly linked to memory and I can certainly believe it. The smell after the sweep has been, blackcurrant jam boiling, giblets being cooked for the dog, Ysatis all shoot me back to the house where I grew up with a force that would make your cheeks wobble! New ballet shoes are a good smell, so the beautiful cuff, and it's aroma are making me very happy indeed!
Secondly I have purchased these vintage buttons from Noodlebubble. I was thinking they might get used in the button jewelery swap but I have found something else for that so these elegant little chaps are staying with me. I am picturing a cuff studded with these, maybe against a peach silk, a little redolent of a slip, perhaps that lace sent by Wanda will find a new home?
Apart from sending such gorgeous buttons Noodlebubble is one of the most outstandingly friendly Folksy sellers that I have had the pleasure to meet. I don't know how you are feeling at the moment, how the change of season has affected you but I seem to have been consumed with melancholy. I feel a gentle little sadness and it is confusing me, I am trying to be gentle with myself, trusting that it will pass. It doesn't scare me exactly but it does make me feel at odds with the rest of humanity. There is so much change here at the moment and I am a creature who appreciates stability and security. Do look after yourselves and I trust that I will soon be back to my usual robust, jolly self. xx
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