Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto. I'm totally dating myself, aren't I?
I hit up the local Japanese dollar store (only it's a $1.50 store, really), Daiso yesterday. I wanted to get some small cupcake holders and just browse. It's a cheap thrill, what can I say.
For $13.99 I got two Good Luck beckoning handkerchiefs (although I always thought the cat was a Chinese symbol...), two little packets of cards (to be used as scratch paper), food cup holders (to be used as decorative cupcake holders), a bento box (that I will likely never use as intended since I don't go anywhere for lunch - so I'm thinking little, portable sewing kit), a wicker basket (that I painted white - more on that in a second) and a packet of strawberry chews not pictured because I ate them already.
I don't know what it is about Japanese products that is so appealing. Because everything is so cheerfully decorated?
I bought the wicker basket to use as a bread basket. Man is painting wicker a pain. My hat is off to anyone that has painted anything bigger than a bread basket - like furniture. I suppose it is probably more efficient to spray paint it. I used an ENTIRE craft size bottle of paint on that little basket. And it still needs another coat.
Finally something to use my bread basket liners in.
Since Daiso is right near JoAnns I popped in for some floss. I've been craving pale, delicate colors. I don't have a project in mind yet but I'm thinking monograms. Loopy, florally monograms.