the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Little brown bear

One of my favorite etsy shops is run by a woman named Kate who lives in Vancouver, and I’ve got a bit of an irrational obsession going on with her wonderful, hand-stitched animals. I’ve already bought several of the hand-stitched elephants (see here), and when she ran out of those I couldn’t resist this bear, which happened to be the last one of its kind. Right now she’s got a couple of bunnies and a whale in her shop, but she adds things all the time. The animals themselves are adorable, but what’s most amazing about them are the choice of fabrics, the fact that she makes them from her own original pattern, and the intricate stitching that makes them feel so unique. Having these nestled around me at my desk makes up for the fact that Jon won’t allow me to adopt a baby hippo.

Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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