Tuesday, June 10, 2008
It's not really a secret amongst my friends and family that I have a pretty intense paper and sticker obsession. Whether it was Alice recommending I buy a sticker-making machine (Done and done. That one was a life changer!) or Darien helping me lug about 12 vintage atlases from a book fair (not un-heavy, those things!). Most of my friends receive letters in the mail that must look like they've been sent by a twelve year old - usually kawaii Japanese stationery covered in stickers and labels. I am always enthusiastic about paper and its many iterations.
This struck me yesterday, when in a weak moment of procrastination I looked at my perpetually full Amazon cart and for a moment, felt nothing at spending, ahem, a lot of money, on about 400+ stickers and labels all from the delectable Cavallini. (The stickers come in tins! Two obsessions collide in the one item!) I haven't purchased yet, as I had a guilt attack and quickly closed the Amazon window. My new bargain with myself is that I will buy some of the stickers a) once I've got some more work done and b) when I have donated to Kiva.
Is there something you collect or covet and don't think about the price? Share it here and tell me how you bargain with yourself!