Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
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Wishlist for the Wordsmith

For those folks who'd like to know what kind of holiday gifts would make me go SQUEE ...

My Amazon Books wishlist is up to date. Type in "Elizabeth Barrette" (there were two, last I checked; mine is the central Illinois entry).

Other good bets are things that don't matter if duplicated: 
Austrian crystal window prisms, suncatchers, stained glass, ornaments made of mirror bits, other sparklies
Stickers, lasercuts, or paper for scrapbooking
Things that glow in the dark

Unique things:
If you are a writer or artist and your work is not so widely available that I probably have it already, copies are most welcome. I love having things by people I know personally.

If you live far from Illinois, local arts or crafts are a good idea.

Tiny animals carved from semi-precious stone.

One or two 12x12" nonstick cookie sheets or baking trays with a shallow edge. That's the interior size of my oven racks, and the trays that came with are definitely not nonstick.

An oyster knife, which is a bluntish kitchen tool for prying things apart. I want something safe and effective for separating frozen hamburgers and the like.

From Looney Labs:

Martian Fluxx
The Computer individual Fluxx card
Small Pandora's Boxx

Jewelry -- necklaces are probably easiest.  I love colored semi-precious gemstones, Celtic knotwork, and Pagan motifs.  Also I am eagerly awaiting the collaborative jewelry that's supposed to appear for TalysMana.
EDIT 12/14/09: First TalysMana artifact is the viewer.
EDIT 12/15/09: Argh! Now this is limited edition version. Might or might not have an open edition later.

I have just one two scrapbooking border punches right now, one with little hearts in it and Elegance which is a scroll pattern. Fiskars is my favorite brand, with patterns like Boundary Waters, Leaf, and Lace.  I'm also hankering after the EK Moon & Stars, Alpine Trail, Candles, or Snowflake border punches.

From the Particle Zoo, so far I have Dark Matter and I am most interested in adding a Strange Quark, a Tachyon, and a Photon.

If you really want to spoil me, I covet some Cutco kitchen tools. (These are expensive five-star tools.) In order of preference, I want the ice cream scoop, the vegetable peeler, the 2 3/4" paring knife, and the 4" paring knife. The peeler and paring knives are actually available as a "Deluxe Peel n' Pare Pack" which would be beyond awesome. I would prefer the pearl handle color, but classic is fine if that's what you can find.

General parameters:
I think homemade gifts are cool.
I think gift cards are cool. (Favorite bookstores include Borders and Barnes & Noble. Favorite craft stores are Michael's and Hobby Lobby.)
I strongly prefer paper books to electronic books, but will resort to reading ebooks if something really cool lacks a hardcopy edition.

My t-shirt size is Large.
My favorite color is blue, but I like most bright colors, and black. I hate pink.
Tags: holiday, personal

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