Tuesday, September 23, 2008

loser

Far East Garden Necklace

I know a couple, and I won't name names here for embarrassment sake, who had their tub refinished. A man came to their house and spent a couple of days in their bathroom. A few days later, the wife went looking for her jewelry. She couldn't find it. After an extensive search of the house, the husband and wife came to the conclusion that the tub repairman must have taken it. They called up the company and made their accusations. Later that day, the wife found her jewelry tucked under the mattress in the guest bedroom where she had put it for safe keeping some time before. They called the tub company and made their apology and also mentioned that the tub needed a little more work. They spent a very uncomfortable day avoiding the tub man when he came back out to their house. I know this story sounds like something I'd do, but I promise I wasn't me.

A little while ago I bought a new jewelry torch. It sat in my studio for a while because I never got around to having the tanks filled. A couple of weekends ago, I finally got some oxygen and gas and was ready to fire up the torch. BUT- it has gone missing. The entire torch, gauges, tubes, you name it. GONE. I really, really want to accuse someone of taking it, but really, if you were going to steal something, I'm kind of doubtful it would be a torch. I just don't think there are that many robber/jewelry makers running around.

If you have read my blog for a while you will know how I feel about loosing things. As of right now, there are three things in my life that are completely lost. A torch, a set of Japanese prints and a small bag of silver necklaces. My life would be so complete if only I could find these things. If you feel so compelled to come over to my house and search for a while, I'd be grateful.

I recently meet a girl who is doing her part in the world to keep people like me (the ones who continually loose things) sane. She makes key fobs. They are super cute and bright which makes finding your keys easier. Corri is a college student who is making and selling her wears on Etsy. She has a ton of different designs in her shop and she sells her fobs for only $5.75. If you are a key loser like me, definitely check out her work. It's always great to help out a student!

Also, Corri has been kind enough to donate her most popular fob as a give away. If you leave a comment, your name will go in the drawing. A winner will be selected on Thursday morning.

Win this key fob! Leave a comment!

24 comments:

irenedesign said...

I just realized several days ago that I have no clue where two necklaces are. Both are very special and not cheap-o or easily replaced! I just got the sinking in my gut when I realized it. I hate losing things as well(and I wouldn't mind a key fob to help out with that!)

Heathen's Hearth said...

Aw, that's really cute. My business partner could use it. She loses everything...

Leslie said...

once, when i was 6, i accused this boy at church of stealing my barbie's head. my dad and his dad almost came to blows over it. and it was under the piano the whole time. i hated that feeling of wrongfully accusing someone!!

and i love that fob.

and your new necklace!!

naphtali said...

Hi!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :) I agree...we DO think alike! So, yes - let's be friends. Lovely blog. I'll be back!

Amy T. said...

Are you sure the boy didn't use it as a toy and leave it with his things? What about the Mr., did he borrow it and forget to put it back? I too tend to think someone else is always responsible for my missing things...unforunately, time (mostly) proves me wrong. Darnit-

Claire, said...

I'm sorry to hear about the uncertainty of what happen. I got an email from my mother sept 5 in it she told me my Dad sent my 14 year old a letter and 100 bucks cash.
Here it is 23 sept, do I go accuse my mailman?... I'm dying to go out there, mailboxes are down the road, and say please just put the money in my box tomorrow no worries.
But how can I when I just don't really know.
Assume, makes an ass out of u and me.
I already made an ass out of myself once this week don't want to again. I hate the feeling.
Hate the feeling of loss too.

Jennifer said...

The fob is really cute but does it beep at you from another room when you really can't find your keys? That's what I really need since my toddler absconds with mine on a regular basis! I am still missing, 1 Mikimoto pearl stud earring, a gold Seiko watch my dad gave me for my 21st birthday, and an exceptionally cute pair of 1 week old Gymboree sandals of Griff's that I may have left on top of my car and driving off forgetting. I hate losing things!

Cate said...

Gotta love college students doing everything they can to get through! :) I tried making my own handmade stationary for awhile, but nobody bought them...so kudos to her for being successful! I love the green and pink.

lainakay said...

Cute key fob! Do I really get a chance to win just for stopping to say thanks for your nice comment on my blog!? Sorry if I seem ungrateful in my post, I do realize there are many who would love to be unexpectedly expecting. I'm just a bit of a planner and a control freak, gotta let go and just enjoy the ride.

Beautiful things, by the way. And such a pretty blog!

Thanks again for saying 'hi!'

RedefinedPossibilities said...

Count me in for not wanting to lose anything too. Though with this move, strangely - I have found everything - it is now a challenge to find a home for it all!

Jen said...

Cute! I would love to have that!

Thanks for visiting my blog, and yes I am LDS....look me up when you come to Sedona next week!

-10oneworld on etsy

TheresaJ said...

What a horrible story -- the poor guy! Sorry you can't find your torch and the other items. Hopefully they will turn up.

I was once wrongfully accused of taking money off of a neighbor's dresser. I was invited over to play with her niece who was visiting from out of state. It was either the neice, or she just forgot where she put it as she and her husband were both hopeless alcholics. Anyway, they called my Mom and I over, accused me, and my Mom defended me. However, the neighbors didn't believe me and never invited me back over again. I have never gotten over being called, and thought of as, a thief. I had no way to prove I didn't take it. It was really awful.

Anyway, as I lose my keys all the time, I would most certainly love to be entered into the contest.

Thanks a bunch!

just one more thing said...

Yep, I'm a loser. Put my name in. Tami

ccswch said...

I'm constantly losing my keys, I even went to far as to add a clip so I could attach them to my cell phone, that way I can call my phone and follow the ringing to find them.

Shelley said...

ME NEED KEY FOB, UGGGGH!

mrs. r said...

i need it.

let's just say there is this one-year old at my house that has turned into somewhat if a kleptomaniac with his own unique system of organization which usually includes some sort of nook or cranny like an air conditioning vent.

you get the idea.

Lindsay said...

I love it! The fabric combination is darling.

Becky said...

Losing things stinks. I lost a really nice charm bracelet that my mom had given me. :(
I really like Corri's key fobs!

BlackLOG said...

I'm going to leave a comment but I want it understood that on no account am I to win the Key Fob. It's not that it's not a good idea, it's not that I don't lose things, (I do on a frequent basis, a quick check of the fridge or where ever else I have visited in the past couple of hours is normally enough to find my keys). It's just not very masculine.

jenny hurst said...

My husband could use one of these. He is ALWAYS, asking, "have you seen my keys?" And with disgust, I say, "NO!!!""""" Can't he keep track of his own things???

Annie said...

how cute is this fob!

Start To Finish Supplies said...

Ohh, I have been wanting a key fob for a while! Please enter me in to the giveaway!!

katie[at]starttofinishsupplies.com

Mannie Vincent said...

I am so sorry about your torch!! Did you check under your guest room matress? haha jk! And, as I too, am a college student, I totally understand & support Corri! I hearted her shop (:

Allisa Jacobs said...

Just stumbled upon your blog & love it! Great cowboy boot photo!

I make key fobs as well, but this one is too cute. My little sister who just started college would love this, the style is much different than mine.
Thanks for the great giveaway!