You're going to have to settle for sewing-related posts.
You might remember the JJ Blouse I made.
I have come to realize that I'm not scared of buttonholes on a blouse, I just hate doing them. It's a cross-garment hate. I hate doing buttonholes (I started typing "buttholes" there for a sec!) when I'm knitting sweaters too.
On my JJ Blouse I used pearl snaps.
Have I mentioned how much I love that blouse? I ironed the collar down and it's really cute. I wear it at least once a week.
I want to make another one.
But I didn't have the right color snaps. I haven't been able to find snaps anywhere except online. And online the only ones I've found in the right size for my snap setter (size 16, as if you care) have been at Cowgirl Snaps on Etsy.
Using some of my birthday funds (because Dr. Mad Scientist still hasn't gotten a paycheck yet!) I bought a custom bag of 48 snaps. You get to mix and match your colors. I ordered 5 of a few different colors I could see myself wearing shirts out of.
A few days later my fat little envelope o'snaps came in the mail.
I opened it up and thought to myself, "Hm, I don't remember ordering some of these colors."
Sure enough, she had sent me the other type of 48 snap sampler package--the 2 of every color package.
Now if I hadn't been wanting to make another JJ Blouse with snaps, this would have been a fine mix up. But I want my snaps to match!
I jotted off a quick email to Cowgirl Snaps alerting them to the situation and offered to send back the 2-color-of-each sampler pack.
Within a day she had written me back apologetic for the mix up and said she'd get my right order right out the door and I could keep the 2-color-sampler pack!
Someday I'll take the time to take nice pictures of stuff!
To conclude--two thumbs up for Cowgirl Snaps! Lovely snaps and even better customer service!
And I don't have to make