This comes from an Etsy shop, The Fox and Posy. I’ve been reading about the hobbyhorse trend, coming from Finland. I love finding unusual hobbies like this. So far I can’t find much about this, in English. But, it could grow quickly. Not only does this get young women out there being physical and just being out of doors, but they can make their own hobbyhorse and learn sewing and a little engineering too.
I will see what else I can find. I’ve started a category for it at Curlie, not public yet. Its going to take some time and digging to find listings. But, its not hard to find people making hobbyhorses. I like the idea of a dragon hobbyhorse, I’m not a horse woman in particular.
It’s one of those things you sort of thing about but forget later. Your hand, the one up on your desk, clicking the mouse. That hand sometimes gets cold. I think being up higher than your elbow, the blood doesn’t flow as well to the ends of those fingers. So, that hand is cold and your other hand is warm, or at least room temperature.
So here is a solution to cold hand mouse: the USB mouse pad warmer.
Inside the mouse pad, under your hand, is a plate which warms up. Your hand goes into the pocket, with your mouse. The mouse cord pokes through the other end to plug into your computer.
Does it work with a wireless mouse? I’m not sure. I thought I would get one for my Mom. But, shop around if you want one. Prices vary from under $10 to over $50, on Amazon. eBay had the same looking mouse pads for much less.
You can also make your own. The heated plate with a USB cord can be bought for about $10 (more or less) and then all you really need is something to wrap around your hand and the warming plate. Make a pocket for the plate and another for your hand, in case the plate gets too warm or doesn’t react well to moisture from your warm hands.
A red beaded maple leaf ornament from Hudson’s Bay is my only new ornament this year. At least that’s the plan. If I ever do find those Irish snowmen (a set of three each playing an instrument) that will be a different story. But, this shiny maple leaf should be pretty on the tree.
Shipping makes it too expensive to buy. But, I almost did.
Etsy shop, mylavaliere