Happy December! Do the 12 days of Christmas start now or what? Honestly, I don't know! Christmas starts right now for me, because I'm feeling quite festive this year (which means I'm really generous and gifty to myself).
Another present I recently bought for myself is an adorable hand-made makeup bag from Penelope-of-Inspired by Beauty's new e-boutique, Handmade by Penelope. She had introduced her well-made bags in a roundabout way, gifting bloggers lucky enough to swap with her with the little treasures. The stock is, as you'd expect, limited but fortunately I love the pattern I was able to order, Tanoshii (Fun) Patisserie:
I know this pattern might be cuteness-overload for some, but there are several more sophisticated or subtley cute fabric patterns as well. For me, as a crazy cupcake lady (thus far I've been able to keep cupcakes off this blog, but let me know if you'd like to see the extent of my cupcake possessions), the cupcake- and macaron-chowing colorful bears fit my personality and love of kawaii things :)
Penelope, generous and kind as she is, also sent a super-cute macaron charm as well <3 It wasn't listed with the makeup bag I chose, but maybe she saw my comments on her post and knew I really wanted one! I'm so happy with this little gift to myself, and I'd be happy to buy Penelope's little bags for my sister, mum, etc., but I don't want to buy out her whole inventory at once and leave you guys out in the cold!
Natasha of Ain't That Pretty wrote a nice review of Penelope's little bags as well, so do check that out. I seriously like even just looking at pictures of them - they are THAT cute!