For all of my travels and moving about, I am in some ways a creature of habit. I will only buy Kraft mayo and cheese slices. I always order Chicken Pad Thai at a Thai restaurant~ Thai hot please. I only wear Estee Lauder or Lancome cosmetics in spite of the pricetag. When something becomes a favorite I tend to stick with it.
In 1989 my favorite eyeshadow was from Lancome. Midnight bronze. Hello 80s, home of giant bottles of hairspray and painted faces. If I was out of a favorite cosmetic, I wore none at all. So you might understand my distress when the last time I tried to replace my Midnight Bronze I was told it was......wait for it............discontinued. As in gone. Permanently out of stock.
Say what? Shouldn't companies give some kind of warning? Like a telephone call, specifically to me, before ripping my heart out like that? Hello again 80s, angst filled teenage years.
I've almost forgiven Lancome, but 21 years later I still look for some semblance of that hue at the counter. Hope springs eternal. Thus far my favorite eyeshadow does not.
A few months ago I discovered a new favorite thing~ ceramic cabs from Erin of Every Heart Crafts. I was introduced to them when she and I were swap partners in the first Bead Soup Blog Party. This is what I made with the awesome dragonfly cab she sent.
Erin has since decided to change creative avenues, trading in ceramic work for motherhood, and I suppose since she is pregnant it's a really good idea. She'll make a great mom.
I'm going to miss her work, and I really appreciate her being upfront about its limited availability. Lancome should take a lesson, and you should go grab yourself a treasure before they all disappear. Of course I'm telling you this only after I've snagged some pieces for myself, because I may be part Phoebe but I'm also part Rachel.
Look for others in her shop.