Sassy Fran

These earrings are definitely a new favorite. Neko Atsume, Japanese for Cat Collector, is a popular app game to make the crazy cat lady (or gentleman) virtual.

The game is focused around your virtual backyard. You get some cat toys, set out some food, and wait for the cats to come over. Yes, that’s essentially the premise to the game. Usually, the first cat to show up is Snowball, a solid white cat. 

However, which cats show up depends on the combination of cat toys, cat beds, and food. If you happen to get a cardboard cafe, then you’ll be blessed with the appearance of a unique cat named Sassy Fran. She’s a calico cat dressed in a maid’s outfit. And yes, her personality is sassy. 

I loved these earrings so much, I had to get another well-known cat, Tubbs. He’s a solid, white cat who is so completely fat, he looks like he swallowed a few cat toys. In fact, food remnants are seen on his fur. 

These earrings are both “sassy” and sweet, certain to serve up a smile among your fellow cat friends. To get your own, go to BringinCraftyBackCo’s page on Etsy. They sell more than just Sassy Fran and Tubbs!



Hand-me-down Snowmen

I love the holidays. Especially when older relatives decide that they are getting tired of wearing their dangly earring and gift them to you! Not only are they thoughtful, but they know what I like. 

An older style version of Frosty is always fashionable!

Snowmen are especially nice because “snowman season” doesn’t end when the rest of the holidays do. Snow still falls and it’s still Winter, so I wear my snowmen earrings well into January. 

And remember, everything comes back into style eventually. And then it’s retro. 😉 

Earrings as Souvenirs

I think probably my favorite thing about earrings is that they make a uniquely fun, wearable souvenir that will last for decades. 

I always hate when I go somewhere and I just can’t find a good trinket to remember my trip by. Lots of individuals tell me that it should just be about the memories and not to just throw away money on items, but earrings are different. 

I look at them and I remember the fun times. Even more than looking at them, I wear them! Because, why not? Why get something that will collect dust when I could just as well flaunt my souvenirs, matching my shoes or other accessories?  

I have dozens of souvenir earrings that I absolutely love and am excited to share with everyone. 

The first set I want to share is these beauties I picked up at the Shoshone – Bannock Reservation in Idaho. They have a small tribal museum at Fort Hall that is worth the stop. Inside their gift shop they sell local beadwork, like the pair I nabbed. 

The purple, white and gray beaded hearts I purchased in Idaho.