One of the best things about ordering something from an artisan or crafter is that – because it’s being made for you – you have to wait for it. It’s the opposite of instant gratification – anticipation builds and impatience must be tempered. When the object of desire finally arrives, it’s like getting an extra Christmas by special delivery.
Annie Olsen of Sirius Stitching makes accessories for geek domesticity. Behold the fabulous Ultracosy now protecting my teapot from alien monster chills.