Friday, April 25, 2008 this is why..

Some people may or may not know that I collect things.. lots of things.. several different types of things. And I'm often asked why. Why not just collect one thing? Jeff collects airplanes, that's it. I, on the other hand, have sooooo many. And I guess it's time I explain why. By the way, these are in no particular order.. I'm very adamant and loving towards every single one of my collections, whether big or small!

*Cupcake stuff: I love cupcake stuff because when I worked at a bakery, that's what they called me, "Cupcake." I could whip out cupcakes like no one's business. When a holiday was coming up, and we had to have 2000 cupcakes done a day (yes, a day!) I was the one that did them, and I loved every single minute of it. The ladies were older, and this was a very loving and endearing nickname. They actually started my collection for me!

*Alice in Wonderland: She has been my favorite Disney character since I could remember watching movies. I used to dress up like her all the time (and I still do, every Halloween!) I loved the silliness and fantasy-appeal of Wonderland, and the Cheshire Cat is just adorable :)

*Koalas: They are just simply the cutest animal EVER! So fuzzy and cuddly and.. I mean, c'mon.. just look at one and tell me it isn't adorable!

*Tigger stuff: My obsession with Tigger started when I stole a stuffed Tigger from my brother's pile of gifts from Santa when I was 6. He was only a month old, he never knew! I still have that Tigger at least. Then sometime later I got the nickname Tiggs. Which was later added to Haya (what my brother and sister called me when they were little, because they couldn't say Harley!) and now I'm known on most message board as HayaTiggs :)

*Sand: This is probably my wackiest collection :) It started when a friend of mine was going to Arizona to look at a college. I said, "Bring me something back!" He said, "Like what?" And I said, "I dunno, what do they have there, sand?" And sure enough he did. Now I collect it from all over the world. I even have some from the top of the Moon Temple in Mexico! The ultimate sand that I have to get before I die though, is Australian sand.. goes back to the koalas :)

*Bottles and Boxes: I dunno why, the bottles probably because that's what I put my sand in.. otherwise, there's no reason for it. I just love boxes and bottles.

There you have it. Sorry it was long, but what can I say? I'm a collector :)


  1. Okay you need to post some photos of your Koala and Sand collections, then email me (philippa at limetart dot com) your postal address.

    I'm in Australia, so I'll see what I can do :)

  2. I am a collector also. It drives my husband crazy.