It's far from perfect. I learned a lot. I had a very heavy linen waxed thread for book binding on hand. I used that, and I really think it was too heavy. I believe, because I used vintage papers which were dry and brittle, the binding has split down the middle of one signature.
|My binding threads on the signatures a just a tad crooked. ;o)|
|The piece of sari silk I used for the tie is already getting thin ... The material is too delicate. I will probably add more material to the tie to reinforce it.|
|I actually bound it backwards. The flap should be at the back. It doesn't matter really, although it feels a little awkward this way.|
Speaking of Faery God Mothers ... I have my own personal one. She lives in the states, an no one suspects. When Carolyn called to thank me for the earrings, she asked me if I would like a paper trimmer as she was getting another one. I was so delighted. I had bought a very bad facsimile here which wobbled and cut crooked. To top it off it is in cm and mm, I think in inches! So we had a problema. Today the box came. It was a little large and a little heavy for 'just' a paper trimmer.
Christmas at my house today. My stash took one giant leap forward. Even a dear friend of Carolyn's who was cleaning out her stash sent a gorgeous box of rubber stamps. I can't tell you how happy I am ... like a kid really! These things, none of them, exist in this country. Let me share my box of delights with you.
|This entire box is from Carolyn's friend. THANK YOU so much! You can't imagine what you have done for me.|
|OOOooo, this looks really yummy.|
|Feast your eyes on this entire set of background stamps.|
|.. and this box of never been used treasures. Can't wait to try them.|
|This absolutely exquisite gift, hand made by Carolyn.|
|Beautiful executed note cards. I love LoVe, LOVE, them, Carolyn. You could not buy something this lovely anywhere these days.|
|corks for the cork board I am in the process of making, an entire bag of hand cut collage items, napkins for background and an entire set of rubber stamp corners.|
|HUGE stack of paper, wall paper and fabric samples. YUM.|
|And finally, the thing I had been expecting, wrapped at the bottom of the box. My paper trimmer.|
You are a generous and deal soul, Carolyn! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
So let's rejoice in the art of giving and soak in the good feeling that comes from the simple, beautiful act of giving away.
And ... let's rejoice in the pure joy of receiving with love, the generosity which is given with such a loving heart. Thank you, Carolyn.