Wow, the mail folks have been bringing wonderful things of late. Mandi and I are doing another swap, and her box arrived over the weekend. Isn’t this piece lovely? She made the lampworked beads. (She also made my beaded Crafty pen, which I’m still using to this day.)
And, Mandi makes hand-bound journals. I love this giraffe print so much! The binding, she tells me, is a “secret Belgian binding.” And it’s a super-cool binding – this book has no stiffness, and as you can see…
…Lays perfectly flat when it’s open. Awesome!
Oh – and she sent this cable sweater mug, which was the source of the swap. She posted about it on Twitter, and we got to chatting. So many good things happen as a result of Twitter.
Lain also sent me a copy of her book, Snippets. I reviewed it a while back, and was delighted by the cute design of the hard copy. Perfect little size! And I may begin lobbying for more craft books to have their own matching attached ribbon bookmark and elastic closure.
And, in an unrelated note, I had to share the fact that I finished a crochet project for once! This bear (which comes from Mr. Funky’s Super Crochet Wonderful) was for my favorite baby girl’s first birthday.
The pink yarn was reclaimed from a bag project that I now will officially never finish. :-)