Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Book of Shadows

This may be the best journal I will ever have. Paul found it for me in Dublin last week.
Appearances are deceiving in this case.
The book is made from slate and is quite heavy. It won't be the journal I pop into my purse so I can write and doodle in it at a cafe. I am looking for a great place in my studio to display it.

I love the leather binding. This is a stitch I would like to try on something else.

The detail compels you to run your fingers across the cover. The back is quite beautiful as well. I am tempted to try and make a mold from one of the roses. No rush. This journal is here for the long run.

Hope Saturday is good to you friends! These are my Crafty Blogger Links for the Week!

About Family Crafts
For some reason, kids and kitchens go together so why not invite your kids into the kitchen with you to craft. Sherri shares creative recipes to help you make your own home-made clay, colorful paint, bath and beauty products, and even creative snacks.

Aileen's Musings
There's no place like Aileen's Musings to get your very own freebie ruby slipper postcards to email to friends or family!

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi samples some new "print your own" decoupage sheets featuring Peter Rabbit.

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world
This week at Craftside there is a chance to win a copy of Illustration School: Let's Draw Plants and Small Creatures with an inside peek that contains info on how to add illustrations to photos, there is 4 of the 1,000 greeting cards from the book 1,000 More Greetings, a bunch of beading tutorials and some organizing tips.

Crafty Princess Diaries
Tammy shares a link to a survey conducted by the National Needlearts Association and wonders about how balanced the results are.

Eileen - The Artful Crafter
Have you considered designing and selling your own paper goods like cards, cupcakes toppers or party favors? Then you need to know a few things about incorporating the work of other graphic designers.

Mixed Media Artist
Cyndi never knew you could have so much fun with some rusty nails...

Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery
As promised, see how to crochet a spider web skirt.