Being a rather inquisitive person I'm always inclined to glance my keen eye over the surroundings of an acquaintances home.
My particular favourite is the bookshelf - a place for me that harbours my dream world...I simply adore reading.
A particular hardback caught my eye: 'This is for you' by Rob Ryan.
Inside every leaf is an enchanting page of little sweet, heart warming and most importantly: non-cheesy poems and little prose stories, the words and pictures are all cut out of a piece of coloured card to create a work of art and then scanned on to paper.
Some pages focus more on the image and some on the writing but both tie in together to make a wonderfully magical book.
I also noticed that there was a little handwritten message at the end- This book was given as a gift... I seriously cannot think of anything more perfect to put a smile on someones face...books are treasures, nothing is more powerful than the written word...so this Xmas let us not underestimate how much more thoughtful a book can be rather than something superficial...Of course we all still want a sable slipped under the tree- all in moderation I say...x
...look what I spotted in Liberty!
'Fragile' Red Tape.
Seal documents, gift wrap or just decorate with this adorable sticky tape.
'This is for you'- Available from Amazon
Paper Cutting Book: Contemporary Artists.