I have some extra time off this week, so I finally got out some of my crafting supplies and made…a pocketbook.
I found the instructions in an issue of Country Living and although it was somewhat horrifying to cut the pages out of an old hardcover, the end result is pretty fabulous. And I do intend to read the book as well – I’ll even make a new cover for it! 🙂
In other news, I received my winter edition of The Persephone Biannually and the new catalog today, much to my surprise and delight. They are SO lovely. In fact I was so pleased with them that I decided to break the ice and buy my first Persephone Book. I chose Flash by Virginia Woolf, and Cheerful Weather for the Wedding by Julia Strachey, based on recommendations I came across in the biannual. I am beyond excited!
Now that I’ve taken the plunge, I think I also want to join in the Secret Santa Persephone book swap that Book Psmith is hosting. It seems like any of the Persephone Books would be lovely to receive, so even though I might normally hesitate over the idea, I’m looking forward to picking a book for whoever I’m playing Santa to.
And now I’ll set the computer aside and get back to watching Zorro, the Gay Blade! 🙂