A few papery bits and bobs made lately include these small envelopes (template here)- I used some pages from an old Frankie magazine for these pretty pastel ones. And instead of glueing, I was a bit lazy and fastened the edges with Japanese paper tape, but I like the effect- like a paper patchwork. I also made some cards from some black and white pictures collected over the years from old magazines and fallen-apart books. Nothing like a grey wintry day spent around the kitchen table with scissors and glue. Kids and teenagers all join in, too.
I've also been getting ready for this weekend's HANDMADE festival, making bears and gathering together supplies for those joining in. The bear pattern is from my book. Looking forward to seeing you, if you're planning on it! There are still places left in the Saturday afternoon bear-making workshop, and a few in the Sunday morning printing class- more info here.
Do you know the song Only Skin by Joanna Newsom? I used to play it constantly (I found this blog post about it from 2007) but then forgot about it until the other day. Favourite lyric: The sky was a bread roll, soaking in a milk bowl. Apt for the Wellington window view today.