This is my very special cup, gifted to me by my two boys and purchased on a trip to The Butterfly Park at Long Sutton some years ago. The cup is just the perfect size to fit into my Tassimo machine and holds each shot perfectly. It has flowers running all the way around it designed and signed by Nel Whatmore. The design is titled 'One of a Kind'
...I love it for so many reasons.
Below is a recent purchase from Kala on Etsy. It's a small accordion sketchbook made of Bockingford watercolour paper covered in Indian embroidered cotton fabric.
IT IS SERIOUSLY BEAUTIFUL!
Kala took the care to pack it in printed tissue paper, tied with a ribbon and lots of loving care. I was most impressed and felt apprehensive about opening it and ruining her beautiful work. However, I was soon to discover that the real beauty lie within.
I'm waiting for a special occasion to use it, it deserves special treatment, it is most definitely 'One of a Kind'.
My photos are a little dark, you can view Kala's much better photographs HERE.
As you know, I've been trying to find the perfect sketchbook and my purchase from Kala got me playing around with some old left over gift wrap and tags. I too used Bockingford and attempted an accordion style network that turned into more of a maze. The thought of stitching puts me off of making my own sketchbooks but this folding malarkey looked like a fairly easy alternative.
Don't be fooled!
It looked easy but with only small sheets of paper cut from a block to work with, it was far from easy. There is a skill to lining up the back and the front too which I think wouldn't be such a problem if the pages inside all opened the same way like Kala's version. Mine opens in every direction and in one of those directions the back cover interferes with the front a little.
Still, for a first attempt using leftovers I think it went ok and with it's maze style pages it is most certainly 'One of a Kind'.