Here's what I got from Shirley! She sent me a little notebook that she made by herself. I really love the color combo, and the papers! The burgundy paper has a lovely flocked texture, too. Finland isn't really the promised land of crafters. I'm happy to live near a rather good craft shop, but I must say that there could be a whole lot more variety especially with paper.
I've finished the rest of my custom orders, but I decided not to share them with you. I'm afraid that once you've seen how good I'm at repairing ABC-books etc, I'll never see a day without some book repair to be done. Well, maybe not. It just isn't interesting enough to blog about. Something interesting is on its way here though: I've been thinking about a new series of coptic bound notebooks with bird illustrations. Today I cut some new stencils and chose my cover linens. I'm hoping to finish at least one of the five books tomorrow. I'm also hoping to keep my Etsy shop as a mostly-books-shop, but so far I've failed terribly. I really need to make more books, now that I've got spare time again.
Today was a cleaning day and a recovering-from-sore-throat day. I'll try to catch up with my emails and blog comments as soon as possible. Here's a start: Amy, who, by the way, has a wonderful new blog, asked how big Turku is. Can you believe it, I had to go to Turku's website to find out! The population of Turku is about 175 000, so in the Finnish scale this is a rather big city. I used to live in a town of 5000 residents until the age of 17, so Turku still seems huge to me, although I've lived here almost three years altogether. I studied in small towns, where eating chocolate was just about the most entertaining thing to do. Moving to Turku was probably one of the best decisions in my life. I really, really like this city. There are beautiful old buildings, and ugly new ones. Guess which one this is?