At Rachel Hazell's fabulous and immensely inspiring workshop at LSA this summer I learnt how to make a book. On my return, I was inspired to incorporate some of my finds into a little notebook/repository for the bits and pieces we collect but aren't sure what to do with (yet).
I dont know about you, but I always want a notebook to close so I incorporated a longer ribbon to provide a fastening. One of the treasures found at the brocante we visited was an vintage french lotto set - I love everything about it, the counters are really good wooden ones which I have many plans for, the tickets or boards are a great colour - very 30s numbers and suitably distressed! They were, however, quite damp with a not too endearing whiff about them. My first job was to dry them out and leave them in a bag with a lavender and lemongrass drawer sachet to alleviate the odour.
Another of my prize finds; 'Galeries Lafayette' a 1950s magazine/catalogue full of the most wonderful items available in Spring 1956 - isnt it fabulous!