Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fun Mail!

If I could bind books, I would do them like Cindy Leaders and that's why I love her work so much! She repurposes everything from old hardcover books to cereal boxes, to tea packaging and now most recently my library pocket cards. My favorite books of hers are the ones with various old papers inside. Kind of like a swatch book. I have yet to write in any (I own 4 now) because I think the books are perfect just as they are!

Her crafts(wo)manship is impeccable.
Tightly laced waxed linen transforms a humble stack of scrap into something sublime.


When I returned from vacation this little 50 page gem was waiting for me at the post office.
A surprise with a note,

"I wanted you to see what I did with the library cards you sent me..."


These are now flying out of her etsy shop, Useful Books.

She also enclosed scraps of her beautiful marbelized papers she creates to use as end papers in her incredible journals.

I sent her more cards to make more journals.

I am so excited for her success!

The only thing better than coming home,

is coming home to some really great mail!

9 comments:

Linda said...

Aren't these wonderful! She sent one to me, also! I love it! It's my next blog post....maybe tomorrow. Your photos are great, btw!

~*~Patty said...

Her books ARE wonderful ... how generous of her to surprise you with one!
Art mail is always the best!
Happy Wednesday!
oxo

Jeanie said...

Wow -- what a terrific project! Isn't it fun when you know you inspire people?

Useful Books said...

Thanks, Nathalie! We have a SERIOUS mutual admiration society going on between us. :) Got my package in the mail today and I feel so RICH! THANK YOU! Can't wait to dig into all the possibilities.

You're the best!

Cindy

daysease said...

Wonderful!! Yes!!! So happy for you! Great ideas and so much crafty fun all in one. Gotta love it! Makes me want to get off this computer and get to creating. ;-)

RheaTurnbull雯俊 said...

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陳芳 said...

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Ragamuffin Gal said...

Hello Sweet Friend!
So glad you had a good vacation and that you came home to some fun art mail. I also hope your summer is turning out to be wonderful! You look very happy! Blessings!
XO ~ Katie

Electra said...

I LOVE the wrap she's done on that book! It looks complicated.