Friday, 30 April 2010

making

I'm heading out the door to see Pipany for the rest of the day, accompanied by fresh doughnuts from the farmers' market, a bag of wild garlic, and a little handmade gift, and Walter (of course!).


One cannot visit a blog friend and arrive empty handed.


I've been meaning to make some new little notebooks for a while, and this was the perfect reason. I'll call this prototype 1.


I've used various different papers inside, with one of my photos on the front.


I hope Pipany doesn't mind being my guinea pig. And I hope she doesn't have time for a blog peek before I arrive.

24 comments:

Jacqui Dodds said...

The doughnuts look so yummy I could just eat one. The little journal is really lovely I am sure she will enjoy receiving it.

kristina said...

Oh how I love fresh doughnuts--mmm! And the notebook looks lovely. So impressed with your binding. I wish we lived closer so we could do a skills swap--though not sure what I could teach you! K x

Diane said...

Lucky you visiting Pipany for the afternoon, and lucky Pipany getting gorgeous gifts!! I shall imagine you for the rest of the day - taking tea on the lawn, like 2 very young "Ladies in Lavender". xxxx

TheMadHouse said...

What a great way of showing off your photo's

Lori's page said...

You make such lovely things. Not to mention the beutiful photography, so nice! Waht camera do you use? L xxx

Dragonfly said...

All things delicious in this post! Lucky Pipany. Have a lovely time.

Tilly said...

What a lovely little gift, and gorgeously packaged. Those doughnuts look divine!

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hi Diana
Oh what a lovely selection of goodies you are taking to Pipany - the scene is set for a perfect blog-pals day of chatting and fun times.
Have a fab weekend!
Denise x

Simone said...

What a wonderful friend you are Diana. I bet those eggs were from Pipany the other day! The doughnuts look lovely and fresh. I have never tried wild garlic, I don't think I even know what it looks like! Your notebook is lovely and looks so well made.x

Gina said...

I'm sure she will be absolutely delighted. What a lovely blogging friend you are!

winnibriggs said...

Yummy donuts and a great little gift. I'm sure Pipany was delighted.

Cottage Garden said...

Hope you and Pipany had a lovely day Diana, plus Walter of course! The little notebook is a perfect gift - your makes are always so special.

Those doughnuts look so delicious!

Happy weekend.

Jeanne
x

Pipany said...

Well, we had such a great time. Nothing like a very dear friend, doughnuts, a gorgeous gift of a notebook (clever girl you!) and a scrummy bottle of wine to pass the day beautifully. Thank you dear Diana xxx

caireen said...

Nom!! x

silverpebble said...

That little notebook is wonderful Diana - what a gorgeous collection of gifts for a friend. I hope you had a lovely lovely day.

xo.sorcha.ox said...

Oh wow! The notebook is gorgeous! If I was Pipany I wouldnt mind it as a gift at all! :)
~S.

A Time to Dance said...

I am sure she wont mind...it looks lovely...more photos please...I love the things you make...Sorry I havent been to visit for ages, I have been snowed under with work and havent had anything exciting to tell on a post...hope you are well...H (A time to dance...which was cocoa and blankets)

Meredith from PenelopeLovesLists said...

What lovely treats. The doughnuts look amazing.

love those cupcakes said...

All I can say is, you can visit me any time!

Discerning Admirer said...

No way am I speaking to you again unless I get one of those doughnuts!

Purrfect Haven said...

yum... to doughnuts.. and for the journal.. I die Love Helen www.happinesskindled.blogspot.com

MrsP said...

The baker at your farmers market is amazing- if I lived near there I would never be away from the place! I would probably weigh 20st too!!
The notebook is gorgeous what a lovely gift Jx

Julia said...

Ooh look at those donuts!! Bet they went down a treat, and the little notebook you have made is beautiful, Im sure Pipany was delighted!

Love Julia x x x

Twiglet said...

Just had a lovely time looking at your blog - I love your little books and photo tags. It made me think that I should raid my massive box of old photos and do something useful with them!! Thanks - Jo