The Owl and The Pussy Cat

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea In a beautiful 'red and white'(!) boat, They took some honey, and plenty of money, Wrapped up in a five pound note. The Owl looked up to the stars above, And sang to a small guitar, 'O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love, What a beautiful Pussy you are, You are, You are!What a beautiful Pussy you are!'

Edward Lear

Saturday, 11 June 2011

New boots and books

I have a new friend who lives almost next door in country terms, (it's probably a mile or two away). She makes the most amazing boots and bags that look so delicious I'm not sure if I'd want to wear them or eat them. A pair of boots something like these are definitely on my birthday list. I think November would be a very appropriate time to have new boots.

 I've been really inspired by her photos and have been taking more 'arty' pictures of my books with a view to selling them through etsy.

woven cloth cover, painted page edges

Go and look at my website for more scrummy photos of my books and her website for scrummy boots and bags.
Anyone got any ideas how much I should be charging for my books?!
p.s. she not only makes delicious leather stuff she also has a lovely singing voice.


  1. Ah Nina I believe your boot-making friend used to babysit for my daughter Eloise! And in those days (I used to live near Moretonhampstead) I was a shoemaker myself...

    And your books: well it's hard to price, isn't it? But a simple (not v intricate) A5-sized one I would expect to see at £15-20 (I really really hope that's not an insult!), and on etsy probably a lot more... :-)

  2. PS and the one above - more complex (I meant really straightforward in the previous post) I don't know - £35? £45?

  3. Found your sweet blog today through Fairysteps and wanted to say hi! love your books, they are so beautiful :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  4. thanks bee happy, and thanks Roselle, those were the sort of prices I was thinking. I've been writing about 'home' on and off this week, as mentioned in your blog, I'll type some up sometime......don't hold your breath tho!..