Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Look what the postman delivered yesterday!

I came home from my group meeting yesterday afternoon to find a small package on the mat, and in it was one of Gina Ferrari's exquisite tiny matchbox books.   I had seen so many different ones on her blog (Fan My Flame) and couldn't resist buying one for myself.   I asked for one based on Pisces as my birthday is in March and here it is.   I love it and am in danger of wearing it out as I keep taking it out of it's box and looking at it.
Above is the outside of the box with one of our small matchboxes beside it so you can see just how small they are.   Gina has fixed a tiny fishy tile to the front and the matchbox sleeve is covered with beautiful patterned paper.

The box part is covered with another paper featuring a fish design and I have two books for the price of one.   The main book is beautifully worked with foil fish in the symbolic Pisces design swimming against eachother.   With it is a tiny accordian style book explaining the characteristics of Pisceans.
This also has Japanese papers on its tiny covers and wrapper.
Everything about it is beautifully considered and executed.   I am delighted with it as I am sure all the others are who have bought books from Gina.  

The light today is dreadful for taking photos but they have turned out better than I imagined.  It is so dark and dismal and has been raining all morning.   There is nothing like a lovely summer day, and today is definitely nothing like a lovely summer day!

12 comments:

Textile Art Showcase said...

The book looks delightful Heather. A little treasure and I can see why you have to keep taking it out and looking at it.
Are you going to the Festival of Quilts tomorrow (Thursday). If so we could say 'hello'.
Best wishes Ann

Toffeeapple said...

Yours is as exquisite as mine is! I have the Dandelion clock design and I love it to bits. I do limit myself as to how frequently I take the book out of the box...

Rowan said...

Your matchbox book is absolutely gorgeous. I haven't seen these before, I must go and look at Gina's website. It's pouring down here as well!

Gina said...

I am so pleased that you like it Heather... and that your daughter liked hers too.

Heather said...

We are both like children with a new toy! How could we not like them - they are exquisite.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Didn't realise you were a Pisces Heather.
This is absolutely lovely. I have been to a craft exhibition today - I do love to see work done bu other people.

Maggi said...

A beautiful book Heather.

sharon young said...

What a beautiful little treasure, it's so pretty.

Robin Mac said...

All of Gina's little books are so lovely, and when I looked at Gina's book with them all photographed I did think the Pisces was one of the nicest. I would be wearing it out too, lucky you. Cheers

Carol Q said...

ooh you got the fishy one Heather. just been looking at it on Gina's blog. I've got a lovely lacy one and I get it out every so often. it's so enjoyable to look at.

JaneO said...

What a lovely little book - exquisite, no wonder you can't resist it.

Kekoa Pika said...

Lovely patterned paper you got there. Enjoy your weekend! Keep posting please.
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