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Things that make you go 'hmm'…

More two faced paper…

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This paper is another one I bought at ‘On the Table‘, this time it’s made by Nina Campbell but it’s also a double sided paper – it seems a bit extravagant and I suppose this makes the paper expensive for wrapping paper which is just going to be torn apart and binned, but it is very luxurious somehow. Using this is slightly cheating as the choice of complimentary papers has already been made but it does make life a bit easier! It makes a very seasonal book (it might actually be Christmas paper – I didn’t check).

Kim over at Laketrees has compiled a list of ‘101 Artists’ Blogs‘. It must have been a mammoth task compiling this and it will be an huge task keeping it up to date as she has ordered it by Technorati rating. She has said she will update it at the end of every month. I was thrilled to be ‘bubbling under’ at number 11 with a rating of 76 but by today, my authority had shot up to 81 so it will be interesting to see how the rankings change! Kim is deservedly at number 2 with an authority of 353. It is an amazing resource and I am going to work my way through it and see what wonders I discover.

Growing up as one of four girls, life was often a challenge – mostly arguments about borrowing clothes. As I was the eldest, I had a Saturday job in a fashion store and hence could afford nicer clothes than my sisters and I would often arrive home just as a sister or two, was hurtling up the stairs to remove some item of clothing they had ‘borrowed’ for the day, before I spotted them. It has always been strange to me that I went from living in a house full of women (apart from my dad) to being the only woman in a houseful of men. I must say in my experience that boys are easier to deal with than girls – much more straightforward, much less ‘tricky’ but I’m not so sure I would go so far as to agree with this…

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We’re not that bad are we?

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9 responses to “More two faced paper…

  1. strugglingwriter December 1, 2007 at 3:02 pm

    Diane – nice work as usual. That one would look nice to write in at the dinner table following thanksgiving dinner.

    As a Mathematics Minor, that proof seems correct to me. Just kidding. The sad thing is that I’m already outnumbered in my household and have to get used to the fact there will be a lot of pink things in my future :)

  2. Creechman December 1, 2007 at 7:59 pm

    That formula is scary accurate.

  3. Diane December 1, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    SW – you will just have to add a boy or two into the mix…. :-)

    Creechman – no, we are pussy cats really :-)

  4. laketrees December 2, 2007 at 11:11 am

    haha that algorithm is too funny Diane…
    having a son and a daughter….I would have to say that girls are fine as long as they have their own bathroom :)

    the first word that came to mind when I saw your new book was luxurious….but I have to add very classy and rich as well….
    very strong design inside and out…
    how long would it take for you to make one book on average?

    thanks for the great review on the 101 list……..and I’m really glad that you will use it as a resource :) me too !

  5. Creechman December 2, 2007 at 12:26 pm

    Oh, the double entendres, fur sure.

  6. Diane December 2, 2007 at 12:47 pm

    Kim – can you imagine growing up in my house with one bathroom and five women – nightmare scene :)

    It takes me about 3 hours to make one book (average) I guess, depending on my mood :)

    Creechman – did you ever hear the joke – a woman goes into a bar and asks for a double entendre so the barman gave her one.
    I hope it translates into Americanese :)

  7. tulibri December 2, 2007 at 1:31 pm

    Diane, that paper is great! From the picture, it looks almost like fabric, really nice. Thanks again a bunch for these delicious trifle recipes! I took a bit from every recipe, and my guests were feeling almost in heaven when eating it (I won’t go into detail on that one ;-) Syllabub alone already is one dangerous deliciousness, but together with the trifle … ahhhh!

  8. Elaine December 2, 2007 at 1:33 pm

    I’m sure a its “man” who came up with that proof. :) lol

  9. Diane December 2, 2007 at 1:50 pm

    Astrid – I’m glad the trifle worked out well. You are right – the syllabub is delicious on it’s own – I love it!

    Elaine – so true – we ought to try and work one out for men :)

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