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Statistics, damn statistics!

These papers are Japanese Chiyogami papers – nice book, I like this one although I don’t actually know why I bother. You may be wondering about the title for this post – it’s actually paraphrasing a quote by Mark Twain ‘Lies, damn lies and statistics!’ and here’s why….

WordPress have introduced a new dashboard. Not only can you see the statistics for the current day or week but you can see the stats for all-time since your blog started. Out of interest, I checked what the most popular search terms that people use to find this blog. Here is the first part of the result.

STRAWBERRY????? WHAT?? By an absolute mile and then some, the search for strawberry beats bookbinding by seven times! I suppose that there are other bookbinding terms such as book making (although some of those might be looking to place a bet!) or handmade books which if they were added together might help give the bookbinding numbers a boost but STRAWBERRY! Give me a break!

I am now throwing in the towel and for all you fruit fiends out there here are some more fruit shots. I raided my fridge and took these this morning. So for your enjoyment may I present BLUEBERRY!





I suppose that any means of attracting people to my blog is good. Maybe people looking for strawberries will see my books and stay around, who knows, but needless to say, the search is now on for paper with strawberries on it. I expect that if I could combine a book, strawberries and number three in the stats, wellies (wellies!) then my viewing figures would go through the roof. So I’m going to buy a pair of these, cut them up and make a book out of them.


One of my friends asked me if I would attempt to rescue her favourite cookery book which had fallen into disrepair. You can tell she is a keen cook, my cookery books are all on display in my kitchen in pristine condition. What follows are the before and after photographs of the project.


I used one of my photographs for the cover image and an Emma Bridgewater double sized wrapping paper for the end papers – it is spotted on one side and striped on the other which makes for a nice contrast and compliments the fruity colours on the cover. The glue wasn’t quite dry when I took the photographs so the paper is a bit wrinkly inside but it is now sitting in my book press and should dry out nicely. I hope she likes it – at least it will give a new lease of life to Delia’s recipes :-)

You may have noticed how I like a nice link so continue the fruity theme….


And finally, thanks to Dave Walker for this time saving, healthy eating advice.


And you really must check out Dunn’s latest post over at My Interesting Files. I borrowed this image from there but there are loads more to see – all very clever and funny.