i received on friday but i left my camera cord at work, so i'm just posting now. as soon as i got my package i sent metaphysical_muse a pm because the book journals that we made for each other were eerily similar. (check back on page 10 to see the one i made for her!) we've had kinda small-world crazy coincidences from the beginning and i think it is some sort of craftster-voodoo for our first swap or something. (sorry the pictures are blurry...)
in our surveys, we both asked for a book journal. weird enough. and then...we both used japanese paper:
we both used a "fill-in-up-to-five-stars" rating system:
and we both had pages for recording to whom we had lent books and books we want to read (not pictured):
the only real difference was that we each took a different approach. where i used an already bound journal, she made her first bound book:
i think her first attempt was a big success! i really love it. i think we both thought that we'd make one for ourselves and now we don't have to! kinda creepy how same-brain we are, huh?
now on to the books i received:
clockwise from upper left: Middlesex
, Jeffrey Eugenides - one of my favorite books, but mine is the hard copy, so having this one is great! and goes to show you that she really got my reading tastes right on!Weight
, Jeanette Winterson - i asked for any of her books that i hadn't read and she happened upon this one! i can't wait to read it.Elsewhere
, Gabrielle Zevin - for my love of YA books.The Ruby in the Smoke: A Sally Lockhart Myster
, Philip Pullman - i literally just started reading the golden compass
which she totally did not know! creepy!
these are such great books and it really is like we had swap esp!
here's the final craft, something i asked for:
it's one of those book purses, made with an old nancy drew book (i love nancy drew - also something she had no idea of knowing!) here's a picture of the inside. isn't it well-made?
and an awkward action shot!
seriously! this was the best first swap ever. metaphysical_muse nailed my reading and crafting tastes and created things that are so awesome! thank you so much, metaphysical_muse!!