In November I sponsored a giveaway on Garden mama's blog. I offered a custom Remembery Capsule to the winner, and Nicola, of Which Name? was the lucky one. She sent me an assortment of family photos of the past year, with a few captions, and I set to work.
Maybe it's the voyeur in me, but I really love going over the photos that will be included in the capsules. I start to feel connected to these people and, inevitably, it motivates me to make the capsule with great care and love. I have crafted a good handful of Remembery Capsules now, and they are my favorite piece to make. It could be because they are a break from the tiny intricacies of jewelry, but I have a feeling it has more to do with the attachment I form with the piece and the family. I think Nicola would agree that, in working together on this Remembery for her family, we have forged a friendship as well.
I shipped off her prize last week, and Nicola blogged about it today.
Also, I have been seeing Corner Views on lots of blogs recently, and I'm always intrigued. Jane, over at Spain Daily gives a theme each week, and folks all over the world post their interpretations. This week's prompt is coffee companion, and here's my 'view':
I don't drink coffee, so this is my morning tea. And I usually drink it unaccompanied. The mug, made by Olaria Studio (who makes mostly jewelry), is my absolute favorite. The handle broke off a while back (my fault). I could glue the handle back on, I know, but then it wouldn't be machine washable, and I'm not sure I want that compromise. Instead, I will continue to drink from it each morning and risk burning my fingertips. That's some mug dedication, there.
Have a great weekend!