Right. I can publish this now. My Thought Collective Secret Santa gift to Nat. It was all her idea, the Secret Santa thing, then she uped and finished a few days early so I had to post her's out. Now she's got it and it's no longer a secret I can do this.
I was at a craft fair a couple of weeks before Christmas and Emma (aka acacia360) was there selling her notebooks and diaries made from recycled games and books. It was weird: I immediately liked her stuff but a little part of me was also a bit disturbed by it all. Emma cuts old stuff up! It's something I've wrestled with; I've made things myself from old stuff; pulled apart, torn, sliced, ripped. It feels kind of wrong but the results can, and in Emma's case clearly are, pretty amazing.