we have the biggest sky

WE HAVE THE BIGGEST SKY out here.
Spreading from horizon to horizon, unhindered by the fog of city lights,
it brightens and blankets us, bewilders us, curls its toes into our warm edges.
It's no wonder we reach up and think we can gather the stars in our hands.

pond-dipping:

operamatic:

saltwort:

pondweed:

To launch the introduction of the books I’ve been binding to my Etsy store, I’m holding a giveaway! Check out what you might win on my Etsy!

1st Prize:

  • one 11x15.5cm hand-bound coptic-stitched book of your choice from my shop
  • two art prints
  • and a postcard pack.

2nd Prize:

  • three 14.9x10.5cm soft-cover saddle-stitched notebooks
  • one art print
  • and a postcard pack.

3rd Prize:

  • two 14.9x10.5cm soft-cover saddle-stitched notebooks,
  • and a postcard pack.

Rules & Conditions

  • Runs from 20/03/2014 — 24/04/2014.
  • Like and reblog to enter. You can reblog multiple times, but please consider your followers’ dashboards!
  • No giveaway only blogs.
  • Winners are picked with a random number generator. (First draw wins first prize, etc.)
  • This giveaway is international. 
  • Please be contactable, either by having your ask box open, or another means of contact clearly displayed. I’ll message you about postage details.
  • Best of luck!

look at these great things, I’m all about these great things.

I hit reblog so fast I nearly cracked my phone screen

This comment though guys, this comment!

(Seriously though, all the lovely messages people are leaving, I’m coming down with a case of the warmfuzzies.)

Reblogging primarily to point out how top-notch this lady is. (I am already hoarding more than my fair share of her lovely art and craftsmanship.

There are things you cannot pick up:
pennies, sticks, leaves, yourself.
They are too heavy.
If you try, you will fall and not stand again.

Frosty morning!

yainterrobang:

yainterrobang:

WIN A LEGEND TRILOGY POSTER & TEMPORARY TATTOOS!
In our continual celebration of the holiday season, we here at YA Interrobang are giving away a poster and temporary tattoos that tie into Marie Lu’s Legend series!

Click here to see what they look like.

How to win:
- Follow YA Interrobang here on Tumblr.
- Reblog this post.
- Live in the United States. Sorry, international folks!

And that’s it! Go forth and reblog. And hey, maybe watch the trailer for the series. It is pretty cool.

This giveaway will end on December 28th at midnight EST.

You have less than one day to enter to win!

updownbindery:

pond-dipping reblogged your post and added:

( Onto my more chatty blog, yes! ) Sussex dragons…

Yes, librarians are certainly welcome to use our mode of transport.

Did you ever read Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher as a child? I believe that is where my love of…

Oh!  This is the bookbinder you mentioned!  cx  (And eee, I am a librarian, aren’t I?  Three years in and I’m still excited to be called one!)

I don’t believe I’ve read Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher, which is a bit ridiculous.  I’m fairly sure it was one of the student’s choice book award nominees for Minnesota a while back …

Minnesota dragons are very likely ice wyrms of some sort.  They are amphibious and hibernate during the summer, buried in the mud at the bottom of lakes and deeper rivers.  Sometimes, when the water is low and you’re canoeing, you may scrape your boat over their backs.  Many of them have streaks of silver on their hides from aluminum canoes.

pondweed:

This is Gillian. 

The second thing she did with the first wage packet she received in the city was go to a patisserie and buy chocolate.

Her sister, Eglantine, is a shepherdess.

Nope, Theo had no idea what an adorable maid/assistant he’d get. (And you’re charming and competent, too; that’s the best bit!) Winfred bets you’d look smashing in a pantsuit, too, Gilly. Cx

First (tree-surprising) snowstorm of the year!

So I had all of that grape juice, plus some pulp I hadn’t squeezed out properly yet—and yes, there’s still another gallon pickle jar full of grape juice I haven’t touched—and I needed a productive project for my evening …

I love dyeing yarn. I do think our grapes make a beautiful shade!