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Craft Studio Tour: Iona Handcrafted Books

Bookbinder Mychal Mitchell fell into her career accidentally.  Or maybe it’s more apt to say that a thief pushed her into it. While on a trip to Rome her backpack was stolen, along with her journal.  She was understandably upset, but then an Italian friend took her to a…

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How I’m Learning To Let Go Of Perfection

This Christmas, I gave away more hand-made gifts than I have since I was a child. I gave them with a sort of ashamed “gee-I-hope-you-like-this-but-I-totally-understand-if-you-don’t” attitude. And I was floored by the response I got. Perfection has always been an issue for me. I have…