Bored and Crafty fan

18 May 2013

I have a special spot in my heart for handmade pieces, mainly because they have an inherent charm that cannot be replicated by mass-produced and factory-made products.

I also have a bit of an artsy side in me and I have already tried my hands on a number of craft projects, but I can never match the skills and talent of Meream. We've never met in person but we've been online friends for years now, and it all started when I left a comment on her blog expressing my admiration for her craft. She sews, paints, draws, carves, and makes miniature houses (I love her dollhouse so much, she made my alternate universe-self a tenant in the Alcott Study!) among other things! Seriously, you have to visit her Facebook page to see some of the stuff she has made.

I can never sew to save my life so I'm always amazed that she is able to make her own clothes. I've bugged her to make me a skirt or a dress but she hasn't budged (yet!) but I'm glad that she has finally opened her own shop so I can have some of her darling works of art.

Last month I got a pouch from her and she gave me a lovely banner as a present. I already have more than enough pouches in my life but I couldn't resist this one, mostly because the fabric reminded me of one of my favorite books I've read recently, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

And now, I am proud to say that I am the first owner of a Thimblecap Kindle case!

She even threw in a bow bracelet for free. See the other designs here, too cute to resist! Aww Meream, you spoil me endlessly. 

It is very well-made and has foam so I am assured that my Kindle Max is protected. I bring him everywhere in my bag so I am thrilled he has a new home. Looking forward to all the new places and dimensions we will go to together.

And look! It fits inside the pouch I got last month! I really, really love the vintage feel of this fabric, complete with maps and hot air balloons, as well as the word CIRCUS written on some of them. Read The Night Circus, too, and you will understand.

Meream makes phone cases and iPad cases, too! Visit her shop to see more.

Thank you so much for sharing your crafts with us, Meream! I am excited to see more. Still waiting for the day you'll sell made-to-order dresses and skirts, though. ;)

“And there are never really endings, happy or otherwise.
Things keep going on, they overlap and blur,
your story is part of your sister’s story is part of many other stories,
and there is no telling where any of them may lead.”
— The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern

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