Pantry Collection - Wasabi Blank Book

Here's the next offering from Sinister and Phred - a Wasabi Blank Book.

Just the thing for hot haiku, shopping lists or just to jot a quick note.

This small book measures barely one inch by three inches but contains a fair number of pages. It is bound with hemp cord using a traditional Japanese Stab binding technique.

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Pantry Collection Books

Well, I guess I've been replaced. You may remember my post on the moving game . It seems while I was gone there was some serious moving to do and that young scalawag Sinister up and took my job.

Now his name makes him get teased a bit, but he's no D
arth Vader kind of bunny.

Seems his dad was a big Olde Englishe Historie type fan and when young Sinister was really tiny it was noticed he much preferred his left paw. So instead of a nice sporty name like Lefty, old dad up and gives him this highfalutin baronial name Sinister.

Don't know if he's trying to make up for the teasing, or if he's just quick witted as well as handy, so to speak, but anyway he's taken up the moving game and seems to have done just fine.

Of course moving at this time might be a little easier, it wasn't packages or things which someone might have been interested in, but rather things that Mrs. Farmer Brown was throwing out. It's been the season of cooking up at the farm house and we've noticed lots of coming and going and toing and froing among the farmer folks. Mrs. Farmer Brown has been particularly busy in the kitchen side of things what with taking casseroles and baked goods out to who knows where. She'd lightened the pantry quite a bit we think and the pile of recyclables was getting bigger and bigger.

Of course that was sure to attract the notice of the Baker's Feet Irregulars and they pointed out to Phred that there seemed a lot of cardboard and other stuff just laying there waiting to become something.

Phred of course saw books.
So young Sinister volunteered to try his paw, so to speak, and soon Phred had all the chipboard he could want for testing some of his book binding theories.

Here's the result, we'll call them the Pantry Collection and present them over the next few days.

First off, one after our own heart and we are assured there were no rabbit casualties:
The Pantry Collection Annie's Pasta - Bernie the Bunny of Approval Note Taking Book with bonus:

Happy Holidays to Everyone

The beach has been great the last few days. We had a day with small surf, but big boats moving through the jetties into the shipping channel. Even an oil rig coming in for repair. Then later the winds were a little better and the surf was too.

Now it's time to head back to the warren and see what Phred and crew have been up to.

I hope you all had a pleasant and joyous Holiday and may your New Year be bright and surfingly awesome.


Surf's Down - Winter's UP

Well, we had quite a run during late summer and fall. I can't tell you how many waves were ridden, garden patches harvested, or jars of produce were canned. Let's just say it was tons!

Phred and the youngsters continued with the book and paper making and they have some really neat stuff they will be showing off this winter. The artists colony were all invited over for a great Thanksgiving Feast and let me tell you, artsy types can sure party. Truth is though, they still get up (okay, maybe not exactly IN THE MORNING) and get some serious work done. We got some marvelous batik paper out of them and this is Phred's first book of December.

They'll be plenty more coming because he has agreed to do an exhibition of Art Books for a poet friend. The whole thing will be a gallery show in January.

Right now here's the Lady Bug Lady Bug book.