Tuesday, March 26, 2013

a book by it's cover

 A couple of my very favorite book-covers :)

A Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge // Lion Hudson Publishers
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner // HarperCollins
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart // Little, Brown
Middlemarch by George Eliot // Penguin Classics (Clothbound Collection)
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham // The Folio Society
The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green // Puffin Classics (Clothbound Collection)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll // Puffin Classics

Friday, March 22, 2013

Iceland // Wanderlust

 The Land of Ice and Fire

 There are so many places in the world that I desperately want to visit.

 Iceland is pretty up there on that list.

 There's just something fascinating about this country - it's wild beauty, it's contrasting landscapes. It's many volcanoes, waterfalls, geysers, glaciers, and fjords.

|disclaimer: none of these pictures belong to me, all found via google and pinterest|

  These photographs that I've rummaged through the internet for are certainly beautiful, but I'm sure they're nothing compared to the real thing. I hope that I'll get the chance to see Iceland in person someday.

listening to: Hoppípolla by Sigur Rós (how can you write about Iceland without listening to this band?)
reading: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Saturday, March 16, 2013

recent diys // vol. two

  Here are some (mostly pinterest-inspired) crafty projects I've been doing lately.

 1. These really couldn't be simpler, or cuter. You just snip off the corner of an envelope and decorate it anyway you like. Voilà, an adorable bookmark!

2. An "Earring Book" made of a couple of felt pages that I sewed together. I like it, but I think it's best as a temporary place to keep them (while traveling, for instance), maybe not for every day use because it can be annoying having to put them back every time.

 3. To pretty up a couple of my dresser drawers I taped down colorful scrapbook paper. 

 4. Making zig-zags with a pliers on a wire hanger makes an easy, cheap, cute necklace hanger. 

  5. And finally...two uses for mason jars: a pencil holder and candles.

lots of love, Hannah

Thursday, March 7, 2013

an excellent library

“In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”
― Mark Twain

“A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.”
― Lemony Snicket

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
― Jorge Luis Borges

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
― Jane Austen

Libraries are not made; they grow.
Augustine Birrell

A little library, growing larger every year, is an honourable part of a man's history. It is a man's duty to have books. A library is not a luxury, but one of the necessaries of life.
― Henry Ward Beecher 

|photos don't belong to me, found through pinterest| 

listening to: Ice on Her Lashes by Brooke Fraser
reading: Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis