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Small businesses and a book inscription

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I got treats in the post this morning. Bliss.the workroom is a shop based in Toronto, Canada. In their shop you can take a class, sew by the hour, and buy fabrics, books, patterns, and haberdashery. Fortunately for non-Canadians they have an online shop with their best selling items. http://shop.theworkroom.ca/I ordered 3 scalloped wooden cross stitch pendants for me, my mum, and my best friend to stitch over a pot of tea when they’re here for a visit at the end of September. (I’ll post some photos of the pendants when they’re done.) I cannot recommend the workroom enough. Their service and communication is perfect, the shipping was fast, and the pendants are even prettier in person. Also, I love personalised greetings from businesses. It’s such a nice touch.riky and nina is based in Manchester, UK. Their theme is ‘Happiness is colour’ and everything they sell is adorable. They stock eco friendly craft supplies, stationery, novelty jewellery, life style items, accessories, and more. I ordered wooden cat buttons, round wooden buttons, and leaves sticky notes. A lot of their items are Japanese or Korean. Again, I can really recommend this business. I placed my order through eBay and only after did I find their online shop. http://www.rikyandnina.com/I just finished reading Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami, and before it goes into the unofficial book swap in our house I wanted to show you the inscription it had in it. This is one of the things I love about buying second-hand books. You get a little peak into people’s lives. Isn’t it absolutely adorable? And it is indeed a good book. A very good book, and that’s why I’m releasing it out into the world again. I hope that’s how Kyoske was thinking as well when letting go of it.

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