I live in the country but as a result of the internet and fabulous real life friends I don't feel isolated from the wonderful world of craft and design.
The other day I drove (for the first time ever by myself- at the ripe old age of 34 I finally have my drivers licence) to my friend Renee Blackwell's house and spent an inspiring few hours talking to her about her recent bead buying trip to South America. Buenos Aires sounds like an amazing city and Renee picked up an array of wonderful things for her bead and pendant designs including some amazing sets of vintage couturier mother-of -pearl buttons from the 1960's. We spent a long time going through Renee's 1000's of little drawers going "Wow! What's this?"