Welcome to My Bag of Tricks

This is a blog to share the things I discover, create and love. I have a passion for creating interesting things, and an equal passion for sharing how it's done! Join me on my journey, and watch what I'll pull out of my bag of tricks!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Common Place Books

As many of you may or may not know, I'm a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes, I've read all the stories, and own several copies of the complete collections of Sherlock Holmes.  Anyway, Sherlock Holmes is always putting things in his "common place book"; I have wondered for some time exactly what that was.  I've done a bit of research and found out that during Victorian times people would write down things they had learned, formulas, recipes, poems, stories, whatever they thought was of importance and wanted to remember.I am going to start one for things I hear and learn.  It sounds lovely, and like another excuse to use all that lovely designer paper to make a cover.  I think a little theme notebook would work nicely, and would be easier to tote about. I'm always learning something or hearing a quote I like and I forget too easily these days.  It would also be nice to make one just for my crafting. I know there is Pinterest, but I love the feel of a book and turning each leaf to peruse what I've recorded. I also have ideas all the time and need a place to record them.  Hmmm....two lovely books covered in luscious designer paper...... Elementary!


  1. It's takin' you this long to come up with this? LOL You know I made a cover months ago right? Maybe not, since you forget easily! tehehehe
    I can't wait to see your book covers.... I'm sure they're gonna look FABULOUS!!!!! HUGS!

  2. Dang it, Mimi, I wish I had just one ounce of your creativity! This is my first visit to your blog because until I started one, I didn't know what they even were!! It never dawned on me to "visit" them.
    Your sparkling personality is in every sentence! :) Just one question: How do you EVER get everything done??????? You amaze me!!!!

    1. Jenny,
      I will confess something, I don't clean house much. I hate cleaning house if the siren call of creativity is beckoning me to my little room of wonder! I do enough cleaning prevent the health department from visiting, and... I don't have children at home anymore so I have more free time now. Thank you for reading my blog, it's such a nice way to share. I read yours faithfully, and have tried quite a few things.

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