When art also has a function isn't it the best of all worlds? Sheila Barrow's notebooks with thick paper that you can paint on if you want to would make a great present for someone who loves to sketch/paint/ record their travels. And her purses could hold a phone/ tickets/ specs or sketching pencils! All are available in Handmade Happiness now. I am hoping that by the time I walk to work the rain will have stopped. A warm sunny day would be nice please.