23 June 2011
I have a soft spot for the treasury tag, especially the ones with metal tags rather than the cheap looking plastic ones There is something so seemingly sustainable tactile and thrifty about them and they do a much better job at organising paperwork than those slippery plastic folders. When I recently saw on sale some tagged leather covered notebooks made out of recycled paper at an immodest price I thought I could make some myself. So I took myself off to Mr Arber's shop to buy some treasury tags, surely the most likely place around here to have them in stock. And he did, of course, at a very reasonable price. My messy Tuesday afternoon was spent cutting little leather covers, retrieving from the cellar the research papers I had stored from my days studying for my master's degree to recycle for my prototype notebook and punching holes. Easy as anything. I very much liked the altogether pleasingly, men-from-the-ministry utilitarian result.
We made some at the WI later that day, though I think some women would have preferred something a little more Cath Kidston than Ministry of Labour. Not me though, not in the least.