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Little Treasures: Made by Hand by Pia Jane Bijkerk

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This week, just when I needed it most, this beautiful, small, perfectly formed book arrived all the way from Australia. My heart skipped a beat as I opened the parcel and realised what it was. As I turned the pages it brought tears to my eyes. There is more love in this book than I have ever seen in a book before. This is a book of gorgeous handmade treasures that were sent to Pia's little girl from around the world when she was born.  

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So much handmade love, photographed so wonderfully in that special way that Pia does, adding a whole other layer of love on top. 

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This stunning, limited edition book was self-published by Pia and crowdfunded through Pozible.  An amazing and special project and I'm proud and delighted to have been a tiny part of that funding to make it happen. 

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In addition to the beautiful images there are little stories about the lovely handmade gifts and some sweet little tutorials too. A book full of inspiration.  

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As a mother, photographer and maker, this book just fills my heart with joy. I know I will come back to it many times for inspiration, a peaceful moment or to just reflect on the wonders of motherhood and making.  

Thank you Pia for creating something so precious. xxx

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