I am so excited to stop hoarding these painstakingly hollowed books and send them out into the world!
Feathers are so frustrating to work with, and there is no substitute. I just love them. I think these cheap feathers look as good as the dyed guinea fowl ones in the Eat Right book, but they were harder to work with. In this packet, about a third of the feathers were unusable, and lots more were sort of chewed up looking, but fine for layering.
These are an absurd kind of decadent, with layers of surprises for the recipient.