I finally opened my friend's beautifully wrapped gift (my blog 19/12/11) to find an owl inside. Well, not a real one, but a very cute hand-made bag, stuffed full of some lovely soap, made to look like an owl. My friend, Tiziana and a young lady called Elisabetta are Tomeo laboratorio and they make unique, hand-made bags from recycled fabrics, buttons, cane handles...whatever appeals to their vivid imaginations. Each bag has a name and a history. For anyone who'd like to know more, their email is firstname.lastname@example.org or you can contact me on email@example.com.