Often find that my best ideas come when I can't sleep. (Or usually the day before a deadline!) Anyway, having been awake for a while, I have been reading in the spare room so as not disturb the rest of the household and came across one of my favourite books that has been hiding in one of my piles. Its called Fingerprint by Chen Design Associations. Link to it here on Amazon if you are interested http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fingerprint-Handmade-Elements-Graphic-Design/dp/1581808712/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1312620598&sr=8-1
From one of the chapters
"The hand gathers and secures otherwise scattered notions, infuses each printed page with a human presence and the painstaking care of craft. Whether a structural necessity or an elegant embellishment, the finishing touch of a sewn thread or a wrapped package transforms everyday communication into gifts!"