Tuesday, November 27, 2007
I had a great weekend, I got to spend most of my time in my studio creating more wonderful items. I created this beauty over the weekend. It was a custom order and a blast to create- it is a heavy sketch weight paper that was cut with a dull paper knife so the edges are rough and not every page is the same size.
I have a local show coming up next week and after that I will be listing several new origami books, a new style of brag book, and some larger books if they don't sell. Of course I would be delighted if they sold, then I would just have to make more for my non local customers!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
This is another custom order I had the pleasure of creating this week! It is another Celtic Weave stitching, but this time I alternated the colors on the stitching and I'm very happy with the results. I also added another Celtic Weave to my store last night, it has red and black stitching with a great retro 1950's pattern on it.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
I finished the custom order I had hinted at earlier this week, it is a stunning 11x14 photo album with a custom celtic weave stitching on it. Due to it's size and the fact that it is going to Canada I also had to construct a clamshell to mail it in! It was a very exciting project, you can see more of it here.
I have another custom order on deck for this week and hopefully a few other books for the store over the long weekend.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
November 15th is America Recycles day! Pictured to the right is one of my upcycled (or recycled) Kimono remnant books that will soon be on Etsy for your purchasing pleasure. Myself and several members of the Bookbinding Etsy Street Team (BEST) offer great books made with recycled materials. Find our books with the tag "bestbooks" to find recycled books use "bestbooks recycled".
The EPA has some simple suggestions on how everyone can make a difference!
1. Buy recycled products. When we buy recycled products, we create an economic incentive for recyclable materials to be collected, manufactured, and marketed as new products.
2. Purchase durable, long lasting goods.
3. Re-use items by repairing them, donating them to charity and community groups, or selling them also reduces waste.
4. Use a product more than once, either for the same purpose or for a different purpose. Reusing, when possible, is preferable to recycling because the item does not need to be reprocessed before it can be used again.
5. Reduce your packaging: buy bulk or concentrated products when you can.
6. Another form of recycling is composting. Composting is the controlled biological decomposition of organic matter, such as food and yard wastes, into humus, a soil-like material. Composting is nature's way of recycling organic wastes into new soil used in vegetable and flower gardens, landscaping, and many other applications.
Monday, November 12, 2007
I love custom orders! I got one last week that I've been working on. We've picked the front covers, now I need to work on what color the inside pages will be! That is where you my dear readers come in handy! As you can see the paper is a lovely tan with a great gold circle leave flower pattern- Any suggestions for an inside color would be great!
Thursday, November 8, 2007
My shop and blog banners got a little blog update today! Stop by the shop to see the full new banner and my newest origami book! Magyar Posta is my newest addition to the shop and features two stunning stamps from Cuba.
Friday, November 2, 2007
I've only been talking about this book for 2 months- but the Celtic Weave book is finally for sale in my etsy store! It took me a long time and several tries to get picture that I was happy with, but I think it was well worth the effort!
I also have 2 more origami books and a new kimono book shot that I will hopefully have time to edit over the weekend!