Sunday, March 27, 2011

Book Sale booty and the backstory of my craft adventures.

This weekend is one of my very favorite each and every year: the great big Planned Parenthood Book Sale. I have been going to the book sale for years, because I have always. loved. books. Ask anyone. At one time I had 26 boxes of them that I moved around with me from one apartment to another; I packed them and unpacked them in alphabetical order and was ridiculed for this, but I am after all the daughter of a librarian. So every year I would go to the book sale and be unable to resist such steals as a vintage etiquette book for a dollar. I would read a few pages and then put it on a shelf with other vintage books in my collection. Vintage books make lovely displays in any home, in my opinion. I did this for years and in 2008 I made my first upcycled journal. And then I made a few more, for practice. I got better at it. I started to sell a few. When Belinda from Pure Paper said my journals were nice and offered to sell them in the store, I was elated! I got busy making books. I got brave and applied to craft shows. I had fun and made money--really, what more can you want in life? That's the dream you hear people talk about : do what you love and the money will follow.

The book sale has been, and always will be, one of my very favorite things.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The gals have arrived... my etsy shop, in the form of greeting cards. I know, I'm not the first person in the world to do something like this, but nonetheless, I am super-excited because, let me just say that I LOVE cards! I love buying them, sending them, and of course, receiving them. I don't think electronic communication will ever replace the delight of getting a real old-fashioned greeting card in the mail. Birthday cards, great. Christmas cards, great. But a card just for no reason to say you were thinking of me? Even better! And that's the kind of cards that I've made. They're blank inside so you can send them for absolutely any occasion or for no reason whatsoever.

I'll be listing a couple each day on my etsy. The listings are for single cards, but if anyone wants to order a certain card in quantity, just let me know!