Wow, it's been exactly one month since I posted. It's been pretty busy around here in Papercake world, but that's no excuse. I've been making lots of stuff, for lots of holiday craft shows. The blog isn't the only thing that has suffered. Take, for instance, my November calendar layout, which I threw together yesterday:
I did make something else this week that I can feel much more proud of: a sign. I decided a sign would be helpful at craft shows, so I rummaged around a bit in the basement/dungeon/studio and found a wooden tray thing that I think I picked up at Goodwill in 2007. I used to have a calendar tacked to it, but then the helpful corkboard I had adhered fell off. Back in '07, I was obsessed with painting stuff red. Now I am obsessed with painting things aqua, so that's what I did. I also played around with my collection of Scrabble tiles (don't you do that a lot too?) because I thought a few Scrabble tiles might be just the thing to add some dimension. Here's the result:
In between making books and playing with Scrabble tiles, we went Trick or Treating last week:
If you're out and about in Des Moines this weekend, please stop by Beaverdale Holiday Boutique at Holy Trinity School and say hello. This show has been going on for over thirty years and is a good one. There's lots of wonderful handmade goodness there. There will be over 100 crafty vendors there, including me. Just look for the sign!