Ah, summer, how I love thee! Afternoons at the pool are our favorite activity. When I'm not swimming with my little guy, I've been using my weeks off from Farmers Market to get some new inventory ready. I've been inspired by some new papers:
Boy, do I love that bicycle print. It comes in other colors and previously I had the green & teal on gray version, but I think I might love this gray & white on black version even more.
I'm also excited to use this leaf-print paper:
I've been working on a new batch of vintage dress-pattern journals this week as well. These have been a popular item at Market so it was time to make more:
These are much more time-consuming to make than vintage-book journals, because I have to cut the book board, then glue the cover papers to the board...but I really love these. I hate it when I hear people say how they've thrown away so many old patterns...because even if you aren't going to sew the garment, the artwork on the envelope is beautiful and there are oh so many uses for the pattern tissue.
I'm also doing a few Bingo Books for a customer. I used to do make a lot of these back when I first started doing shows, but then online sellers really raised their prices on vintage Bingo cards so I don't do so many any more. These cards actually belonged to my grandparents, and since they weren't heavy chipboard, I just glued them to book board so they would be sturdy enough to make a journal. These are nice sized, a little bigger than 4 x 6.
So that's what's been going on around here. I've got one more Saturday to sleep in before I'll be back at the Farmers Market on July 25. You can find me at 2nd & Court with lots of new stuff. Come say hi!