Thursday, December 17, 2009
This Chickadee makes these colorful wanderlust wallets that are just perfect for popping into you pocket instead of lugging around a big old bag. There are three internal pockets and a clip ring - for your keys or to attach to your belt loop. Get yourself one and hit the road.
I originally purchased this as a Christmas gift but, as you can see from the water marks on the label, I have decided to keep it for myself! Herban Lifestyle creates glorious bath and body products. This is the Lemon Souffle Whipped Sugar Body Scrub and all I can say is wow! It smells lemon fresh and leaves your skin silky soft and exfoliated. Go ahead and buy yourself some, you deserve it!
When I wear this scarf from See Katie Sew everyone compliments me on it. It is thrifted and new material in a patchwork pattern on the front and fleece on the back. So not only does it look good, it also keeps you warm. There are only 4 scarves left in her store and they are on sale so get yours fast....
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Bring me your plain Jane paperback Code of Federal Regulations and I can turn it into a classy hardback set you will be proud to have on your shelves! Here is the before and after of a recent special request that put a smile on this Bookbinder/Librarian's face.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Five down and two more holiday shows to go! I look forward to Squidfire's Holiday Art Mart this Saturday, December 12th, from 11 A.M. to 6 P.M. in the Dunburns arena in Baltimore. Lots of awesome crafters will be there including some of my favorite Etsy sellers: See Katie Sew, Bette's Bags and This Chickadee. Come on up and visit us . Now back to bookbinding!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
A close-up of my accordion photo albums in one of my favorite vintage luggage pieces.
Katie of See Katie Sew in her beautiful booth.
Katie's pencil cases are the bomb!
Friday, November 20, 2009
Yes, it is that time of year. The start of the holiday market season. I wanted to let you know my schedule so you can come by and visit me at my upcoming markets. I am all over this year with shows in D.C., Virginia and Maryland. There are lots of new products: chalkboard journals, felt photo albums and new sizes of books made fromLEGO® pieces.
Saturday, November 21 12-6 P.M.
316 Dominion Rd.
Vienna, VA 22180
Hosted by the D.C. Craft Mafia in a super-cool location!
Temple Sinai Chanukah Mart
Sunday, November 22 9 A.M. - 3 P.M.
3100 Military Road
Washington, D.C. 20015
Can't wait to participate in this fundraiser for Temple Sinai.
Saturday, December 5 10 A.M. - 3 P.M.
Silver Spring, MD
This is an OUTDOOR market in downtown Silver Spring with over 50 vendors.
Squidfire Holiday Mart
Saturday, December 12 11 A.M. - 6 P.M.
Dubuns Arena on Boston Street
The cool kids of the Squidfire T-shirt company are putting on this BIG show!
Holiday Booty Show
Saturday, December 19 10 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Design Within Reach Showroom
1838 Columbia Rd.
Washington, D.C. 20009
A mini Crafty Bastards reunion with 20 vendors who all participated in this year's show.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
I have had these colorful pieces of German felt (thanks to FilzFelt) for months. I have actually gotten around to making felt photo albums with them. The cool thing is that the felt is so thick that no boards are necessary in the binding process. The result is a limp style binding. A cozy photo album to warm those cold winter nights!
Monday, October 19, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Kelly, of the Etsy shop Yellow Magpie, came up with this new design and color scheme for my sign. The sign came out really well and I had a god response from customers. Thanks Kelly!
This is my favorite suitcase - my grandmother Mimi's from the 1950s. Makes me feel like a part of her is still with me. She was an awesome grandmother.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Saturday, September 12; 11 AM – 5 PM
Marking its 17th anniversary, The Washington Examiner’s ARTS ON FOOT sponsored by Wines of Argentina is one of Washington, DC’s most unique celebrations, and is considered by many to be the city’s premier outdoor festival. Spanning four city blocks, the event kicks off the Fall arts season and showcases the best that Downtown DC has to offer.
Held in the vibrant Penn Quarter neighborhood, the festival features three Restaurant Sampling Courts with top DC restaurants; the O OrganicsTM Cooking As Art Pavilion with chef demonstrations; theWorld Market® Wine Area with tastings and intimate seminars; two stages featuring eclectic music and performance; two Cultural Corridors, supported by The Pink Line Project, offering cool hands-on activities for children and adults from galleries, theaters, museums, and more; and a juried Art Market, open on Thursday and Friday, September 10 & 11, too, with 100 exhibitors selling pottery, jewelry, paintings, photography, textiles, graphic arts, wood work, and other fine art. Also, check out the Neighborhood Showcase of Penn Quarter cultural organizations and venues presenting special programming throughout the festival day.
Pick up the Official Festival Program in The Washington Examiner on Thursday and Friday, September 10 & 11, and at the Art Market and Festival on September 10-12. Visit www.artsonfoot.org for exciting festival developments and updates and become a fan of The Washington Examiner’s ARTS ON FOOT Facebook page, too.
Admission and many activities are free; rain or shine.
Metro: Gallery Pl-Chinatown
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I'll have two of the linen table coverings and one of the Marimekko. I think I need to add a linen border to this and a linen table runner. This is my first sewing project since third grade! What do you think?
Friday, August 14, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Here is a shot showing the felt thickness. It is great stuff! I have seen this in Europe for years and am excited to see that is available here in the States as well.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Here is my booth set-up - Three tables and lots of vintage luggage filled with books. I liked it but want custom fit tablecloths that go to the ground!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I like the Baker's Clay: 4 cups flour, 1 cup salt and 1 1/2 cups water. I add a teaspoon of cream of tartar to the flour and warm the water to slightly dissolve the salt. Then add food coloring to the salt/water mix and add that mix to the flour/cream of tartar mix. Squish it up and there you have it!
Somehow we always end up with lots of snails! It is so much fun to roll the dough into a snake and then roll it up into one of these cuties.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Katie not only makes the bags she also came up with a great pattern for the wristlet - available at her Etsy shop.