Monday, March 28, 2011

Surprise blooms!

This plant was a birthday present a few years ago (at least 4). All these years, it's been growing and green, and not doing much else. After a weekend away, I came home to lots of small, white blossoms! Such a surprise, and considering how cold it's been lately, a nice reminder that spring may actually be coming.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Japan Relief

I'm sure I'm not alone in finding world news extra hard to listen to lately. Our house has already made an American Red Cross donation for efforts in Japan, but I'm feeling inspired to do more. I just listed this book in my Etsy shop and will donate 50% of proceeds from its sale to relief efforts. Thanks to everyone else who has also made donations.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Another Flat Stanley

D and I were asked (again) to take part in a Flat Stanley project. (We did one last year too, you can read about it here.) This one came to us from my niece in New Jersey. She's 5 and the Flat Stanley she sent me wasn't the usual one I'm used to, but a handmade one! I particularly like his hot pink hair. Since she's a little younger than the kids who have asked us to do this in the past, we had to make some revisions to our presentation. Also, this one was going on to New Hampshire and then Colorado, so I didn't go crazy and include as much as I do.
I did, of course, make him a little journal to go back with! Here are a few photos from some past Flat Stanleys. I'll confess, the first one was still my favorite. Maybe it's because I got to dress him.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

New Product, Finally!

I've been trying to work on some new products for 2011 and these new little notebooks are the first to hit my virtual shelves. I had started gathering some old postcards as I came across them, and finally had enough to make some small notebooks using my wire binder.

There are 40 pages inside each one of unlined paper and vary in size depending on the size of the postcard, but most are 3.5" x 5.5" the largest is 4x6.

Most were ones that had never been sent, but some do have messages written on the back, or like this one from Vermont, were probably meant more as a promotional card.
They should be hitting my Etsy shop soon!