Paper & Yarn: May 2009

Paper & Yarn

there is no x in "espresso"... the angels have the phonebox... my cheese, my rules...Libby says "Hi"...We thought you were dead - I was. I'm better now...

22 May 2009


When I send an item to a customer, I like to dress it up with pretty and/or clever packaging. I'll wrap it in tissue to look like a giant candy. Or fold it in an origami envelope. I want it to look nice and be fun to open. And, I always include a thank you note. So, when I receive something from another shop, I'm kind of disappointed when it comes stuffed in a sandwich bag or just loose in the envelope without even a receipt or message.

So, how important is packaging to you? Talk amongst yourselves...

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21 May 2009

This is very inspiring. I love Ellen.

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09 May 2009

Collections pt 1

I'm a collector. My family would call it being a pack rat. My largest/oldest collection is a collection of frogs. Very specific frogs. But, more about them in part 2. I also collect small wooden boxes; tiny toy critters; tiny glass bottles; and more. Did I mention I like tiny.

My latest obsession is with tiny houses. These sit on the shelf above my desk.

The first one is one I made. It is about 2 inches high. I actually made more and sold the rest. I decided to keep this one and look for more tiny houses. The rest are from this shop the little red door. They are so cute. They are glazed ceramic and the smallest is only an inch tall.

I also like this shop: junque and these houses: wunderlust.

p.s. The beaded items behind the houses are mine and the bowl is by my daughter.

What do you collect??

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07 May 2009

Studio redo pt. 1

I'm making some resolutions to blog more and add more items to my shop. So, here's off to a good start, I hope.

My "studio" is my dining area. There is a dining table in here, but, also three (yes, three) computer desks and all my craft storage area. (luckily, it's a pretty large room.) It's open to the kitchen and gets a lot of traffic. I decided to redo a number of things in here, including additional storage and new drapes/blinds for the window/sliding door. It's about half done. Here's a before of the storage wall. I thought I'd taken the whole thing, but, only got half. I know, it was a disaster.

Since then, I removed the cubicle shelves and added 4 more cubes to end up with this:

I really like my new paper trays. :) Wish I had room for more.

Some clutter from a card project I just finishes and haven't put away, yet. (The video tapes are awaiting review to determine what's on them, so, they will not stay there forever.)

I keep all my paper goods, card making/stamping supplies, and painting supplies in these cubes. Someday I might get around to labeling the drawers. Probably not.

Next on the list is my yarn storage which is next to my desk around the corner. You won't believe the "before" of that. lol.

'Till next time...

Whole shop on sale...

I will be adding some new things soon and I want to clear out my knit items. My new items will be more on the paper side of paper and yarn. I have three new categories coming. Eensy cards; limited edition papers; and my biggest project - 10,000 flowers. More on that to come.

In the mean time, all current knit items are on sale. Same deal, enter BLOG20 in the note to seller and get 20% off your order (excluding shipping). Discount amount will be refunded through Paypal.

Happy shopping. And Happy Mother's Day, if it applies...

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05 May 2009

A couple of videos to pass the time...

A smiley video.

And, I really like this talk...

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03 May 2009

New week, new sale...

This week, the tea pockets will be on sale. Purchase any tea pocket, put BLOG20 in the note to seller and receive 20% off (excluding shipping). You will receive the discount in a paypal partial refund.

Short post. Hope to have some pictures up this week. Some before and afters of my workspace. And a post about collections.

p.s. For any lost fans...where the heck are Rose and Bernard? Anybody wondering??

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