Sunday, January 28, 2007

Along with every good thing must come a big downer, right?

I was wasting time yesterday, reading other people's blogs and so forth, and discovered that i love letterpress has put me up in her directory. YAY! Also, Shelley at Albertine Press wrote me a comment (I love comments!) and I discovered that she has a blog, too, and I've spent many mintues reading her posts. It's nice to know another young-ish woman has a hankering for old metal!

And so, to rectify my hours on the computer, I decided to file my mounds of important and less-important paperwork. And discovered that I had to file business taxes as of the 25th. Oops.

I've spent my morning reading the Business Tax guidebook, and still can't make heads or tails of it. Looks like I'm getting up at 7:30 to call the tax office and beg mercy. And maybe ask for some help.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

So I haven't been keeping up with my resolutions...but for a good reason.

My friend Cecilia has an online shop selling beautiful things for kids. She was one of the first to buy a BINGO Book, and recently asked if I'd thought about doing a little something for her shop. How could I say no? The result is a one-of-a-kind (so far) BINGO album. I just finished it this morning and couldn't wait to show it off!

Please be kind. Respect my ideas--but comment all you like!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Busy hands!

I've been working on these 99% recycled journals for a few weeks now...had to let the project "marinate"...and finally :

7 journals, different sizes, different paper combinations. Made from scraps of other projects (thus the many sizes), with covers from a 2005 Cavallini calendar that I couldn't bear to throw away. These are off to Black Sheep Books in Montpelier for happy viewing and fondling.

Also, some new paper I've accumulated more BINGO Books--I've been hording the green BINGO cards for lack of cool paper. Not anymore!

Saturday, January 06, 2007

This has turned out to be a *very* long day. But look what I have to show for it!

John B. is attending the Letterpress Guild of New England's event tomorrow, and wanted to have a handbill to show off the workshop (and moi of course). So I was up at 5:30 this morning, arrived at Letterpress Things at 9, left about 5, and have spent the remainder of my evening coming up with this beauty.

Thanks to the letterpress manuals on Boxcar Press's site, I have that stud smoking a pipe and trying to figure out his Kelsey!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

a new year, and now what?

So today at work, slinging coffee and bagels, I decided that nothing says 'Happy New Year' quite like a new post. Oh, and a few resolutions...

A#1. I am A#1. I am A#1. I am A#1. I count more than you do. So phooey.

The biz: something's gotta happen soon...I feel like I'm at a peak on a roller coaster, and I don't know if it'll go any higher, or if it'll cruise into the station for a refresher. I'm hoping for option number 1. To that end, I've busted my bum to get nine new journals up on Etsy, because the rest of them sold out! Yay! Take a peek at the pictures below.

Walking is good. I am trying to take at least a short walk every day, even if that just means walking to work--which I should do anyway.

Keep posting on the blog! My goal is for 3-4 a week, since my fancy new digital camera is so awesome. Now I just need to get better at taking pictures!

So I guess that's it for resolutions. Happy New Year to y'all!