Monday, May 21, 2007

stacks and rows and craft shows

While I've been *mostly* avoiding the studio for the last few weeks, my friend Jen mentioned this secret treasure of a memorial-day-weekend craft show that she shows at every year--and (of course) I couldn't say no. So what to do about inventory? I dropped off a handful of BINGO Books and letterpress cards at Studio STK a few weeks ago (thanks Amanda and Sage!), but I still have a good amount of each of those for this weekend's show.

Yesterday was chilly and rainy, so I took down the vintage books from the shelf, and decided to spruce 'em up.
If you're in Western Massachusetts this weekend(sat-sun-mon), check out May Day Studio & lots of other cool crafters at the super secret show: take Route 9 east from Northampton (towards Williamsburg) and keep an eye out for the teapot-shaped sandwich boards. You can't miss 'em.

Monday, May 14, 2007

of brownnosers & speed racers

Just kidding! The latest workshop was a start-to-finish race between two couples: Kenneth & Sheri and Siri & Jason. Kenneth & Sheri won out on the time--they finished typesetting and printing in under 3 hours. But Siri & Jason were in it for the long haul, and set two rounds of type, to print on two of their pages. All that and we bound two chapbooks each, and finished early--which meant more time for shopping at Letterpress Things! Check out the rest of the photos here.

Friday, May 11, 2007

My First Treasury

Thanks to Felicia at Fluffy Flowers for including me in her latest etsy treasury. She's had 4 treasuries in a row, now, and usually they're so hard to get. She always includes a range of items--like this one, with baby shoes, earrings, a sewing book, and lip balm. I'm just so happy to be included as one of her blog readers. You should check out Felicia's blog here--she posts often, and always has something stunning to show us. Here's what the list looks like when your item is included--you get a gold star!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

back from the dead

...or so I feel. I was totally & completely pumped for the Queen City Craft Bazaar, and now I'm definitely exhausted, and also ready to go in twenty new directions. For those of you who are curious, the Bazaar was good. There was so much amazing stuff, and amazing artists to talk to, and the weather was beautiful. And we were in beautiful Union Station, which I'd never been to before. Folks were very excited about my stuff, and I had lots of nice compliments and conversations with other bookbinders & bingo aficionados. My booth was between Happy Fantastic (preppy and pink J. Kalisz was sooo nice!) and jewelry designer Wendy at Earth Originals--very good company, both! Sara at Made Boutique took some sweet pictures of the booths and was running around being a mother hen for a good part of the day. Thanks to Sara & my booth neighbors for making my first craft-y event so special![My setup at the Bazaar, kinda faraway. Click on the link to read my notes!]

Friday, May 04, 2007

Queen City Craft Bazaar--the final countdown

That's where I'll be, all day tomorrow, hunkered down behind a massive pile of books and cards--seriously, it's a lot of stuff! Click here for the directions, and I'll be on the first floor (the train level, apparently). Now you have no excuses, so I'll see you there!