Thursday, January 26, 2012

hello new york!

Please join Albertine Press, Carta Inc, and little ol' me at this season's New York International Gift Fair! We've got a new look, and lots of new pretty things made of paper and cotton. We'd love to see you!

Monday, January 09, 2012

lovely words from blogger friends...

...are just what I need to cheer me up!
This little award comes to me courtesy of the lovely Maudie at Maudie Made, whose blog about bookbinding and conservator training in London has me almost constantly drooling. Traveling and paper-spying in southeast Asia--check!  Handling rare books at the Victoria and Albert Museum--check! Meeting awesome crafters at local shows--check! Maudie is really inspiring from start to finish.

As I am now the (smiley) recipient of a Liebster, I have to follow the rules and give the award to five other blogs with less than 200 readers. By the way, Liebster is German for ”dear, sweet, kind, nice, good, beloved, lovely, kindly, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome’”.

The full list of rules are:
Rule #1. You must acknowledge the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
Rule # 2. Give this award to 5 other bloggers. Please let them know through a comment on their blog.
Rule #3. Post this wonderful award on your blog.
Rule #4. 
Bask in the glory bestowed upon you and appreciate all the amazing bloggers out there.
Rule# 5. Enjoy and spread the good vibes around.

So here goes. My list of five blogs with 200 or less readers that I find “liebster” goes to:

1. Anagram Press
2. Campbell Raw Press
3. Clementine
4. Tiger Food Press
5. New Duds

I don’t want to give summaries of these blogs – I want you to visit each and every one of them to see what they’re all about. I can however tell you that they are all creative, informative, interesting, personal and just a downright pleasure to read. Definitely deserving of a Liebster.

And now it's time to enjoy rules no. 4 and 5.