Thursday, July 30, 2009

Cardboard Boxes

I'm a little embarrassed to admit this, because I feel like I haven't lived in my current apartment for long at all (a little over a year), but I'm moving. Again. Which means that, though I want to talk to you about the huge map filing cabinet that I bought for $25, about scrapbooking tools, about quilling, about papercutting, about everything that I love or love to hate, I have to pack. I have to clean, move, reconstruct furniture, and organize. And then un-pack. So I have to say see you next week. I'll be back, with better pictures taken in my better lit apartment, with pictures of my new home while it's still clean, and pictures from my papery birthday, when I turned 25.

Thank you for your patience, for your reading, and for your comments. You're really pretty, and I'm glad you're here.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Frank Chimero (and a few other thoughts)

Paper crave told me about Frank Chimero, a graphic designer who first intrigued me with his clever take on the states.

Then he charmed me with his "Nerdfest" print.

And then, because I was feeling a little fragile, my breath caught in my throat when I saw a few of his inspirational posters.

I knew it was a joke, but this is something I've thought about lately. That I can't just wait for my life to start, but it's time to live each day what I want my life to be. And the work I want to do, my dream job, is something small and quiet and special. I'm still figuring out how I'll live my dream, and it's important to remember that it takes time to do something different.

And doing something small, special, simple? That takes courage. I'm trying to be brave.

Monday, July 20, 2009


Yesterday, my random number generator (I asked my sister to select a number) picked number 3. Marci, I'm sending some embroidered cards your way. I'm excited that she won, since a little bird told me that it's her birthday this week.

Saturday, July 18, 2009


The textile design team Variegated is having a sale.

I think you should buy these vintage wallpaper remnants. Or maybe this velvet.

It's great, but I can't justify it for myself.

Oh, and don't forget to leave a comment here before Sunday, July 19 so that I can give you some embroidered stationery.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Happy Tape

This is masking tape from Japan, sold at Happy Tape!

It's so pretty,

So expensive,

So superfluous,

So absolutely necessary for my future happiness.

Oh, and don't forget (if you're interested) to leave a comment on this post if you'd like me to send you a little present, just for stopping by.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Stitched Up, Shipping Out

I've been gone for a few days, but I'm back and I brought you something.

I stitched up a few cards for you. I started with a few designs in a few different sizes and then mixed it up with different colored thread. I'll update be putting up better photos in the next day, but I couldn't stay away any longer.

All four designs will be in the shop within a day or two as a package deal, a pdf that you can purchase, print, and stitch up yourself. But the four cards shown here are for you. I hope you like them.

I'll choose a random commenter from this entry on Sunday, July 19 as the recipient of these four cards. Make sure to leave your email address so that I can drop you a line to ask for your mailing address. I'll include four accompanying envelopes and maybe a little something extra.

Thanks for not giving up on me during my absence. I'm here to stay.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Temporary Interruption

I started a new job, which means a lot of excitement (not to mention an iPhone) for me, but a little bit of neglect for this blog. I'll be back soon with a giveaway to apologize for my absence. Thanks for your patience.