Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Call for submissions and coffee...

I took some time to take photos of some newer bookmarks I've been making and posted them in my Etsy shop. I'm never sure if a bookmark is something people will actually be interested in buying, but then I'm always surprised at craft shows - at one show they're a big hit and I run out, and at another they're left gathering dust in my display. Go figure.

I now cover them in these neat vinyl cases, so they are well protected and more sturdy than my previous design. And I've also done away with the little bead tassle for a cleaner look. These are a few of my "Fishies" bookmarks, and below that, a bookmark in action...





Rockport Quarry Books is publishing a book called 1000 Handmade Greeting Cards, and they put out a call for entries. I submitted several designs yesterday, so I will keep my fingers crossed! Here's my "Bundled Baby" card, along with one in my "Pudgy Waiting Cat" series, which I sent in, among others.



I don't think I told you, but some of my jewellery designs were accepted for another book in this series, 1000 Jewelry Inspirations, which is set to come out in June 2008.

I'm so excited! My sushi platter pendant and earrings were chosen, as well as my chiyogami pendant and brooch.

To nourish my creativity...!
I'm off to make another coffee before heading into my workshop for the day. My husband got me a Bodum French press last week since this drip coffee maker I got on sale before the holidays was small, cute and cheap, but didn't make very tasty coffee, especially when making only a cup at a time. The Bodum is great, since you let the coffee soak in hot water for a few minutes before pushing the coffee grounds to the bottom of the pot with a filtered plunger; the result is a full-flavoured, heart-palpitating drink that makes me do a little jig! If you love coffee that actually tastes like coffee (as opposed to what I call "brown crayon water"), this is the coffee maker for you. I don't think JF knew just how happy this little coffee pot would make me.

Looking forward to my second happy dance of the day...

1 comment:

Cicada Studio said...

I always loved your baby cards- I hope the get picked for the book!