Monday, March 16, 2009

edible book event

hey everyone! BEST is hosting an edible book event on april 1st as part of the international edible book festival!

we are inviting members and non-members alike to participate by making your very own edible book. the festival involves people making edible objects that are book-related and then sharing their creations. it's all about creativity and doesn't even really have to be about book binding!

we invite you all to post your pictures on the flickr gallery here:

we will also have an informal social gathering in the Etsy chat room in the
evening (april 1 at 9pm eastern) for anyone who wants to just meet and chat about
the edible books or chat about anything else!

feel free to make your book any time before april 1st! invite your friends and family to join in the fun!

after all the edible books have been submitted on april 1st, the books will be
considered by a small panel of impartial judges (who will remain anonymous until
after the event). special recognition will be awarded in each of these
BEST Edible Book
BEST Edible Bookbinding Technique
BEST Edible Book by a Child (age 10 years or less)

looking forward to seeing all of your creations :)

Monday, December 15, 2008

paypal shipping

whee! i printed out my first shipping label via paypal today for an order i need to get out for christmas! hehe... just wanted to share ;) tis exciting! i bought a scale months ago but have just been too nervous that things would go wrong with the shipment that i haven't tried it until now! except for a glitch in the system that wouldn't let me send to the confirmed address because usps' recommended address didn't spell out "east" or "avenue" which forced me to have to call paypal's customer service, i think it's worked out just fine. :) hooray!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

handmade confessional!

tara aka weirdwolf filmed a bunch of people at the felt club event the other day, and is posting them on the etsy storque as a mini series of handmade confessionals! she just posted mine today :D you can check out the actual post here!

buy handmade! support artisans and crafters! shop locally! yay! :)

Sunday, November 30, 2008

felt club

checked out the felt club craft fair in downtown l.a. the other day, wanted to share a pic i took of it:

so many people gathered to share handmade goods makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside! :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

hey ya'll

it's been a while!

not a whole lot has been happening in terms of etsy, i've taken on a few commissions since the last post but haven't really made anything on my own for a while since i've been working 7 days a week for the most part :T i did make a couple books for halloween, which was fun :) even with tea staining and baking one book's papers, something i swore i'd never do again ;)

looks like i'll be missing the next book swap for best, but i've got a book to make for a friend and then i have some extra paper folded and punched, ready to bind! i'm excited about using some of my new japanese paper! and these next two weeks will be a little less busy production-wise, what with thanksgiving and all, so i should have time to work on books! hooray!

life-wise, i've been working at effinfunny for a couple months now and it's been great! they actually brought me to work on "the guild" with them, so i've been the art p.a. since almost the beginning of this season. they also teamed up with to work on some projects and i've been helping with those. one of the videos they did on the election got on the carson daly show, so that was pretty neat! they also took me to blizzcon for a day, which was very nice of them :)

starbucks didn't quite work out, but i'm still workin at sushi! hoping that little production gigs here and there will cover the amount that i'm not making from a second job, but i don't think that's really going to happen so after i get back from my two week winter vacation in hawaii i'll be looking for another part time job. probably bad timing, doing it AFTER the holiday rush, but with the economy now i'm not really sure there's a good timing!

i was a moogle for halloween. what were you?