Friday, November 30, 2007


the other day i was tagged by the lovely danca to do a survey, which i have no problem doing because they're fun :) however, seeing how i just did one a handful of posts back (and i don't have many!) i figure i'll skip the tagging forward and just say that if anybody wants to do it, then go on ahead! :D

the rules are:
Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog. Share 7 random and or weird things about yourself. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog. 7 things about me:
ignore the rules ♥

1. each week this past month was spent living in a different state
2. lately i have been far more interested in green things than blue, which is my favorite color... but out of loyalty to blue i refuse to make green my fave
3. the only thing i actually want to do here in hawaii is eat
4. i have "deformed" feet: my big toes are shorter than the ones next to them
5. i just bought munchkin, a fabulous card game. everyone should play it!
6. i am completely, compleeeetely addicted to the internet. i mean, i would much rather have my laptop than my car.
7. i've decided that only a fun obstacle course will motivate me to work out

Friday, November 16, 2007


i haven't completely died these past couple of months, i swear! :) i've been...

...experimenting with chocolate and candy molds! (mostly because i really want to make pirate ship chocolates... how awesome would that be??)


...made a halloween costume for etsy's contest

{kaylee from firefly!}

...made a couple of book commissions for some friends. interestingly enough, both named sarah and both were for their siblings!

{a leather book with hindi writings on it. the cover says 'brother'}

{a cafe book for a sister who likes coffee!}

...and hopefully more will be coming soon~!

Monday, November 5, 2007

hooray for etsy teams!

i was just awarded first prize for my treasury entry to the trans-canada etsy team contest: best collection of canadian handmade goods! check out the details here.

an' i get lots of pretties, muahahahahaaaaa... okay, enough bragging. this actually leads me to:

the bookbinding etsy street team!

etsy has lots of awesome street teams, and i have not yet mentioned that there is now a bookbinding one as well! we have a lovely blog, a shop, an official profile on team.etsy, and a bazillion members forrealzyo!!!1!1one!

...okay, maybe not that last part, but hey, we're perfectly willing to take on that many! ;) the 60-ish members that we do have are pretty fantastic! check out this screenshot of one of our etsy treasuries to see some samples from our shop:

if anybody might be interested in joining, please contact er, well.. me, or go straight to our membership coordinator rhonda (myhandboundbooks). the main requirement is just that you are interested in bookbinding, whether as a bookbinder selling on etsy or simply as an appreciator of bookbinding arts on etsy! if you'd like more details, feel free to ask!

/end shpiel