The Studio on a Sunday

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In the studio today, it’s a day of rest before another busy day tomorrow!  I’m so honoured to be one of the selected Etsy vendors at the sold-out book launch tour of Elizabeth Gilbert’s newest book!!  I loved Eat, Pray, Love and cannot wait to sink my teeth into her next piece!


See you at Etsy: Made in Canada!

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Today’s the day!   I’ll be at the show from 10am – 6pm, my booth is by the Elizabeth Street entrance, see you there!boKM9ZSzpjFKcQdKjOyUezHEhyaYV4xK_4a-vIwV7PM

Sneak Peek!

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boKM9ZSzpjFKcQdKjOyUezHEhyaYV4xK_4a-vIwV7PM_fotorAre you planning to stop by Etsy: Made in Canada here in Toronto?  (If not, why not?!  It’s going to be pretty fantastic!)  Want to know who will be there and what type of handmade goodness to expect?  This is a juried show, with tough competition, so expect to be blown away!  Take a look at the vendor LookBook here.

Some tips for visiting the show:
Want a free swag bag packed with amazing handmade samples and goodies?  Arrive early and be one of the first 100 people in line to get one!
Want to try your hand at making something from scratch?  Register for a free workshop here and learn how it’s done!

If you want to stop by my booth and say Hello! I’ll be over by the Elizabeth Street entrance, the opposite end to the main entrance off University.  Hope to see you there!

Wordless Wednesday 23.09.15

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End of Summer Sale!

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Just a friendly reminder that I’m having an End of Summer Sale in my Etsy shop!  Sale runs until the end of the month, see it here.  Otherwise, read on for details.

Clockwise from top left: 
Little Leather Journal in black reclaimed leather with vintage button, Mini Journal in two-tone yellow, Screenprinted Linen Pouch with thistles in aqua blue, Screenprinted Linen Tea Towel with thistles in aqua blue, Screenprinted Linen Pouch with queen anne’s lace in burgundy.

The week before a show

Day 350/365zqLGEbUHdZfUkQqyWeA1s5JHGo1cEQxpxNVhd6tyfO8The week or two leading up to a favourite show is a heady mix of excitement, panic, anticipation and bliss.  At least for me it is.

I hope you’ll join me next Saturday, September 26 at the MaRS Building here in Toronto, to stop by and say Hello and check out all the amazing things being made, by hand, right here in the city.

Check out the facebook event page for details, here.

The Studio on a Sunday

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photo 2This past week I’ve been in full swing preparing for Etsy: Made in Canada, Toronto edition at the MaRS building.

I’ve been working hard at re-designing some of my books and I can’t wait to share the new and improved Adventure Journal with you at the show!
photo 1 This is a small sampling of what many Adventure Journals looks like!  These guys aren’t quite done yet, but almost there.  I love how each is a bit different from the maps on the covers to the scuffs and nicks in the reclaimed leather closures.  These are my favourite journals!!

Autumn Hues

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Some Autumn-inspired items to ease the transition to cooler weather, the changing colour of leaves and days spent cozy with your journal.

Clockwise from top left:

Starburst Journal in dapper grey tweed, Screenprinted Linen Zipper Pouch with burgundy Queen Anne’s lace, Fancy Coptic Journal in green and brown Florentine, Medium Fancy Coptic Journal in cream and brown, Secret Belgian Journal in brown Florentine, Mini Book Necklace, Medium Fancy Coptic Journal in deep brown.

Etsy: Made in Canada, 1 week away!

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In just over 1 week it’s Etsy: Made in Canada!!  I’m so excited to be a part of the fun, and there are some extra surprises planned this year!!  (Stay tuned for details over the next week!!)boKM9ZSzpjFKcQdKjOyUezHEhyaYV4xK_4a-vIwV7PM

In the meantime, check out the vendor lookbook and do some pre-show shopping!  And, if you’re an early bird, get in line early to be one of the first 100 visitors to get a swag bag packed with goodies, for FREE!!!  (again, early bird gets the worm!)

For more info and details, check out the Toronto Etsy Street Team site here.

New In the Shop

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Please welcome some new handbound beauties into my Etsy shop: Hand Dyed Fancy Coptic Journals!  I think of these two books as being part of the same series because the covers are more sparsely dyed than some of the other hand dyed books.  I didn’t put a leather closure on either of them for that exact reason: I didn’t want any hardware to interfere with the composition on the front.

To learn more about these books, click here for the top book pictured and here for the bottom one.