I’m a makeologist!  It’s with a happy heart that I’m celebrating Sprouts Press acceptance into the Makeology show!

There will be more details closer to the event (like swag bag info for early birds!!) but I’m so thrilled I just had to share it now!!

To visit the show website, go here.


A February Challenge!

I know that I’ve shared a bit about myself here on the blog.  But it’s just the basics, the expected ‘about me’ kind of information.  This is why I’m pretty excited to share this next bit with you! DSC_0741_fotor

For the entire month of February, I’ll be participating alongside my fellow Toronto Etsy Street Team members for a 29-day Instagram challenge!  Each day is themed and a bit different from the one before, but combined they’ll bring together everything that is my little company.  If you want to get a bigger picture of what my company is about and who I am (really), head over to Instagram and follow along here: @sproutspress.

Hope to see you there!

A new year of news from Sprouts Press!

DSC_0703_fotorThe first newsletter of 2016 will be sent out tomorrow!  If you haven’t subscribed yet, you have until tomorrow, 6am to get on it!!

I send my newsletters out via email, once a month.  While content varies month to month, there’s always a list of upcoming workshops, shows and other goings on.  Sometimes there’s even special surprises just for subscribers!!

To subscribe, go here.

A Case of The Mondays!

The holidays are over so it’s back to work!  But don’t worry, I don’t actually have a case of ‘The Mondays’*, I love my work!  And I’m pretty excited about the plans I’ve made for this year, more to come soon! DSC_0780I’m also pretty pumped for all the good things that will happen that I don’t know about yet.  What can I say, I’m one of those weird people who enjoys change and surprises!

In the meantime, I’m still wrapping up the details of 2015 on the business side of Sprouts Press.  I’m reminded of some of my favourite pieces from last year, especially this wintry blue Fancy Journal!  Perfect for one of the first real days of winter here in Toronto.

*If you don’t know what it means to have a case of ‘the mondays’, you need to watch the movie ‘Office Space’.  Seriously, it’s hilarious.


Thank you to everyone who has supported me and my little bookbinding company this year. Your love of books, support for handmade and kind words have made it a great journey. While I always appreciate these things, they were especially soothing on the tough days. Thank you.


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, whatever you celebrate, may it bring you joy and happiness!

Newsletters Sign-Up Time!


A big Thank You to everyone who came and signed up for my newsletters at the One of a Kind Show!  It was so wonderful to meet a few of the people I send these newsletters to, thanks for coming over and introducing yourselves!

If you want to sign up for my newsletters, now’s your chance.  There’s still a lot of great holiday news to share with you!  Just go here and fill out the form.

365/365: Thank You! (but not goodbye)

Day 365/365

It’s the last day of the Sprouts Press 365 project!  It’s been a fun year sharing my journey as an artisan and creative small business owner.  I’ve enjoyed all your comments and likes, I hope you’ve enjoyed it as well.

DSC_0418_fotor_fotor_fotorI plan to continue blogging about Sprouts Press, my creative process, goings-on and other book-ish content, but it won’t be every day.  I’m looking forward to seeing what sort of content I’m capable of on a more relaxed schedule, and sharing the growth of my little company.  In the meantime, enjoy this collage of many of the books I’ve shared with you over the year!  That’s a lot of books!!

Minus Forty

Day 132/365

I’m always in awe of the weather here in Toronto.  Yesterday was -40c, today a balmy -20c.  I know, I know, it’s nothing compared to the weather of the maritimes, or probably the prairies.  But still . . . .


Either way, I’m staying inside and getting some serious project planning, 2015 show scheduling and general housekeeping done.  I’m super excited for a few big projects this year and cannot wait to share them with you!

In the meantime I’m sending out a general reminder that the Sprouts Press February newsletter is going out this week.  If you’re not on the mailing list, now’s the time to sign up!!  Click here to find out more and add yourself to the list.

Stay warm and enjoy wintertime safely everyone!!

Shop Local!

Day 102/365

I’m pleased to announce that you can now find a selection of Sprouts Press’ Valentines and Winter-themed items right here in Toronto at Freedom Clothing Collective!

DSC_0811_fotor Pictured above are ‘Star Cross’d Lovers’ Starburst Book Ornaments.  You can also find a variety of Bookbinding Kits (including the popular Wintertime Kit), and a selection of Quick Notes handpainted journals in lovey-dovey hues.