Ornament Making

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photo1If you’ve started thinking about the holidays and where to start, I may have the answer for you.  In one week I’ll be teaching an Ornament Making Workshop over at the Arts Market on College.  It’s the perfect way to start off the season!

This is a hands-on workshop where you’ll create a personalized, unique book ornament. We will touch on the basics first, and then dive into the main project – you will leave with your very own handcrafted ornament!

No previous art or bookmaking experience is necessary.

For more information or to register, go here.



Book Ornaments!


Who doesn’t love a good book ornament?  I started making these for myself, then friends and family, and then I finally realized I should be selling them.  They’re now in my online shop.

Bonus: I’m teaching a book ornament making workshop later in the month!  We won’t be making this style of ornament, but it will still be a lovely little book you can hang for the holidays or anytime of the year.

Happy Holidays (in July)


Yes, that’s right – I’m having a summertime sale in my Etsy shop!  It starts today and runs till July 20, 2014!

There are lots of ways to save: you can use coupon code ETSYCIJ14 at checkout to get 15% off orders $40 and over.  Or you can head to my all new Sale Section to get a deal on a new journal (and no, this section isn’t just the leftovers of days gone by, there are new items in there that haven’t been listed online before – YA!)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALast but not least, I know there are some of you that really enjoy my Starburst Book Ornaments.  Since this sale is coinciding with the Etsy-wide ‘Christmas in July’ sale I’ve decided to bring them back for a limited time.  You’re welcome, (and Merry Christmas?  Is that said in July?) and get them while they’re still available.

Post Holidays

I’m writing this, hoping it finds everyone safe and happy.  Here in Toronto, the holidays were a bit different than usual because of an ice storm that left many households without power.  Luckily, our place was spared so we hosted ‘Christmas at Carolyn’s’ this year.  While we broke our usual tradition, it was still lovely and cozy!


Now, things are pretty much back to normal.  So, that means it’s time to announce that I’m having a Boxing Day/Week(ish) sale in my Etsy shop!  I’ve added some new items and will continue throughout the sale, so keep your eyes peeled!  Here’s my latest:


This sale is part of the  Etsy Canada’s Boxing Day Promotion, which includes nearly 500 Canadian makers!  You will get 20% off by using coupon code BOXINGDAY at checkout.  The sale is on now until December 30, 2013.

Lastly, I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for coming out to the various markets, book arts fairs and shows to support me in my book-making endeavors.  Your efforts are much appreciated!