Wordless Wednesday 24.05.17



Take the House & Home Spring Decorating Quiz! Win a $500 Etsy Gift Card!!

Here’s a fun thing: Etsy has collaborated with House & Home to create a spring decorating quiz and video – featuring many local makers’ products! (Sprouts Press included!!)

Take the quiz, watch the video and see if you can spot the Sprouts Press journal!!  And while you’re at it, enter your quiz results to be entered in a contest to win a $500 Etsy gift card!!  Woot!

Sound like fun?  Take the quiz here.  Contest closes June 6, 2017.

Latest Project

collageitMeet one of the latest additions to Sprouts Press etsy shop: an Indigo Journal!  This is one of many in this series of unique, hand-dyed, coptic stitched journals.  I’ve written a couple of posts about hand dyeing washi paper with indigo, go here for my favourite one!

Despite the fact that I hand dyed the paper for the covers of this journal way back in August, I love the snowflake-like pattern on this piece.  It’s the perfect January journal!  To read more about this journal here.

Studio Sunday (recapped on a tuesday)

It was a fun, creative weekend over here at Sprouts Press!  After teaching a workshop at CBBAG (Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild) on Saturday, I also spent Sunday there with a lovely group of ladies dyeing various things (really, anything we could find) that most gorgeous shade of blue: indigo.IMG_4267

A sneak peek at the finished stack of hand dyed papers, each a bit different, all unique.

To see a fun little video inside this pile of papers, head over to my Instagram account and find the Indigo post!!  It’s fun, I promise!!

Nearly all of these papers will wind up as journal covers over the coming months – keep your eyes peeled on the Sprouts Press Etsy shop.  Or you can visit me in person at one of the three shows I’ll be vending at this fall.

Wordless Wednesday 18.05.16



Makeology Fair TODAY!!

Makeology_SpringFair_SquareBanner Today is the first ever Makeology Spring Craft Fair!  Sprouts Press will be there with our usual wares, plus a brand new item made just for this show!

Stop by the show if you can, and if you’re able, go early to be one of the first 50 people through the door, and get a swag bag filled with goodies from us makers!!!

For more information and directions, please visit the Makeology site here.



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.

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The Studio on a Sunday


Today in the studio.  Well, the last several weeks in the studio, really. It’s crunch time and my studio is buzzing with activity as I prep for the One of a Kind Show and Sale.  With less than a month to go (gasp!) I’ve got some of the popular books ready to go, but I’m also working on some new items, which I’ll share in a little bit.  For now, it’s back to the studio!