See You at the Paper Fair!

picture3Today’s the day!  Sprouts Press will be at the Valentine’s Day Paper Fair!!  Expect lots of handmade goodies from myself and other talented, local makers: stationery, greeting cards, enamel pins, journals and more!

PRO TIP: Be one of the first 50 folks through the doors and get a free swag bag!!

What: Valentine’s Day Paper Fair
When: Saturday February 4, 2017.  12noon till 5pm.
Where: Toronto’s First Post Office, 260 Adelaide Street East, Toronto

For more information, please see the event listing here.

St. Valentines

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Valentines Day Blog Giveaway!

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As a Thank You for all the love you’ve shown me over the last several months, I’ve decided to give back and return the favour!  I’m holding my first ever Sprouts Press blog giveaway!!

DSC_0720_fotorTo participate all you have to do is:

1. Follow Sprouts Press blog here on WordPress.
2. Leave a comment below about why you love to journal/sketch/doodle/brainstorm; what is it that draws you to pen and paper?

Contest runs January 24 – 31, 2015.  One winner will be drawn randomly from comments below (you must also follow Sprouts Press blog here on wordpress) and announced on February 1, 2015!

The Loot:
-Postcard Pad, a set of 7 original, hand decorated postcards to tear out and mail.
-Hand printed Ex Libris Bookplates, a set of 4 in Coral.  Label your books!
-Mini Faux Leather Button Book in deep burgundy.
-Hand sewn floral and corduroy book bag, to carry all your loot!

Good luck!

Long Distance Valentine

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Anyone who knows me, knows that I love writing letters, sending letters and receiving letters, the snail mail kind.  Valentines day around the corner and since I know several people in long distance relationships, I figured that now is a good time to showcase some of the items I make that are designed to be letter-mail friendly.  These are items that are perfect to pop in a cute lovey-dovey card, maybe with a fancy bag of tea tucked in too!
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From the top left going clockwise:
Ex Libris bookplates, handprinted in gold.
Quick Notes notebook, with handpainted two-tone red covers.
Ex Libris bookplates, handprinted in coral.
Quick Notes notebook, with handpainted covers in pink and gold.

DSC_0824 - Version 2 Of course there are a few larger options; Bookbinding Kit in red & grey, red & cream, perfect for the crafty valentine.DSC_0685

Lastly, this is my last Starburst Journal in red Florentine.  This was the first design I bound using my starburst stitching along the spine.  It’s a special book that makes a very special gift either as a journal, sketchbook or a fancy album, for a special someone.

 

The Studio on a Sunday

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Today in the studio it’s all about Valentines Day!  Many shades of pink, red and white are floating around here, all in the name of books of course.

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A sneak peek at some new designs for a series of Star Cross’d Lovers Book Ornaments.

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With inside pages from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, of course.  DSC_0710

Keep your eyes peeled for these to be released in my Etsy shop next week!