Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Wee One

I made a new little accordion book
decorated with my hand carved stamps

Not sure what it is about small that I like so much

One day I should try to work big.

But not today.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Fundraising For Bicycles

My oldest daughter is heading to Africa 
and will be pedaling her bike from Egypt down to South Africa!

She is trying to fund raise to donate bicycles
 to community support workers in each country she goes through. (10 countries!)
(see her blog for details and her stories along the way!)

In order to help her in this venture,
I carved a bike stamp, and made some cards
that I am selling locally as well as in my Etsy Shop.
All money will go towards buying bikes.

I also made a little accordion book using my hand carved stamps
and if it sells, the money will assist in buying bikes. 

To purchase bike cards or my bike book go to my Etsy shop

To learn more about the biking fundraiser visit Savannah's (oldest daughter) blog.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

My New Idea

I decided to try making a small day timer
In which you only carry around three months of days at a time.

Each page is one day 
at the beginning of the year you carry around January, February and March.

Here are the other nine small booklets for each month

At the end of January,
 you remove the filled January booklet,
move February and March forward and add April to its place.

A small day timer
that is easy to carry around, 
and still contains lots of space to write

Friday, October 10, 2014

One Thing Leads to Another

One idea often leads to another,
and the cards I made with tea bags
and my hand carved stamps lead me to making these little books.

Some of them have a subtle bit of colour added

And some of them are just the colour of the tea bags.

Inside are pages of different shades
some with copies of my stamps and drawings.

And now I have a new idea to start working on.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Production Time

It is the time of year when I need to buckle down 
and produce items for the 2 Christmas Fairs I participate in.

So I made some cards with coloured tea bags
and my hand carved stamps.

So many of my hand carved stamps are plant based.

And yet the one I really enjoyed playing with on these cards
was this funny little house I carved onto an eraser a long time ago.