Friday, April 17, 2009


So this is the book:

...and this is the emotion:

...and these are the cards that were accepted. Pages 68 & 69. Two full pages:

...there are lots of beautiful cards that are also represented.

alicia holland

karena colquhoun

foxy & winston

little anorak girl

meri meri

lizard press

joie studio

yee haw

yee haw

claire sun-ok choi

I am very very proud.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

New Friends

One of the sweetest things about working at the Print Shop is meeting some incredible new friends. I often think that I have been so lucky with friends (most of my closest I've known for 15-20 years), that I don't need any new ones.....then I meet someone special.

Samantha - Though I haven't seen her in ages, Samantha is a kind, talented woman who makes me happy happy happy. She is an incredible artist with a great sense of style. That's her embroidery on the top of this post. She does paper cutting, immaculate sewing and is an amazing paper artisan. Here's a link to her work :

Taibi - She stops by every Sunday for our Make & Take craft project and each week she's wearing the sweetest outfit I've ever seen. Daisies in her pink hair, brocade car coats, embroidered hoop skirts and electric tights, Taibi lives in color. She works in the neighborhood at Firefly children's shop and makes the best decoupaged magic wands I've ever seen. Here's a link to her blog:

Last Tuesday this young Japanese woman came in and showed Nancy (kind volunteer at the Print Shop) and I her work. She also purchased a edger craft punch. Sachiko works in miniatures and I was shocked to see her croissants, black and white cookies and rolled buns - they are all smaller than a penny. Much smaller. She also makes tarte au pomme and cakes with fruits. Oh wow! Last night as I was closing up the shop, she and her boyfriend stopped by with a bounty of gifts - she made miniatures for me. Oh Sachiko!!! I will photograph them tomorrow and post them. She also works at How Sweet It Is - the bakeshop. Boy are they lucky to have her!
Here's a link to Sachiko's blog:

Sachiko's work in the Print Shop