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Saturday, January 10, 2009

I'm moving!

Well, virtually speaking, that is.

I am so happy that I started this blog back in November. It has been a great outlet for me, and in the process I have met some nifty people. Blog posting has been light here for the last two weeks, as I have been working furiously on a new project. The blog will continue, but I wanted a place to be able to park my writing and other design work that didn't quite fit here. So I am moving to a new site. The DNS entry hasn't propagated yet (nerd!), but in a couple of days, you'll be able to reach the new site at Till then, you can check it out here.

If you have subscribed to the blog using the Blogger feed, you may need to update your RSS reader. If you subscribed to the Feedburner feed, you are probably already being re-directed to the new site.

I am so grateful to everyone who has read the blog and joined in to offer feedback or ideas or encouragement. This is such a happy part of my life. I hope you'll keep the conversation going at the new site!


Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Just. Wow.

I have seen Yulia Brodskaya's work peppered in bits and pieces all over the Internet. But to see it all in one place, you really just have to drop your jaw in admiration:

Yulia Brodskaya

Or, in her native Russian: ОЧЕНЬ, ОЧЕНЬ ЖОРОШО!

(via, most recently, the most excellent paperNstitch)

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy New Year

Ok. So I am late greeting you with glad tidings of a new year. If we are going to make this work long term, you should understand that this will happen from time to time. I am totally on fire. Except when I am not. Anyhoo, 2009 has already whispered in my ear to say that nifty things are waiting around the corner. I hope it shapes up for you and yours as nicely as I have decided it is going to shape up for me and my family.

I haven't yet fully unpacked my new office, so I have not really made much use of the new space for craftiness. Well, I take that back. I did recover our dining room chairs last Friday night--just in time for our most excellent house guest to arrive. It was a relatively simple project, complicated only by my atrocious cutting skills. Happily, my atrocious cutting skills were offset by the ease of cutting good upholstery fabric with a smallish geometric pattern. All hail 2-inch repeats! Still, as I was recovering the chairs and google chatting with another most excellent friend, it was brought to my attention that it is a little weird to start upholstery projects at 9 o'clock on a Friday. While typing. But, well, that's me.


Speaking of cutting semi-straight lines, I should report that my lovely husband gave me a most excellent paper trimmer for Christmas. No, not the $400 ream cutting behemoth of my dreams. This might be better. Because, while this 15" cutter does not plow through 500 sheets of bond at a time, it does perforate, score, and scallop like nobody's business! I am totally loving it.


Oh! Also, I have been working on another free printable project. This time I am doing children's valentines cards (though amorous adults will also be free to use them). I have been putting together some non-traditional, cute-but-not-cutesy illustrations, but I would love to incorporate your ideas...Anybody? I hope to have them up by the end of the month so you can print print print to your hearts' content.