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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
I'm pretty excited to show you our newest piece of furniture. Isn't it amazing?
It's a gorgeous, 60 drawer library card catalog! I am currently in the process of sorting my craft disaster into lots of organized drawers. The kids each get 1 drawer for themselves and they are very excited about this and keep shuffling things around to try to decide what to keep there.
I seriously smile every time I walk into our dining room now. I just had to share this lovely bit of happiness with you!
Sunday, January 29, 2012
A sneak peek at some of new things I have been making lately...
Hand stamped quotes on book pages. These are mounted on tiny canvases.
New literary necklaces. Here is one from a Pride and Prejudice book. Wouldn't this be lovely for Valentine's Day?
And literary quote note cards. I recently finished reading the Hunger Games series and thought that this quote from Mockingjay needed to be on a card.
More to come soon!
I have had a busy couple of months and plan to check in with an update and photos soon so you can see some of the new things I've been making! But first, I want to tell you about my first craft show of 2012!
The Bookish Life will be participating in the Valentine Craftacular on February 4th at the East Side Club in Madison, WI. There will be around 50 artists and crafters, a photo booth and a make & take craft table. Fun for the whole family! Admission is free and the first 50 shoppers will get a free tote bag stuffed with goodies from the vendors.
Here is a sneak peek at some of the shops who will be at the show. You can go to the Valentine Craftacular website for more information and a full vendor list! Hope to see you there!
Sunday, November 27, 2011
I hope that everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday! I had a nice, quiet long weekend home with my family. We ate tons of delicious food, spent lots of quality time together and even got to go see The Muppets!
I also spent a lot of time crafting. I have two more shows coming up. On Saturday, December 3rd, you can find me at the Seventh Annual Holiday Craftacular at the East Side Club in Madison. And on December 11th I will be at Wrapping up the Holidays which will be at The Glitter Workshop on the west side of Madison.
Here are some of my newest creations! This bracelet is made with elvish script taken from the beginning of The Fellowship of the Ring. I absolutely love how this turned out. The script is so beautiful. And paired with the antique brass bracelet, it just looks so magical! I made this one for a custom request and have decided to make more for my etsy shop and to bring to our upcoming shows.
I have also been playing with making rings. This is one of the first. Again with script from a Tolkien book. More of these to come soon!
I have also started to make more necklaces with book text. Here's one of the newest. I'll have more of these featuring Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland and more at our shows and in our etsy shop in the coming weeks!
And finally - Cyber Monday!! I have been keeping my etsy shop as well stocked as possible and would like to offer a little something extra for purchases in our etsy shop on Monday, November 28th. All orders placed from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. CST on November 28th, 2011 will receive one free hair pin with purchase. I will choose the hair pin and it will be related to your purchase. So if you buy a Harry Potter bracelet, you might get a "muggle" hair pin. If you purchase a super hero pin pack, you just may get spiderman or batman hair pin! A great way to get a little something extra for yourself or to give as an extra little gift or stocking stuffer! You can see some hair pin examples HERE.
In addition to the free gift with purchase, you can also receive FREE SHIPPING on all orders with coupon code CYBER11 at checkout now through Monday November 28th. Use this coupon code when you place your order and the shipping charges will automatically be removed!
So visit The Bookish Life on etsy on Cyber Monday and knock out some holiday shopping while getting a little extra gift with ANY purchase!
Have a fabulous week, everyone!
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Happy October! I have been keeping very busy making lots of new bracelets featuring recycled classic books, fun popular books, vintage sheet music and other goodies. It's my new favorite thing to make! I have a few in my etsy shop and will be adding many more soon. Look for Catcher in the Rye, Chronicles of Narnia, Edgar Allen Poe, Les Miserables and several others in the coming weeks.
You can find Space Oddities and Glitter Workshop wares at the Dane County Farmers' market for a few more Saturdays (as long as the weather holds out!) so stop out and check out our newest creations!
Holiday shows are just around the corner! My first show will be The Crafty Fair, November 13 at the Goodman Center in Madison. Save the date! It's going to be a fantastic show!