New Notebooks in the Shop

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Along with the Mother’s Day cards, I added several new notebooks to the shop. Above is a sketchbook featuring an geometric Islamic pattern.

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I also made another version of this design on a notebook.

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I updated the best-selling bike mini-notebooks and made a full-sized version of the notebook.

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I experimented with a few layouts and colors to see what people like best.

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Finally, I created a mini-notebook with a red heart. Probably better suited for Valentine’s Day, but could be a cute favor at a wedding shower or a small gift for an anniversary.

Going forward, I hope to be adding more complicated designs in the form of 8″ x 10″ wall art. I have one halfway completed and a whole lot of ideas for some others.

Tarsier Embroidered Notebook

I have a friend who studied tarsiers in Indonesia on a Fulbright scholarship. She recently celebrated her birthday in New York, so I thought I would attempt a tarsier notebook as a gift for her.

This is what a tarsier looks like:

556751_10151382376524155_637654968_nI drew over this image in illustrator and then transferred the lines to embroidery on a sketchbook cover. This is the result:

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I went with bright colors since I thought brown/black would get boring, though he does have a bit of an acid trip feel to him. The giant eyes aren’t helping 😛

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I doubt there’s much demand for tarsier notebooks so I don’t plan on adding them to the shop, but I think my friend enjoyed something a bit more customized for her day.

Bike Mini-Notebooks

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By far, the best selling item in the shop are the bike mini-notebooks. I expanded the line for the holiday season, adding four more colors.

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They’re a great stocking stuffer, but be warned…I’m close to selling out for the holiday season! I’m running out of notebooks and certain colors of thread and won’t be able to resupply before Christmas. So if you’re interested, buy quickly!

New Items in the Shop

The past couple of weeks have been insanely hot! The upside is that it makes it easy for me to justify staying indoors to work on getting new items up in the shop.

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First up, new constellation cards! Most people don’t recognize the constellation of their zodiac sign, but Orion and the Big Dipper (Ursa Major) are two constellations that are among the easiest to identify. I had gotten a request at a market awhile back for Orion, so I thought I would add a couple more constellations to the constellation series of cards.

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I’ve also expanded the selection of notebooks to include these sketchpads. Due to the popularity of the bike mini-notebooks, I added bike sketchbooks. There are also flower sketchbooks and other designs.

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I’ve also listed the black and white notebooks that I premiered at the Handmade Cavalcade. These include the small and large versions of the notebooks inspired by the earth houses of Burkina Faso and modified chevron design.

I’ve shot pictures on several more items, and I’m working away on other projects with a big impending deadline, so hopefully I’ll back soon with updates on those!