Today at church we made a Mothering Tree and had a meaningful time of contemplation about the various female caregivers we’ve had throughout our lives. I am especially grateful today for my mom, Lois, and grandmothers Mary and Evelyn for their loving care throughout my life.
I got a little carried away on the press and printed too many cards on fair trade marble and Mr. Ellie Pooh paper.
Size 5.5 x 4.25 inches. Blank inside. Matching red envelopes included. Get them while they last!
Bulk Marble mixed Christmas Cards (pictured left)—$25 for 25
Bulk Mr. Ellie Pooh mixed Christmas Cards (pictured below)—$25 for 25
New fair trade marbled Halloween pillow packs sized to hold (just enough) candy! Order by noon on Monday, October 29, for USPS delivery on or before Halloween. Or pick yours up tonight at the studio during the South Pasadena Arts Crawl 5-9pm.
Includes USPS postage and ribbon. Candy included only if you show up at the studio tonight!
While you’re here pick up a pumpkin across the street!
This old buzzard never boarded the Twitter Train. I bought the ticket—a tweety account (@FairStuff) that I don’t use. As I loiter here in the station, twiddling my twitter thumbs, all I can do is laugh at myself. Since the holidays are nearly upon us my joke comes wrapped in Christmas.
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Today a customer called and asked, “Do you have any Jewish stuff?” Yep.
Summer seems to be the season for Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. The most popular paper among 13-year-olds? Elephant dung paper from Mr. Ellie Pooh. Second most popular is Jute Paper. Those kids are just so darn eco conscious!
I met Vanessa at Unique LA in May 2011. She had designed her own wedding invitation and needed a printer.
Just got back from from the Ladies of Letterpress conference in Asheville, NC. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many girl printers in one place and I loved it. I’m still processing all I learned but I can list some myths that these ladies busted for me. Contrary to what I previously thought:
- Not everyone has a Windmill. Most of them are hand-feeding (and in many cases foot treadling) just like me. No more feeling sorry for myself when I have a long run to push through!
- It is possible to do a split fountain on the C&P.
- Brayers are fun. I need to quit trying to make everything so perfect and start handrolling that brayer around.
- The proper pronunciation of “couching” (a papermaking term) is not that thing you sit on.
And as I write this it looks like I may need to go back because I’ve just been bumped from my flight.