Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Handmade in Canada Event, and Broken Books

I have two things to announce today. First, the TransCanada Etsy Team and the Alberta Team are having a "Handmade in Canada" promotion! Members of these teams will be having sales and promotions in their Etsy shops. I'll be giving a free set notepads with every book purchase. The event runs from Thursday June 24 to Thursday July 1.

Second thing: this year I upgraded my sewing thread to a much stronger, more durable variety. The previous thread I was using isn't as tough, and if you used your book extensively, it may have worn out and broke. If your journal was well used (though not abused) and the threads broke on you, contact me by emailing jenna @ (don't include the spaces). I'll resew your book with much better thread.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Saturday Block Party!

As if the downtown farmers market wasn't awesome enough, this Saturday it'll share 104th street with a block party! More info:

"2nd annual Al Fresco 104 St. Block Party, Saturday June 12, 2010
Festivities start at 8:30 am with a pancake breakfast presented by Downtown Edmonton Community League and Sobeys. The rest of the day features wine tasting from Devine Wines, extended patios, Portugese BBQ, yoga and street art demos, DJs, a fashion show, and closes with a special outdoor screening of Chocolat at 10:00 pm (bring a chair)."

Stop by and say hi at the Axis Cafe tent, where I'll be helping serve amazing coffee. Do you know Axis Cafe? It's this place.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Now Cleaner and Brighter

This weekend I took the advice offered by many Etsy sellers and made myself a lightbox. For those who are unfamiliar with this device (like I was until recently), a lightbox helps you take better pictures of small objects. The box is covered with white paper to create the illusion of an infinite white background, as well as filter light so it's more uniform -- perfect for shooting stuff like jewelry, trinkets, and now books. I'm still learning how to use this thing to best effect, but hoping to show you better photos all around. What do you think of the new bright white look -- better, worse?