It's my birthday this week! Which is why I have decided to gift all of you with a
10% discount on ALL ITEMS
in my 21Kittens shop!
Simply use the code B1RTHD4Y at checkout to instantly get your 10% off!
Valid until the 1st of August '13.
Thank you all!!!
I have to confess that I've only done beading twice in my life. One was about ten years ago when a friend who was into it, took me to a bead shop. I got some ceramic beads and made myself a slightly boring necklace. I rarely wore it.
The second time was now. For some reason I've never really been attracted to it, but as of late, I find myself looking forward to browsing the huge selection of beads and charms at the various crafting stores I find in this city.
So when my mother in law came to visit us, I thought I'd try my hand at making some bracelets for my sisters in law:
They turned out nice, don't you think?
I know I've been neglecting my blog, not writing, not updating the links to my pictures (which are now living happily after at ipernity), etc etc.
So I thought that since I'm feeling a bit inspired tonight, it would be a good time to let you know what I've been up to all this time.
Those of you who visit my etsy store regularly, might have seen that I've been, slowly but steadily, adding more items to my shop.
For those of you who are now discovering this blog, I am in love with stationery, and making notebooks is one of my favourite hobbies.
For a while now I have been focusing mainly on making refills for Midori's Traveler's Notebooks, both the large and the Passport size. I really enjoy trying out different kinds of paper, paper that is hard to get, and coming up with cover designs and colours that will set your notebook apart.
But notebooks aren't the only thing I enjoy. I'm also designing blog headers and etsy banners.
As a matter of fact, this month I was commissioned by Meredith to design the header for her blog The Palette Muse. Meredith told me she really liked my handpainted Sakura header, but instead of the pink hues and cherry blossoms, she wanted it in blue and with dandelions.
Not a problem!
The end result is an exclusive watercolour header that she really likes, and that I really enjoyed painting.
Now go and visit her blog! ;)