first zine!

[info]weetziefae said that I’m the only person she knows who decided to write a zine after only reading 2-3. This is true!

I made a zine

32 half-sized pages about my family, my favorite holiday, and a whole bunch of recipes raided from my grandma’s cookbook.  I decided to make this because for the last two generations, when a kid in our family moves out, my grandma provides them with a black ledger book full of family recipes.  My brother and sister and I all got the book, but only…

May Projects!

This year, I resolved to complete one project per month.  I’m not sure how well I’ve done at posting about those projects, but that’s neither here nor there, as this post is about May’s project.  And by ‘project’, I mean ‘projects’!

Project #1: envelopes for the Etsy shop

Drakesboro, KY

Earlier in the year I inherited three boxes of deaccessioned USGS maps from the library.  After asking and then asking again if I *really* got to take them home, they sat in a corner ignored until I finished my last class and could focus on them.  Right now I have 9 sets of envelopes posted, and a possible custom order pending.  Hooray!

Project #2: Handmade items for the Facebook meme

I promised handmade items to Jackie, Jen, Tina, Molly, Rachel, and Greg.  So far I’ve made an apron each for Jackie:

Sparkly Stars for Sipes

Molly:

Fun prints for Molly

Rachel:

Olivia apron for Rachel

and a special bonus for Jennifer, who was late on the draw.

Fun patterns for Jennifer

Items forthcoming for Jen, Tina, and Greg.  I have plans, but I’m not revealing them yet.

I also canned four pints of strawberry-rhubarb jam (and 7 more half pints tonight!):

Strawberry Rhubarb

And no, I have no idea what June’s project will be.  Hopefully the Etsy custom order – and also more canning (pickling too)!

Etsy love

Day 364 - 7/21/08

Why do I love Etsy?  A whole lot of cuteness for not much money at all.  My friend Tina and I both bought these charms – not matching ones, though – the other week, and I love them!  The absolutely only downside is that I managed to get one wet, so the kitties aren’t as cute anymore – but I’ve learned my lesson, and will take better care.

Thanks, Etsy

Get your own at homestudio.etsy.com!