5/22/08

Shop Update

I've made more of the handmade journal kits available in my personal Etsy Shop.

With the move only two weeks away, I am turning my last chunk of 'making' time into de-stashing the craft room and putting goodies together for purchase. This batch is similar to the last batch in the types of papers used but I've added a few new bits and pieces to the embellishment pile. The kit comes with a prompt sheet for journaling ideas and instructions on how to put your journal together.
I think there are at least 50 of these journals floating around in the world so with the addition of this batch, I feel it is time to start a flickr group to share your customization. If you've already got one, feel free to add it HERE.
I also wanted to share two projects I've recently made for our new place.

The Laundry Bag is for hauling our dirties to the 'on sight' unit. In our first Seattle apartment, we learned about taking our wash to the laundromat once a week and spending a whole afternoon catching up on reading to the hum of the machines and the smell of urine. Quarters will have to be a part of our lifestyle again. In many ways it was like college. Our second apartment in Seattle had the 'on sight' amenity but it was a long walk down the stairs and to the basement with a wee baby and a large pile of clothes. This time, we're prepared!

The second is a floor pillow to add some color to the beige room Sebastian will have. He already loves it but he may have to wrestle it away from Brett. I figure I should make two more so they can have something to wrestle/jump/sleep on when they need to.


The boy is awake. Off to enjoy the unusually cool weather.

~R~

18 comments:

dainjb said...

i've been wanting one of the kits for a while to i finally ordered one! yey! i'm super excited to get this in the mail.

-dain

CandiMandi said...

ooooweee! I'm gonna have to go check those out girl!
You crack me up with your description of the uriney laundromat! haha

elliebelle said...

That floor pillow is great! I love the color combination. Good luck on the move!

Charin said...

I love the cute things you are making for your new house!! :) You *must* share pictures with us once you get all settled in :D And if you want me to come to Springfield for some red velvet cupcakes and a baby play date I totally will :)

Veronica said...

our weather is strange!! I loved having the windows open though! :) Those pillows are pure awesomeness!!

julio n carla said...

love the kits and the pillow! again... perfect! ;o) great job Rachel!

elliebelle said...

Hi Rachel,
I already commented once today - but I wanted to let you know that I tagged you on my blog - I was tagged by someone to do an ABCs about myself - so if you would like to join in (I know you are busy with your move!) you can stop by my blog to see the run down. Thanks!
Ellie

~wenhether~ said...

Good luck on the move!! I am really loving that pillow! The colors are sweet!!!

I've been wanting one of your journal kits! I am on my way over to your etsy to get myself one before they are gone :)

Michelle said...

That pillow is so cute! That color combo is to die for. Great job!

alexandra said...

I LOVE that floor pillow - so cool.

Caleen said...

I love the Laundry bag and Floor pillow.. The kits are great. I want
one!! Good Luck in your move..The central valley will really miss you!!
I hope the best for you!!

danilouwho said...

I'm so dying to order one of those journal kits but I just CAN'T right now. I keep teasing myself by looking at them.... lol, should probably stop that or go sell something on ebay so I have the funds!

IN love with that pillow. One day I'm gonna learn how to sew and make amazing things like this. I love how you combine functional and just plain dang cool.

danijohnston.typepad.com/dj

Jodi said...

I loooove loooove lovveeeee that pillow!!! I'm totally drooling, and am completely envious of the little cherub's newest possession.

Michelle said...

Omigoodness...that laundry bag is too awesome! I feel your laundry woes..thank goodness I don't have to lug the clothes further than a floor or two, though! Annnd...I got Elsie's recipe book, and had to say: you rock! Those pillows with the pictures were my fave...lovely!

Michelle said...

Hey Rachel ... I'm finally just commenting on your blog now ... been checking you out for a bit - I totally love your style!! Awesome work girl!! Love the laundry bag and pillows!!! Beeeeeeeeeeeautiful!!! I wish I could sew that good LOL!! Take Care :]

Marie said...

Man i want another of those journals i think lol! I love mine! Man that pillow and bag is freakin amazing you are the queen of the sewing machine. BOW DOWN! :) I wanted to get together for lunch before you left but i think its to late and you are super busy so that sucks but oh well hopefully one day we can meet up again! Love ya girlie and give big hugs to the fam esp the lil one from me!

Silje Røe Hagland said...

Gosh, that pillow is so pretty! The journals are so fun, I will have to check that flickr group out!!! :)

Good luck with the move love! Hope we all get to hangout again soon <3

I love you! <3

kim brimhall said...

you are soooooo talented~ i can't believe you are moving to missouri....that's amazing. i just moved to texas and love it! i hope all the best for you and your new start:) i am so excited for you! i have lived in missouri and its great! have fun and don't stay gone to long:)

ps-i love the journal kits!