Sunday, May 3, 2015

Button Notebook

~ photo heavy post ~

Howdy!  I hope this post finds you well, and enjoying your weekend.  I know a lot of folks use this time of the week to catch up on chores, and others use this time to play.  Either way, I hope you are getting a lot out of this time.  Me, recharging, imagining, and a few household chores along the way {smile}.  
I had my spring craft fair yesterday.  And i want to send a shout out to all that came out!  It was nice to see a few familiar faces, and to meet some ones.  While chatting with some shoppers I had a few requests, and I am looking into those suggestions.  Also, I had a few clever ideas concerning my altered tins, and some jars.  I'm sure you all know how that goes. 
Anyways, I wanted to share with you a decorated mini composition notebook I had for sale at my booth.  For those of you who aren't aware, I do make a variety of these for sale at my craft show booth, and have a few for sale in my Etsy shop.  I think they are pretty, and wonderful to use.  {smile}

a look inside

inside front cover

inside back cover
and finally, a look at the back

back of notebook
I love using my scraps for these little gems.  I think its a clever way to continue to use what you have, and create something beautiful and useful.  Its a trifecta!  
When I craft these, I try very hard to keep the fronts as flat as possible.  Just in case the buyer keeps this little gem in a tote, hand bag, back pack, etc.  I also like to use pattern papers either from the same collection or from coordinating collections.  
I typically cover the spine of the notebook, but not always.   I generally match the ribbon tie with the spine, but once again, not always.  I also add some coordinating pattern paper to the barrel of the pen to keep it matching.
I always stamp the back of the notebook with my branding.  That way, when they get to the end, they know where to get another notebook {smile}.
The pattern paper is from Tilda.  The ribbon and buttons are from Paper Trey Ink, and I used their cream twine to hand stitch the buttons onto (and through) the notebook cover.  The pink card stock is from Amuse Studios.  
Thank you for stopping by!  I am taking inventory of what was sold yesterday, and updating my shop.  I am also going over some marketing numbers, wholesale pricing, and supplier information.  My Etsy shop will be closed until Tuesday.  I hope to have everything updated and uploaded by then.  My intent is to have all of my pricing the same: craft show, online store, and hopefully a few local shops {fingers crossed}.  I am also looking into participating in the Socorro Craft Fair in October.  So look for that info coming soon {smile}.  I have a lot of ideas for that show as well.  
As always, if you have any questions about product, pricing, availability, etc just drop me a line or leave a comment!   Now, back to chores {frown}.

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