Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Mondo Good Stuff!

So many nifty things are out floating about. I want to give a shout out to two of them because well, ya know, I'm involved...The lovely Susan over at West Coast Crafty has a new book out! It's pretty nifty. It's called Bead Simple and it is chock full of fabulous ideas for making your own bits and baubles. Anyone can find a nifty project in this book. I should know as I even did one. I'm not really crafty in a jewelry kind of way but Susan's enthusiasm and instructions are so easy to follow you can't help but be inspired! There are plenty of beautiful pictures and the guest designer list is eye boggling! Check out the website here and there's also a fun flickr group. You can even score an autographed copy at Susan's etsy shop. Oh heck, I'll tell ya what....the next 25 comments will get thrown into ah at and I'll do a fancy giveaway of Susan's book and a couple of jek in the box items! So if yer a lurker and I know there are quite a few of you, don't miss this opportunity! Comment away, but be nice!

Next up, issue 9 of blanket magazine is up and available for download. It's free and it's really cool! Issue 9 is the music issue and it is jam packed with all sorts of musically inspired art, design and articles. Check out my article on how to make a mix cd and let me know if yer interested in a copy of the mix I made just for this issue. I know I owe some tunes to a few folks out there and they are coming. I need to get me some new blank cds.

Lastly for now, I will be updating the shop with new gnomie gnomes and matryoshka sachets sometime next week. I know it sounds all vague but I've got a LONG to-do list for today and then school work and grandma and then shop stuff. I'm really excited about the sachets. Here's a sneak peek...

34 comments:

  1. Oooh yea! Please throw my name in the hat ;)

    Yup, I've been a lurker for a while.

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  2. Giveaway, yay!! Love those sachets, they are going to be so darling!!

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  3. Guilty as charged - I'm a lurker! I love your blog, and really enjoy reading. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  4. Congratulations, darlin'!

    Thanks for the colour and inspiration hit I get everyday from your blog and flickr.

    x Helen

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  5. Yippee! So cute.

    Theres always great inspiration from you. I always love your photos at flickr.

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  6. I lurk, but comment when I have something to say ;) Your sachets look lovely Mizz Jek

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  7. I'm telling ya like I did on Flickr-these are adorable! Oh and a new bead book to drool over...
    gingirljen

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  8. The little sachets are super cute!

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  9. Im so excited that I made it into the pool! Love your blog!

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  10. I'm a lurker... ;) I love those sachets!!

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  11. Those matryoshka sachets are lovely!

    Count me in for the giveaway please! :)

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  12. woo-hoo! Put my name in the hat, pretty please!

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  13. I totally meant to comment yesterday. But here I am today! *waves*

    Oh, those new sachets look lovely. I can't wait till they're in your shop. & now back to lurking. *lurklurk*

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  14. I just found your blog via hula seventy. Please put me (well not me--I'm far too large) in your hat! And thanks. Cute blog!

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  15. what a fun book, and i love the new things you are making. i lived in russia one summer, so i always like russian inspired goodies. :)

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  16. Gosh, I would so like to win the book. It's so nice of you to offer one up.

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  17. Ah! I really want to get this book! Thanks so much for doing a giveaway...people have been really generous!

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  18. Yes, please put my name in the hat too!. I am new to beading!

    Thanks so much,
    Lola

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  19. name-hat-me please!l love everything!

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  20. Heather J12:55 AM

    Okay, just to boost numbers put my name in the hat, but if you pull it out, pop it back in again and choose someone else because I wouldn't want to inflict postage to Australia on you :)

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  21. have oodles of beads and no idea what to make with them. count me in for the drawing!

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  22. wooo hooo!!! count me in!

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  23. love the sachets! and the book!
    yay!!!

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  24. Nothing like de-lurking... I love the sachets - so cute!

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  25. I don't know if I'm a lurker. If I was I'm delurked.

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  26. I defintely know I'm NOT a lurker, Lobstah girl!

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  27. By the way I'd LURVE one of your mix cds please, they rock my world!

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  28. I hope I'm not to late! I love your blogs!! I wish people would comment more on mine instead of just lurking. Oh heck, I wish I just had more lurkers!!

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  29. Whoo Hoo!! Love it all!

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  30. Oh, am I too late for this? Lovely sachets!

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  31. Please throw my name in! : )

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  32. well, if you insist! one lurker officialy de-lurcked. love the little gokko-girls :0)

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