Thursday, July 16, 2020


I finally got my studio set up to film, but the lighting in this is awful--which I've since remedied. In any case, here's a simple TN that I hacked to include my wallet and planner, all in one. I use the One Book July challenge to try different systems and see if I can simplify even more. Really loving this!

Friday, February 21, 2020

Snail Mail

I tried my hand at making a goose feather dip pen to write a letter. I don't do this for just anyone, of course. Most people wouldn't care, but I knew my fellow Austen friend would appreciate it. And she did! After writing the letter, the "pen" was pretty much shredded, so I cut it down, and embellished it with some lace, ribbon, and a hot glue "wax" seal.  I did the lacy edging border on parchment paper. I addressed it from "Caroline Bingley" (from Pride & Prejudice) and started it with "Dearest Friend." 

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Fake Wax Seals

Wax seals give a great, finished, old-timey look to add to letters, journals, etc.  Here is the first method I did with polymer clay:

This is how to do it with hot glue:

Nik The Booksmith very kindly answered my plea of Polymer clay conundrums!