Sunday, January 20, 2013

Dear Steph: Jan 20th: Upcycling Christmas

Hey S!

So being away from home has brought a few new life changes; this Christmas I actually received cards that were addressed to me! The ones I got were so pretty that I really felt it would be a waste just to toss them onto the recycle bin so instead I decided to make book marks out of them. (These were the artsy ones where I used some ripping techniques that I learnt from school... Edgy? Hip? I have a handful of books I'm reading atm so I really was in need of some without the $4 each price tags at Cole's).

See you soon!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Dear Angie: Jan 16th: Bookbinding

(Because the members of Cafe ASTA are now separated by two provinces and many kilometers, we're going to be sending each other 200 word snippets of what we're up to. Enjoy)

Hi A,

Cynthia taught me how to bookbind yesterday! So I'm trying it out at home myself.... But because I'm cheap, I'm subbing cotton thread for linen thread, and none of my stuff is acid free (no archival quality here. LOL.) If it goes well, I have some ideas for cafe asta lolol. I'll report back on the results.

Miss you.