if only you can see my work space - I am generally very neat and organized (sometimes driving others that live around me crazy) but the past couple of weeks I have been swamped with wholesale orders and my workspace looks like a hurricane hit. I have been letterpress printing non-stop for three days now - it's so hard standing in one spot - I am thinking about getting a mat to stand on - the above image is a quick pile of tags I did with some remnant paper I had - I will sell them as sets during the upcoming craft shows - how can you not fall in love with the tactility of letterpress printing. below is an image of a ladder john built me to display all the tea towels in the shop - I will post an image later when it gets installed. I am also trying to work on new fall products - a new bag, more aprons, new prints for storage boxes (bigger ones) - get the watercolour painted calendar printed (still deciding on cardstock) - shoot screen for a new design that I am really happy about (will show you later) the start of my day yesterday was a meeting at OCAD - the school year is fast approaching and I need to get my lectures and projects organized. when I returned home from the meeting I ordered pillow inserts, fabric, boxes and packaging for mailing, wood for a new table john is building for shop display and wood for alphabets, also ordered kraft and glassine envelopes for the letterpress work.
phew writing all this is making me exhausted - off now to stuff 100 softies (no joke).


  1. Do you sell some fabric with your prints? I make some sewing and your prints are so gorgeous...
    Sorry for my english!!!
    Have a good day!

  2. Hi Claire,
    sorry - I don't with the bookhou line, but I do sell with the repeat line http://www.etsy.com/shop/repeat

  3. arounna!
    you're amazing. I don't know how you juggle so many things, AND have two little happy kids! you're my idol.

  4. Congrats on all the success! You just keep creating amazing things!

  5. typical pre-show frenzy!
    I wish you luck with all of it.
    saw the list of people in Rochester, sounds like a great show.
    the ladder's a great idea.

  6. gorgeous tags. and an inspiring list of projects in the works. i've recently started letterpress printing again too, it's so darn satisfying. happy making. -k

  7. i can vouch for your amazing organized workspace
    I would love to see it in chaos actually.
    but I am a little strange that way.
    I would send the kitties to help but I think they are better at unstuffing than stuffing.

  8. Thank you very much for the etsy's adress Arounna!

  9. I just made an order on repeat shop!!! Difficult to make a choice... All the prints are beautiful!!!
    Will you sell new fat quarters?

  10. You are AWESOME!


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