Happy New Year all! Hope everyone enjoyed their New Year's holiday. Ours was low-key, just hung out at home and watched movies. It has been sooooo nice being off work for a couple of weeks, and it is going to be sooooo hard to go back to work tomorrow!
I have a couple of new things to share today. First are a couple of new bookmarks I just listed in my shop. One is a new design, and one is an old favorite, but both of them have a new twist- they are double-sided bookmarks! First up is the new one:
This is the reverse side:
Here is the other bookmark. This was one of my first designs, the sparkly snowflake:
Also, I have finally listed custom bookmark gift envelopes in my shop, which I have been planning to do now for awhile and just didn't get around to it. I am curious to see how much interest there might be in these- I know that the people I've done them for previously really liked them and gave me great feedback, so I hope that means that they are something that will be of interest to future customers who buy my bookmarks as gifts.
Crazy to think, but Valentine's Day is only a few weeks away! Michael's already has the Christmas stuff out and the Valentine's stuff in. I went yesterday and picked up some papers with Valentine designs and colors, and am experimenting with never-ending Valentine cards. I have one done so far, and like it- I just have to figure out how to put sentiments on/in it. The way they get folded in different ways, any sentiments will be upside-down in some views, so I have to work on how to do that. My other dilemma is that I don't have envelopes that a never-ending card can fit into. They are 6x6 inches, and the square envelopes I found awhile back at JoAnn's are 5.5x5.5. Arrghh! Guess I will have to search online.
One other piece of news I wanted to share, and it affects this blog somewhat. Occasionally I post a Kitchen Creation here, an original recipe that I want to share, and I will no longer be doing that. I have decided to branch out and create a new blog, just for my cooking stuff. I have thought about doing this for years- even longer than I have had this blog, and decided that the new year was a good time to finally make it happen! My new cooking blog is called Common Sense Cooking, and I hope you will check it out! I thought up the name for this blog years ago, and wish now that I had reserved the blog domain for commonsensecooking then, because by the time I wanted to register it, it was taken by someone else. So please make sure that if you type in the address, you put in the dashes- it should be "common-sense-cooking". I already have my first two recipes up, so read and enjoy! I will, of course, continue with this blog- it's not going anywhere!
Hopefully next time I will have some never-ending Valentine cards to share. I might also attempt some regular Valentine cards, as I'd really like to start stocking my shop with more cards. See you then!