WE WANNA MAKE A BOOK!

Check out this awesome Kickstarter from one of my favorite blogs! This will be a really unique book and they have some pretty interactive perks if you donate!

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Hello there!  This is a different kind of post….I’m going to share a project we want to do!

Um.  Oh wait…I guess we usually do that, don’t we?  But this different because this is a project we want to do THAT WE NEED LOTS OF HELP WITH.

Ever since the Collaborations post went viral, people have been asking me to make book.  “You should make a book!” they’d say, and I totally agreed with them because they’re all awesome.  We had a few publisher nibbles, but they all fizzled.  They said they weren’t really sure how to sell it.  (Do you know you have to have a TON of existing interest in your idea and a ready-made audience online before anyone at a publishing company will even LOOK at it?   I mean, how do new things even ever happen that way?)

Anyway, after many trying and much attempts, it occurred…

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Etsy Craft Party

After a busy Thursday of paperwork, it was wonderful to end the day with my first Etsy Craft Party!

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The good people at the welcome table were nice enough to write out my name badge for me because I was busy carrying paperwork (see first sentence of this post), girl scout cookies (I finally was able to pick them up from my friend whose little sister a I purchased them from months ago), a delicious Kimchi Taco, and a can of Coca-Cola.

As one woman filled out my name for me, another friendly helper gave me a craft bag and instructions for this year’s craft. The party this year had a theme of giving back to your community, so our community made hand puppets for the Children’s Aid Society.

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They also hand lots of cool stickers for us to take home as souvenirs!

I met up with a friend at the craft party, but I also got to experience a lot of friendly new people at my table. It was nice to see some friendly faces working on a craft and sharing a few supplies and stories along the way. They were a pretty funny bunch too! Who know you could crack jokes about scissors and thread that are actually funny?

I didn’t make it to the very beginning of the party, so I wasn’t able to stay long enough to see the team of sewing machine volunteers stich my puppet together (I’m pretty bummed about that) but I did take a few pictures of the embroidery I did, so you can get an idea of what it looks like as an almost-finished-product.

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This was very fun and I love the cause! I can’t wait for more Etsy parties in the future!