November 23: What we’ve been making this weekend

November 23: What we’ve been making this weekend

In preparation for the next crafts fair on December 6 at Oaks, PA we have been busy making all kinds of paper items. They will shortly appear in our Etsy shop, but to see them for yourself, come and see us!

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Amongst this weekend’s crop of paper goods are:

Origami Stars

Caroline has been bust making red, green and white origami stars. These were incredibly popular at the fair in Warrington, PA, so we needed to replenish our supplies!

Paint Chip Journals

After we’d finished planning for a paint project, we had a lot of paint cards left over. Hating to throw out paper of any kind, we decided to turn them into little journals with chipboard back covers. Each will be packaged with a small pen ready to give as a gift or stocking stuffer.

There are even a few tiny 2″ square journals with shiny covers for keeping in your purse or pocket to make tiny notes!

Watercolour Flower Cards

Last, but not least, we needed to replenish the watercolour greeting cards. I had some cards with a small window in them, so decided to create some tiny floral designs.

Sneak Peek: November 17-23, 2014

Sneak Peek: November 17-23, 2014

This is a pretty quiet week for us, or at least it will appear that way from the outside! We are busy getting ready for Black Friday and Cyber Monday by making all kinds of goodies:

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Gift Box Packages

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Calendars

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Handpainted Greeting Cards

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Mixed Media Art Journals

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Origami Paper Stars

If you came to see us in Warrington you will recognize these! We are making many more and we have one more product that we won’t be revealing until December 6th! All of these things will be going up in the Leaves of Paper Etsy shop before Thanksgiving. Also, Passing Fancy Jewelry is getting a makeover and updated since it is our second oldest store. We’ve learned a lot in the last year and it’s time that it gets some attention!

See you next week!

xo, Caroline

Sneak Peek: October 27-November 2, 2014

Sneak Peek: October 27-November 2, 2014

Hello! It is absolutely gorgeous here today! The leaves (well, the ones still on the trees!) are so beautiful. It’s going to be a relatively quiet week this week since we will be prepping for out first Christmas craft fair! Details at the bottom of the post.

What’s new this week:

  • Knitted boot cuffs will be going up in Knitted and Purled for both regular and plus sized women! With any luck a couple of scarves will be going up too.
  • Cuff links will be going up in Passing Fancy Jewelry later this week or early next week. We tend to skew girly, but we are trying to get more gifts for men in our shops!
  • Gill has been playing with a new art meets paper goods project:

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Which we then turn into:

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Calendars! We will also take the art and turn them into greeting cards for the craft fairs.

  • If I still have my wits about me I will be posting pictures throughout the week on twitter and instagram of updates and behind-the-scenes fun.

From 9am to 2pm we will be selling the sample dresses seen in the photos in Party and Peasant Dresses, the cardigans and sweaters in Knitted and Purled, baby gifts from Cracking Good Crafts, as well as a bunch paper goods both from Leaves of Paper as well as craft fair exclusives! If you live near Pottstown, PA we would love to see you!

Click here for directions and here for more information about the venue. Hope to see you there!

 

See you next week!

xo, Caroline

 

Sneak Peek: October 20-26, 2014

Sneak Peek: October 20-26, 2014

Hello everyone! Another week down and another week to look forward to.

What’s new this week:

  • More christmas craft supplies will be going up in C&G Supplies including more yarn and ribbon. You’ll have to be quick, though, because the yarn is already going!

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  • Most, if not all, of our services will become available in Virtual Designer including social media graphics, etsy shop makeovers, custom headers and other small business resources.

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  • Lots and lots of paper boxes will be made! Look for updates on those on instagram!

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  • We will be offering wire-wrapped rings starting later this week! I’ll be making the example rings today and tomorrow, so check out Passing Fancy Jewelry to see if they are in!

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  • And most excitingly, we are being interviewed on Saturday the 25th! We will share the details once the interview is published. If you are interested in hearing our voices and learning more about how this all came to be, keep an eye out for details both here or on twitter.

 

See you next week!

xo, Caroline