So much has happened over the last month, I though I would take a couple of moments to catch up.
Firstly, congrats to Verity of Joie de Tea for winning my giveaway. Her vintage book choice was The Philosophers Notebook and here is how it looks as a journal.
I think it turned out great and Verity was very happy too!! I must say thank you to everyone who entered and especially those who now follow, like and twitter re:deem.
There was a mutual admiration week with Blog features, mine being on the lovely Samara from Maddabling you can read about her here. And she in turn did a feature on me!!! What an honour to be considered and as always Samara is very generous and kind. You can find it here why not give Samara a little blog love while you're there.
re:deem has now expanded into a new line since I got my act together and put the discarded pages from my vintage books into use. Even though most of my books have been rescued from becoming landfill or from their 'sick book' status, I still could not bring myself to throw out the pages once they had been converted into journals. There are so many lovely pieces that I have put together vintage ephemera packs and with the text and music started making layered paper posies. There is nothing quite like the look and texture of vintage paper. I'm secretly obsessed with the posies they are going everywhere cards, parcels. Verity confided to me that she copied the one I gave her and used them as table decorations for her 'Christmas in July' party....wonderful!
I'm also investigating opening a new store....what???? The ethic behind re:deem is to use recycled, upcycled, and vintage elements. However, there are so any other things I want to explore that don't quite fit with this ethos. So, filled with enthusiasim and the confidence and knowledge I've picked up in my year on Etsy I've begun dreaming of a new store...somebody slap me....please. :)
On a personal note, I've completed and sent off all my documentation to apply for R.P.L. (recognised prior learning) on my course, fingers crossed it knocks off a big chunk. Knuckling down to study this month has been hard I really did need to take a break between finishing work and starting study.
Our youngest turned 16...yikes. I guess that makes me positively middle aged now that I have 3 adult children and only 1 child. He only wanted XBox related gear but I did some window shopping on Etsy ...as you do, looking for what they have to offer a teenage boy. Here's a few items I found....in case you have a teenage male that isn't XBox obsessed to buy for.
|Need I say more??? from queensspoof|
|From the TheShirtDudes|
And since he spends most of his time killing zombies i though he might need one of these.
Virtual shopping is so much fun!!.
Well enough chatting about me, what's going on in your world???