Fabric Bookmaking Workshop

I had a fabulous Sunday hanging out with some ladies and making fabric books. Patch Halifax is such a lovely place to have a workshop! The space is open and bright with a steady flow of people and good music playing in the background. If you haven’t been in yet,  definitely do.  Owner Chris Pasquet is awesome and she’s got herself a sweet little fabric shop.
Here are a few photos from the afternoon. (taken on my phone… they looked so much better on my little screen!)

 

 

 

 

 

I’m looking forward to attending a workshop myself. I have a beautiful vintage sewing machine and I don’t even really know how to use it. Check out their class list here if you haven’t already.  There are a ton of classes and more to come!

So just getting ready for Etsy’s Made in Canada pop-up shop at the end of this month… It’s going to be amazing, September 27th at the Halifax Forum… Don’t miss out, it’s a one day only show!

New space, new sketchbooks

Last week, my partner and I decided that it was time our bedroom got a little bigger. We’re expecting a third soon enough and figuring that we’d probably want optimum cuddle space, we decided to switch our bedroom and my end of our studio. Except for getting the box spring hopelessly caught in the stairwell for a good hour, it was a really quick and easy move (we got it out magically and we plan on not leaving this place for several years… can’t wait to do that again!). Here is my studio in the living room in transition:

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and here’s the new space!

Still needing some shelf space and probably one last good clean, but it’s working out lovely.. Now to get that sewing machine fixed up….

Finally- sending out these, the first two books made in the new space. These are the books that I had started in my last post. Super soft, covered in dereskin and pigskin suedes, filled with 140lb watercolour paper and fitted with a back pocket and strap for closin’. Get em while they’re hot! Custom made, $90 plus shipping, you pick the leather.

i can be pretty unobservant….

Gah!

I made a pretty silly mistake on the workshop poster… The date is wrong… Well, wrong in the sense that Thursday the 21st of Feb. in the year 2014 does not exist…. it is supposed to say FRIDAY the 21st.

Oy vey…. Here is the updated poster……….

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tibs pop up and other glorious february things

So this past weekend I took the ferry across to Dartmouth to join the Halifax Crafters Society at Two If By Sea cafe for the second Pop-Up Show, this time….in the key of love. A good time was had by all, love was successfully spread in the form of crafty goodness and sweet tunes from CKDU. Here are some photos from the day

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Looking forward to the next pop-up!

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This months workshop is already filling up, so if you’re in Halifax and interested, email ASAP!

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and one last thing!

Just a few more days till Valentines Day, grab a DIY Love Kit at Plan B Merchants Co-op on Gottingen St. or at Mule Mother’s studio on Falkland St. (just drop a line first!)

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You don’t know love till you’ve made a book with your sweetheart.

Or read one out loud with.

Or written one together.

This just made me think of that John Waters quote…

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I couldn’t agree more my strange friend.

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Getting ready for this weekends Halifax Crafters Society TIBS Pop-Up show! I ended up making a line of address books last minute during the holiday season because I had been getting a lot of requests for them and it’s kind of a relief in some ways! It tells me people are still writing letters and sending love through the mail…or maybe just bills and applications or whatever, but you know, a girl can dream.

I did a little photo shoot with my freshly (and terribly!) painted nails… Oooff… I guess there’s a good reason I don’t paint my nails so much…

ADDRESSpromo The digital address book just doesn’t cut it for me, I’ve never been able to use one. Beside’s what happens when your phone falls in the toilet or off a cliff and you lose it all??

Surprisingly I haven’t had an address book in I don’t know how long, so I started using one myself. It was starting to get old asking the same people for their address every couple of months…

ALSO!

I’ve confirmed some dates for a workshop this month:

Friday Feb. 21st 5-9pm

We’ll be making a cloth covered double pamphlet notebooks with recycled paper. Here’s what it looks like:

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Cost of the workshop is $35 plus a $25 materials fee. Everyone will leave with at least one book, instructions to make more and a belly full of home made baked goods.

The workshop will be held at the fabulous Plan B Merchants Co-Op on Gottingen St.

Send an email to mulemotherbooks@gmail.com, visit the Mule Mother Books Facebook page or call (902)478-9843 to sign up.

Spaces are limited, so sign up now!

( poster coming soon 🙂