Hello lovely reader and happy day to you,
It's been frighteningly cold the last few days, but I don't mind so much as I've been inside most of the time working on notebooks, and more notebooks. I also figured out how to make my own envelopes that actually seal! And I've also been thinking about our upcoming birthday....
Happy Birthday to Us!
On March 16th of 2010, New Leaf Handmade Goods became a real and true business! Hard to imagine a whole year has flown by -we've sure grown and developed and loved every minute (except maybe the tax return work...) of becoming New Leaf. Besides getting to make stuff each day, the best part for me has been getting to know our customers and hearing feedback from you. There is no way we would be still working away, living our dream-job, if it wasn't for your interest and support! So thanks so very much for that!
To celebrate our first business birthday, during the week of March 14th -19th, we are offering 20% your entire purchase (excluding shipping), and you receive a free gift with your purchase as well!
D.I.Y: Handmade Envelopes
A while ago I spent a few evenings making a stack of handmade cards to have on hand (buying cards is a bit of an addiction for me, and it gets expensive!). Sad thing was, I didn't have the right size of envelopes for most of these cards. I thought about making my own, but it wasn't until a couple days ago that I found a recipe for the sticky part that closes the flap! I'm pretty excited about the lovely envelopes I've created and look forward to raiding the thrift shops for beat-up kids' books for more designs...
Make your own here...
I just finished a huge stack (56 notebooks, to be precise!) after a couple weeks of solid work and have been slowly listing them all on Etsy (a loooong process with so many). I'm so pleased with my new designs and excited to continue making more as well as trying out some NEW ideas... Here's a peek at some of my new creations (feel free to browse them in our Etsy shop too!):
Have a wonderful month and don't forget to celebrate with us on our first birthday!
Maria & Cecelia
the New Leaf Handmaidens
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