A new organizational notepad is now available in my shop! The “On the Docket” notepad is a combination to-do list and weekly planner. A printable PDF download version is also available, along with the assembled magnetic notepads.
I have a new style of Weekly Calendar Notepad now available in my Etsy shop! Say hello to a modern, Helvetica style…
…along with the classic Scribbled version — “classic” as in: year three!
Column Five Media is one of the leading design firms for infographics and visual content on the web. They have created this smashing-good chart of seasonal fruits & vegetables available in the U.S.*
* This chart specifically represents seasonal produce availability at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco, and may not be applicable outside of northern California. It may, however, offer valuable insight into shopping for seasonal fruits and vegetables at grocery stores across the United States, as availability greatly influences pricing throughout the year.
Today, Nola asked me if she could be a tiger. I told her she could not draw on herself with that black Sharpie she had in her hands from who-knows-where. Thankfully, she asked first! Needless to say, I had dashed her little two-year-old dreams to bits, and the dejected look on her face damn near broke my heart. So I asked if she would like a tiger mask instead, and she was so excited about it she was literally jumping up and down in anticipation. “Yeah, yeah, yeah!!”
I Googled “printable Tiger Mask“, and from the results found a really cool-looking one, which led me to a page on preschoolkids.net FULL of printable animal masks! We printed out ten different animals, and they are beautiful! The kids are having a blast, and no Sharpie on the toddler.
I couldn’t wait to Pin it — but, lo-and-behold, “no pinnable images”. What the spark?! So, I decided post a blog entry, complete with pinnable thumbnail preview, and direct readers to this great resource.
If you have ever browsed Spoonflower.com, you may have noticed that they have a right-click disabling script. I completely understand why — an attempt to keep people from copying or downloading images — but I really want to right-click fabrics to open them in a new tab!
Maybe there are a few different fabrics on a page that I want to open separately, or I want to visit the artist’s gallery or the fabric collection. Instead of clicking forward and waiting for the page to load, then clicking back and waiting for the page to load and moving to the next one, I just want to open a bunch of tabs and sift through the awesomeness! and also to Pin-Pin-Pin!! or maybe I just want them open so I remember later in case I need to leave my laptop for a while (heaven forbid!), what with my ADD-riddled brain constantly making hyper-jumps all over the place.
Well, I found a Firefox Add-On called Right Links, which, when enabled, allows the user to open a link in a new tab with a single right-click. Fantastic! I will probably only ever have it enabled while surfing Spoonflower, but it will save me a TON of time (both loading and browsing), so thank you very much, Right Links creators!
On Spoonflower, you can view my collection of favorite individual fabrics here. Some of the wonderful Spoonflower artists I’ve found so far are Bora, Patty Sloniger, Heidi Kenney, Holly Ward Bimba, Amy Peppler Adams, and Stacy Iest Hsu. The infamous Heather Ross also has a Spoonflower shop! Now I just need thousands of dollars to buy all this fabulous fabric… maybe we’ll win the super-lottery? HA!
Adel Zeller Handmade has been given a make-over! I made a new business card design today to send off to the printers, and I was so happy with how they turned out, I decided to redesign the shop, too (and update the Facebook page profile photo).
That’s my hand! I use it to make things! How appropriate! You can score one of the spankin’-new business cards if you come visit me at the Sycamore Craft Market in Iowa City on March 31st (hint-hint).
In case you’re wondering, I ordered my business cards from Zazzle. Love-love-love Zazzle’s custom business cards! Excellent quality product, free double-sided printing and custom image uploads, super-easy-to-use design interface, and really good prices. Plus, you can use coupon code BIZCARD4LESS during checkout for 50% off your custom business cards!
In other shop news: I’m currently having a 2012 Calendar Clearance Sale in my shop, and all calendar items have been marked 50% off! Also, I happened to notice that Adel Zeller Handmade is sitting right at 199 sales — one more purchase to reach 200 sales! I’m thinking we should have a giveaway to celebrate!
I have released two new items into my Etsy shop! The “Clare 2012” and “Scribbled 2012” Weekly Calendars are available for purchase as magnetic tear-off notepads and printable PDF files. All notepads are in stock and ready-to-ship as of today. Can’t wait to give one to my mom for Christmas!
HOLIDAY SCHEDULE 2011:
Starting in September, I will be diving into holiday-season preparations! Custom orders will be considered on a case-by-case basis from September 1st thru November 30th. No custom orders will be completed during December into January 2012, but feel free to contact me and I can schedule your custom order for delivery in February.
CHRISTMAS DELIVERY CUTOFFS:
Beginning December 1st, all shipping methods/prices will be set to USPS Priority Mail. Orders must be received by DECEMBER 16 (continental U.S. only) for delivery by Christmas. International shipping may still be available on some items throughout the 2011 holiday season, but there can be no guarantees for holiday delivery unless orders have been received by November 20th.
I was right in the middle of developing a new set of 2012 calendar prints, and MY PRINTER DIED! As a result, I will need to test-print all over again when the new printer arrives. I decided to have a little giveaway of the half-year calendar sets for 2011 that I had printed for color selection.
AND the winners of the 2011 half-year calendar print sets are… *drumroll*
Comment #9 from Amanda
& Comment #5 from Stephanie!
I will be contacting you via email for info to mail you your 2011 half-year calendar print set! Thanks so much to everyone who participated in the giveaway! Stay tuned for more throughout the next year!
T-Shirts. I love them.
Some might say, that I fanatically collect them.
But that would be an overstatement, pfft (okay maybe just a little)
I’ve been wearing tees with printed graphics of all the things that are wonderful, since I was old enough to choose my own clothes. When I was 12, my favorite was an allover print Betty Boop shirt (it was fantastic).
Jeans and tees are what I wear. Year round. Mostly black, which in the summer is unfortunate. Mostly band shirts, with some movies sprinkled in there. More conversations have been initiated by strangers because of the t-shirt that I’m wearing than anything else.
Purchasing new shirts for myself happens less and less frequently, now in my era of parenthood. (not that there’s any lack of great kids shirts) But as soon as its mom’s turn, I’m gonna be all over these:
1. Unicorn and F15 Jets from Beta, 2. MINERALS from Nonfiction Tees, 3. I would prefer not to Bartleby from The Riverwest Brothers, 4. I Can’t Hear You from Snorg Tees, 5. The Morning After from Threadless, 6. PROUD TO BE AWESOME from Signature Tshirts, 7. Faith No More “The Second Coming” Yellow Sky from FNM.com, 8. im in ur blank from Think Geek.
There are also some designs that I would looooove to get on a t-shirt, but are not actually available (?!) They would look something like this: