Archive for November, 2007
Hooray, the calendar is finally up up for sale in my Etsy shop! I’m also working on some cards (holiday and others) that will be up Monday or Tuesday – I’ll post another set of photos when they’re ready. In the meantime, hope you enjoy the calendar artwork. Despite my hectic schedule for the last six weeks, they were very fun for me to print and gave me some much needed craft therapy.
The holiday projects are officially underway! Here is a nice party invitation, printed on Mohawk Superfine cover. Calendars and holiday cards will be up in the online ship by the end of the week! :)
Today is my last day here in Tokyo, what a fantastic trip! One of my main motivations for coming was to see if there was any interest in letterpress here in Japan. While there is still a lot of room for growth as a popular craft, letterpress does have some presence here. On Sunday I had the great fortune of meeting Jitsuko Takei, one of the few professional printers I’ve come across here. She who owns and operates Sab Letterpress.
Check out her site, I’m so in love with the photography! She is also one of the three owners of an Aoyama paper store called Papier Labo. Unfortunately I met Jitsuko on Sunday and her store is closed Monday & Tuesday, but it’ll be on the top of my list next time!
I also made a stop at Tokyo’s famous seven-story toy store, Kiddie Land. My favorite was the plush food section, including ice cream cones, lambchops and hamburgers!