"But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
All losses are restored and sorrows end."
In preparation for the trade show, I've been running around tying up loose ends. It is at times like this that make me ever so grateful for the friends and colleagues in my life.
Today I condensed several errands into one when I stopped by Girl Metro. Girl Metro's stationary is gorgeous! Think luxurious, that wonderful creamy paper begging for the scribbles of a fountain pen. I wanted to purchase some for business notes. When running late and needing to make another stop at a paper store, Richelle, fellow member of the Chicago Craft Mafia and the proprietor of Girl Metro, offered some from her own stash. It was perhaps a small gesture, but it meant a ton to me. One less stop, great advice on trade shows, plus wonderful paper and stationary. I love these win-win moments in life.
Earlier in the day, my old pal Kate rang with answers to a few questions I had emailed her. She and her business partner Jamie took their business Egg2Cake to the New York Stationary Show last spring, so she's been a great source for info. You have to check out their product line. They say it is playful, I say it's downright funny. If you are a mom (and even if you aren't), you'll love their Momglish™ Dictionary.
If you can't tell, I'm excited about the show. To illustrate a bit of what I can do, I've been making new items. The piece above is a pin, for hat or lapel, needle felted with merino. I love its colorful simplicity.
Photo Credit: Larry Sanders