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Two things โœŒ๏ธ

Hey friend,

I’ve been on my mini sabbatical week this past week.

But wanted to let you know a couple of things…

Number one, my fall and winter show calendar has been finalized!

I’m excited and grateful for all these opportunities… Really lucky to live in an area where people support handmade, small businesses ๐ŸŽ‰

You can click here to get links to all the events above. Save the date and come say hello if you’re local!

Ok, update number 2 – my 2020 calendars are here and shipping!!

Real talk here – I ordered 250 copies, thinking I would sell out but not until later in the season.

But you all showed up in a real way during preorder, and as of right now, I’ve sold nearly 190 of them ๐Ÿ˜

A simple math says I’ve got 60 copies left.

If you look at how many shows I’ll be selling at this holiday season ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผyou know they won’t last very long…

I’m probably gonna re-order more copies but haven’t decided when/how many yet ๐Ÿค”

I do want them available to everyone who wants it. And at the same time, I don’t want to carry a bunch of leftovers into the new year… ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

I’m telling you this because I want to be transparent with you and don’t want you to be disappointed later when I’m sold out!!

A good news is – I’m still offering an exclusive promo for my VIP email subscribers.

Sign up if you haven’t already and grab a 15% off code in my welcome email! Offer is good through Sunday, November 3rd.

Well, friend, it’s always nice to connect with you!

Now I’m gonna get back to some relaxing ๐Ÿ˜Ž

xo

Back from the printer ๐Ÿฅฐ

Just a reminder, my 2020 Self-Care is not Selfish calendar is available for preorder now, and I’m overwhelmed by the support I’ve gotten so far ๐Ÿฅฐ

If you already placed your preorder, THANK YOU!

Your ship date is October 15th, and I can’t wait for you to see it in person.

I’ve got all the calendar pages from the printer now, and they look absolutely stunning. Better than I’d imagined if that’s even possible ๐Ÿ˜ป

And the gold wire binder clip looks perfect, too!

Swoon…โค๏ธ

I’m currently running a 20% off promo (yup 20!) for my email subscribers.

If you haven’t already, sign up for my email and get the code in your welcome message!

Have an awesome day, my friendย ๐Ÿ’

xo

Thinking of You Week is coming!

Thinking of You Weekย is September 23 – 29 this year ๐Ÿ’Œ

image from thinkingofyouweekusa.com

It’s an international movement to celebrate the joy of sending and receiving hand-written notes.

Yes, emails and texts are so much more convenient, and it communicates the message just the same as a hand-written note.

BUT.

You know it feelsย different, right?

With physical notes, you can hold them, feel them, smell them, enjoy the artwork, and my favorite part is seeing their handwriting.

I love how people’s handwriting shows their personalities.

You may be self-conscious about your messy handwriting, but don’t fret! I think it’s quite endearing ๐Ÿค—

When my hubs, Dave, and I were in a long-distance relationship (for 5 years!), we would send each other letters and notes, and seeing his handwriting was like hearing his voice.

(But better, because I don’t like talking on the phone very much ๐Ÿ˜ฌ)

I still keep all of the notes he sent me. They’re such treasures โค๏ธ

Every once in a while, I get the box of letters out of my closet and go through them to re-live the warm and fuzzy feelings.

Sigh.

Wouldn’t you like to give someone you love warm and fuzzies??

Join the movement and send a card every day during the Thinking of You Week, September 23-29!

I participated in it last year and had so much fun!

It gave me a pause to think of the people I cared about. And really focus on showing how much I appreciate them.

My friends are on my mind constantly, but it was refreshing to take 5 minutes a day to think of oneย particular person and what I appreciate about them.

And they, of course, enjoyed getting a surprise note from me ๐Ÿฅฐ

How about you? Do you wanna join me this year?

I’ve got 88 designs to choose from in my shop! Browse away and have fun picking ย your 7 cards ๐Ÿ˜ฝ

Snail mails rock ๐ŸŒ

xo

pps. would you rather shop in-person? I plan to be at Fremont Sunday Market on 9/15 and 9/22 (weather permitting – check my Insta in the morning), and The Make Sale Fall Market in Monroe on 9/20 & 9/21!

I โค๏ธ Cats

I love cats so much.

When I was little, I wasn’t allowed to have cats.

Neither of my parents understood my intense needย to have cute furry feline friends, and it was very sad.

We had a shiba inu, Alex, but he and I were never good friends.

So I thought about cats pretty much 24/7.

I’d check where the neighborhood cats hang out on my way to and from school every day.

I fantasized many scenarios where a kitty would show up at our doorstep and my parents would magically OK me keeping it.

As I got a little older, my parents finally understood it was ok to have a cat, and I’d adopt cats from my friends or just off the street throughout my early teenage years.

My parents had a strict “No Pets in The House” policy (except for our giant gold fish. Seriously, those things grew to be 9 inches long!), so the cats had to live outside, and none of them lasted longer than a few years, sadly ๐Ÿ˜ฟ

Fast forward 15 years, I adopted two cats with my ex, and we (cats and I) had a nice, long-term relationship until a few years ago.

lulu & sheppie respectively

I haven’t had any kitty of my own since then, but I do make a point to visit friends with cats from time to time and get the refill on some kitty love.

Cats also inspire my creativity a lot. Surprise!

Many cat-themed drawings were made during my Happiness Is 365 day project back in 2014-2015
Kitty doodle in my sketchbook

And, here are some of my fan favorite kitty designs in my shop.

This is my ideal birthday party!
You did it!
oldie but a goldie
Works for pet sympathy or every day
winter kitties

Do you love cats, too??

In case you didn’t know, I have an entire Cat Lover’s collection๐Ÿ˜ฝ in my shop that you’ll love.

In addition to these adorable cards, you’ll find prints, wrapping paper, and ceramics, too!

Meow ๐Ÿพ

xo

Happy 4th!

If you’re in the U.S., Happy 4th!

I usually don’t do anything on the 4th ๐Ÿ˜… but this year we’re going to a BBQ at my friend’s. They’re grilling up some steaks and salmon, they said. So fancy โœจ We’re bringing a salad from our garden. A proper celebration!

(However, I guarantee you I’ll be in bed by the time fireworks start ๐Ÿ˜‚ I got earplugs.)

Just like my new birthday card implies, I’m not much of a partier. Cozy celebration that ends at a reasonable time is def my style.

No matter what you’re doing, be safe and enjoy your day ๐Ÿ’™โค๏ธ

xo

๐ŸŽ‰ New collection is here! ๐ŸŽ‰

I did it ๐Ÿ˜ญ

My new collection is online NOW.

Enjoy 5 new cards, 2 prints, 4 stickers, and one magnet!

And remember, you always get free shipping with an order of $35 or more (U.S. only).

I LOVE every single thing in my new collection, and I hope they’ll bring you joy today.

Happy Sunday, and Happy Pride!

xo

ps. in case you missed the link, you can shop my new collection online here.

A gentle reminder for your self-confidence

Do you ever get a funny look when you try to explain to a stranger what you do?

“What do you do for a living?”

“Oh I’m a Cheese Sprayer.”

“A cheese what!?”

Ok, maybe you don’t have an odd-souding job like Chesse Sprayer (look it up, it’s a thing.)

And really, neighter do I.

But there is one thing I tell my customers that gets a funny look, oh maybe 75% of the time.

It’s not the fact I’m obsessed with cats. Or that my bedtime is 8:30 ๐Ÿ˜ด

It’s when I tell people my stickers are dishwasher-safe.

I tried to ignore that funny look at first – I thought I was reading their faces wrong. You know, sometimes, people just look funny and it has nothing to do with you.

But then I noticed the sense of relief in them when I followed up with “so you can put the sticker on your water bottle, and it won’t peel off.”

photo by Lauren Krygier

ohhhhh, I see, they thought I was suggesting they wash the stickers in the dishwasher. By themselves.

Which they can. But, that wouldbe weird, wouldn’t it? I’d give them a funny look, too, if they told me that ๐Ÿ˜€

Honestly, I don’t know how they make the stickers dishwasher-safe. I know they’re vinyl. The rest, magic, I suppose ๐Ÿฆ„

I still get the funny look when I tell people about its dishwasher-safe-ness, but I just smile and explain what that means.

You know what else makes me smile?

It’s that my stickers have quickly become one of my best-selling products.

Naturally, new designs are coming out when the next collection launches in a couple of weeks ๐Ÿฅณ

If you’re needing a gentle reminder to feel more confident, these are for youโค๏ธ

They will be available in my online shop during the week of June 24.

Sign up for my V.I.P email list, and you’ll hear about it first, and I’ll send you a promo code, of course ๐Ÿ˜˜

Can’t wait for you to have them very soon!

xo

ps. You can also pick them up at Fremont Street Fair and Urban Craft Uprising Summer Show on 6/22-23 if you’re in the area.

๐Ÿฆ™๐Ÿฆ†๐Ÿง Stock up on cards for dads & grads! ๐Ÿฆ™๐Ÿฆ†๐Ÿง

If you celebrated Mother’s Day last Sunday, hope it was a good one!

I was at Fremont Sunday Market, and it was lovely to see so many customers hanging out with their moms/kids ๐Ÿ’

(or secretly picking out cards and gifts for their mom โค๏ธ)

I had warm and fuzzy feelings all day long. It’s the BEST feeling.

Thanks for being a thoughtful human being ๐Ÿค—

That reminded me I should let you know I have Father’s Day and Graduation cards for you.

Father’s Day is June 16th!

Don’t forget dog and cat dads ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฑ I mean, how cute are these?? ๐Ÿ˜

And this one is for those who lost their dad/child or areย otherwise having a hard time around this holiday.

Life is not perfect, and I try to offer cards to express your empathy forย your loved ones.

Reaching out to someone who is struggling can beย awkward.

But your small act of kindness can help them feel less alone ๐Ÿ’œ

(that’s worth your awkwardness, right??)

Also, the graduation season is upon us!! ๐ŸŽ“

These adorable cards will cheer up any grads ๐Ÿ˜€

Love what you see?

You can grab them in my shop or pick them upย at one of my shows and markets!

 

xo

ps. a quick reminder – prices of my 8×10″ art prints and wrapping paper rolls will increase on June 1st, 2019. If you’ve been eyeing them, now is the good time buy them.

It was meant to be

Hi friend,

Do you remember what I said my two goals were this year??

One of them was to hire help so I can serve more customers in person.

(And the other was National Stationery Show 2020. More on that later this year.)

Well, I’m checking that one off my list! โœ…

Tada! Meet C.C., my new star helper! ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

I met C.C. last April and knew immediately I wanted to be her friend.

She’s a super talented knitter/knitwear designer who has published 3 knitting books and numerous knitting patterns. And she’s been podcasting with her daughter, Dami, for 7 years ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ

C.C. has also been a big fan of Honeyberry Studios, so when she told me she was interested in helping out, I did a happy dance!

Last Saturday, she came to learn the ins and outs of running a booth at a craft fair. It became apparent in the first 5 minutes that she was a natural.

C.C. is so easy to talk to. She’s so friendly and helpful to everyone who walks into our booth, you just wanna chat with her and hang out!

(And, she’s obsessed with kitties ๐Ÿˆ maybe a little bit more than I am ๐Ÿ˜บ if that’s even possibleโ€ฆ)

This summer, I have a pretty full show schedule, and C.C. will be at a few of them to help you out ๐ŸŒˆ

Please introduce yourself to her and make friends with C.C. when you see her at shows and markets!

(or at grocery stores, you won’t miss her bright pink hair ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽค)

Yay! I’m so excited ๐Ÿฅฐ

xo

ps. you can learn more about each event and see most up-to-date calendar on my website!

All things that remind me of spring ๐ŸŒธ

It’s finally warming up a bit in Seattle.

Truth be told, I’m not a biggest fan of summer ๐Ÿ˜ฌย Mostly because our apartment heats up so much that this homebody gets pretty miserable staying indoors. I’m sticky and tired by late afternoon.

But spring.

Especially late spring when you don’t need a down jacket any more but you’re not sweating profusely walking around in the sun.

65Fยฐ, lightly cloudy, gentle breezeโ€ฆ That’s heaven for me.

You know, if I were a vegetable, I would be a lettuce. Not a tomato or cucumber. Just plant me in a cool shaded area. I’ll get bitter and go to seed as soon as the temperature goes above 75Fยฐ.

I often browse my website just to enjoy the cheerful artworkย and daydream for a few minutes (that’s not weird, is it? ๐Ÿ˜).

These are some of my cards that reaffirm my love of spring!

May the spring be always in your heart ๐ŸŒธ

xo