Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Featured Canadian Etsy Seller: MyHandboundBooks

I am a lover of journals and notebooks. Some may say that I am obssessed with them. Our first feature is MyHandboundBooks which has, in my opinion, the most unique and phenomenal books I've ever had to the pleasure to come across and now own!

Rhonda of MyHandboundBooks is a skilled bookbinder and book artist. Residing in Atlantic Canada's largest city, Halifax, Nova Scotia she is surrounded by sandy beaches, rugged shorelines and colourful gardens.

Rhonda has been perfecting her craft for several years and has studied bookbinding with the best binders in her area. She is also a member of the Canadian Bookbinders and Books Artists Guild.

MyHandboundBooks offers a wide variety of notebooks and journals ranging in various sizes from 3 x 4 1/4" to 11 x 8.5". Some examples of materials she uses are sheepskin leather, cowhide leather, pigskin suede, deerhide, decorative papers and ceramic for her book covers; pages are parchment paper or white paper with torn edges; stitches are Coptic, Long, Crossed Structure and Link to name just a few.

Rhonda is dedicated to accuracy when creating book structures from the Medieval and Renaissance eras. She also has many unique creations of her own design. She tries to make each of her books one of a kind. She says, "so when you purchase one of my books you can be pretty sure that nobody else has one quite like it!"

Be sure to stop by MyHandboundBooks and purchase your favourite today!! http://myhandboundbooks.etsy.com

Monday, May 14, 2007

Bibbles and Baubles Home Jewelry Parties

Loomingduo's Bibbles and Baubles Jewelry parties bring the hottest accessory and jewelry creations right to your living room.

Loomingduo's jewelry line offers hot new looks using semi-precious stones, sterling silver, natural seashells, glass and natural pearls, Swarovski Crystals and many others.

Many of our items are unique and one of a kind making them special and distinctive reflecting the inner beauty of the wearer. Custom orders are also welcome. All of our products are backed by a quality guarantee.

Secure a date now and you will receive 15% of the total party sales to apply towards a purchase of your own. If you are in the London, Ontario and surrounding area contact us to schedule your Bibbles and Baubles Jewelry Party at

Outdoor Craft Sale

Our Open House on May 12th was a moderate success. We were happy with the sales we'd made but of course wished we'd had more, lol.

Our next scheduled event ~ OUTDOOR CRAFT SALE ~ is set for May 26th. We are beginning bright and early at 8a.m. Location is the same as our Open House, 100 Fifth Avenue, St. Thomas, Ontario. Come and see us!!

We have fine hand-crafted jewelry and clothing, as well as home decor products for everyone in the family, from babies to grandma's. Please feel free to come and check out our creations. We will be having 2 draws on that day, so you don't want to miss us!!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

OPEN HOUSE - Join Us Won'tYou!!

I realize this may be a little late in posting but I figured I might as well.

We are hosting our very first Open House to launch our new jewelry line and in the hopes that we may get our name out there just a little bit more:)

If you happen to be in the St. Thomas, Ontario area we would love for you to join us!! It is Saturday, May 12th, 2007 from 1pm to 4pm. Don't miss out on our fabulous door prizes ~ Wal-Mart Gift Cards, Canadian Tire Gift Card and a Gift Certificate from the Cat's Kaboose (your one stop shopping for all your scrapbook needs).

If you would like to attend, please email us at loomingduo@hotmail.com for address information and directions if need be.

Hope to see you there!!

We've Only Just Begun

Well, we've made it. We have joined the world of bloggers. Our goal is to present our creations in their early stages, to attain feedback & opinions, as well as to announce events and goings on here at the Loomingduo studio:-)

We ask that you please bear with us as we establish this blog since we are very new to this and mostly just learning as we go along. Any helpful tips and hints you may wish to offer us would be greatly appreciated.

It is so exciting that you may share in our journey toward making our dreams become a reality. Please feel free to visit our online store at http://loomingduo.etsy.com to view our treasured shop of many unique items for all ages!!