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>> Sunday, August 29, 2010

The past month has been a busy one. Tony and I signed a lease for a new apartment in early July, and started moving into our new place just a few days after our one-year anniversary. The move has been a gradual one, since we were just moving across town. But now, over a month after we started, we finally have all of our possessions in one place. We've been working on getting settled, digging our way out from under piles of boxes, and our new apartment now feels like a home.

We've got our artwork hung on the walls (including the prints from I bought from These Are Things as an anniversary gift for Tony), we're cooking up a storm in our new and beautiful kitchen, we've been snuggling up with our new bedding from West Elm, and best of all, I've got my brand new studio all set up and ready to go.

This weekend marked the first time I was able to spend any serious time working on my books since the move, and it felt so nice to finally make something again. Yesterday I was mainly working on a series of Italian Longstitch books, with red leather covers made from a thrift store find. One of the books will be sent off as part of the upcoming BEST book swap. (See my post on the last book swap here.) The others will be listed in my Etsy shop and sold in a local shop.

I realize that my wedding posts as part of the anniversary series were neglected as we moved last month, but I'm still planning to share a bit more about our wedding details in some future posts. I also have some recent custom books to share with you, and I also want to post some photos of our new apartment, and of course, my studio. Stay tuned!


Lizzie August 30, 2010 at 12:17 PM  

Yay for the new apartment and the new studio! I hope you'll be very happy in your new home.
I love those red suede books... so gorgeous!

Katie August 30, 2010 at 2:08 PM  

Thank you! I had a blast making those little books this weekend in my new studio, surrounded by big windows and stacks of colorful papers, and my dog right by my side. :)

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