Making a list + checking it twice ☕️

Yesterday’s Fall Fest & Market Days at Down Home Ranch was a blast! I held back on putting out any new Christmas cards and items, because I like to wait until after Thanksgiving to sell those items. As I say this I realize this may not make very good business… but it feels right for me.

This morning I’m making a list of items I’d like to make for upcoming holiday markets… if I have time. A couple of these new things will be fun to try, so they have stars next to them. I may not get to the rest and that’s okay. 

The luxury of having a day job offers me this flexibility and I’d be unwise not to allow myself some grace. The moment printing and participating in community events like this is no longer joyful… I will know I’ve pushed too hard.

Next up is Shop Small Saturday at Body + Shine Wellness. I can’t wait to trot out my new holiday letterpress & watercolor cards, block printed notebooks, and a handful of new hand printed items.

Upcoming Events


Shop Small Saturday
Saturday, November 27
10am-5pm

Body + Shine Wellness
28 N Main Street
Elgin, Texas
78621

@bodyandshine

Holiday Luna Market
Friday, December 3
6-9pm

Earthen Metals
202 E 1st Street
Elgin, Texas
78621

Hosted by She Creates Union

Best for Last Holiday Market
Saturday, December 18
10am-4pm

Ironbridge Farm
Elgin, Texas
78621

Hosted by Felting Farmer Lady


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I’ll Keep You Posted

In Great Expectations Charles Dickens wrote, “There was something very comfortable in having plenty of stationery.”

I could not agree more! Most of us either have a stash of greeting cards on hand for every occassion ready to pop in the mail, or are constantly scrambling to find the perfect card or small gift at the very last minute.

Which one are you?

Sign up for my Potluck Post Subscription and either add to your stash or send the just received card with vintage postage to a loved one tout de suite.

Monthly subscriptions will include a Bean & Noodle notebook and one card paired with a set of vintage stamps. 

Each thoughtfully created and curated themed shipment will be a surprise, and the notebook and card will either be letterpress, block printed, or even upcycled and recovered with vintage ephemera. Either way it will always be made by my human hands.

The Details

Potluck Post Subscriptions are $20

Shipping, delivery, and sales tax are included on all subscriptions in the U.S.

Subscription packages will ship on or around the 25th of each month.

One-month subscriptions will automatically renew each month and can be canceled at any time.


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Friday Favorites: Celtic mysticism, egss, and printing

Hubert Delattre, Suliane Brahi, and Laurent Capelluto

Watching & Knitting
I’ve been alternately binging and savoring this dark gem of a TV series. Black Spot often reminds me of Twin Peaks with its strange and mysterious town folk, but it’s the shot of Celtic mysticism that elevates this nordic noir drama above all the other “missing girl in the woods” dramas.

French with English subtitles, so keep the knitting simple. Available on Netflix

And if you like your humor dark too…
The Flight Attendant made up for the 2h 35m I will never gain back after being swayed to subscribe to HBO Max to watch WW84 on Christmas night. Watch The Flight Attendant on HBO Max

The Squeals on the Bus
I’m so glad for the replay of this episode of This American Life. It was just what I needed.

Recipe and image from Smitten Kitchen

Eggs in Purgatory
This egg recipe is so on the menu this weekend!

Print is Not Even Close to Dead
UK printer and type designer Tom Boulton wants everyone to print and has designed the F-Press, an affordable, lightweight, and portable press created with a 3D printer… talk about full circle! He has surpassed his crowdfunding goal and will be making and shipping F-Presses later this year.

I think I need one.


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