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BOOK 0021 - Phone/Address Book with Beaded Fringe on Stab Bound Spine

This is an address book printed on re-cycled paper. The paper is a sort of yellow/mustard color. There are 104 pages counting both sides of each sheet. The book is stab bound and the covers are overlaid with a brown, black and gold Bali fabric print. There are 16 strings of handmade and pony beads flowing from the spine. The book is indexed A to Z with four pages per alphabet letter. Each page has space for eight different names and addresses. (counting both sides of the page it would be 16) or a total of 32 names and addresses per alphabet letter.

This book has 104 pages
Cover Size: 4 3/4" x 10 1/2" or 12cm x 27cm
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BOOK 0020 - Emerald Green Mini Journal Stab Bound with Beaded Fringe / Gold Paisley

This book is a little emerald jewel. The paper is handmade and is a sort of yellowish mustard color. There are 39 sheets of paper, one side of which is smooth and the other side rough or textured. The book is stab bound and the covers are covered with a woven shot fabric with small gold paisley motifs. It shines either a mustard gold color to a green, aqua blue color depending on how the light hits the front cover. There are eight strings of color matched beads flowing from the macrame knotting which fall from the front cover and the base of the knots are embellished with a small brass thingie. You can see what I mean in the photos.

This book has 78 pages. But keep in mind that the back of each page is textured so that side may not be easy to write on so you may want to count them as 39 pages.
Cover Size: 6 3/4" x 4 3/8" or 17cm x 11cm

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Fw: Abbott and Costello, brilliant!-E.Ls

You don't have to remember Abbot & Costello to appreciate this.

You have to be old enough to remember Abbott and Costello, and too old to REALLY understand computers, to fully appreciate this.. For those of us who sometimes get flustered by our computers, please read on...
If Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were alive today, their famous sketch, 'Who's on First?' might have turned out something like this:


ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?

COSTELLO: Thanks. I'm setting up an office in my den and I'm thinking about buying a computer.


COSTELLO: No, the name's Lou.

ABBOTT: Your computer?

COSTELLO: I don't own a computer. I want to buy one.


COSTELLO: I told you, my name's Lou

ABBOTT: What about Windows?

COSTELLO: Why? Will it get stuffy in here?

ABBOTT: Do you want a computer with Windows?

COSTELLO: I don't know. What will I see when I look at the windows?

ABBOTT: Wallpaper.

COSTELLO: Never mind the windows. I need a computer and software.

ABBOTT: Software for Windows?

COSTELLO: No. On the computer! I need something I can use to write proposals, track expenses and run my business. What do you have?

ABBOTT: Office.

COSTELLO: Yeah, for my office. Can you recommend anything?

ABBOTT: I just did.

COSTELLO: You just did what?

ABBOTT: Recommend something.

COSTELLO: You recommended something?


COSTELLO: For my office?


COSTELLO: OK, what did you recommend for my office?

ABBOTT: Office..

COSTELLO: Yes, for my office!

ABBOTT: I recommend Office with Windows

COSTELLO: I already have an office with windows! OK, let's just say I'm sitting at my computer and I want to type a proposal. What do I need?


COSTELLO: What word?

ABBOTT: Word in Office.

COSTELLO: The only word in office is office.

ABBOTT: The Word in Office for Windows.

COSTELLO: Which word in office for windows?

ABBOTT: The Word you get when you click the blue 'W'.

COSTELLO: I'm going to click your blue 'w' if you don't start with some straight answers. What about financial bookkeeping? You have
anything I can track my money with?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: That's right. What do you have?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: I need money to track my money?

ABBOTT: It comes bundled with your computer.

COSTELLO: What's bundled with my computer?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: Money comes with my computer?

ABBOTT: Yes.. No extra charge.

COSTELLO: I get a bundle of money with my computer? How much?

ABBOTT: One copy.

COSTELLO: Isn't it illegal to copy money?

ABBOTT: Microsoft gave us a license to copy Money.

COSTELLO: They can give you a license to copy money?


(A few days later)

ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?

COSTELLO: How do I turn my computer off?

ABBOTT: Click on 'START'............

BOOK 0019 - Mad About Beads - Red Quilted Journal

Some may call it weird, but I think it's wonderful. the red beads and the quilted cover of this journal were made using a fat quarter that Santa put in my stocking last Christmas. (Thanks to my daughter Wendy). Just before I started stitching the book together I received a shipment of thousands of black pony beads and went mad on the beads. Besides the regular fringe or tassel of beads that I love to see flowing from the open spine of my books, I also added more strings of beads to flow over the front cover. What do you think? Is it weird? or is it wonderful?

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Tea Bag Tiles - 04

Tea Bag Tiles in a variety of colors and patterns for tea bag folding and other paper crafts. These prints are free to download provided you follow my copyright rules.

Oval Tea Bag Tiles - 03

Oval tea bag tiles in a variety of different patterns and colors. Use them to decorate your greeting cards or scrapbook pages. You can find instructions on how to use these oval tiles here:

Fw: Nine words women use


(1) Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

(2) Five Minutes : If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

(3) Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.

 Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!

(5) Loud Sigh : This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)

 That's Okay : This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake. 

(7) Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here - This is true, unless she says 'Thanks a lot' - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome'; that will bring on a 'whatever').  

(8) Whatever: Is a woman's way of saying sc*ew YOU! 

 Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response refer to # 3. 

* Send this to the men you know to warn them about arguments they can   
 avoid if they remember the terminology.

* Send this to all the women you know to give them a good laugh, cause they know it's true!!!











0017 - Romantic Journal with handmade paper, beads and flower design

This journal was inspired when I found a batch of handmade paper that I made about six or seven years ago. With only 12 sheets to work with, I combined them with off the shelf paper that is printed to resemble handmade paper. Each signature consists of 1 sheet of handmade paper and three sheets of the printed paper. The covers which are made from MDF are decorated with a floral patern. The beads that decorate the tassels are all handmade. The soft colors which range from apricot to pale peach to cream or off-white and then to subtle shades of gray are quite romantic and lend themselves to a wedding journal or wedding planner. A few photos could be added to the handmade pages and notes written on the printed paper.

When I list the number of pages in a book, I am referring to one side of each leaf. For example, in a book with numbered pages, Page 17 would be on one side of the leaf, Page 18 on the other side. Therefore, a book with 192 pages would have 96 leaves made from 48 sheets of paper.

Hand Stitched Journal stitched on cords (Opens flat)
192 Pages - Cover Size: (15.5 x 22 cm) (6 1/8 x 8 3/4 inches approx.)
Design Copyright Jean Hall 2009
This book is numbered and signed
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