Eco Books Inventive Project from the Recycling Bin

Eco Books Inventive Project from the Recycling Bin by Terry Taylor Amazon Link

Eco Books Cover with the book jar

I’m so excited, I just can’t stop squeeing. My wonderful UPS man dropped off a box of these books for me just 15 minutes ago. I immediately cracked one open and found my project. I’m on page 48 & 49 with a bio in the back.

Page 48 - *squee*

There’s a back story about my Book Jar that I feel I should share. My grandfather, aka my hero, passed away in September of 2007. This project was part of my healing process after his passing. I used to visit my grandparent’s house after school when I was a kid. When I would come in he would ask me what I learned for the day. Whatever my reply, his was always the same, “Learn all you can and can all you learn.” There were many tears shed during the months of creating all those tiny books while thinking back on my precious time with him. I’m so proud of my tribute to him.

project page with book jar


Free US Shipping

I’m offering Free US Shipping to my US customers until December 31. I don’t want to exclude my international customers so I’m offering 10% off to all my international friends. I will refund the discount after checkout.

The Crafty Kitten Etsy Mini Screenshot

Voodoo & Zen

Yesterday, while I was working at the shop, a very lovely lady (who’s name escapes me at the moment) was hanging work for the new show at Zazzy’z.  One of the artists that has work in the show is Rice Freeman-Zachery.  She has a book out called Living the Creative Life: Ideas and Inspiration from Working Artists.  Her work is amazing fabric journal pages.  She has an Etsy shop:  Voodoo Cafe and a website Voodoo & Zen.  I highly recommend that you check out her work.

World Book Day Sale

In honor of Earth Day – April 22 – and World Book Day – April 23 – I’m having a sale in my shop.

The Crafty Kitten

10% off every item! Sale runs April 22 – April 27 Midnight EST.  Please wait for an updated invoice after check out.

Also, check out my fellow Bookbinding Etsy Street Team members who are also having a sale for World Book Day.  Search the tag “bookbindingteam” in the Etsy search box to find my other teammates. has a quiz that you can take to win a free market tote.  Contest runs through April 30 and bags will be shipped out in June.