Mar 20, 2014

Make Your Own Blurb Fahion Book Now!

How to make a fashion book with Blurb:
Blurb is a cool company that lets you make books about anything that interests you. And if you’re interested in fashion and style—and love to show it off—making a book of your personal fashion is a fantastic way to capture your sartorial genius for all time. Whether you want it just for yourself, so you can look through your greatest hits, or you’re a bit of an Internet fashionista who wants to make a book to sell, you’ll find these tips pretty helpful:

1. It’s all about lighting. To make your fashion really pop, choose natural light or studio light with a soft box (you can even make one from a lamp and last season’s white t-shirt). If you’re using a flash, you’ll probably want to bounce it or stick a diffusion filter on it.

Mar 15, 2014

Blurb Comic Book, Create It Now!

Comic Books Made Easy at Blurb

Ever wanted to make your own cartoon or comic book? You can do it without a publisher at Blurb! And if you're worried about quality, don't! Blurb paired up with one of the all time comic book greats, Paul Rivoche, who is known for illustrations of Batman and Ironman to name a few. Heard of those guys? I thought so! Take a look at this video and try not to be inspired to write up your own book right now.

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Mar 13, 2014

My First Knit

I was in hiatus for some time now…hmmm, I should say for quite a long time. LOL Well, I’ve been up to a lot of so many things lately and can’t hardly get my fingers to write and drop some posts. Anyway here I am now, up with my blurb.

What inspired this post is the fact that I have finally got my hands into knitting. Yup, knitting it is! It’s me in action, yay! I don’t mean “in action” selling the knitted stuffs, but me driving the machine. It reminds me to mention that, it is this knitting stuff – online posting, selling, buying of thread, arrangement with the knitters, delivering/sending of items, etc.  that made me really busy; The reason why I have neglected my blog. 
Since late last year, I have engaged in selling knitted products such as shawl, poncho, bonnets, etc. I work with a few knitters to produce the items I sell. When I started, I never thought it would take much of my time, but as days went by buyers kept on coming. This encouraged me to also learn knitting. Many of my buyers ask for customized items, so almost every time, I have to consult with my knitter if it’s possible to make a particular design or not. I thought what if I learn how to knit instead? Why not? So, I asked my hubby if he’d buy me a knitting machine. Guess what, he did! I had it two weeks ago. I was so delighted to finally own a machine even if it isn’t brand new. Based on what I’ve read on the net about machines, mine is an industrial machine, a hand-driven double bed knitting machine. It’s an old machine and looks worn but it’s really well functional.

Dec 10, 2013

Blurb Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season!

There’s something about the holidays—that warm glow from the fire, the fact that you actually get to spend time with your kids (or your friends’ and family’s kids)—that makes it the perfect time to curl up with the little ones in your life and read them a storybook. Reading a totally new, beautiful, amazing book with a child is a treasured holiday experience. And if you choose the right book, every time the child reads it alone in the future will bring back the memory of that time you shared.

If you’re a little tired of the standard children’s book selections in your local brick and mortar store, Blurb has a really incredible assortment of self-published children’s books that you won’t find anywhere else this holiday season. Try a few of these future classics and create some new holiday memories this year. 

Title: Ollie + Loo
Author: Joni Cooper
Joni Cooper brings incredibly original characters to life with brilliant illustrations in a book that will have parents and kids laughing along together. 

Title: Edward Hopper and the Carrot Crunch
Author: Mike Smith
Very few children’s books have financial mismanagement as a central theme—we can only assume most children’s book authors have not had the pleasure of meeting a rabbit named Edward Hopper. 

Title: My Bug Journal
Author: Hannah Rollings
Bug-lover or other, this journal is sure to spark interest from anyone who takes a peek inside the covers. Enchanted illustrations, bug facts, room for records and much, much more. 

Title: Myrtle & the Scarecrow
Author: Kate Lowe
Myrtle finds solace with a not-so-scary scarecrow?and learns a lot about herself? in this short but sweet tale. The atmospheric illustrations have a little magic about them—we look forward to more from this young, talented illustrator. 

Title: The Trouble with Bears
Author: K.D. O’Reilley
This story cleverly combines a lesson on self-worth with an exploration of different cultures, geography, and history. The talents of a former writing instructor and a visual artist are a winning combination here. 

Title: Mylo & Peet
Author: Janyce Portalatin
A graphically pleasing book with a message tailor-made for the new generation of eco-warriors the importance of recycling and protecting the planet. 

Title: Theo
Author: Kenny Lim & Grant Gilliand
Join Theo on his journey as he navigates the obstacles and challenges of school—made all the more difficult due to his not-so-normal third eye. Fantastic illustrations bring this story’s great message to life. 

Title: A Whimsical Tale of Invention
Author: Kara Pooley
Fascinating facts, inspired inventions, intriguing illustrations, a poem or two—this book has it all. 

Title: Ahwen’s Journal
Author: Alice Alder
It would be impossible not to fall in love with the beautifully illustrated characters in this book. Ahwen, Harn, Charwood—we’ll be keeping an eye out for you the next time we’re in the woods. 

Title: Marco and the Zombies
Author: Justin Kerr
Another collaborative project delivers a brilliant book. With Zombies at the heart of this story—and superb illustrations by Bret Bowers—it’s one older children are sure to enjoy. 

Title: Baby Bear gets a Present
Author: Chris Wood
Even toys relegated to a box in a forgotten corner of the house have lives of their own. In this heartwarming tale we learn just how much fun they have. 

Title: Penelope and her Puffy Brown Crown
Author: Jasmin Ortiz
Popping with color and originality, this rhythmical story makes reading aloud a real pleasure. Apparently, bad hair-days happen to young people too. 

Title: My Best Friend
Author: Nathalie Josephine
In this lovely little book, bright (and very cute) characters illustrate a story designed to help children deal with the loss of a friend. 

Title: A Bit Lost
Author: Leanne New
Delightful creativity elevates the imagery in this standout book, a simple tale of lost-and-found for little ones. 

Title: The Goose Girl
Author: Madeleine Valley
A lesser-known story by The Brothers Grimm gets a thoroughly modern makeover in this graphically rich retelling of Goose Girl from Madeleine Valley. This is one for the older bunch. 

Title: The Great Bear Surprise
Author: Carolan Coughlin
Join Carolan on her hike up Red Plume Mountain where she discovers much more than the view of the surrounding landscape. This is a sweet story of unexpected friendship. 

Title: Goodnight Forest
Author: Emilie Dale
See your little ones off to sleep and bid goodnight to the forest with this rhythmic wind-down bedtime book, from graphic designer and illustrator Emilie Dale. 

Title: The Adventures of Dude, Squat and Mose
Author: Michael Hall
With fabulous illustrations from Gerald Kelley and a fun-packed story from author Michael Hall, the adventures of this brave trio of adopted dogs if sure to become a favorite. 

Oct 1, 2013

Baby's Picture Books

Baby's rubber books
My baby has already turned 1 over a month ago. I'm happy to see him grow as a smart and cheerful boy. He's so adorable.  I guess every Mom will say that about her baby. :)  It's funny to see and hear him growl whenever he sees a dog, or meow whenever he sees a cat...He has this funny way of covering his mouth when he laughs or giggles... He says "tiii" when he's wants to say dirty...He immediately utters "Papa" when he hears my phone ring...He's so fond of his image on the mirror or of a photo of himself that he'd keep kissing his photo or the mirror...I can go on and on telling things about my baby, I won't run out of things to say. Seeing him grow day by day brings a wonderful that every tiny detail about him is so significant to me.