Monday, February 23, 2009

It's Greek to Me!

For the vendor at the University of Rochester last Christmas I made a bunch of sorority stamps of the greek letters. I still have some left, and I have posted them in my Etsy shop. These are easy to carve, and I can carve any sorority or fraternity's letters, in any size as a custom item as well.

I think these look great on a letter, envelope, card, t-shirt, or any other craft item you can stamp on! The sky is really the limit on uses.

Each stamp is individual, and comes in a set. I made each greek letter separate so the stamper can decide if they want a horizontal, vertical, diagonal, or random pattern when stamping.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Just a quick note, I was selected to be an etsy treasury. Check it out!
This will only be active a few days! That's my Dandelion stamp in the first box!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Mycology is the study of fungi. Fungi aren't plants, and aren't really animals. They serve a key role in decomposition. Mushrooms are the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus. Yeasts and slime molds are also fungi.

The Mad Scientists of Etsy monthly challenge was themed "mycology." For my entry I carved three stamps of mushrooms, which are available for purchase at my Etsy shop. I wanted three mushrooms that were different in shape. The button mushroom, which I love to eat, a morel, which I love to hunt, and I'm not entirely sure what the thrid one is, but I liked the shape! Ha!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Working through the Winter

Wow, we started winter earlier than normal this year in western New York, and it is not letting up! Here we are in February, and I am already tired of it. The good news is I was able to get to Florida for a few days and enjoy some great weather. Also, I have been getting a constant diet of custom carvings to work on, so these long dark days of winter have been fruitful at least!

I would like to get the shop filled back up with some original designs, its starting to look a little picked through. I plan on some more nature themed stamps. I've got a nice dandelion stamp to list that I've completed, along with a portrait of John Muir. I'll be getting these listed in the Etsy shop shortly.

Stay warm everyone!