Monday, January 01, 2024

Welcome 2024!

EDIT: Jan 7, 2024
Thanks to everyone who commented for a chance to win this handmade monthly planner! I made a list of all the names from the blog comments and the Instagram comments and then used a random number generator to pick the winner, which was #16, also known as Purple Butterfly Paper! Congrats! The book is in the mail!


Happy new year, everybody! I'm going to kick off the year with a giveaway, as I've often done in the past, perfect for those of you who still like to write in real books. I have one handmade book to give away and it is a 2024 monthly planner, shown below.

It is a hardcover book with my own original marbled paper on the covers. The spine and corners are dark grey cloth. The book contains a printed monthly calendar for 2024. In addition to the calendar pages, there are also standard pages for personal information, lists, and some blank pages at the back. The various preprinted text is in both English and Chinese. There is a flyleaf of handmade paper, which happens to be a sheet of paper that I made myself. There is also a pocket inside the back cover for tucking in whatever loose things you need to save throughout the year. It is 15cm wide and 21cm tall (6" X 8.25").

To get your name included in the draw, leave a comment on this post before 11:59 PM (Atlantic Time) January 6, 2024 and include your email or a profile link that will allow me to contact you if you win. Also, tell me something interesting: maybe your new year's resolution, or perhaps a book recommendation for my reading list, or tell me some obscure fact that you happen to know! You can get a second entry if you also leave a comment on the associated Instagram post.

After the deadline, I will number all the entries and use a random number generator to select a winner. Then I'll contact you and let you know. I will ship the book, for free, anywhere in North America.
2024 Monthly Planner
Handmade book giveaway
2024 Calendar Giveaway


ellen Fisher said...

Beautiful book - l
ove the colours.
Ellen Fisher

Anonymous said...

Leaving comment here! Please enter me!

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Anonymous said...

A beautiful handmade monthly planner is just what i wish to start a proper 2024!!! … and this is an extra entry from @petra.boriken which is my new name in the instaworld.

Anonymous said...

Would love to win! Headed back to work as a special education teacher soon after taking a leave of absence for my son's heart transplant 💚


Anonymous said...

Beautiful. Your hands on marbling event for Craft NS holiday party a few years ago was by far the most magical craft moment I can recall. @julierosvall on IG

Anonymous said...

If I happen to be the lucky winner I want you to have the book! I hope your son is doing well. @julierosvall

Robin smith said...

I'd love to be considered, I could use a good agenda to keep the kids activities and my appointments theoretically organized.

Emjay Anders* said...

That's a gorgeous book! It would be amazing to win. I'm meg.anderson at protonmail dot com.

I'm going to be FINALLY tackling House of Leaves to start this year as a part of a 24-book "Beat the Backlist" challenge. I'm also on Day Zero project with a handful of other goals - I have a lot of things I plan to do this year!

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Sam said...

Happy New Year!
The planner looks great and will be a big help for someone. (Hopefully me)
While I have no resolution - this keeps me from being disappointed when I fail, I am planning to walk more in 2024. Setting a goal of four 30 minute walks per week.
You wouldn't know this but I am a Toronto Maple Leafs fan! Go Leafs Go!
I wish you much success in 2024!
Sam G.

Anonymous said...

What an amazing giveaway. My goal this year is to read more; walk more and be present more. Carla (

Sarah said...

Happy new year! Would love to win this. My new years resolution is to make more art!

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Anonymous said...

It is a beautiful box please enter me in the draw. Thank you.