Monday, January 28, 2008

This week in music

Things are very busy here at Secret Leaves World Headquarters. We are filling orders, planning our year ahead and trying to organize the stupendous mess we call our studio. It is sometimes too much for two girls to handle. But to soothe our worried minds we turn to our trusty boom box and let the tunes wash over us and then we realize, once again, that life is good and we are lucky to be doing what we are doing.

So what have we been listening to that has cured all of our ills? Well one CD that is helping is the Ditty Bops' latest, Moon over the Freeway. If you are hankering for some sweet girl harmony singing with a very talented band backing them up, then this is the CD for you. And in keeping with our recycled paper goods theme, these girls spread the good green word wherever their touring takes them. This year they did a series of farm shows where they played at various barns across the country in support of local farmer's markets that promote organic and pesticide-free foods. They also helped raise money for Farm Aid. In 2006 they did a tour across the country using bicycles as the mode of transportation. And I found out that dhlovelife has a link to their website. You remember dhlovelife, don't you? (Yes, this is a shameless plug of our Scrap Journals featured on this cool website. See blog post below.)


Monday, January 14, 2008

Scrap Journals and Thank You cards

Here are some Scrap Journals we just sent to Perch Home in Maplewood, New Jersey.

recycled paper journal

This cover is a piece of handwritten sheet music. The tobacco revenue stamp wraps around the top corner and inside the cover.

wholesale journals

A piano ad from the inside of an 1800s sheet music cover. That's a cicada on the front.

handcrafted journal

This might be my favorite Scrap Journal ever. The cover, a really old piece of German sheet music, is just incredible and I love how the moth is angled in the corner. I hope Michelle at Perch Home likes it.

This order also included some beautiful Take Cover Journals, which, for some reason, I didn't think to photograph. The order as a whole was really pretty : all in browns and creams and linens and pale greens. I think it will look great all merchandised together in her store.

Hand made journal

We are working on some Thank You cards too.

Cigar Box Thank You

This one mimics a vintage cigar box. Recognize the revenue stamp? Again, it wraps around to the inside of the card:

Thank You card

Red Hydrangea Thank you card

This one is just pretty. They're both printed on 100% post-consumer recycled card stock and come with 100% post-consumer recycled kraft envelopes.

What do you think about these? Are these something you would order for your store?


Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Exciting News!

We've been on a short break from blogging during the holidays and our first blog of the new year is to announce some exciting news. Daryl Hannah, as it turns out, is a celebrity environmental activist and has a website, , which is devoted to green living. It has everything from environmental news and alerts to helpful hints about pesticide-free foods to a Goods page for some great eco-friendly shopping. We are thrilled because we were asked to sell our Scrap Journals through this wonderful site.


Do yourself a favor and take a look. It has all kinds of fun pics and videos and tons of good information.

Daryl looks like she has lots of fun spreading the green word.

Of course, I can't get through this post without showing a picture of the Daryl Hannah Kill Bill character, Elle Driver. Great movie.