Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Mini Les Bois Show

The miniature show was this last weekend. It went pretty well for us; my older daughter helped me at our table, and she also helped with production and packaging of some of the items we had for sale.

our table
display of miniature 1/12th scale greeting cards, faux daguerrotypes, and old-fashioned theater posters
display of books, sheet music, prize ribbons, postcards, and old-world maps
Pookatales Press catalog

Pookatales Press currently produces four mini book titles: Tam Lin, Mer Treatise, A Perfect Irony, and The Wolfhound.  However, we have some new projects in the works, with a possible new mini book release scheduled for this fall.

The good news is that several of our books sold during this weekend, to discerning collectors who told me repeatedly that 1. the books were underpriced, 2. they didn't think people realized just what I had here, and 3. they went to miniature shows looking for things like this that were truly unique.

The fab four Pookatales Press mini titles.  Each is roughly the size of a postage stamp, and all are readable.  Notice the complimentary magnifier included with the purchase!

I was very pleased with the outcome of the weekend, and we're looking forward to going back next year.  In the meantime, if you want to purchase any of our mini books, feel free to click on the Pookatales Press link above in the sidebar, and it will take you to the business website.  We happily accept credit cards via our PayPal shopping cart.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


I've been frantically producing miniature printed media. Valentines and St. Patrick's Day cards are completely done, and Halloween and Christmas cards will be done soon as well. I'm still formatting the Easter cards, and there are a whole lot of things to be printed out and cut, but all the product is turning out great.

For the most part, the miniature books are printed out and just need to be cut and bound. It's a busy week; the miniature show is this weekend.

It's been a while since I had to ramp up production for my mini book business, and with the sole proprietorship, I'm the whole one-woman production team. But it's fun, at least.

Sunday, April 03, 2011


We're still in the midst of preparations for the upcoming miniature show, cranking out product for Pookatales Press and getting display racks ready, etc.

The Pookatales Press banner arrived today from Vistaprint, and it looks great. Slieb Greeley, the artist who originally designed it for me, reinvented it in slightly different colors; it's now primarily black instead of electric blue, but the Pooka's mane and tail still have that blue-red color-changing flamelike quality. It shows up beautifully on white, and the size is perfect to hang off a display table. It's quite the professional look. Between the banner and updated business cards, about the only thing I don't have is a Pookatales logo T-shirt. Holding off on that, however, as I'd hate to spend more money on prep for the show than I'm going to bring home from it in sales.