theoldbooksmell

♥ vintage ephemera & creaky attic paperie ♥

Marysville, Washington On Etsy since 2015

theoldbooksmell

♥ vintage ephemera & creaky attic paperie ♥

Marysville, Washington | 6 Sales

Announcement    Over 50 vintage sewing patterns, antique book and sheet music pages, and washi tape sampler cards galore coming in JULY! Stay tuned ♥

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Last updated on Jun 30, 2020

Over 50 vintage sewing patterns, antique book and sheet music pages, and washi tape sampler cards galore coming in JULY! Stay tuned ♥

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Brandi Ragsdale

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Brandi Ragsdale

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About theoldbooksmell

Sales 6
On Etsy since 2015

I love to hand-make, and to find... to unearth.

When I was tiny in pigtails & overalls, my mom would say all I needed to be happy were a box of crayons and a roll of Scotch tape. At 34, not much has changed — I have over 300 rolls of washi tape, am happiest when making, and am forever searching for the perfect vintage overalls.

My name is Brandi and I live in the Pacific Northwest, where the coffee is strong, moss abounds at every turn, and fairies inhabit many a nook and cranny. I’m a self-taught maker. I spend our rainy days playing make believe in my art studio. I love to share process, progress and projects — thus, Etsy! I’m fond of altered art and mixed media work, embroidery, fiber arts such as knitting and weaving, and jewelry-making, but I never shy away from trying something new.

When I’m not making, I’m about town rescuing vintage and otherwise secondhand treasures from landfill fate. It makes my heart happy to see old things made new through appreciation and/or re-purposing. I also experience connection & healing through my seven-year, home-based massage therapy practice for women: Dharma Massage in Marysville, WA. In 2017, I’m taking the Wanderlust mixed-media/art journaling adventure and attempting to teach myself French. Petit a petit, l’oiseau fait son nid ! ♥

I’m blessed with an equally visionary and incredibly encouraging mate, who makes me feel like a newlywed despite having known him over half my life. It is a direct result of his unwavering support that I’m able to enjoy working from our home in both an art, and a massage studio. I’m grateful every single day for such radical love and abundance.

xo! -Brandi

Talking nonstop at:
http://brandiishandmade.com/

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  • Brandi Ragsdale

    Owner, Maker, Curator

    Creative process & nature are my religion ♥ Although my work is often solitary/introverted, I enjoy sharing artistic connection & inspiration with folks. I like to make & grow things, knit & weave, explore mixed media & work with my hands. Love!

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