I’m not one of those people whose home is always clean. I often hide my mess in a closet before visitors come (or before snapping photos for the blog). I feel agitated and unsettled when the house is in disarray, but I don’t seem to have the natural inclination to clean that some people have. [...]
Archive for July, 2012
I’ve been longing for a different coffee table for a while. I couldn’t find one that I liked available for sale anywhere, but I knew exactly what I wanted. Luckily my dad has major woodworking skills and a garage full of tools! I drew a sketch of what I had in mind, and last Saturday [...]
How about something manly to balance out all the girly stuff in my previous post? I spent all day Saturday in my dad’s garage making something awesome (to be revealed on Friday). Dad’s garage has always been a mysterious place. As a kid I used to perch on a wobbly wooden stool at his workbench [...]
Last week my friends and I threw a tea party baby shower at my house for our friend Laura. I wanted to decorate with doilies since they seem tea party-ish, so I dyed some of the doilies with coffee to give them an antiqued look and folded them over yarn to make doily bunting banners. Don’t [...]
Guess what! Today is my blog’s third birthday! Thank you so very much for reading. I have stuck with it for so long thanks to all your encouraging comments, emails, tweets, pins, and facebook messages. Each one means so much to me, so thanks a million! I’m starting a new blogiversary tradition—feasting on a huge [...]
My rubber stamps are ready to go! I’m offering ten different designs for now, but I’m sure I’ll be adding more since they are so much fun to create. Future design suggestions welcome. ;) Check out the entire selection here in the shop!
You know, most of the time I tell Daniel how easy he has it in regards to fashion. He wears big baggy clothes and comfortable shoes. The most restricting thing he ever has to put on is a tie once or twice a year, but when summer comes around I feel sorry for him. He’ll [...]
I ran out of blank pages in my sketchbook, so I picked up a new one today. In college I had a professor who required us to decorate our sketchbook covers, and I’m going to start doing that again. Since I’ve had Danni’s washi tape notebook in the back of my mind for a while, [...]
I’ve been designing a line of rubber stamps for the shop, and they’re almost ready to go. I’m just working out how I’m going to do the product photography and packaging. They should be available sometime in the next few weeks! By the way, tea towels are in the works too!
Last month I was inspired by Rachel’s photos of the Fat Hen—specifically the hand written pricing on a pane of glass. I loved the look and decided to recreate it in my home. It was a great excuse to practice my hand lettering too! I didn’t want to draw off the cuff, so I lettered [...]