October 16th, 2014
I’m so excited to announce that Wit & Whistle notebooks and jotters are now available at select American Eagle Outfitters stores and on ae.com as a part of their Wear America collection! The Wear America collection features a bunch of small business owning, American makers like me. (I know you can’t technically wear things like notebooks and jotters, but just go with it.) I created two new designs for this collection that can purchased exclusively at American Eagle, and my “Love Triangles” jotter got a new color scheme for the occasion. If you spot them in store, I’d love it if you sent me a photo or tagged @witandwhistle on instagram!
Special thanks to my mom for helping me box up this monster order, to my dad for moving all the boxes and loading them into the biggest FedEx truck I’ve ever seen, to The Urban Smith for being my support group as we learned the ins and outs of being American Eagle vendors, and to all of you for backing Wit & Whistle so I can continue to take on new challenges like this!
October 14th, 2014
Daniel and I spent last week in the Pacific Northwest exploring Washington and Oregon. I’m so thankful to live in such a beautiful country. Here are a few shots from Washington. (Special thanks to Daniel for being my human tripod when necessary!)
After checking out Seattle, we visited Mt. Rainier in all its snow-capped glory. Luckily we got there just in time to enjoy a beautiful sunset.
Hurricane Ridge was unbelievably gorgeous, sunny, and Christmas scented due to all the fir trees. The curious doe we met up there wasn’t the least bit shy. After a few minutes of watching her, an adorable little fawn joined her in the underbrush.
Rialto and La Push beaches were misty and mysterious. The colorful beach rocks were begging to be stuffed into my pockets! I wonder if there’s some way we could dump a huge load of stones like those on North Carolina’s beaches?
Our last stop in Washington was the Hoh Rainforest, where we wandered through the aptly named Hall of Mosses. I have a thing for moss, and this place was magical.
Stay tuned for Oregon photos!
October 4th, 2014
I’ve been crushing on fiddle leaf fig trees since 2011. So, it’s high time I added one to my houseplant collection! After a few months of keeping an eye out, I finally spotted the perfect little fiddle leaf. It just barely fit into my car.
I had to evict my split leaf philodendron to make room for the new addition. I love those beautiful split leaves, but I don’t have enough light for it so it just flops over and looks ridiculous. I threw it off the deck and into the woods behind our house (my usual method of disposing of unwanted house plants).
Out with the old…
In with the new!
I won’t be blogging next week—I need to take a little break from work before the holiday rush begins. However, I will be instagramming, so stay in touch with me over there next week!
I’m leaving my witandwhistle.com shop open, but all orders placed between now and October 12th will ship the week of October 13th. Thanks for your patience!
September 30th, 2014
I was digging through my closet, and I found the jewelry I made a long while back. I think I’ve mentioned this before, but when I first decided to start a business my initial plan was to create jewelry. I collected a stash of tools and beads, took a ring making class, and then a silver smithing class (in which I nearly blew myself up with a blow torch, but that’s a story for another day). In the end, the process of making jewelry was too repetitive for me, so I moved on to paper products. I thought it would be fun to share a few sketches and finished pieces from my jewelry phase way back in 2007.
September 24th, 2014
Lately I’ve been busy working on a bunch of new paper confections. I finally sent this year’s new holiday cards off to the print shop, and I think they might be my best yet. I’m planning to introduce a collection of notepads before the end of October, and I’ve got some new rubber stamp ideas I want to realize too. So much to do and so little time! What have you been working on?