Remember those cutie little fabric flowers I gave you a peak at a while back? Well they’ll be for sale (in the form of necklaces and hair accessories) this weekend at Athens’ 5th Annual Holiday Craftsravaganzaa! I’ll also be selling all sorts of holiday paper goods including Christmas cards, gift tags and thank you notes. Be sure to stop by the corner of Pulaski & Clayton if your in the area on Saturday and Sunday check out my inventory and keep my company!
December 2, 2009
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November 20, 2009
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… WHAT!?! My Christmas list just got turned upside down.
But how can I create custom plates to print my own designs? Anyone have any ideas? Maybe I should just ask for one of these. Any investors interested?
November 17, 2009
November 11, 2009
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I have been waiting for so long (ok, 2 weeks…) to see the final product of Olivia & Andrew’s invitation suites, and let me tell you, they were worth the wait! We had them letterpressed on super thick luxurious paper with the text in Olivia’s midnight blue color and the design pressed into the card with an inkless impression. The results were outstanding. Although I can only give you a glimpse of them today, I promise to post more detailed shots after the wedding in December!
Thanks to The Mandate Press for your beautiful work.
November 9, 2009
Last week was crazy and this week isn’t looking any lighter, but I wanted to give you a little nugget of another project… I won’t disclose what these lovelies are for, but I will tell you my beautiful and talented friend Kate and I have purchased a booth at the Athens Craftstravaganzaa next month… and you might see these there. More details of the event to come, plus a sneak peak of Olivia’s wedding invitations later this week!
November 2, 2009
October 27, 2009
Well the title of this blog says that I will be sharing “experiments” so I thought I would share a project I just completed that was a first for me… This past weekend Ben’s sister and her husband had the joy of welcoming their first baby into their home. Creed Samuel Scoggin is about as precious as they get. Since Ben’s family has spent a good amount of time living in Kenya I wanted to incorporate elements of Africa into a gift for the first grandchild. I brainstormed a bit and decided to make a mobile with giraffes (Hannah’s favorite), elephants and lions.
Of course I have never attempted a mobile before and had no idea what I was doing when I started out, but here was my simple approach… I used spray adhesive to bond several heavy sheets of paper together giving me a stiff board that was still easy to cut with scissors. I then used the spray adhesive to adhere fabric to each side of the board. I pinned printouts of the animal silhouettes I drew on the computer to one side and cut accordingly. You can download the templates I created here: african_animals.
Once I had all of the animals cut out I hung an embroidery ring (inside ring only) from a door frame using natural jute to add to the rustic African feel. I then used the same jute to hang each animal at varying heights. For more interest and contrast I added the blue tulle “poofs” that I learned how to make from this tutorial. I cut some trees out of cardboard, added green tulle, and hot-glued them to the inside of the ring. To finish it off I glued an exotic animal print ribbon to the outside of the embroidery ring. Viola!
If you’re interested in your own custom mobile (with any theme) just shoot me an email!