Sunday, September 30, 2012

Dekalb No More...

Today, Sunday, September 30th, is our last day at the Dekalb Market. While my expectations for this market were that it would run until December, I find it's closing to be bittersweet - not a totally sad event. This has been a fabulous experience! I have good friends in the other vendors. It has exceed my expectations for sales & the feedback on my cards has been confidence-building. It has also been quite the education in identifying the types of people I want to work with. I find very few things to be negative about in my time here at Dekalb.

So! Onward & upward! The holiday season will be here soon enough & with it more markets...Stay tuned!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Three Years Ago Today...

Happy Anniversary to my husband Mr. B! Three years today we were married. What a fun day! Thanks to everyone who was there & contributed to it.

Want to see details from our wedding day? They are in a few places:
1. Here on my blog.
2. Here on our photographers blog.
3. Here on The Knot.

Friday, September 14, 2012

High 5 for Friday!

1. My Lifefactory Water bottle. Soooo sleek & I feel good about it being glass instead of plastic.
2. White Collar - my new favorite show. Thank you Netflix!
3. Mail Chimp - that chimp has earned his bananas, as has on of our programmer friends who has been saving my life this week by helping me out with email coding.
4. My grandmother's heating pad - when I'm under the weather & need it, I feel even better knowing that it was hers. Mine is yellow though. Find the one pictured on Etsy here.
5. Knitting - I've been working on a hat for ages. It's looking like I've made a few mistakes, but it's coming along. Loving the yarn I'm working with!

Happy Friday! Plans this weekend? I'll be at the Dekalb Market Saturday & Sunday. If you're in Brooklyn, come see me!

If you'd like to see other High 5 for Friday posts, head over to From My Grey Desk. Read other H54F posts or join the link party with one of your own!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fall Thank You Notes

I am really excited to present new Thank You notes for fall. These are for sale at An Etsy Artist Assembly at the Dekalb Market. Soon to be listed on my Etsy shop.

This design is the first of a few different cards for fall featuring my new leaf stamp. I am slightly embarrassed to admit this, but I've had this stamp for a whole year. Last year, I knew this was something I wanted to develop & I wanted to do it from my own art work. On a hike at the Wertheim National Forest I took a bunch of pictures of the foliage. From those, I traced some of the leaves in Illustrator & voila - a stamp was born.

Developing the card design from there is a whole other thing. I've used the stamp all over the place - on wrapping paper, scrap cards, etc. I like to try out placements, colors, repetition of the stamp.

Stay tuned for more designs to come!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Wedding Doilies 2.0

Remember the wedding menu doilies I made last summer? I had another order for them! Wahoo!! They arrived safely in the UK last week. Now they have to make it to my client's house. I'm tracking their every move!

And who wouldn't? The picture above was taken during my first trip through the line at the USPS. I had grabbed the wrong Express Mail box. Apparently this was the $78 shipping box & was looking for the $38 box. I was given an IDENTICAL box & told to repack my stuff. Oh USPS...if you could only get your shiz together...

Fingers are crossed for a happy email from my client this week telling me that not only did the doilies arrive, but that she LOVES them. Yeah!

Funny to read my old blog post about these. I said look for them on my Etsy shop soon. Ooops...I finally just figured out how to list them. It's a very custom job, so I didn't really know how to word the listing. But! With this order, I figured it out. So! Now I can really say - look for the listing on my Etsy shop!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Back to School

Uggg...back to school. It still brings butterflies to my stomach - so much so that I've been sitting on this post for WEEKS. But! There are some cute things on Etsy...and practical too...that bring me around the idea. You know...if going back to school was something I was still doing. Ha!

Links row by row, starting at the top, left to right: Vintage Bookplates by Kids At Heart Designs, Washi-wrapped Japanese Pencil Set by maoliosa, School Excuse notes by Fancy Shmancy Notes, Carrots & Dog Applique reusable lunch bags by High Fiber Co, Library Card Notebook by Crab Apple Design, and last but not at all least - Einstein Mini Notebook by Happy Dappy Bits.

Not pictured, but also worth checking out are the bags at Preppy Owl Accessories. Love!

Friday, September 7, 2012


This week's top 5 are...

Pinterest - how do I love thee? Let me count the ways! So much inspiration. So easy to share!

My French Twist. There is a great tutorial on The Beauty Department here. I actually got this on my first try. It's shockingly easy. I'm just learning to do things like this with my hair so if I say it's easy, then you can be sure it's a cinch to do.
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