I'll be bringing some new things like wallets, coloring books and holiday cake toppers- hope to see you there!
These are pages from a strage little book I made for my friend Julia's bachelorette. The theme was "cozy/ non-trashy" -just a bunch of girls in a water front house. I have known Julia since middleschool, so this book was a bit of a tribute to all the silly homemade birthday cards and notes I made her- instead of doing my home work. Be sure to play "Celebrity" at your next party :)
My good friend Kelly Place and I worked on a very special collaboration: a Rochester themed wedding invitation. Above are Kelly's photos, below are mine. Kelly is an extremely talented calligrapher (and illustrator- though the drawings on this invite are my own). There are all sorts of fun details to this invite- tiny drawings, hand printed gold embellishments and beautiful black lettering.
Lots more to show of the projects made for this wedding!
We had some unexpected delays, but the collaborative project Shanna Murray and I have made is now up and ready to download!
Just in time for Valentine's Day, but also versitale enough for any occasion, these kits include illustrated templates and detailed instructions for making your own little heirloom + gift box to keep or to give to someone special. All suggested materials are easy to find either at local stores or in your closet.
Visit Shanna's shop and blog (an update is coming very soon) for more photos, inspiration for using our kit and to purchase the download.
We hope you love making these prizes as much as we did. The possibilities are endless for creating- each ribbon becomes a lovely celebration- of a person, a place, a shared love- and a little work of art that can be displayed and cherished all year.
There is nothing better than working with someone you think is awesome! A big thanks to Shanna for the opportunity to work on this project. I have admired her work for a long time and this collaberation was so exciting to be a part of- every step of the way.
These are images of my table from the second storie show. Lots of little things- handprinted and embroidered garlands, ornaments, pins, and handmade Rochester souveneirs.
One of the things I love about Rochester, is that there is always something to stumble upon. There are so many places to scour for materials, that I have to say, I rarely buy anything new- I really never need to. There is something about using what is in my home town and making it into something new, that is very comforting and rewarding. It's a dedication, a little way to take what I have and make the most of it.
Next Friday, Februrary 1st, I am excited to announce a collaborative project I am working on with Shanna Murray. Download and decorate valentines, just in time for Valentine's Day! Stay tuned!
If you are in Rochester next Saturday (after Thanksgiving), be sure to go to Second Storie- not the mall!! One day only, such an incredible and beautiful show- featuring local and national artists and crafts people. Check out vendors here.