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Summer Studio // Looking Back


Summer Studio // Looking Back

The end of summer is always bittersweet. Memories of sleepy afternoons and warm ocean breezes still linger in my head, yet the crisp morning of today is letting me know that it’s time to move on. Fall is in the air! I love the seasons, I do. But for me, letting go of summer is the hardest.

This year, for June and July, we rented out our home, packed our bags and went on an adventure. Although it was a ton of work preparing the house for renters, it felt incredible to clean out and purge. How much stuff does one really need? The kids were all allowed to pack one bag and one box of special things (the bits and pieces they couldn’t live without). After taking one trip to Disney, we set up camp in an old modern house owned by friends (very kind friends). The house was empty which made it even more enticing. My dreams of spending the summer making art instead of doing chores was coming true!

My biggest thrill was setting up a new studio space. I have collected postcards since I was a little girl (I still have some of the ones from back then!), and I’ve always wanted to put them up on a wall. I don’t have the space in my “real” house, but here….I had nothing but space!

Now that our summer adventure is over and we are home again, my postcards are back in a box on my shelf. But ever since their debut, they are dying to put on another show. We shall see!

 

Art Bar / Calling Cards


Art Bar / Calling Cards

I recently went to a blog party and realized a few days before the event that I had nothing to hand out to anyone. I have business cards for my other companies, but nothing for my new blog! I stayed up late one night (as usual) and came up with something acceptable. Not perfect, but good enough. I love beautiful papers, offset printing with Pantones, and everything letterpress. But for this card, I went fast and cheap. I used the European standard size business card and uploaded my design to Got Print. They were able to get my cards to me in 5 days! I added a little washi tape to the sides, and voila! New cards. I love them.

Beantown


Beantown

Logo and stationery system for a property management company located in Boston. Letterpress printing by Sesame Letterpress in Brooklyn, NY.

Late Night Cake Postcard Delivery


Late Night Cake Postcard Delivery

I am so excited to be able to hand deliver this postcard order! It allows me to try out some new packaging ideas. This time I wrapped the postcards (six sets) with a piece of patterned paper, slipped them into brown bags and zig-zagged them shut with the sewing machine. Dropped them off at the doorstep!

Always in My Heart


Always in My Heart

Hand painted faces combined with collage create a light and warm hearted mood for this early childhood school’s annual fundraiser.

Little Girl Quilt


Little Girl Quilt

Whenever I receive a box of clothes from a client who wants a quilt, I go through each piece so that I can get a feel for who they are. This quilt, for a 6-year old girl, was one of my favorites. I loved her sense of fashion and color: Red heart tights, graphic tees, well-loved jeans. I decided to use a black t-shirt as the center because it just summed her up so well: “This is my little black dress”.

Little Boy Quilt


Little Boy Quilt

I made this quilt for my son. I used his favorite clothes from when he was a baby…or perhaps I should say my favorite clothes.

His pirate pj’s were the most loved and worn. When he grew out of them, I used the top in his quilt. But the wee pants, I put in me son’s baby box…Arrrr!

Gift Tags for Late Night Cake


Gift Tags for Late Night Cake

New gift tags I made for our family, and a some other families who ordered through the website.