Sharing the beginning state of my latest furniture project. I’m envisioning some selective white staining and probably some happy accidents. Can’t wait to see how this piece evolves!
My cousin’s daughter was baptized last weekend & this was a small piece that I made for her. She had a completely beautiful day. Lately I am feeling very blessed to be surrounded by all these adorable little babies! The doily/dresser scarf underneath was an adaption of a technique that I saw on the purlbee website. I need to refine my process a bit, I think.
The “star of mommy’s blog”, himself (found the bib at Target and couldn’t resist).
Busy week getting ready for our trip to Cincinnati on thursday. More projects to post later.
These are some of the last creations of this year, so what better time to share them than on the last day of 2011? The table below is one that I refinished for a most wonderful aunt. The color of the top is best seen in the photo from a few posts ago.
And a final custom calligraphy piece. I wish the metallic inks translated from my scan!
So excited to share some new projects of 2012, including a few wedding ensembles, printable invitation templates, desktop wallpaper calendars, and my greatest creation yet! :)
Happy New Year!
Here are a few things that I’ve managed to get together before the Annual Winter Crafts show at RIT tomorrow. It will be in the SAU and fireside lounge from 10-4pm, so stop by if you’re around campus!
Still brainstorming my banner on this wreath. I am thinking “be joyful”.
Ok, so this won’t be with me at the booth – it’s a sneak peak of a new piece of furniture I’m working on.
A detail of an heirloom nightstand that I recently refinished for a very good friend. I decided on doing a more contemporary vintage look, with textured crackle sides and a more muted palette than I usually use. I’m really liking the floral motif that I designed for the top. Furniture is always such a fun challenge.
The boxes came in for my packaged ornaments and prints for this year’s holiday shows. I’m pretty excited about how they look together, and hopefully shoppers find them to be the ‘ready to gift’ gifts that I intended them to be. I’m still debating whether or not a ribbon around the box would cover up too much of the print. So many decisions!
Gosh. It’s been almost a month since my last post. We have been very busy making our new house our home, and I’ve also had a few projects on the back burner since my paints were buried. I am looking forward to sharing those soon(ish). For now, here is the end result of this summer’s buffet renovation. The white was actually quite simple, since the piece had such great detailing to begin with. I love the inlaid stars on the drawer, and we ended up keeping the old hardware so that they weren’t covered up.
This is another baby shower invitation that I recently made. I am pretty happy with the lacy look of the inner envelopes. It folded in around the actual card, and felt appropriately sweet for a little baby girl. I also used my custom logo stamp on the luxe blush envelopes, which ended up being a pretty subtle way to go about branding.
I am loving this weather! It’s always so refreshing to be comfortable in jeans and a tshirt or sweatshirt outside, and it’s perfect for furniture refinishing. This piece we came across at our favorite church flea market, which I mentioned a few posts back. We had been on the hunt for a buffet, and this happens to match in a quite extraordinary way to the china cabinet that we got from the salvation army a few years ago. Can’t wait to give this a good sand and polish it up! We are planning on white for the top and sides, and sanding down to the natural wood grain for the front. I’ll post progress photos as we get working on it.
The most recent invitation that I’ve done, for my lovely cousin Molly. She is accenting a very classic black and white wedding with tiffany blue and an eggplant purple, which I think will be so elegant. I loved the different elements here, especially my new baker’s twine & metallic teal ink envelope calligraphy!
This is a sneak peak to something that I’m working on for my fall and holiday shows. I’ve been making felt ornaments for a few years now, and thought this year that I’d create designs to coordinate with some of my more popular prints. I plan on selling them as a packaged set, with some sort of gift wrapping. I will post more of the combinations next week.
Still keeping up with tiny little baby creations. This one was knit from a (free!) pattern on the lion brand yarn site. I attempted making this after being inspired by the adorable blabla knit stuffed animals.
Where did the time go!? It seems like not all that long ago we were anxiously awaiting Michael’s financial aid offers, and now he’s a Masters Architecture graduate! He is an amazing man and husband and deserved every bit of celebration from this last weekend. I’m so proud of him and all the time and hard work he’s put in to this program over the last 2 years!
As long as I am sharing all of the excitement of our lives, we do have another bit of news:
…..we are having a baby! Expecting our first little blessing’s arrival at the beginning of the new year- so so thrilled to be an almost mom :)