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A Long Time Gone

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Hello, hello! Man, it's been awhile. I'll be the first to admit, I'm caught up in the lazy, lovely days of summer. Well, there not so much lazy, with two little boys to chase, but I'm trying to plan a little less, work smarter, and play more. I suppose that's everyone's story, right? There was a time this spring where I was swimming in wedding orders - not so much creating new things, or making what I love… I felt a little like a factory. A factory of pretty clutches. Which I suppose isn't entirely awful.  But I miss creating new things,  feeling the ideas come and then watching as they come together. 

I'm hoping to get back there. And because I need to have a gazillion several things going at once, I've also been take a few online graduate courses. That's another post for another day, but boy does it feel good to use that part of my brain again. I think it's contributed to this renewed sense of adventure, to get on out there and do more…

Brave & Free

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Happy birthday America!  Watermelon, fireworks, breezy nights, and a good old fashioned thankful heart. Hope everyone has a lovely holiday - take a peek at these 4th of July printables from Oh So Pretty for party decor in a pinch. 


New Organizers & Journals

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

So this past weekend my littlest boy turned three, I usually am so bittersweet about them getting bigger, but Luke's laugh and excitement make it impossible for my motherly sobs to dampen any party. That, along with the end of the school year marked a serious need for celebration around here. I'm talking ice cream and a road trip and movies and a preschooler soccer party and a trip to the high desert. Amidst all the celebrations I managed to kick my own behind in the studio to finally finish up a few new organizers for the shop - a pretty floral and a whimsical southwestern inspired print. 
One thing I love about my organizers is that they work great with so many things (kindles, maybooks, notepads...) but I must say, it makes me really happy to see them paired with these gorgeous journals from Patton Prints. She creates the best journals with powerful verses & quotes which slip right into my portfolios. Perfection! 

Pretty and Free Script Fonts

Monday, June 09, 2014

Hello & happy Monday! I've whipped up a collection of some of my favorite script fonts - they're all elegant, pretty, and maybe best of all - free! I gathered them up for a new bag design I've got in mind.  I'm finding it difficult to choose just one - which is your favorite? 

Font Titles & Links:
1. Dawning of a New Day 2. Notera 3. Cursif 4. Tamoro 5. Contribute


NEW Pretty Lace Clutches

Thursday, June 05, 2014

A little afternoon break with my coconut latte & a quiet house. Bliss. You know what else is wonderful? These pretty little lace clutches I've whipped up. A mix of color & romantic lace with a chunky brass zipper for good measure. Made this with bridesmaids in mind, but you know what? I think I need one of myself. Just can't decide which color, hmmm...

As always, thank you for the sweet comments & support for my shop

Lovely Summer Projects To Make This Weekend

Friday, May 30, 2014

Call me crazy but I'm looking forward to the boys being out of school. We need a break from all the driving around, scheduled activities, and hurried mornings. I'm looking forward to some lazy, sunny days and backyards picnics. All that day dreaming gets me inspired for summer projects! (Not sure how realistic my list is, but let's not burst that bubble just yet...).  Here's a lovely few summer DIY projects I've found. 

Want more craft & design inspiration? Check out my pin boards :)

1) summer pom pom throw / sugar & cloth   2) printable floral stationery / cocorrina 3) tassel necklace / alice & lois