Friday, March 7, 2014

Signs of Spring

Spring has taken hold of the magnolias, swathed their branches in the silk of curling petals, stained each flower a flushed violet. In other words, spring has sprung! To celebrate, we drove to an old estate south of the city a few weeks ago, to see the gardens.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentine Mail Bag

Some Valentine cuteness to start off your week! Make this kid's mail bag out of felt, ribbon and a cereal box. See the full instructions on Julep.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Valentine Present Toppers

A quick, printable project this week for Julep. Use these heart gift toppers to decorate V-day presents and parcels — pair them with small, candy-filled boxes for quick and cute Valentines. Full instructions and download over at Julep.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Ice Skater Christmas Cards

I put away the last of my Christmas decorations this week and thought I would wrap up all things holiday here on the blog as well. I wanted to share the cards I designed and sent out this year! On the envelopes I printed out addresses using this font, then painted over them with a very fine brush and white gouache.

The card itself features an ice skater illustration on the front (click on the photo above to see it bigger),

gilded edges (just painted on with gold gouache),

and a skating pond on the back with room to add a personal message.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy New Year!

Getting ready to ring 2014? Make one of these festive headbands! Full instructions on Julep.