Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Custom Letterpress

Letterpress is not something I have given much promotional time to. It's not on the site to purchase yet, but I'm working on it! With the ease of the internet and relatively reasonable prices of offset and digital printing in the downturn of the economy, it's no surprise that birth announcements and now even wedding invitations are purchased through large online stationery providers that have great design and sufficient printing methods. I doubt this beautiful form of printing will go the way of the Dodo, but it might just be in hibernation for a while. Contact me if you're interested and I'm happy to get you a quote for a custom piece!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

We're Hunting Rabbits!

After posting the invitations I did for my two-year-old's farm party, requests for that design or something similar came out of the woodwork. Who knew there were so many farm parties out there! Here is one I did recently for a four-year-old's awesome safari party. Enjoy!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Never Surrender

One of the things I hated about babysitting was the general state of a house with more than one kid. There was usually jelly or some other indistinguishable sticky substance covering all the wrong places; children's artwork scattered, smothered and covered all over the fridge and walls; plastic toys galore; and a general sense of total disorganization.

I swore several things after leaving their homes.

1. I would never allow construction paper artwork to take over my home.
2. I would never buy plastic toys.
3. My children would never watch Barney.

And then I had kids. And I realized that:

1. I loved to hang up their art because I am proud of it, and so are they.
2. They actually like plastic toys with tons of buttons that light up and drive you crazy. Wooden toys rarely get used.
3. Barney is crack for toddlers.

I still believe that your kids (and all their stuff!) do not need to take over your home. I took Martha's advice and now roll B's artwork in tubes and store them once they've had plenty of fridge time. And I have found great ways to store toys and art supplies so that the risk of breaking a limb while crossing the living room is minimal.

For a little inspiration, check out these kid's rooms featured on Lonny. They are simply fabulous. I do wonder how they get books off that top shelf though?

Friday, May 6, 2011


Some more fantastic prints from Etsy's shop blancucha. Beautiful prints by Blanca Gómez, illustrator and designer living and working in Madrid. It's no surprise it is mostly sold out. I'll find a blank wall somewhere to put these when more become available.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Lost & Found

If you remember my massive search for the antique airplane prints, I have news. I found them! At PB Kids of all places! That was unexpected.