Thursday, March 22, 2012

NPR is my best friend.

When people ask me what my dream job is, my answer is something along the lines of 'cutting things with x-acto knives.'  That's what i've been doing for the last 2 weeks, and I still think it sounds like a great idea. Which is impressive considering that I pretty much haven't left the apartment for these 2 weeks, but npr has been doing a great job keeping me company! This is exactly where I've been, enjoying the unseasonably beautiful weather from the comfort of my studio/bedroom, x-acto-ing and designing like a crazy person:

I've been working on a project with Hyde Creative, and I can't wait to show you our finished results! For now, here's a little taste of the awesome that has been (happily) taking over my life:

I've also been working on 3 wedding invitations, which are all coming together really wonderfully. I'm super excited to see all of them printed, put together and ready to mail. Congrats to the 3 awesome couples!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Have I ever mentioned that I love making things?

And it's not just love, it's also a compulsion. If you've ever attempted to have a conversation with me for longer than like 5 minutes, you know that my hands don't stop moving. Lately I've been channeling that energy into making some really fun pieced fabric and leather necklaces. They involve a lot of tiny pieces and a lot of hand stitching I get to use a variety of tools. And they're pretty. 

The part that takes the longest is picking out and matching fabric. I have a bag full of vintage fabric scraps that I've been able to use, as well as the never ending drawer full of pretty cotton I bought when I worked at Fields Fabrics in high school. They probably look like I threw some random fabric together, but they take me a good 20 minutes, and then I change my mind and start over. I probably should just pick random fabric, the end result would be essentially the same!