New Hope Christmas Craft Fair

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I don’t typically do a lot of selling in person. This is mostly because I’m busy with my corporate/non-profit clients and therefore don’t make a lot of stationery that isn’t personalized.

But I’m breaking my trend because my church is hosting its annual Christmas Craft Fair & Bake Sale on November 8, 2014 from 9:00am-2:00pm (8905 Ox Road, Lorton, VA). Parking and admittance is FREE. And the best part is that all proceeds benefit Feed My Starving Children. FMSC is a non-profit organization that sends hand-pack meals, specifically formulated for malnourished children, to nearly 70 countries around the world.

Every 22 cents you spend equals one meal. So if you spend $20.00, it buys nearly 91 meals – how awesome is that!

I’ll be selling the following items:

  • Single Notecards
  • Boxed sets of Thank You and Holiday cards
  • 2015 Desk Calendars
  • Laser cut wooden ornaments (made by my mom!)

AND…to help raise as much money as possible, I have decided that all the money I receive for items sold in my Etsy Shop on November 8-9, 2014 will also be donated to FMSC.  This way if you can’t make it to Lorton, VA next weekend, you can still participate and help a child in need.

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Inspiration :: Book Worm

Happy Monday everyone!  It’s a bit cold and cloudy today, but this  lovely  book worm treasury from Imogen Wilson should make you want to stay in bed with a book and come coffee all day.

(Because we all need that kind of inspiration on a Monday don’t we!)  :)

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Bright and Happy Nursery

I blogged a while back about prepping to design my daughters nursery and realized I never showed any of the final results!  Well, here it is…

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I can’t thank my mother and aunt enough for helping me make this room the bright and happy space it is.  They assisted me with picking out fabrics and handmade the quilt, bumper, pillow, and doll you see here.  My mom also bought me the crib and adorable knitted owl mobile that finished it all off.

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Our neighbor gave me rocker/glider, which my mom recovered for me (AND made the small pillow).  She also painted the ABC poster in the background, which hung in my nursery 30+ years ago.  And while the cat was already in the house when we started this project, the footstool he’s sitting on was a Target clearance section purchase.

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Here’s a selection of dresses that we purchased at second hand and thrift stores.  I can’t wait for her to fit into all of the them.

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Lastly, here’s a detailed photo of the pillow my aunt made me, from the first picture.  Such a creative use of the left over fabrics from the quilt!

All and all, I’m very pleased with how the room turned out.  We love spending time in it!

Coral & Spring Green

With 9 weeks ’til the baby arrives (holy crap!), I’m actually starting to get down to business on all the nursery projects I’ve been thinking about doing.  Below is the fabric my mom and I picked out over the holidays on our trip to Florida.  Big shout out to The Quilt Place in Rockledge, FL for having a huge selection and being super nice and helpful.

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My mom and I plan to make a valance for the window and a bed skirt for the crib out of the fabric we purchased.  We’ve already purchased this white Jenny Lind crib, which we really love (note: took the husband under 15 minutes to assemble – highly recommended).  It’s simple and a little vintage looking.

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I also have some art projects I want to work with the left over fabric.  And I’ve started a mobile made out of felt and ribbon (based on my holiday birdie ornaments!):

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I also had this little wooden bear as a child that had an embroidered insert saying “Sarah’s room.”  I’ve painted it a coral color and made a new insert for “Lydia’s room” in coral and green.  It’s a simple project, but I’m happy to be up-cycling decor from my childhood for my daughter.

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I still have lots more to do, but I love that I’m able to make something handmade for my little girl’s nursery.  Check out my pinterest board for more photos!

Inspiration :: The Old Time Junk Shop

Having a rustic, country, farmhouse, vintage, DIY wedding this year?  Know someone who is?  You must visit The Old Time Junk Shop.  Just check out some of these amazing finds:

Colorful, used vintage stamps.  25 for $5.25

This wooden tray would make a PERFECT escort card tray for a country or farmhouse wedding.  $26.00

These would make some really unique table numbers. $6.75/each or get 10 for $55.00 here.

1940’s (or so) bright red domino’s.  7 for $10.95

Vintage Brass Tokens with numbers stamped on them – could be great for escort cards or table seating?  $3.00

Beautiful antique cobalt blue bottles – hello beautiful centerpieces!  3 for $6.00

Complete set of vintage typewriter keys.  $65.00

And of course, that’s just the tip of the barrel.  This shop has tons more to offer in terms of vintage and antique keys, stamps, buttons, vases, boxes, hardware, signs and other fun things.  Check it out!

New Paper Source colors!

This week Paper Source announced 3 new colors to their envelope and stationery line.  If you aren’t familiar with Paper Source, they have a great collection of 4-bar, A2, A6, A7, A9 and #10 envelopes, note cards, folded cards and other event stationery pieces in a wide variety of colors.  Check out the 3 newest editions to their line up below:

AUBERGINE

This dark purple series features a textured finish, which is a nice alternative to the smooth paper used for the rest of the PS collection.  The purple has a bit of grey in it, giving it an elegant touch which coordinates well with crisp black and white designs.

SLATE

This blog can’t express how much I love this new color.  It’s the perfect deep charcoal hue.  I’d love to see the envelope with white, hand calligraphy addresses.  It also compliments the Gravel (a slightly lighter grey shade) very well.

SAVORY

A new shade of white which boasts a 100% cotton content.  Made with letterpress in mind, this series comes in a 92# cover weight.

Introducing Amelia series Wedding Invitation

Want a little glitz and glam without the high cost of embossing and foil?  Introducing the Amelia series, a sweet calligraphy invitation mounted to gold, silver or chocolate shimmer backings and enclosures.  A great way to add some sparkle without breaking the bank.