Archive for December, 2008



HADW Holiday Card

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

I spent the better part of last week designing and printing our company’s holiday card. Considering that I had less than 24 hours to design and order the plates for letterpressing I’m pretty happy with how they turned out.

We needed a simple card that could be customized with a personal note and mailed to our clients. The design is a subtle nod to holiday sweaters while celebrating the beauty of letterpress. I did one pattern with snowflakes and another with reindeer. Below are some pictures of the cards.

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Amy Butler Fabrics

Friday, December 19th, 2008

I am smitten by these fabrics by Amy Butler. Be sure to check out her whole collection, it’s sure to inspire!

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Sanna Annukka Pakaging

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

I’ve been a huge fan of Sanna Annukka’s prints and collateral but it’s her packaging that I drool the most over. I wish all dairy products were this adorable and well designed! Enjoy this lovely collection of her work below.

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More pics after the break!

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Easy Pin Cushions

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

I have been trying to think of a creative stocking stuffer that I could make this year and give to all my sisters. We all like to sew in one form or another so I thought I could try making pin cushions. What once was a simple gift idea quickly became an obsession. I started out with one pattern that didn’t give me the clean crisp look I was going for so my search continued. After several failed attempts I stumbled on this perfectly easy tutorial on WipUp. Below are pictures of my process and finished pin cushions.

Pin Cushion 1
These really don’t require much fabric so I suggest using fabric quarters; you can make quite a few out of just one swatch. I liked mine on the smaller side so I cut my circles to 3 inches.

Pin Cushion 2

Pin Cushion 3

Pin Cushion 4

Ready for stockings!!!



Felted Owl Ornaments

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

I swear I don’t have an owl fetish but how cute is this ornament kit?! Found these little gems on Etsy just in time for the holidays!

Felted Owl Ornaments