Archive for June, 2010



DIY Father’s Day Boxes

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Check out these A-DOR-able Shirt & Tie gift boxes Kristen from Paper Crave put together! She’s even provided a downloadable template and full how-to instructions on her blog. This is such a sweet and clever idea that would be perfect for all kinds of gifts for dad. Happy crafting and Happy early Father’s Day everyone!



Well Branded: New Sheridan Hotel

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

urbanINFLUENCE did a spectacular job on this identity package for the New Sheridan Hotel. The use of rich textures and ornate patterns bring the charm of a turn of the century to a hotel of today. I think the paper cups are my favorite, the look is so unexpected and elegant! Located in Telluride, CO, the New Sheridan just exudes history, make sure to stop by if you’re ever in the area.



DIY Fabric Tape & Stickers

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Today’s DIY craft is by Natalie Jost of Olive Manna and is so insanely brilliant! This is one of those ideas that I wish I’d thought of myself and it’s so incredibly easy that anyone can do it. On her blog, Natalie shares how to transform ribbon and fabric into tape and stickers. I’ve had a chance to play around a bit already and am having so much fun adorning things in textiles. Check out Natalie’s full post for complete directions and step-by-step photographs.



No Computer

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Well I hope you all had a beautiful and relaxing weekend! We finally had two sunny days here in Seattle and it actually felt like Spring! I tried to soak up every drop of sun that for safe keeping when the clouds return. Sadly, that’s been the trend aroud here lately, but I’m feeling optimistic for the coming weeks.

So speaking of rain, I think I found a fun project to do when it returns. These amazing fabric posters were created by Gergana Plummer, a designer based out of London. Gergana used old type specimen books and an x-acto knife to cut out the letterforms then traced them onto the canvas with a pencil. Once traced, each letter was embroidered by hand with a needle and thread. Beautifully simple and analog in the execution, makes one appreciate the craft of design and beauty of type. Well done Gergana!



Provincial Baby Shower

Friday, June 11th, 2010

To complete the week of all things baby I thought I’d share this baby shower I recently came across on Imprintables. I literally had to pick my jaw up from the floor when I saw these photographs. Every last detail was thought out and executed beautifully. I adore how even the food coordinates perfectly with the pale pink, apricot and dusty green color palette.

Romi, the creator of Bo Peep Productions, created this entire gorgeous shower. From the cookie mix favors, to the baby quiz and the delicious looking food, I’m sure this was a memorable event. What a very lucky mom-to-be! See all the amazing images and the rest of the details on Imprintables here.