Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hot Off the Press

I just finished the last session of my Wood Type Letterpress class. I'm psyched to come away with a set of "egg" and "pomme" note cards. I didn't really plan on any particular word before coming to class, but rather looked into the box, chose the letters that I thought were most interesting and played a little game of Scrabble. It just so happens that the egg card is very timely with Easter & Spring and I can imagine the two framed as a pair in my kitchen.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Thoroughly Impressed

I'm taking another class at Intima Press, this time integrating both metal and wood type. The wooden letters are so appealing even on their own: the worn edges, the subtle ink-stained colors, the nicks and scratches that reveal years of use. I'm really in love with them.

When I signed up for the class I had my head set on making something poster size, but the lack of duplicate letters in some of the alphabets forced me to be a little less ambitious and more minimal with the text. I'm really happy with the results!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Here Comes the Sun

Sunny springtime yellows were the theme for Kari's shower which ironically fell on a blustery, stormy day. Despite the incessant rain and drenched boots, everyone was glowing, especially the bride-to-be.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Feeling Folksy

I'm still in the midst of baby-centric projects, with a focus on cold-weather hats at the moment. By next winter Baby Janus will be 6 months and ready for snow, and this Aunt is going make sure he/she stays warm!

I found this charming print at Purl in the Anna Maria Horner Folksy Flannel collection. I used the same fabric for both the interior and exterior, so the hat has a double layer of warmth, and finished it off with twill tape ties.

I'm thrilled how this folksy print when paired up with the Lotta Jansdotter baby bonnet pattern, creates a vintagey Scandinavian look.