Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Wedding Wednesday

[image from mtparadis]
Yesterday I made a major strike through my to-do list, I had my bridal portrait photo shoot. It was the first time every detail was in place and I had a head to toe picture of what the big day is going to be like, and I loved it :)
I chose Fearrington Village in Pittsboro, NC for my site. It's the perfect mix of lovely gardens, rolling hills, beautiful rooms, and even a cow pasture. There could not have been better weather and my photographer recommended we start at 7pm so that she could capture the golden, early evening sun.
Besides sitting at the beauty salon for 2 1/2 hours, the whole day was worth it and I can't wait to see the results. I'm sorry I can't share more photos with you, the groom is an avid blog reader (he's sweet:) and I can't spoil the surprise for him. No worries, we only have about 3 months to go!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Inspiration Pack

I'm participating in Decor8's inspiration pack exchange. You can check out the details on Holly's site, but basically you make a small collection of remnants, send them to Holly, she mixes everything up and makes brand new packs from everyone's goodies.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Polaroid Bookshelf

I decided to pin up my polaroids...a bookshelf just happened to be the perfect place.

Letterpress Follow-Up

Here are the completed letterpress invitations from my video tutorial. Designed by the bride herself, she will be adding yellow flowers to the green plant. Can't wait to see the end results!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Wedding Wednesday

[Image from Hornplayer]
Big news! We've finalized our honeymoon..and the winning location is: Aruba! 5 days, 4 nights of clear water and warm temps...can't wait :)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Sweet summer

My fab finace bought me sunflowers for my birthday on Sunday, aren't they beautiful..

Monday, June 9, 2008

Itsy-bitsy yellow..

[Images from]
These may not be polka-dot or bikini's ... but I could definitely make them my yellow suit for the summer :) Considering it's been 100 degrees everyday for the past's time to go to the pool..


Although I would love to have a huge type cabinet like the one above, I believe I would find myself using it more like Poppalina than for metal type.[Images: all from poppalina]

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Letterpress 101

I am fairly new to letterpress printing but I have created a short video of the main steps in the process. Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, June 5, 2008


We had a little visitor this morning on our doorstep, literally on the doorstep. Not exactly sure the type of bird but we thought it was pretty neat he let us get this close for a photo.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Intro to Video Blogging

Wedding Wednesday

Things are slowly coming you can see, 5 bridesmaid dresses down and 3 more to go. I'm trying to decide if I should do any type of unique stitching around the neckline or should I just let it be simple?

Latest Fling: She & Him

New favorite album..She & Him Volume One

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

birthday wish.

[Image from exhibit 5c]
My birthday is coming up soon and I think I owe myself a new orla bag... oh, and a trip to bryant park :)


A few more lovely dress necklines from anthro

Monday, June 2, 2008

Built by Wendy

[Image by madelinetosh]
I love the modern patterns by Built by Wendy...maybe once we have all of my bridesmaid dresses complete, I can make a few things for myself :)

in bloom.

I had a nice weekend relaxing back in my hometown of Wilkesboro, NC where I found plenty of things in bloom.