decorate // leslie + warren’s wedding

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 in DIY + Crafts, Projects + Updates | No Comments
decorate // leslie + warren’s wedding

It has been incredibly busy, but in a good way. In the midst of finishing up wedding invitations, programs, birthday invitation suite, and sending out more custom stamp orders, I helped my friends Leslie + Warren decorate for their wedding! Normally I stick to doing behind-the-scenes work on paper, but this time, I decided to practice my rusty table-setting skills that I picked up while working at a bakery years ago.

Leslie + Warren’s welcome table team helped me to set up the two welcome tables here (above and below), and even though the tables turned out to be longer than I had expected, it still worked out! I had done a trial run with the welcome tables at home and sent pictures over to Leslie the week before, and it made the setup go by sooo quickly! All the items were either from my home or borrowed from friends, including those awesome suitcases. I think the only things we purchased were ribbon, the picture frame, and maybe a few more vases to round out the collection.

Leslie + Warren also asked me to decorate some tables that were set out for their church reception. Leslie had gathered over 50 jars/vases, so we set out to find flowers and burlap to make it work! She was even able to get ahold of over 30 books that were perfectly vintage and cloth-bound from one of her church’s office-clearing event and we used those as well!

The flowers came from a friend’s family-owned flower shop, and they were beautiful! We used white lisianthus flowers together with baby’s breath. The flowers were super easy to work with, and we trimmed them all to fit the jars on the spot!

It turned out to not be too much work after all, and it was so fun to set up everything for display. I kind of miss doing it on a regular basis at the bakery!


Posted on Apr 12, 2012 in DIY + Crafts | One Comment

Ahh, this looks like so much fun!! Quite possibly more fun for me to make than for Caleb to play. Haha! I can’t wait to make some and for him to be old enough to play! Click on the image to head on over to the DIY Paper Popsicle Memory Game tutorial by Eat Drink Chic!

–images via Eat Drink Chic

planes, planes and more planes!

Posted on Mar 19, 2012 in DIY + Crafts | No Comments

- via posh paperie

Will Caleb’s birthday party be this awesome?? I can only hope…
Click the image above to see more first-birthday-party-goodness! And also more details here.

my gigantic label maker

Posted on Feb 13, 2012 in DIY + Crafts | No Comments

Yes, I have one.

Does anyone know how old this machine is?? I picked it up from an abandoned office (along with Steve’s monstrous desk…hm, I guess everything in that office was kind of big?) a few years ago and love using it to make labels whenever I need them!

This machine requires that you plug it into the outlet in order to use it! It comes with 4 different typeface plates that you spin around to punch out the letters that you want. Lots of fun. And really, all that comes out of it is a skinny label that fits into the tabbed dividers (see last picture).

The best part of this machine, as you can see in the picture directly above, is that you can adjust the TRACKING between the letters!!! Does that make me a nerdy designer? But it really does make me happy to be able to play around with the tracking. :)

I think I will be so sad when the ink and labels are all used up. I haven’t even looked them up yet to see whether or not the manufacturer still carries it (I’m assuming not).

old maps

Posted on Feb 8, 2012 in DIY + Crafts, Projects + Updates | No Comments

I had forgotten that we have these old Thomas Guides from the early 80′s sitting in the garage, so I went and dug them out. So away they went into creative use!

I think these will go in the shop soon. :)