Wednesday, September 30, 2009

ice cream social

Two weeks ago we hosted a party after my daughter's baptism. As I mentioned, we had a good old fashioned ice cream social. It was a huge hit. It was so fun to see all of my relatives making delicious sundaes. We ended up going with Brigham's and they did an amazing job. We had six flavors of ice cream, hot fudge, butterscotch, strawberry sauce, oreos, reese's, m+m's, heath bar, jimmies, walnuts, whipped cream and cherries. All for a little over $200 for 5o people. Not a bad deal at all.

I made tissue paper poms and little tent card labels for all of the fixings. We were lucky to have an absolutely gorgeous day. In all honesty, as a full-time working mom of two I probably took on a bit too much by inviting so many people. I was down to the wire and quite stressed but in the end I truly enjoyed visiting with everyone. What a joyous occasion!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

custom infant car seat covers

{old car seat}

{new car seat}

When we had our daughter three years ago, we bought a neutral car seat because we didn't know what we were having. When our second daughter arrived in June, I decided to breathe new life into the seat and recover it. I really love how unique and colorful it is.

I am now taking custom orders for car seat covers. For now I can only do Graco Snugride covers but if you have a different seat, drop me an email and I can work with you. You can choose the fabric or I can recommend some choices. I will be posting the details in my Etsy shop this weekend.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

a beautiful face

I'm always on the lookout for interesting typefaces, especially beautiful script fonts. Nelly by Crystal Kluge {found via paper crave} is a gorgeous font with amazing flourishes. It almost looks hand written. Perfect for wedding invitations.

Monday, September 14, 2009

design your own fabric

{print by Liz Scott, Wonderfluff}

I'm sure I'm way behind here, but thanks to Karen of Blueberry Park I found out about Liz Scott's amazing prints at Wonderfluff which led me to the amazing Spoonflower. What? You can print your own fabric by the yard, what?!? Like I said, I'm sure I'm the last one to know, but I can't wait to hop on Adobe Illustrator and come up with some patterns.

Friday, September 11, 2009

new finds

{Boston by Matte Stephens}

{Over the rough spots by Kat Hannah}

Two new favorite artists, Matte Stephens and Kat Hannah. Check them out...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

ice cream sundae party

We're having a baptism for my daughter in a few weeks and we wanted to invite our whole family which works out to about eighty-two people. I was stressing over how to feed that many people on a budget and came up with the idea of a make your own sundae party. Fun, right? Well wouldn't you know it that once you start thinking about something, the universe serves it up to you. I was just beginning to plan the party when I came across this adorable design for a sundae party at Eat, Drink, Chic (via Truly Smitten). So cute! She has downloadable templates for all the little tags and signs. I hope mine will be half as delightful.