One of my goals this year for the shop is to produce more goods to sell online on my Etsy shop. I think this would be a fun way to explore creating things I haven’t yet found the right custom project for. So why not make it for myself?
Julia and I were brainstorming one day and were inspired by lace. She remembered seeing a friend print it before so we decided to re-visit and try for ourselves. So with a bit of lace, a lino block, some hot glue, and a couple of hours later on press, we made ourselves a collection of notecards and mini-notebooks!
Products coming soon on my Etsy store, stay tuned!
I recently printed a set of letterpressed cards designed by my pal Viola of Chewing the Cud which she debuted at the National Stationery Show this year. She’s got lots of other goodies (bags, wraps, rubber stamps…) so make sure to check out her site. I have more CTC collabo stuff coming up soon so stay tuned!
Anjel and I met up with Ted and Angie of Poketo about a month ago when they were in town. We enjoyed a fantastic dinner at Kirala (their almond crusted shrimp tempura is to die for) to celebrate Angie’s birthday and to catch up on each other’s busy lives over the past year or so. Lots of talk about travel, inspiration, food, and all things that make life good :)
Ted mentioned that he enjoyed receiving my valentine’s card this year— a letterpressed heart on coaster board that I made into an ornament with a hand-written note on the back. The act (or art) of receiving (and giving) a special note and sending by normal post is still not lost among us. The fact that it’s tangible, purposeful and thoughtful makes that piece of ephemera that much more meaningful—a true keepsake! So with this thought in mind, we all collaborated on a special item for the holidays, Letterpressed Ornament Cards. You can use them as holiday cards, gift tags, or to decorate your tree…
Patterns by Anjel (inspired by her travels), letterpressed by yours truly and can be purchased at Poketo. There’s only a very limited run so get them while you can!