and to be fair

Some pictures from the Divine Studio sale. New displays here too. Sachets and Celine's gorgeous cards and flip books on the cupcake tower my dad made for the wedding. Also the birch stumps that we used with infusion jars for lemonade etc. The new signage was my first foray into freezer paper stencils and it was awesome and so fun to do. I had Ben print out the logo directly on the paper and then I cut it all out with an x-acto. The cutting took up the bulk of the time for the entire project, but even that it only took about an hour and a half, including drying time. My favorite part about the freezer paper is that you can accurately place the negative space pieces without having those stencil lines that normally hold those little pieces, and make things look distinctly 'stencil-ly.' I'm also intrigued by the ephemeral nature of this type of stencil. For the most part you can only use them once. Of course there are ways to be careful and use images that aren't so delicate so that you might be able to use a stencil more than once. But I really like the idea of a-of-a-kind print. Look for more of this come spring.

happy new year

A few pics from the Craftacular. I had a lot of fun making the new display items. The sachet tree is now serving as our makeshift christmas tree (if you can even say that, it's solely decorated with candy canes) and I have plans to transform the leftover pieces of birch (aprons are hanging on birch 'coat rack'. It's a little hard to see in these pictures, sorry) into a floor lamp. One of many home projects I hope to accomplish in the next month or so. I'll be sure to post about it if I ever get around to it! 

We got almost all of the materials from the flower district. The 'tree' is a manzanita branch that I set into a milk carton with plaster of paris. I put into the sap bucket on top of a can to bring it to the right height and then stuffed balled up newspaper over the top of the plaster and topped it off with sheet moss. I like that I can take it apart if I need to use the sap bucket again, but I'll probably try to keep it together for now. Luckily Ben doesn't mind that our current decorating scheme is highly reminiscent of a Jewelweeds craft fair table...