Friday, April 15, 2011

invitations sneak peak

Here's a sneak peek at the wedding invitations I designed and printed over at my internship. I'm pretty happy with how they came out. I love the look of letterpress.
And here's the press they were printed on. This baby is an antique (dated 1926), but great. Kelly of Paper Stories was super amazing and helped me to print- not to mention letting me use her press in the first place!

They were a lot of work.. and I'm not quite done yet. I'm waiting for patterned paper to arrive so I can make envelope liners, as well as two flat printed cards that also go with the set. There is lots of cutting and gluing in my future.

Friday, November 12, 2010


I've been getting into crocheting lately, it's a very calming activity. I've been working on a scarf, but recently I've been seeing a lot of these crocheted dolls and animals- called "amigurumi," which means "crocheted doll" in Japanese- it seems like there's a huge movement for crocheted cute things there, which has spread here. I started noticing them I think at ACen 09, but I really noticed them at ACen10. I'm a sucker for cute things, so I decided to try making one myself.

So here is a baby chick! I marathoned this today.

Look, he has a little tail!

Definitely learned a lot about crocheting doing this. It actually helped me learn the basics more than the scarf I'm currently working on (I did most of that backwards, oops), but I think he came out cute for a first try. I definitely want to try making more! Including Sackboy from LittleBigPlanet.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Letterpress notecards

I am currently interning at a local design and letterpress studio (run by basically the nicest person ever), which is a lot of fun. To learn how to use the press, I was able to design and print custom notecards. I got to experiment with different weights and textures of paper, along with trying to align plates and mix colors. Getting colors right on a letterpress is a lot harder than just mixing them together with a paintbrush. Definitely learned a lot though!

Friday, October 15, 2010


It's almost that time. We always get a ton of kids for Halloween, because the farmers get a flatbed trailer, line it with lights, and round up all the farm kids and drive them to the neighborhoods. So we'll get 40 kids at a time. It's an adventure!

Friday, October 8, 2010


I might be four months early. Though to be fair I am contemplating possible illustrative styles for my save-the-dates. I'd like to do cute illustrations without them feeling too forced.

Monday, October 4, 2010

sketches and patterns

Just some random things from my sketchbook.

I love Iron Chef. Battle Truffle!

Illustrated based on a poem someone I know wrote.

Hanging out with a dear friend watching Where the Wild Things Are.


Saturday, August 7, 2010


Half a year ago I had no idea of the various wedding "silhouettes". I know differently now.