Hello readers! Did you watch The Umbrellas of Cherbourg? How did you like watching and discussing a movie, for a change? Although we do love books, we hope it was a fun deviation from the “norm”. If you liked it, maybe we’ll do it again! We’ve got some questions below for you, some of which we may have asked or will chat about on Instagram—have you been following along? There are just so many colorful images to share!
Our fantastic featured illustrator this month is Patti Blau who designed a gorgeous printable poster and bookmark to go along with the movie. Yes, we know you don’t necessarily need a bookmark for a movie, BUT we kept with tradition. You’ll be learning more a Patti in an interview on Thursday, but for now, enjoy her beautiful artwork.
We’ve purposefully slow in adding items to our shop so that we can ensure that we do them really well–thank you for your patience as we experiment! And I’m pleased to say that our Valentine Shop was a hit (and don’t forget to take advantage of our sale going on right now!)! Thank you thank you!
We know that we have a large group of makers, which is why you come to our site, but we also know that we have a lot of people who “don’t want to make anything–can I just buy it?” and we are actively working to do that for you!
In the spirit of celebrating holidays, let us not forget about the green in all of us–St. Patrick’s Day. As you might recall, I recently found out that I’m WAY more Irish than ever ever thought (read about it here) so clearly, I must pay homage to my people. We made some really adorable pins to wear to help you avoid getting pinched on the big day–March 17th. But, they’re so cute, personally, I’d wear them year round. Who doesn’t want to carry some luck around with them? Read on →
What started as a joke on Parks and Rec has turned into a real thing: Galentine’s Day! I think this year it hit the zeitgeist and I was spotting Galentine events left and right. Not one to sit out on the action, we celebrated with a craft workshop with our friends at Jane.com at their super amazing headquarters. I taught a bunch of rad ladies how to make our heart treat box (see full instructions and templates here) and it turned out to be the perfect way to celebrate ladies and friendship.
If you’re just joining in, this year we were inspired to change up our content for the month to focus on women who we find inspiring and can tell us about their journey of “becoming” based on our Book Club book of the month by Michelle Obama. You can read the rest of the interviews here. Stay tuned for many more!
I’m pleased to introduce you to artist Ann Wood of Woodlucker. Ann’s work has been on my radar for a few years now and somehow she continually manages to outdo herself with every realistic paper creation. She’s focused her exquisite work on lifelike flowers and lately paper food and it’s caught the attention of thousands on Instagram. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that we are all waiting with bated breath for her next reveal. As one who started out making paper flowers, I’m aware that each one takes a lot of time and precision. What could be called “craft” is indeed a work of art.
If you’re just joining in, for the month of January we were inspired to change up our content for the month to focus on women who we find inspiring and can tell us about their journey of “becoming” based on our Book Club book of the month by Michelle Obama. We received such a great reaction, we’ll be sharing them as a permanent column. You can read the rest of the interviews here. Stay tuned for many more!
Jordan Ferney is the founder of the delightful party website and shop, Oh Happy Day, and color experience, Color Factory. She was one of the first bloggers to focus on creating beautiful original content on Oh Happy Day and set the bar high both in quality and innovation. I first became familiar with Jordan’s work when I came on board as a contributor in 2011 creating party tutorials and have loved following along on her journey ever since. I’ve grown to admire her dedication to setting high goals and going after them even if they’re super risky. As a non risk-taker, I value seeing that pathway. She’s always been super generous with her business advice both and I’ve been so lucky to be on the receiving end of it. Lately, one of my favorite things to do is to follow her personal Instagram page because she’s super open about showing both her successes and failures. This year she’s shaking things up a bit and she’s sharing some if it with us today.