Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Awesome Letterpress Giveaway!

At the cute blog, oh, hello, friend:

letterpress week - daily giveaway #2:

 I own a couple of prints from one of the shops in the giveaways! So cute. I love them in my vintage kitchen... 

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Forgive me for oversharing...

...but I just got a sneak peak of our engagement photos we took last Saturday with Heather Curiel.
I LOVE them!

Tonight at Lovely Austin!

I'm having my first ever trunk show!

Please stop by if you can! Do it for the cookies and Cape Cods! Yum!

Thursday, April 15th
4 - 7 p.m.

Lovely Austin
1106 S. 1st
Austin, TX 78704

Lovely Austin's Event Link
SoCoDivka Designs Event Link

Monday, April 12, 2010

SoCoDivka Designs Trunk Show at Lovely Austin

You're invited to a Jewelry Trunk Show with designer Shanna Howard from SoCoDivka Designs.

Cape Cods, cookies, and shopping!

Thursday, April 15th
4 - 7 p.m.

1106 S. 1st
Austin, TX 78704


About Lovely, Austin:

At Lovely Austin we believe that our shop should be a reflection of the lovely people who live in this unique city. There are many things that are important to us; living elegantly and simply, doing our part to be green, and providing a space where women can come together to buy, sell and trade wonderful goods.

Our collections are a reflection of these beliefs and we offer a variety of gently used fashions, eclectic jewelry and contemporary lines designed by talented local designers. It is our mission to redefine the expectations of consignment. Come visit us at Lovely Austin!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Affordable DIY Save the Date Postcards

I'm cross-posting this from my other wedding blog... After I started talking to the blogger behind Oh So Beautiful Paper (a great site!) after commenting on the Spanish Garden Party Save the Dates post because I was loving on their Save the Dates ( I have yet come to calling them STDs as it seems many wedding bloggers, do!) and color scheme.

I thought I'd share with you my easy way to make Save the Date postcards on the cheap.

All it took was a little design research into what I liked, a little dabbling in Photoshop, a papel picado graphic that I tinted to match some aqua paper flowers I am using since we are having a bit of a fiesta/Dia de Los Muertos theme, a fun carnival font from 1001Fonts.com.

I was able to order 100 postcards for less than $37 at Vistaprint!! (Not including shipping and handling).

Now if only addressing and mailing them was that easy! Thanks to google docs' address web form, I am having some help with getting my address book into fighting shape.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Easter!

I hope you all had a fantastic Easter weekend filled with wonder... friends... and sugar!

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy Spring! An Update on All Things!

Hi Everyone! My apologies for being a M.I.A. blogger. SXSW weekend I came down with a bad cold, and I've been missing in action for two weeks! I am finally recovering (and going to see Anthony Bourdain tonight at the Paramount, yipee!)

Not much in shop news to report, other than I am slowly getting new items listed on etsy that I made a while back for the Wondercraft Grand Opening and SXSW selling on SoCo that I didn't get to do. (I plan on selling on SoCo in May--I will keep you posted!). I did get to see a few bands (including Low Anthem, the Cave Singers, Man Man, and She & Him)  at SXSW before I got really sick!

I finished up my silversmithing class at Doughtery Arts on Monday. I can't wait to show you pictures of the rings I made, and a pendant, and earrings. I made one ring out of vintage foil-backed Harlequin glass and another ring of gallery wire and prehnite. The pendant, I made out out of antique, white, floral glass in a paisley shape. Plus I made some hammered bands for Mike and I and several pairs of earring wires. I will get photos up soon!

Other than that, a lot of my creative energy is going to wedding planning and wedding-stuff-making. I made a batch of aqua and red buttoniers for the fellas. I will take some photos of those, too.  And I customized a guest book and made a flower girl's basket and need to start work on the ring bearer's pillow. Plus I made an awesome hair clip for myself to wear! I need to make hairclips and necklaces for my bridesladies, too... I gave up on making my own veil though, and think I will order one soon.

Plus Mike and I took our first batch of engagement photos to try out photographers--it was actually a lot of fun. We ventured all over SoCo and South Austin. I can't wait to share those, too... More wedding planning and crafts can be found over at my other blog.

Thanks for reading! Happy Spring!