Hello! I’m so excited about the new website and have had a really great time putting it together over these past few months. I hope you love it! I’m a bit over the moon about getting back to blogging and using this spot to share studio moments, inspirations, projects in process and simply, the day to day of what’s happening over here.
The past 6 months have brought on many fine changes; a new studio, a new home, a new dog (Higgins, our rescue) new gifting pieces for clients and some truly special creative projects that have been close to my heart. I’m excited to share with you our custom shadowboxes for one of my favorite stores, Terrain. Hand built in the studio, each piece has a story inspired by natural elements, legends, and mysticism. There are a few more projects in the works that I hope you’ll love…and that I can’t wait to post about here.
In the meantime, I wanted to share an inspired little gift wrapping collection I put together recently using felt, yarn and paper. I’m always on the lookout for new ways to embellish packages, – as much for work as for my own creative pleasure. What sounds better than a few quiet hours of making messes in the studio? Not much, I’ll tell you. Flowers, pom – poms, pennants and bows – I think I love them all equally. They’re fairly simple to make – let me know if you’d like a DIY and we’ll post something fun up here for you.
I love the idea of a sophisticated and subdued palette to balance out the craftiness of the felt & materials. My personal challenge was to try and make everyday felt feel a little more special, a little more luxurious.
The pom – poms were simple – I mixed a few different yarns so each colorway would have a hint of metallic running through. The metallic papers are from papersource – you just have to make sure to get the heaviest weight.
I like the burgundy red mixed cool silver and icy lavender as a fresh feeling color combination for Holiday.
I couldn’t resist also pulling in the brightest colors I could find. That green was a challenge. I don’t love the hue on its own, but mixed with the aqua and burnished gold, I thought it started to take on a new life.