Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Some Design Work

I mentioned in an earlier post that I was going to be designing some things for my boyfriend's sister's wedding. I got an email from them that said my stuff was featured in their wedding photos on their photographer's blog. Here is the link. The photos below are the things that I designed/made for the wedding!

They had their guests sign around the matted edge of this designed story as their guest book.

I designed the name cards/table cards with royalty free vintage flower illustrations and made them look like vintage seed packets. The wedding theme was "enchanted garden".

I made a few burlap banners for the wedding. Some of them were hanging in the reception hall and this one I made for the "get-a-way" car. I also made the paper flower garland.

I created a logo for the couple and they loved it so much they had it made into a large rubber stamp. They decorated luminaria bags to line the driveway to the ceremony.

This was a little free-hand work I did the day before the wedding. They needed signs for guest navigation so I rolled up my sleeves and got to work on this vintage looking hand.


The happy couple after the ceremony. One of my favorite pictures of the day!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Time to Sell

I recently saw an "artists wanted" ad. It was for a flower boutique shop that wanted some local, handmade items and I decided that there's no time like now to try and sell some of my stuff. I have nothing to lose and everything to gain at this point. I worked out a few patterns for some totes that I thought would be functional and beautiful. And here are a couple I came up with.

The Everyday Tote


The Betty Tote


The fabric used for these three totes I found at thrift stores around the twin cities. I added little things to jazz up the totes like ruffles on the outside pockets and a little pleat on the Betty tote.

The Abby Tote


This one was constructed mostly out of new material. The dark gray is recycled material. I bought the pattern here and I love the fact that it is reversible. I also made a matching clutch.

Next up I made a few clutches. I also decided I better have some tags for my little goodies and whipped up some of those on my computer using printable iron-on fabric.

The Sassy Clutch


The Betty Clutch


The Joy Clutch

All of these are line and have 4 card slots inside. Here's a pic of one of my new tags! So these items are on sale now at Laurel Street Flowers in St. Paul, MN.