Remember these save-the-dates? Well the invites and place cards have been made, sent and the party has been had for this happy couple!
The Fay’s celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in upstate New York at the end of July. Here’s how the rest of the invitation suite turned out. Mighty fine, I’d say!
And they lived happily ever after!
Look at me go, blogging away these days. I thought you might like to see these invitations I made for Megan’s bridal shower. She is an artist at heart and we played off of that for her party. I also got to whip out the watercolors for this one, which hasn’t happened since at least 1998, so that was fun. And yes, I did borrow some paint swatches from Home Depot, but I bet someone going to this party will be inspired to paint their powder room blush. I found a little quote that I used at the bottom, “art and love are the same thing: it’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.” So true. xo
So I have this friend who is a twin. We met in second grade, well, I actually met her twin sister Lindsey because Lindsey was in my class. I didn’t even know there was another one when I did the unthinkable: I invited Lindsey but not Melissa to my second grade birthday party. In my defense (besides the defense where I didn’t know she existed) who invites people to their birthday parties when they have never met? Needless to say, my birthday party was killer and she never got over it. Luckily, she has let me spend the past 25 or so years making up for it.
So when she found out she was expecting, you know I got on that like white on rice. Take a little look-see at the invitations that I made for her baby shower. Hank’s nursery has an alphabet/ transportation theme and Melissa painted an incredible mural on one of the walls, so I used that as my inspiration. Behold: B is for boy.
I recently had the pleasure of creating some save-the-dates for a 50th anniversary party happening this summer in upstate New York. Inspired by a photo from Anne & John Fay’s 1963 wedding in County Kildare, Ireland I designed the piece to take a page from a photo album of yesteryear. Using a whimsical font, black and white photo prints, photo corners and luxurious letterpress we certainly set the mood for what will be quite the celebration. A #10, fig, paper source envelope and wraparound mailing labels completed the package. The Fay’s have been known to tool around town on their bicycle built for two and have enjoyed a bit of notoriety for it, so we paid a little homage to this most amazing pastime. Hope you like them as much as I do!
It’s been one of my personal goals for about two years now to open an Etsy shop. I am always making things and creating things that people tell me I should sell. It seemed like such a daunting task and for the better part of two years, something that was easier to check off my list always took precedence. Finally, I whittled down said list to the point where it was getting a little ridiculous to not do it. And then Indie Wed came and went and I had lots of product and beautiful pictures to boot.
So Bad Loo Loo was born.
Named in honor of my little sister who my brother and I have called “Boo” since before we could walk and whose nickname for me is “Loo.” When I do something she doesn’t like, she’ll scold me with a very firm “Bad Loo Loo” in a tone that makes me laugh every time. Somehow, it just seemed the appropriate name, my alter ego perhaps: a superhero who wields scissors specifically for cutting fabric and 14 different kinds of glue and who could not be prouder of herself than when she gets through a session with her sewing machine without crying. I imagine her wearing a cape and drinking sangria and using her washing machine to tea-dye everything she can get her hands on.
Here are some things you can buy from Bad Loo Loo if you are so inclined, or just browse around and see what she’s up to as new things will be added from time to time.
If you see something you like, or are interested in a custom version of one of our creations, feel free to reach out to Bad Loo Loo via Etsy or at email@example.com. She’s always here, causing a little bit of trouble, searching out any mischief she can find and would love nothing more than for you to be a part of it!
Bad Loo Loo