Archives for the ‘Things I’ve Made’ Category

A Year Went By

Full circle, since my last post with holiday letterpress prints… a year has passed and so much has changed. But here I am, back with another holiday pressing update, proving that many things also remain the same! This past weekend I had a booth at the Charlottesville Waldorf School Annual Holiday Bazaar, my first foray […]

Holiday Printing

In what was most likely my last run on the letterpress before we move, I printed a small run of Holiday prints and cards. Now that the chilly winter weather is upon us, the garage “studio” is too cold for printmaking – not only do my fingers get chilly, but the ink won’t spread on […]

On Delegating and Collaboration

I’ve been thinking about delegating lately. Working freelance, I’m on my own quite a bit with my projects and if I come across something I haven’t done before, I quite enjoy learning how to do it. Usually. There have been times when it seemed a concept was floating just out of grasp and handing it […]

The Little Reader on the Letterpress

I printed a short run of my original illustration, The Little Reader, on the letterpress. And they are now up for sale at Living Traditional Arts Shop! There will likely┬ábe more available at some point in the future, so I won’t call this a limited edition run, but if you particularly like the green color, […]

Oh what a beautiful Day (glow)!

I wasn’t sure what to expect from dayglo printing ink. My printer friend grabbed it off a shelf as sort of an afterthought – “try this,” he said. It sat for a while by the press while I played it safe with traditional black. I wasn’t actually certain just what color it would be and […]

‘Pressing News

There has been some letterpress activity around here lately, which is such a good thing in so many ways. I was encouraged by a local print shop owner to print several designs for his sales reps to include in their portfolio: an extremely generous opportunity I jumped at and just the incentive I needed to […]

Fresh Lavender Bundles – Tutorial

What do you do with lavender? My general approach has always been to cut it with great intentions, stick it in a jar to dry, and then throw it out months later when the dust has gathered and half the blossoms have fallen off. Last winter, however, I was introduced to another way to keep […]

Friday Links – Catching Up

An eternity is the time from when an airplane has landed to when you are allowed to disembark. It is also the definition of March. We aren’t giving up hope, we know Spring will come as it always has. We have garden beds turned over, thanks to a gardening friend who visited last week. Seeds […]

Our Holiday Card

I really love the holiday card we sent out this year. Silhouettes are so fun – I think it is amazing how you can totally recognize a person just from their silhouette. So many friends and relatives who received these said they did a double take realizing the people on the card are really us! […]

Little Felt Flower Doll

Our forecast calls for 3-6 inches of snow tomorrow, but it’s hard not to feel a little springish when the sun is shining and small green shoots are beginning to peer out of the ground. In that spirit, I made this little felt flower doll to start our Spring collection. She is about 6 inches […]