Dying Easter eggs has always been an important family tradition in the Meyer house and as the children who used to guard their mugs of eggs soaking until they couldn't get any more color got older, the tradition has evolved with each of us celebrating the holiday with our own new traditions. This year I decided to try a new take on the annual craft and was so excited to come across this super DIY tutorial for foiling eggs. The process is actually pretty simple - especially if you've worked with gold gilding sheets in the past. I found the eggs took the size (the glue for foil sheets) much better at room temperature. Pics of my project after the jump. Happy Easter!a
Here's a quick sampling of my favorite Mother's Day go-to gifts!! We're always so busy with the Spring wedding season and preparing for The National Stationery Show that, admittedly, this holiday sneaks up on me each year. Many of these are easy to put together at the last minute and do truly touch the heart! Oh and that last one I threw in there ... that's a big 'ole hint for my better half!
1... Mom's own stationery wardrobe. Specifically from Haute Papier's letterpress and foil Bold & Beautiful collection. The mix and match options are just too much to handle (in a good way of course)!! 2... A stunning bouquet. We love all the inspiration we get these days from Pinterest and our local floral friends. It's easy enough to grab unique silver bowl or vase at a estate or yard sale and fill it with a one-of-a-kind-touch-the-heart bouquet. I'm not sure if she does individual bouquets or just events, but for a drop-dead gorgeous bouquet that you don't have to assemble, give our friend Holly of Holly Heider Chapple Flowers a call to see if she can put something stunning together for you! Give her enough notice - this super mom deserves a ton of time off around this sacred holiday! 3... Photo books! We love the photo books at My Publisher. And they often have a give one-get one special. I call that a win win! 4... Dinner for a week. I'm a busy mom and dinner time can be quite hectic, but who says a few ready-to-go freezer meals or stocking the fridge full of family faves isn't a good option for that special mom in your life? Think about all the meals she's put together for you over the years. Why not let her take a week off dinner duty! 5... A professional house cleaning. No explanation needed!
Our girls admire new and creative packaging ideas for all the orders flying out the door! We just love taking the time to create beautiful bows to match the lovely stationery our customers are receiving. That's why when we saw this latest from packaging knot "how-to" from Craftzine we just had to share. It is too cool ... and will be adorning a few of our silk boxes soon!!
Just a little peek inside of my kitchen today for Make-it Monday. Our all white kitchen needed a little livening up when we moved in, so I pained the top 2.5 feet of the wall in black chalkboard paint, and then started a "recipe mural" in white chalk. I'm only 1/3 done and looking forward to getting the rest of the recipe up there - maybe in the style of my new favorite font? What do you think?
I absolutely love typography and paper crafts, so when I came across Yulia Brodskaya's work, I immediately fell in love! Yulia uses thin strips of paper to create detailed illustrations using decorative swirls! The technique is known as "papergraphic" and can take a couple of days – or weeks to finish! Check out her website for more beautiful samples of her work!