Make-it Monday: Chalkboard-style

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!

Emily's Stationery Shop

A few days ago, in the midst of her annual Spring cleaning, my mother came across a special piece of artwork I made when I was seven years old! She emailed me this picture and proceeded to explain how I used to hand paint note cards and sell them to my friends and family. I have to say though – minus the awful clip art and misspelling of “stationery,” my price point was right on... not exactly! Clearly, I’ve been passionate about stationery from a young age!

Featured in: Mollie Makes!

I was so excited to get a copy of the British publication, Mollie Makes in the mail yesterday featuring the rustic mason jar lanterns we made for my parent's 30th Wedding Anniversary party (see more on the party here, here, and here).  The magazine, which by the way is currently running a contest where you can win a subscription (here), is fabulous for craft lovers.  The tutorials are thorough and the ideas are fresh and inspiring! MollieMakes