If you missed the chance to take an Art History class in college, here is the basic gist of it. In all seriousness though, take some time today to view these artist's real masterpieces. I think it would be refreshing.
Lately I've been in a mood for Fall. Fall is my favorite season. You get to start wearing warmer clothes and drinking hot apple cider. I'm getting excited just thinking about it. I love all things Fall! I came across a bunch of knitted items and thought they were so lovely, so in an effort to help Fall hurry up and get here, I decided to learn how to knit (or rather re-learn). I taught myself back in high school, but forgot everything. In my quest to re-learn knitting I found this blog called Craft Snob where there are videos on the basics of knitting. They we so easy to follow that I re-learned all the basics last night! The headband pictured below is first on my list to make. My friend Erika also knits, so I think a knitting night will be in the works very soon.
You might have already seen this invitation in our design gallery we put up last week, but I wanted to write a post about it too just in case you missed it.
We've had so much going on this week and so much to post about, I almost forgot to tell you about our movie in the park. Most everybody there were parents with their little kids. I noticed a few of the kids came dressed in there pajamas; it was so cute! We got there two hours before the movie started to claim our spot in the grass. It was a good thing we did because it got packed pretty quickly. Here a some pictures we snapped before the movie.
A couple weeks ago Poppytalk blogged about redesigning their site. They were asking for the readers options. If you left a comment you could be selected to win a $25 gift from their handmade market. So of course Jake and I left a comment, but I really wasn't expecting to win. It seems to me, I'm one of those people that never win anything. To my extreme surprise, we won! So we got to pick something from their market. After much deliberation we chose a screen printed poster by Fifi Du Vie with a quote on it that say "oh darling let's be adventures. I thought it was cute.
One of our favorite places to buy t-shirts, Threadless.com, is hosting a themed designed competition right now. The theme is "Your City" and you're supposed to design a shirt that represents your favorite city. Well, Jamie and I have been wanting to design something for Traverse City (my hometown and where we were married) pretty much ever since our wedding. So we took this opportunity to create a fun t-shirt promoting the Cherry Capital of the World!
My birthday has come and gone and I'm yet another year older. Remember back in July when I was trying to think of a theme for my party? Well I had decided that this year I would throw a vintage party! I had such a fun time planing everything. I even sent out invitations in the mail (which I haven't done since I was a kid). Mail is always fun to get and I don't think just a Facebook event invitation would really fit well for a vintage party.
We had the party outside at a park. It was a beautiful August day. All my friends came dressed in cute sundresses, bow ties, and button down shirts. We played Lawn games all afternoon, ate homemade Snickerdoodle cake and Butter Button Cookies (made by Jake and I) . We also had fresh watermelon and of course beverages in glass bottles. Here are some pictures my lovely husband took (I took the one of him)
Well it's a long time coming, but over the weekend Jamie and I put in about 20 hours of work to officially finish our very first design gallery! You can go check it out by clicking the design button up on the navigation pane, or by clicking here. Here are a few screenshots of a couple of the pages.
Thank goodness it's friday! It's been a busy week for us. Jake and I have been working on getting up a gallery of all our design work on our blog. It's been a long time coming, but my super savvy husband has been able to code most of it in the evenings this past week. We still have a little more work to do but that will be up soon. Needless to say, I didn't get to post pictures from my birthday party this week. Hopefully the weekend will give me time to catch up.
Also this week we finished work for a client. Don't you love it when you're done with something and can check it off your list? I sure do. It was a logo for The North American Baptist Triennial Conference that will be taking place next summer. We finalized the logo yesterday. What do you think?
Jake and I put a lot of thought into our blog design. It's come a long way from when we first started the blog and put a banner together in 10 minutes. We're proud of what we've done and we are proud that it was featured on August Empress for the design and color/colour combination. Jo described it as rustic, organic and rich. I think that's about right. What do you think?