Archive for ‘Fun Stuff’

August 26, 2015

We’re Moving

And by we I mean me – the royal we if you will. A whole new website right over here. Except it’s all the same. I hope to see you there.

May 21, 2012

The Elevated Envelope: Incoming Mail

I might be a little biased,

Incoming Mail Elevated Envelope 1

but I think this envelope I got from my mom is pretty awesome.  Especially the little panda bear.

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My favorite part is the little teeny tiny envelope made from a vintage map of texas.  Hey, Dallas.
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April 16, 2012

Happy Mail

This Easter, inspired by Giverslog, I sent some happy mail in the form of plastic eggs.  It was super fun.

I had a really hard time finding jumbo plastic eggs.  Here is a good tip, buy the eggs pre-filled with candy.  I bought seven, emptied them, mixed up the candy and then added some more goodies before sending them off to nieces and nephews. 

Watching the postal worker hand stamp each egg was probably the most fun I’ve ever had at the post office.  I am definitely addicted to happy mail.


March 26, 2012

Envelope Inspiration

So…that whole Elevated Envelope thing. I haven’t made any actual envelopes yet but I think I’ve settled on a theme.  I’ve been collecting inspiration images and sketching out lots of ideas. I’m thinking about something inspired by love notes.  Who doesn’t love mail and arn’t love notes the best kind of mail?


Clockwise from the top left

Source 1 | Source 2 | Source 3 | Source 4 | Source 5


Clockwise from the top left

Source 6 | Source 7 | Source 8 | Source 9

March 21, 2012

Sewing Day

A way long time ago, like before Thanksgiving, I hosted a sewing day for my friend Jennifer.  I taught her to use my sewing machine and we each made one of Anna Maria Horner’s Figure 8 Scarves.


Dan Bennet for Rowan Premier Lord in Blue
Lotta Jansdotter Ruta in Navy


In retrospect this was maybe not the best option for a first foray into sewing as it contains both hand stitching and large pieces of fabric.  Regardless, foray we did and at the end of the day we both came away with this cute scarf.


February 1, 2012

Snail Mail


It’s going to take a while to get all the pre-holiday projects ready to share with you, so I’m going to show you something I found this weekend.

I love mail.  It is full of hope and possibilities. I love heading to the mailbox everyday to check for suprises. It must have been fate when I came across The Elevated Envelope hosted by Tara over at Ephemera. I think I’m going to sign up. I think you should too. Wont it be fun?

January 30, 2012

Catching Up

It’s been a while since we’ve all been here together, let’s catch up. While I was gone I hosted a holiday, made some table linens, made a Weekender bag, made some cookies, put one quilt aside, put together a book, made more cookies, put together another book, laid out anther quilt, changed my mind, bought more fabric, and laid it out again. I’ve been to three different cities and back home again.  All in 2 months.  That sounds about right for the holiday season doesn’t it?  I have only just recovered from the post holiday funk a few days ago. I have lots of things to share with you. We’ll get to that. For now, check out this super cute skirt I found on Pinterest.  It’s where Architecture Nerd meets Awesome. I think this would be a great Spoonflower project.


October 26, 2011

I Would Like This in My Room


I seem to be drawn to pictures of beds.   I found this one while flipping through the Crate and Barrel catalog.  I would like to lay here and stare up at those antlers and twinkle lights.  I love the subtle knit details like that pillow on the bed and the vase in the footboard. 

October 9, 2011

Vintage Sewing

Seen in Georgetown, a two story store front filled with vintage sewing machines. Brilliant.

September 28, 2011

My Back to School List

It’s finally cooled down here in Dallas. (And by cooled down I mean it hasn’t hit 100 in a whole week. It even rained!) This awesome weather and that pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks has me in the mood for some back to school shopping. “Wait,” you say.  “You don’t go to school.”  Nope.  But if I did, this is what I would buy.


1. Tiffin stainless steel lunchbox.  It’s pretty and my food doesn’t have to touch. 

2. Leather carry all, to carry it all. 

3.New prisma pens.  Especially in 005 for extra fine writing.  It’s the grown up version of a new box of crayons.  

4. A new sketchbook, maybe one of these.

5. A houndstooth coat perfect for waiting for the bus.

6. Letterpress calendar for the new year. It doesn’t hurt to be prepared.

What’s on your back to school list?