Archive for May, 2010

Dose of Olive

Olive got a new dress Friday night. That’s what happens when you go shopping at Target after a couple of beers at Love Shack. ;-)


Yesterday I completed my very first letterpressed wedding suite of invitations. Oh my goodness, it was like giving birth to something! It was so exciting for me to have this opportunity, and in addition it was an excellent learning experience. I did the calligraphy for all of the pieces, had plates made by Boxcar press, then printed them myself on my good ol’ Kelsey 5 x 8. And I topped it off with calligraphy on the envelopes. I took a few pictures of the process and the finished product is at the end.

Mixing ink to make the right color.

All inked up!

First phase complete, drying.

And the outcome…

Salvage Life

I kind of love this vintage shop on etsy, Salvage Life. They merchandise their clothing so well, and their selections are top-notch. Aren’t these images lovely?

I just wrapped up a project for my dear friend and up-and-coming bride Courtney (and it’s actually her birthday today, HAPPY BIRTHDAY)! Here are a few pics of the project. I really loved working with the gold ink, and since I’m going to be at the wedding it was a lot of fun receiving one of these invites in the mail today!

This project was also a great learning experience for me as I got to know my calligraphy pen a lot better (oddly enough, I feel like I’m in a relationship with my letterpress and now my pen), got the feel for a big project and how to manage it, and understood what kind of supplies are involved. Truly, everything I’ve been taking on these days have been such great learning experiences and I’m excited to gain the knowledge.

I wanted to share a few snapshots from the wedding Vera Green Productions worked this past Saturday. Thank goodness it did not rain because it was an outdoor ceremony and everything turned out perfectly. And Leslie, our bride, was stunning! I wish I had some better pictures, but I was running around most of the day and night and barely had time to remember to snap a photo! Good thing Anna was there as the photographer (so much fun working alongside her)!

The ceremony and reception were at Maple Manor in Uptown Dallas. Here’s the courtyard, pre-set up for the ceremony.

In lieu of having guests sign a book, they had everyone leave their thumbprint on this tree the bride made.

Dessert table with pastries from La Duni. Yum. ‘Nuf said.

The guests enjoyed a plated dinner in the Victorian style dining room. Centerpieces were made of potted plants (assembled by Ashley) in a bio-degradable container that the bride gave away to guests who had been married the longest at each table. (So sweet)!