365 Days of Hand Lettering: Day 304



My New Hygge and West Wallpaper is HERE!


Friends, I am so excited to announce the launch of my first-ever wallpaper line! Those of you who follow me on Twitter have heard me hint at the line I’ve been developing for Hygge and West over the past several months. Well, it’s finally here, and I’m thrilled to share it with you! Grace from Design*Sponge also posted about this morning and you can see her post here (thank you, Grace!).

First up: the “Triangle” pattern (seen above)!

It comes in three color ways:

Next up, we have the the “Fern” pattern!

This pattern comes in three color ways as well.

And finally, “Bohemian” which is a crazy all-over pattern that I LOVE.

Close-up (gold):

Also comes in a subtle grey!

I want to thank Christiana & Aimee of Hygge and West for making this one of the most fantastic projects on which I’ve ever worked. They were a delight to work with every step of the way!

You can purchase any of this wallpaper here on Hygge and West’s website. Spread the word, and thank you as always for supporting my work!


Checking in on 100 Acts of Sewing


You guys may remember back in April I posted about my friend Sonya’s amazing project: 100 Acts of Sewing. The project is in full swing and Sonya has already created EIGHTY SIX dresses as part of the project (you can see all the dresses here in this gallery). The one pictured above (made from Japanese fabric) is my absolute favorite (I am scheming a way to break into Sonya’s house to steal it).

Oh, and today is my lucky day! I am headed shortly to Sonya’s studio (she is an amazing fiber artist who makes a lot more than dresses). She’s going to take my measurements, and I’m going to hand her some amazing fabric I got at Marimekko in Finland. And she is going to make ME a dress as part of her project.

I’ll be sure to show you pictures when it’s finished. Thank you, Sonya! I can’t wait.

Psst: If you are interested in Sonya’s work and/or the project, Sonya does a lot of speaking and teaching around the country. You can view the calendar of upcoming events here.


365 Days of Hand Lettering: Day 303


To all the survivors of Sandy. The world is with you.


A Peek at Sanna Annukka’s New Marimekko Line


I am a huge fan of designer/illustrator Sanna Annukka, who makes patterns for Marimekko. I was thrilled to see via Freshly Blended this morning a video peek at the printing of her new line, along with some stunning Finnish landscape. Just beautiful! Take a look:

Happy Monday!

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