February 22, 2013
category: handmade inspiration
January 28, 2013
i’ve been finding myself oohing and ahhing over several projects and pictures lately, so i wanted to share them with you as well. some are related to valentine’s day, others are just for fun. enjoy clicking around!
3 | just a little inspiration
October 15, 2012
last week i got the sweetest gift from my mom. we’ve been talking a lot lately about calligraphy and hand lettering, and before i knew i had a pretty little package on my doorstep! a beautiful glass calligraphy pen with writing ink and some pretty pencils from moxie. she knows me so well!
the grooves in the glass pen hold ink effortlessly- all you do is dip the entire point into your favorite writing ink and start scrawling!
the ink goes on nice and smooth and the pen is incredibly comfortable to hold. i was also surprised how long each dip in the ink lasts- i wrote ‘going home to roost’ and still had plenty of ink to spare.
she also sent over some of the prettiest pencils i’ve ever seen. made from 100% recycled paper, they feel soft to the touch and write beautifully! they’re almost too pretty to use. :)
thank you, mom. i love you!
October 12, 2012
i adore this sweet packaging concept that belinda shih designed. it’s only for a hypothetical tea company, but i hope it becomes a reality, because i can taste it already! belinda says that the design is focused on the concept of afternoon tea – a time to unwind, re-energize, and relax after a long day of work. the package is therefore minimalist, calm in color and simple in shape, with a hint of the soothing elegance of steam swirls and tea drops. i think it’s brilliantly beautiful.
September 17, 2012
i’ve been feeling especially motivated, inspired, hopeful and creative lately. these have helped along the way, so i thought you might need to hear them as well?
September 11, 2012
i’m just about as obsessed with hand lettering as a person can be, so i’m particularly excited about besotted brand’s upcoming week of lettering love. all week, miss b. will be posting about the pens she’s been using, books, resources, lettering artists, favorite calligraphy/hand lettering fonts and even some downloads! you can check it out right here and be sure to follow along this week!
speaking of lettering love, here are some of my favorite sites and sources for hand lettering:
tutorials & e-courses:
do you have something to add? share it with us in the comments section and i’ll keep this resource list updated!
August 15, 2012
for me, it’s easy to wonder too much. i’ve been wondering a lot lately. today, i’m going to take some of my own advice, get off of here and start making. i encourage you to do the same. see you tommorrow!! love, bonnie
August 9, 2012
full of whimsical flowers and intricate details, jill de haan’s floral alphabet is super dreamy. with ferns peeking out from around every corner, the letters seem to live in a botanical paradise! if you heart is-a-fluttering, you’ll be sure to love the rest of jill’s portfolio as well.