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Total Red Hook Immersion

This year marks the 4th year for Total Red Hook Immersion day.  Please come down and enjoy the neighborhood while taking advantage of a few perks at the shop.  Everything will be 15% off for the day!  Stop on by!

Los Poblanos is here!

Oh boy, this is a good one.  Just arrived, the most beautiful smelling salves a girl could ask for…and a few things for the boys as well! Los Poblanos comes to us from a New Mexican lavender farm.  Stop in and enjoy!

Happy Mother's Day

Hello ducklings…have you remembered your Mother’s Day gift for Sunday?  We’ve got lots of nice things in stock for your Mum, Grandmother or Baby Mama.  Here’s a few things you’ll find in the shop this weekend! 

A lovely creamer with chicken feet!

An adorable bird tea light!

A glass jar for her washroom!

Our favorite Olo Fragrance (Lightening Paw)!

A container made from Redwood by Caravan Pacific! 

A fragrant soap from Fairfax & King!

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is swiftly approaching! Do you have a Mother’s Day card for your Mom?  We’ve got some lovely silkscreen cards for sale in the shop and online and will have additional letterpress ones available next week! And speaking of mothers, we thought it would be a nice time to share this adorable birth announcement for Tessa Dear…isn’t it sweet? 

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Lovely Stamps

We just finished one of our favorite invitations for a lovely bride and groom getting married in Prospect Park in May.  We just loved how she used vintage postage stamps for her envelopes. Look how beautifully it turned out! Wouldn’t you love to get that in the mail?

The Flea!

Tomorrow we start-up at the Brooklyn Flea (which means Spring!) at the Fort Greene location.  We can’t wait to see you there!

Also, we’ve done a bit of a shop re-do so you can always stop by if you are in Red Hook this weekend too.

Fairfax & King is back!

We love this product so much and we are so happy to have it back in the shop! We are now carrying soaps and candles in the following fragrances:

Crushed Lavender & Violet

Persimmon & White Tea

Black Pepper & Amber

Monticello Pomegranate 

Olo is here!

We have been waiting for these little vials to arrive for some time! We’re now stocking Olo Fragrances from Portland, Oregon.  Olo creates some of the most unique, earthy and sophisticated scents we’ve experienced.

Come in and check out:

Lightening Paw (Bergamot, Jasmine, Patchouli and Vanilla).

National 6/7 (Jasmine, Lemon, Rose and Sandelwood) *our personal favorite.

Victory Wolf (birch tar, cedar and tobacco)

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A New Collaboration!

This announcement has been a long time coming for us.  We recently announced our yardage, we have for sale.  Now, we are happy to tell you about our newest collaboration with Chairloom, who recently made our amazing new Co-Lab storage ottoman with mid century feet (which are made of walnut - stop by the shop to see it in person - it’s gorgeous!)


Wouldn’t this storage bench look so great with matching curtains for a nursery?  Or paired with a matching headboard in a master suite? Please contact us for fabric samples or if you are interested in a custom ottoman of your own!

 

 

New Yardage Available!

It’s been a long time coming and we are very pleased to announce the addition of our new yardage! Now available in the shop, online and Etsy!

We can’t wait to see what projects people will make with this new release. 

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New Years Resolutions - Revisited

Hello Chickadees -

How’s the new year treating you? We are doing well into week two of 2013 and thought it time to revisit last year’s resolutions.  I’ve just re-read my list and I have to say, I’m quite pleased.  I accomplished a boat load more than expected! Huzzah!

Here’s the list:
1.  Learn to use my camera properly and take MUCH better photos (start by reading the manual?) - for me this was a fail BUT someone here (Jess) learned to use it, so I’m giving myself 1 pt. ;)

2. Hang that blessed CUSTOM WEDDINGS sign outside my shop!  DONE! 1 pt.

3. Get better use out of my expensive archival inkjet printer (manual??) – ek, no.

4. Buy a Serger and make some use of my Fashion Degree by making a few clothes – double fail.

5. Have printed running yardage available (upholster a chair for the shop window) -  This is very exciting news indeed - we are excited to soon formally announce our new yardage.  Also, Upholsteress found, ottoman rolling out sometime in early 2013. Whoopie!

6. Work on a new line of Organic Cotton Voile Crib bedding for next holiday season – changed direction and made have swaddle sets instead! 1 pt.

7. Create a new digital line of paper goods - cards, calender, journals etc.. DONE! 1 pt. and more to come!

8. Finish my Letterpress Weddings Collection once and for all! Nope…but almost there.

Formulate a digital template based on my 2010 Family Tree Design - YES!

10. Design an Animal Alphabet for posters and small limited archival runs – Sadly, no. Haven’t got past “A for anteater”.

11. Create a portfolio of prints for Licensing - no - but may revisit this.

12.  Illustrate a Children’s Book – Funny how resolutions work,  I gave this to the universe and they delivered an agent to me in the form of a letterpress client.  Book is in the making  - stay tuned.

13. Hire an employee to help with all of the above – WEEEE  & SHE’S AWESOMETOWN.

14. Take a vacation somewhere warm (England /New Zealand does not count) – In April, Simon and I went to Jamaica! AND we’re about to take off for San Francisco! (even though it’s 2013)

15. Practice more Yoga and work less hours – yeah, due to number 13 happening, thank goodness!


And now here are my 13 new resolutions for 2013’s.  Cross your fingers for me pals!

1. Reach out and be featured in one new blog a month.
2.  Increase online sales through our website and etsy.

3. Re-enter the wholesale game…dare I say?

4. Aquire at least 4 new custom clients a month.

5. 1000 Facebook friends by next January.

6. More giveaways.

7. Work on my children’s book.

8. Hire a shop person for the weekend…so I can actually have weekends.

9. Read everyday - whatever it may be (D-listed does NOT count).

10. Expand our stationery line.

11.  Finish Wedding book ;)

12. Take one company inspiration field trip per season.

13. Re-do our FOXY studio!

Holiday Card Round-Up

We thought we would share a few of our favorite holiday cards with you.  I know, I know…we’re late. But it doesn’t take away from how happy we are with these cards and they way they came out.  Here’s a snapshot of what our holiday was like!

This snowy city scene was for a Doctor in Manhattan.

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We updated a book agents “You’re Welcome” cards to say “Happy Holidays!”

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For one of our favorite clients in London!

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Look at sweet Baby William.  He arrived smack dab in the middle of Hurrican Sandy! What a way to enter the world!

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A holiday card for our friends at Bird.

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A holiday birth announcement for another new baby!

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We love the silhouettes on the back of this one.

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This little guy turned ONE! We did his birth announcement just last year…!

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