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Domesticity + Craft

Yes, it’s true. In fact, I love everything about the owner of these mugs’ style: see the full monty on Design Sponge.

(Speaking of collections, I’ve decided to jump into Tumblr to learn another blog platform, so I’m moving my postcard collection to a new, improved, dedicated postcard blog. Check out the new site and let me know what you think. I’ll promote it more soon once I get a few more posts going.)

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My mailbox has been full of fun this month! Exhibit A was a surprise pregnancy announcement from my great friend in North Carolina, and Exhibit B is above: an amazing stack of French Paper samples. Can’t wait to pick out my colors and weights and get printing for the holidays! Not only are the samples ridiculously good-looking, but they came packaged with a dinosaur figurine. As you can see, the little guy in a ribbon scarf fits right in at my house.

I owe many thanks to Michelle Murdock of Quail Lane Press for clueing me in to French Paper’s amazing-ness. Check out my profile of Michelle and her little press in Moonshine Ink‘s November edition on stands in Truckee/North Tahoe now, or online (link to come soon — they must be slacking this month). I am loving her work… in fact, I took home “Carabiners” from our interview, and have some 5 other QLP prints on my wish list.

I’m Mexico bound, heading to Tulum tomorrow for a friend’s wedding. Actually, I’ll be officiating the ceremony so let’s hope I pull this off! I leave you with the scrap stampings (was just testing out some ink colors here) from my last craft project: a personalized stamp for Victoria with her new last name.

And just to make you jealous, here’s where I’ll be soon (photo by Photopia):