October 26, 2008

here are your invites to the NOT wedding. won't you come?

Joy Thigpen (Rocks from my Pockets) and her abilities are endless.  
Exhibit A) these beautiful inspiration boards she's created for the NOT brides.  Each bride has their own theme, and I was asked to come up with an invite to correspond.  
Hence, the following:

Too bad you can't click to see the image larger when I post from my Mac.  Anyone know how to fix that?  Anyway, if you want to see the boards up closer, you can view them on The Not Wedding's blog.  Recognize any of those pictures?  If you're a Tec Petaja fan like I am, you sure do!

remaining lovelies for sale on my etsy

The remainder of the lovelies not reserved or not won in the giveaways are posted and ready for you on my etsy.  The following are those that are still available.
Go getcha some!

October 24, 2008

.: tie the NOT! :.

Talk about ambitious... and awesome!

Callie over at Achor & Eden, along with help from Abany at Brown Linen & Co and Joy Thigpen at Rocks from My Pockets, are throwing the bridal event of the season--The NOT Wedding. The concept and the details are so over the top, that I would be doing them a disservice if I tried to explain it my self... so I'll leave it up to them:

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{The invitation I've designed for promotion of The NOT Wedding.}


Callie Murray of Achor & Eden Photography and Atlanta's most trendy and exclusive wedding vendors.
A mock wedding and reception, complete with guests and a wedding party to showcase the trendiest concepts donated by event vendors and sponsors.
Opera, a renovated opera house turned into Atlanta's hottest night club and event venue.
Sunday November 16, 2008
Cocktails begin at 4:00pm, Ceremony begins at 5:00pm, Reception begins at 6:00pm
This actual wedding will shake up traditional trade-shows and create a bridal buzz in Atlanta. The event provides onsite access to the newest trends provided by Atlanta's most exclusive wedding vendors. Specials offers and amazing prizes will be raffled to guests.

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Yes, it's true. How incredible does it sound?!
I am honored enough to be both their invitations and hair accessories vendor! My work will be displayed throughout the night on the waitresses, the brides (yes, brides plural) and within the menu cards and various invitations. I'll be sure to keep you updated as the event draws nearer, but I thought this would be a juicy post for all of you that love following links.

PS--Aside from their website, they have a fledgling blog! Go and show them some love!

October 23, 2008

fun with {more} free lovelies!

Though the giveaway on Snippet & Ink is over, the fun and free goodness hasn't run out quite yet. Janie at The Bride's Cafe is also hosting a giveaway of my pieces! All but the Miss that's won off Snippet & Ink will be up for the giveaway on TBC.

Once the winner is announced on Snippet & Ink {on Friday}, Janie will begin her giveaway! So stay tuned to both blogs!

This beautiful board was sent to me from the lovely Abany at Brown Linen & Co. via The Finer Things.

October 19, 2008

lovely ladies available for the giveaway on snippet & ink! {EDIT: and the bride's cafe!}

The post for the giveaway on Snippet & Ink is up!
Head on over there for your piece of the pie.

Also, any piece not won during the giveaway will be available for purchase on my etsy on Tuesday, October 28th. The prices will range from $25-40. Thanks!

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As I mentioned earlier, Kathryn will be hosting a giveaway of one of my pieces on her blog, Snippet & Ink! The giveaway will start tomorrow (Monday) and run through Wednesday. Just peruse these sixteen lovely ladies, find the dearling you'd most want, and comment on her blog--under the Oh, My Deer post--as to which one is your favorite!

{I'm posting these a day early, and as soon as Kathryn begins the giveaway, I'll include a link over to Oh, My Deer's specific post to make getting there just a hint easier.}

{ Miss Betty }

{ Miss Beverly }

{ Miss Doris }

{ Miss Erma }

{ Miss Evelyn }

{ Miss Irene }

{ Miss Lola }

{ Miss Loretta }  
.: edit--won in the Snippet & Ink giveaway! :.

{ Miss Lucille }

{ Miss Lula Rose }

{ Miss Marilyn }

{ Miss Myrna }

{ Miss Nina Lee }

{ Miss Phyllis }

{ Miss Viola }

{ Miss Wanda }

October 15, 2008

signs of things to come

The lovely Ms Kathryn at Snippet & Ink is hosting a giveaway of one of my hair accessories!  The giveaway will begin next Monday, October 20th, and will run through Wednesday 'til midnight.  

I've got several new pieces that I'm just dying to share... so I'll give you the following little teaser.  

I'll update my shop Sunday night, but if I were you, I'd enter the giveaway even if you're not a bride-to-be; every piece could be worn "by any ol' dame, on any ol' day!"

October 10, 2008

happy friday.

{While scrounging around outside for treasures they could use for an Andy Goldsworthy inspired piece, one of my students brought me two empty snail shells. Oh, and then look! That crack in the wood looks just like a crooked smile. Perfect.}

{And then the empty snail shells slowly slithered away.}

October 7, 2008


It has such a nice ring to it, doesn't it?
The second presidential debate is happening less than a mile from my home tonight.

When you combine the chaos that accompanies such an event with the apocalyptic weather we're having here in Nashville, it makes you wish for November 5th; no, not the 4th. By then, maybe-- just maybe--there will be some resolve and cooler, less unpredictable weather.

Heck. A girl can be optimistic, can't she?

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As cute as that map was, I just felt weird having a map of where I lived up.
Call me crazy.

October 6, 2008

new additions

These lovely ladies were picked up recently and are just dying to call your head "home."  Let me know if you'd like these gals used specifically for your piece!

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And speaking of new additions, Tec and I are expecting!  Well, we're expecting lettuce, that is.  We left our visit with my parents this weekend with two tubs full of lovelies!  Alongside our practical plants (rosemary and three types of lettuce), we also came away with snapdragons and pansies.  Oh goodness, my friends.  We're slowly making this place our home.

October 2, 2008

let's go shopping!

I finally got around to posting Miss Idaline on my Etsy.  I hope you'll give her a good home...

October 1, 2008

darling threads.

{And as a side bar, I'd like to make it clear just how much I adore Etsy... especially compared to Ebay.  Etsy, as I said earlier tonight, is the Mac of online selling.  It's so user friendly, uncomplicated, clean, to-the-point... I could go on and on. 
So who wants to contact Etsy for me and find out what sort of free stuff I could get for those previous few sentences?}