Whitney Deal
Mother + wife + maker living in North Carolina

 

 

 

 

Monday
Jun022008

Built by Wendy

[Image by madelinetosh]
I love the modern patterns by Built by Wendy...maybe once we have all of my bridesmaid dresses complete, I can make a few things for myself :)

Monday
Jun022008

in bloom.

I had a nice weekend relaxing back in my hometown of Wilkesboro, NC where I found plenty of things in bloom.

Thursday
May292008

Mail Surprise!

I got a nice surprise in the mail today, a wedding invite of course, but not just any...my talented friend Amy who is getting married July 19 has created her wedding stationery using gocco, wood veneer, and stitching! Three things when put all together make the perfect package. Can't wait for her special date.. and all the neat things she does!

Thursday
May292008

New Specs

My new R E D specs..for only $8! They may be made in china but this site offers super frames for next to nothing.

Wednesday
May282008

Letterpress Invite

Now that we have our C&P Pilot Letterpress whipped into shape, it is time to start using it. Our first project has been my cousin's wedding invites. She designed the motif for her wedding stationery after a floral pattern on her ring and we took care of the printing. Through a few trials and tribulations...I believe we are going to turn out our first piece.

Friday
May232008

(more) Wedding Centerpieces

Seeing that our wedding is rather rustic and outdoors we decided to go with a similar theme for our centerpieces: lanterns. To my surprise Martha Stewart Living magazine did a story about lanterns this month and they are exactly the feeling I want to achieve! We found our particular lanterns at Kohl's (pictured below) and are currently pondering ways to decorate around them.

Wednesday
May212008

Wedding Wednesday: Inspiration Board

[Images: elizabeth anne designs]
The lovely ladies over at Elizabeth Anne Designs created an inspiration board for my wedding and they could not have been more dead on! I love their ideas and am so pleased with what they created...I can't wait to pull ideas from this board.

Wednesday
May212008

Wedding Wednesday

[Images: Large envelope w/ double-sided card]
Now that we have bridesmaid dresses in production, I have been getting the question about shoes. You know the one...what shoes are we going to where? If you haven't figured me out yet, I am not into the matchy-matchy so I created a small mailer to send out to my ladies letting them know my thoughts about the situation. Along with a fabric swatch from their dress, I selected a few shoes that I thought might look cute with the ensemble. I am a sucker for snail mail, so I hope my ladies appreciate their personalized package as much as I enjoyed making them :-)