Whitney Deal
Mother + wife + maker living in North Carolina






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.


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.


(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.


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.


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 :-)


Furniture Help! Part 2

Remember this guy? We finally bought fabric for a decent price, now we have to find the time to conquer this beast. Anyone upholstered a couch before? This will be our first time, so I will have to let you know how it goes :-)


Are you ready?

I can't wait to see the wedding details from the "Sex and the City Movie"...even if a wedding doesn't occur!


sweet style.

[Images are those of wikstenmade]
Jenny over at wikstenmade has sweet style that I envy...she can put it together so well and even make her own pieces...love it.