Wednesday, February 16, 2011

paper + pinafore :: a new look

i am pleased to announce my new look for the paper + pinafore website & etsy shop! over the past {almost} year and a half, i've been getting a feel for what etsy brides are looking for- and increasingly, the modern style is what they want- sophistocated, non-traditional + simple. and my new designs reflect that trend::

"contemporary chic" wedding invitation

"avant garde" wedding invitation

"swell stripes" wedding invitation

of course, i kept the classics around::

"modern initials" wedding invitation

"autumn birds" wedding invitation
{formerly "winter birds"}

and i decided to try a new approach to the save-the-date:: mini invitations! they are each the size of a business card and come with matching mini envelope {which must be mailed in separate, regulation-size mailing envelope}. but they are oh so cute!

"posh peacock" mini save the date

"sweet couple" mini save the date

some larger-sized save-the-dates::

"graceful chandelier" save the date

"bicycle love" save the date

and some new supplies! perfect for styling wedding favors or general craftiness::

aqua baker's twine, 10 yds

mini glassine bags
{about the size of a business card}

...and a few different sizes of gift tags, with or without colorful twine ties.

please stop by the shop and let me know how you like the new look!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

travelling bag

i custom made this bag for a client as a special request- i have a similar zipper pouch in the shop & she loved the fabrics but wanted them made into a purse/diaper bag. so i used my "rain drop" bag design and had just enough of the 'french map' fabric to create this little cutie.

i got the map fabric second-hand and the green fabric from a local fabric store. the wooden button goes perfectly, don't you think?

the strap is adjustable & there are two matching interior pockets. it's a little small for a diaper bag, but it could definitely be used as such for short trips or as a regular purse. it was fun to make!