after i returned home from a fantastic few days of celebrating my birthday with family and friends in maine, i was in need of the perfect stationery to thank all those who spoiled me so.
best. birthday. ever.
went home to atlanta for easter weekend and got to dye eggs with mom. mom's had the fantastic idea of wrapping the eggs with dental floss. the spotted (dinosaur) eggs were made using chapstick.
definitely hosting an egg dying party next spring.
this past summer i took my very first machine knitting course. it was amazing. the classese were taught by the talented and patient kathryn malik and jordana martin at the textile arts center in brooklyn. the studio was beautiful and instruction even better.
originally i had thought this sweater would make a nice birthday gift for mom, but after blocking it a bit too agressively, the now slightly felted and quite shrunken cardigan didn't exactly fit right. it was a learning experience...
2 sets of stationery. 12 cards and envelopes per set.
smaller set: 4.25" x 5" cards. booklet style, craft paper envelopes. cards and envelopes pressed with black indian ink.
larger set: 5" x 7" cards. baronial style envelopes. cards and envelopes have cut out initials. envelope cut outs reveal green envelope liner.
my brother joe turned 32 in april. a few days before his birthday, he requested a new set of stationery. touched by the request i went a bit overboard and made him two sets. hopefully these will hold him over for a while, but being the southern (letter-writing) gentleman he is, i might be making more soon.