12 Aug 2013

Pink dinosaur birthday party {Customer creations in the spotlight}

I recently received a picture from a sweet customer, Kathy, who hosted a pink dinosaur party for her little princess. To celebrate her daughter's second birthday she set up this adorable dessert table using cupcake toppers, food labels and a custom made matching banner as decoration.  

Thank you so much for the picture Kathy, it's wonderful to be able to see your party come to life.

10 Jul 2013

Signature Cocktail Flags - {Customer Creations}

Back in April a lovely customer who was getting married, Rachel, contacted me with the question if I could design custom drink flags for her wedding.  Instead of personalising the flags with the names and wedding date of the happy couple as I usually do, Rachel had the fun idea to have their signature cocktails on the flags.: "Rum Punch Rachel" and "Ocean Blue Hugh".

Signature drink flags - photography by tmphotography

cocktail flags - photography by tmphotography

Rachel recently sent me a couple of pictures from her wedding (photo credit: Tine Hofmann of tmphotography).   I was over the moon when she sent me these pictures. Not only because they look great, but it also touched me deeply that she took the time to send them to me. And the absolutely best thing? She even included a photo of Hugh and herself which allowed me to "meet" the happy couple.  Don't they look radiant?

The Happy Couple

Thank you so much for sharing Rachel!  You were a dream to work with and I wish Hugh and yourself a life full of sparkle. ;)

x Tania

19 Jun 2013

Bee Baby Shower {shop update}

An excellent way to thank friends and family for coming to your baby shower is by sending them a thank you note.  If you would like to thank them for BEE-ing there, you can use this cute flat card which is now available in the shop as in instant download!

You can find other matching items here.

31 May 2013

Flashcard Friday: R is for ...

This little bandit with stripes on his tail
is trying hard to stay out of jail.
So even if you think he's up to no good
remember: he's just looking for food.

26 Apr 2013

Flashcard Friday - Q is for ....

It's been a while since I had a Flashcard Friday post...

The tiny quail
has a very short tail.
His eggs are so small,
it's hard to see them at all.

25 Apr 2013

Calligraphy - a new hobby

I seem to suffer from this creative illness where my mind suddenly stops and thinks: hey, I want to learn how to do that!

Some of the skills I've acquired through the years I pick up from time to time, such as sewing for instance or knitting. Others, like ahum, ... gardening, well, let's just say that I soon learned that my fingers aren't as green as I thought they were.

I'm currently taking a calligraphy course and after learning the basics we now get to experiment with different inks, papers and more creative ways of writing.  Now that I have some knowledge of how to use a calligraphy pen I'm also hoping that I can teach myself how to write Copperplate.

After reading some really good reviews about this book: Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy by Eleanor Winters, I went ahead and ordered it.  I also ordered a bunch of new supplies as this particular kind of calligraphy requires its own set of nibs and pens.

Because I'm taking a course I already know that one can only truly master calligraphy by practising often. It is definitely not something that you can learn overnight. I guess I'd also better stock up on paper then...

20 Mar 2013

Hope Notes

After reading a wonderful guest blog post by Colleen Attara on The Petit Cadeau blog about hope notes I've been inspired to write a couple myself. 

Colleen described the hope notes as little notes of love and encouragement that you send off into the world not knowing who is going to receive them, but believing with all your heart that the right person will find them.

So I used my newly acquired (I'm still a beginner) calligraphy skills, took out a bunch of small cards I had lying around and wrote a few short sentences: dream big, you deserve to be happy, pay it forward,...

I plan to leave them between the library books I'm currently reading.  

I wonder, have you ever found one? Could a small note written by a stranger have an effect on your life? 

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