May 14, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!

Here is the card I made for my mom on Mother's Day this year. I cut the flower shapes with my Cricut machine. 

I made a batch of 8 cards and took the extras into work to give to co-workers to send to their own mom - the cards were a hit!

Love you, Mom. You inspire me in crafting and in life. 

April 29, 2015

My Move to the Big Apple

After nearly four years in my last job in Washington, DC, I felt it was time to move on to the next adventure - New York City! I got a fantastic job working in the Broadway and theater world, and have spent the last two months unpacking, settling in, and crafting for my new home.

First up, I will share these "new address" cards I made to send to friends and family:

I came up with the design on my own, and used a package set of beautiful Japanese papers that were a gift from a friend. 

More from me soon.

X. Emily 

March 24, 2014

Best Blouse

I have a new favorite blouse: Simplicity1690. It's easy to sew and it's easy to wear. Basically, it's perfect. I rarely wear pants, but this blouse makes me want to wear it with pants everyday!

The pattern is three pieces: Front, back and neck binding.  I added an inch to the length of the blouse for a truly perfect fit.

March 17, 2014

Happy Handmade St. Patrick's Day!

Top o' the mornin' to you on this happy St. Patrick's Day! I had fun making these handmade holiday cards last weekend. I'll keep this post short and sweet and just share some photos:

March 3, 2014

Handmade Valentines

As you might expect, I handmade a bundle of Valentine's Day cards this year!

These cards are a fairly simple design: I used my Cricut machine to cut the bee shape ("Give a Hoot" cartridge), and hand drew the heart-shaped bee trail using a pink Sharpie marker. The card might look simple, but I put a lot of hours into these little cards. The bee is made of many tiny pieces which took a lot of careful handling to remove from the Cricut machine and required a a good bit of time to glue the numerous little pieces together. But it was worth the work!

What are your favorite paper crafting blogs? Where do you go for greeting card inspiration? I've been holding out on Pinterest, so is it time for me to take the leap? Suggestions are most welcome!