Had a request to repost this lil gem!
I just came across these images, and felt that I should share them.
In a digital photography class in college, we had an assignment to somehow incorporate old photographs into a digital context (using Photoshop).
I sifted through lots of old family photos, and created imagery and narratives in a collage form. The beautiful mixed-media pieces that the photos are collaged with are my mother’s. She is an incredible artist, and the pieces are perfect for this work. The photos are of my mother, my grandmother, my great grandmother and my grandfather.
Looking back, I wish I had left a couple elements out, but these images mean a lot to me, and looking at them makes me really happy.
Take a look at my mom’s artwork on her website!
(Mumford reference in the title, absolutely cannot wait to see them next month.)
I hope you all had a lovely Monday!
I have had some pretty tough personal stuff going on recently, and have been pretty down and sad…
SO, when I was notified about having sold my FIRST handmade item on Etsy, I was SO excited!
I sold one of my silly little pocket mirrors, which someone had purchased for a friend!
Stay tuned to see what I have been working on the past few months! … I am launching my handmade stationery business this summer!
The goods will be sold in small boutiques, as well as online. I am so, so excited to share the final works with you all!
Today I wanted to share some photographs I took last year of various members of my family.
My family means the world to me, and I plan to have a photo of every family member (shot in the way these are) by the end of this year. (First being my dad! I can’t believe I have yet to take his portrait.)
Family, for me, extends beyond blood relation or titles. All of my friends and relatives make up the large, wonderful family I am proud to call my own.
My “Big Brother” Smitty
Thank you for taking a look! xo
All items purchased from my shop will be wrapped like so!
Thanks for taking a look! xo
Mumford & Sons — One of my favorite bands
On Christmas day, we have a family tradition of going to our cousins’ house in Rhode Island!
I decided to take some portraits with my baby– I mean, uh, camera.
In order: Chloe, Sean, Kevin, Me (taken by Chloe!), Henry, Shannon, Joe, Tricia, Harrison and Sean, Trees (Yup, that’s what those are.) and Elizabeth
Thanks for taking a look! xo
I wanted to make holiday cards that would not only bring some cheer, but also be functional! So, I made cards that had a snowflake that can be used as an ornament or decoration! Here is how I made them…
What I used:
Red card stock
Brown (natural) envelopes
White stiff felt
White paint pen
Needle and thread
Martha Stewart bow hole punch
I cut out the snowflakes from white stiff felt, then sewed a twine loop to the top of each one. Then, I stitched each snowflake to the card in the center, and tied a bow on the back (so that it can be removed). I then took a white paint pen and wrote a message for each person. Next, I punched a bow-shaped hole through the top of the envelope, which reveals the red of the card on the outside!
Happy Holidays everyone! xo
This is a project that I am VERY excited about!
I thought my big open wall in my room could use some sprucing up, and I have lots of photo prints that I just had made on Shutterfly. So, I decided to create something that would not only add some color and interest, but a place to display the photographs as well!
What you’ll need:
Hot glue gun
I bought 2 packs of 4 cork tiles. I got them at a stationary store in my town, but you can also get them online, or at some art supply stores!
I then took several fabrics from home that have been used for different things throughout the years. I like that each one (for the most part) has a memory attached to it… whether it be that the fabric is from old curtains that were once in my brother’s childhood bedroom, or a fabric my mom has had for years that I used to make small pillows out of when I was little.
I cut them to size, with just a little excess fabric on each side (1-2 in), so that they can be folded behind the cork board. The nice thing about this is that the cutting does not have to be perfect, because it will be hidden!
I hot glued the edges down, and VOILA! A fabric-covered bulletin board!
As an extra little detail, I took flat push pins, and hot-glued some fun buttons on top.
I really love how they all turned out, and I think it looks really nice in my room!
I have always loved hanging some mistletoe in a doorway during the holidays… We had a fake one last year at our house in Syracuse for our holiday party (gahh – I miss you, Cuse!) But anywhooo — I decided there had to be mistletoe in my apartment this year as well.
I made a felt mistletoe, that can be used year after year!
It was super easy, and I think the finished product is adorable!
First, I simply cut the above shapes out of felt. I cut these from crafting felt I bought from an arts supply store a couple months ago, and it is probably my favorite felt I have ever used. Great quality, and very organic colors.
I then hot glued the pieces together like so. (I think stitching them together would have worked very well, too!) I attached a loop of twine on top for easy hanging!
And… VOILA! A handcrafted mistletoe that can be used several times over!