Monday, July 31, 2006

Sample Sale!

Hi! Well, I am back from Milwaukee. What a great trip. We celebrated my nephew's 4th birthday and I got to meet my brand new niece!

I delivered a bunch of goodies to Paper Boat excellent store! I usually don't get to hand deliver orders, so it was neat to actually see where my items will be sold.

So, I am having a sample sale over at my Etsy shop. Check it out! You choose from 5 designs, give me some parameters or let me choose randomly for you. I will be doing a gift enclosure and gift tag grab bag too.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Paper Boat Boutique order!

I just completed the order for Paper Boat Boutique! And I get to personally deliver it since I am on my way up to Milwaukee this afternoon to visit family. (I have a niece due any minute now!)

I love that they ordered some of my block print letter cards...I will be anxious to see how they sell as they are very new for me.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Around the studio.

I got a little distracted this morning and started taking pictures around my studio.

This is Henry, Pink Bathtub's resident goldfish and design inspiration. He was born in our pond in Portland and drove across country with us when we moved to Pittsburgh. Have you been to Wyoming? Henry has.

A small portion of my new collection of metal and wood block letters and numbers. I went a little crazy buying them on eBay. I have made some note cards and monogrammed flat notes with them which are in my Etsy shop.

My windowbox. I've got million bells, potato vine, petunias and a couple nasturtiums.

OK, time to get cracking. I am working on a few orders, including one for Paper Boat Boutique, which I am very excited about. They are all about supporting indie designers. My sister, Aubrey Hyde, also sells there. Our first store together!

Friday, July 14, 2006

You never know where inspiration is going to come from...

Being holed up in my studio for four days straight in full-on card production mode can make one go a little stir crazy. Not that having work to do is a bad thing...quite the contrary. So, yesterday during a much needed break, I browsed through the latest Gourmet magazine (which I just love) and came across a gorgeous photo of a shrimp and vegetable dish. This sparked me to revisit a shrimp drawing I had done a while back. I pulled it out and started carving a new block. Because, you know, I really had time to start on a new design in the middle of fulfilling 4 orders...

Well, this is the fruits of my labor. The outside says "A Little Note..." Get it? Little/shrimp...ha...see, I was going a little batty yesterday! The inside reads "to say hi." If you are just dying to have one, it can be purchased on my Etsy site here.

I am also working on the blank version which will of course be called "shrimp cocktail." Oh, and I foresee some new recipe cards...

Thursday, July 13, 2006


Recently I was accepted to hock my wares at Trunkt, a boutique in Tribeca, NYC and online store. They feature products by amazing independent designers, so I feel quite priviledged to be among them!

Yesterday, I shipped out my first batch of goodies. I really like the designs they chose to sell. And they selected two designs from my new flat note stationery collection..."mr. owl in orange" and "red crab". (You can see them at the top of the picture).

So, you won't find my products up on their site quite yet, but hopefully soon. I will keep you posted.

Oh, and do you like my new colored envelopes? I just adore them. I think they really make my cards pop!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Admiration from across the pond...

I thought this would make the perfect first post of the new Pink Bathtub blog...

So, yesterday I was checking out my website statistics (I am weird like that) and came across some traffic coming from a blog that I wasn't familiar with. Much to my wonderful surprise, it was a totally inspiring blog called Print & Pattern, from the UK. She features products with great design and cool patterns and motifs. You can't help but be inspired by the prints that she posts. I feel quite honored to be mentioned.