I thought it was so creative. I’ve seen these super beautifully addressed envelopes, but I did not think it was possible for me to do. I never had, and doubt I ever will have, nice handwriting. It’s a struggle. I write really fast and get lazy about picking up my pen… so I end up with scrawls of semi-legible writing.
The tutorial from Jones Design Company uses real pens, but (eek) I do not trust myself to make perfect letters. I need to be able to ERASE and rearrange letters spatially. Actual pens and paper just wouldn’t do it for me.
Basically the trick is to write your letter and then make the downstrokes thicker. Easy enough.
To speed up the process, I wrote out all the letters of the alphabet. Well that’s not exactly true… notice that there are letters missing? I only wrote the letters I needed for the particular project I needed it for… which happens to be Monday’s blog post! Anyway, once I had the letters written out, I duplicated and arranged for each word.
See the “Mandy” word!
Surprise! It works for monograms too!!!
You can watch how I do the lettering on the video below:
(Okay, solved the video problem… sort of. Lots of video conversion was involved. The YouTube video really begins about 12 seconds in!)
Wearing vs styling an outfit with a bump! I feel so much better when I’m wearing something cute (dress well to feel well maybe?)… I’ve been fighting the temptation to wear comfy clothes while pregnant though! So far I have found blazers and cardigans an easy way to dress up my second trimester bump, especially as we enter fall.
Fall for me means tailored blazers, touches of corduroy, and cozy sweaters… @jcrew, as always, has us covered with all the classics! Shop my head to toe look with @shop.ltk #liketkit https://liketk.it/4iOR7 #injcrew #ad
When @beaconhillbooksandcafe lives up to the hype and THEN SOME 🐿️ ✨ I got a little tour of this special bookstore from the owner herself and I couldn’t be more grateful. There is something magical about any bookshop, but when one is this thoughtful it’s hard not to fall in love with reading all over again. @sisterparishdesign textiles, @farrowandball coordinating paint, bestsellers & classics commingled on curated shelves. A little squirrel mascot named Paige, with her own story and her own entrance and her own little Boston-inspired house hidden away in the bottom of a shelf. Every detail is perfect, especially those on the children’s floor, where little ones can enter through a tiny door and press a big red button to activate a model train that circles the space.
everything & beyond 🤍 three years ago we were in our tiny backyard exchanging vows in front of our immediate families. in our third year, we leaned on each other through the best and worst times. I’ve never believed more in choosing a good partner for a spouse. you’re in it together.