letters for baby caroline

One of my favorite children’s books of all time is Eric Carle’s, The Very Hungry Caterpillar… so I was very excited to receive a request to paint letters inspired by the book!
These letters were to be given as a gift to a brand new baby, Caroline, whose nursery was decorated with Pottery Barn Kid’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar crib bedding. I was very inspired by the primary colors & painterly quality of the book’s illustrations so tried to convey that with these letters.
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I welcome you to contact me if you are interested in having me create something special for you!

hand painted letters for baby ryan

These letters were painted especially for Sweet Baby Ryan’s nursery. She has an adorable modern Jungle themed nursery that these will be displayed in!
Ryan Hand Painted LettersIf you are interested in having me create something special for you, I welcome you to contact me!

turquoise earrings for beautiful bridesmaids

My awesome friends Kate & TJ got married this summer in their hometown in Canada. Kate wanted to give her beautiful bridesmaids a very special gift that they would be able to enjoy after their wedding day. Kate decided that earrings would be a great gift for her girls, so we worked together to find the perfect turquoise stones to complement their pretty buttercup yellow dresses.
We chose these awesome turquoise Howlite slab style stones. Each stone is unique, so I paired stones that were a similar size to make pairs.
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These beautiful photos taken by Kate & TJ’s photographer, Lindsay Fay of Maple Tree Photography, display how gorgeous the girls looked on the big day! Please check out Lindsay’s website for more of her wonderful photography!
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Kate and TJ WeddingIf you are interested in having me create something special for you, I welcome you to contact me!

put a {neon} bird on it!

My good friend, Ali, asked me to paint something special for her brother & sister-in-law who are expecting a sweet baby girl in the Spring. They hadn’t completely committed to a name for their soon to babe… so Ali asked me to paint a couple of extra letters so they could mix and match between the two names that they were debating (Ruby & Ellory).
I love the outcome of these particular letters! They incorporate so many design elements that I LOVE; bold bright color, graphical pattern, & awesome contrast!
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purple paisley for baby hadley

This was another fun long distance request from a wonderful friend back in The States! Mommy Amy sent me pictures of Baby Hadley’s nursery & instructed me to go ahead & do whatever I wanted! I created these letters to match her lovely Brooklyn Pottery Barn Kids bedding. Check out the inspiration pictures of Baby Hadley’s nursery & the finished letters below!

I forgot to mention that for Baby Hadley’s letters I kept track of a few things I get asked about from time to time, so here are your fun facts for the day… I used 5 custom mixed colors and 20 different paintbrushes for the 6 letters of Hadley’s name!
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maddie’s paisley & stripe letters

As many of you know, we move around more than the average family! Hopping around from country to country obviously has its benefits, but there are few quirky little draw backs along the way too! Long story short, we just received boxes of our personal items from our ‘2011-12 hockey season home in Malmö Sweden, to our home this year in Augsburg Germany… after a 7 month wait!
Unpacking the boxes we discovered Maddie’s 2nd set of letters, that I made for her bedroom in Sweden. I realized that I rarely post things that I make for her! I created these to match her pink paisley Pottery Barn bedding. Whoa! That was a lot of P’s in one sentence!
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I would love to create something special for you, please contact me to discuss your options!

the magical amalfi coast

My family & I were fortunate to take a little November vacay in Italy. It was the perfect time of year to visit the Amalfi Coast! Tourist season had just ended, that means no lines or crowds, & the weather was perfect! We had lots of fun enjoying the black volcanic sand beach in Positano & the incredible beauty of the Island of Capri. We seriously enjoyed everything we ate too! The freshness of the ingredients was something that can’t be experienced anywhere else… takes delicious Italian food to an entirely new level!

Here are some pieces of brightly colored sea glass & tumbled tile pieces that I collected from the beach in Positano. I am so excited to add these materials to my global collection!!

Positano Sea GlassThe Little Beauty in a perfectly beautiful place!
Maddie in Positano

My little helper, Maddie Maye, helping me dig for sea glass!

Maddie Digging for Sea Glass

The Magical Positano!
Positano Beach

I welcome you to contact me if you are interested in having me create something special for you inspired by this beautiful place!

upcycled awesome

I had the pleasure of working with my friend, Ashley, to design jewelry for her beautiful flower girl & bridesmaids. It was very important to Ashley that every element of her wedding be “eco-friendly”. Creating eco-friendly jewelry was a new and exciting challenge for me! I really enjoyed researching materials for this project. Because Ashley had a previous career as a Marine Biologist we decided to work with sea glass, it is beautiful, eco-friendly, & definitely added a personal touch for Ashley. I used beautiful bright green sea glass collected from the shores of Prince Edward Island in Canada, supplied by Seaglassin.

Ashley & Ron’s incredible wedding photographer, Rab Bozeman, sums up their celebration beautifully…

Ashley and Ron were married July 28, 2012 at Frog Pond in Skaneateles, in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The wedding reflected their passions for friends, family, and all things local. The flowers and many of the vegetables were grown at their CSA, Marigold Farm, and served up by award-winning farm to table chef Stephen Landon. Local beers, handmade details and live music by Jennie Duberstein rounded out a fantastic day and a tremendous celebration. Congratulations Ashley and Ron.

It’s all about the local: Location: Frog Pond B&B, Event Coordination: Danielle Demers Fleckenstein, Officiant: Kelly Kilmer Hall, Catering: Stephen Landon, Flowers and vegetables: Marigold Farm, Cakes: La Dolce Vita Bake Shop, Asheley’s dress and bridesmaid’s dress’: Amanda Archer, Gent’s ties: Emy Uhlig, Bouquet, boutonnieres and hairpieces: Thea Folls,  Ashley’s ring: Dawe’s Designs, Ron’s ring: Gabrielle Maggi, Bridesmaid’s bracelets and earrings: Compliments from Sarah, Hair, makeup and nails: Bijou Salon, Custom soap: Lucky Goat Soap, Thumbprint tree: Melissa’s Artistic Gifts & Gallery, Seed packet artwork: Tree Space Studio.

Check out Rab’s photography of Ashley & Ron’s wedding at his website, here.

And on to the jewelry…
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baby twin boys

Baby twin boys Germain & Zachary arrived this winter to happy parents Jennifer & Alan. Check out the hand painted letters that I just finished for their safari themed nursery!
Be sure to continue to scroll down to see their awesome nursery!
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Polka dots, leaves & adorable lions & giraffes are featured on the letters.The boys nursery has cool latte colored walls complemented by
a bright color scheme  in the crib bedding.

I would love to work with you to create something special for your favorite kid’s room! Contact me for more information on how to get started.

celebrating baby wesley

I was so happy to spend Saturday afternoon at a lovely baby shower catching up with some of my college friends! The shower was thrown for my great friend & awesome RIT lacrosse teammate, Erin. Erin and her husband Ryan {also an RIT lacrosse alum} are expecting a baby boy! Erin & Ryan are going to name their little guy Wesley Daniel… “Wesley” after Ryan’s mother’s maiden name & “Daniel” after Erin’s dad. Wesley is destined to be a superstar lacrosse player, just like his parents!

These are the green & white letters that I painted for little Wesley’s room.
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Kimmy with Baby Claire, Erin {the mom-to-be}, Me & Maddie Maye
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