Jun 4

DIY Hero Supplies for Father’s Day

Isabel over at Alpha Mom asked me to create a Father’s Day DIY Project for the site. I was happy to oblige and came up with this box of “Hero Supplies“–a box filled with Dad’s favorite treats. I had fun coming up with the labels. This is actually a really easy project, basically all you need is a printer. You can read the whole post with instructions and download the label designs free right here.

Some of my favorites:






Images and Concept by Jordan Ferney for Alpha Mom

Also, In case you missed it I wrote a list for Alpha Mom a few years ago on 50 Things to do with your children before they grow up in San Francisco.

 

Jun 4

Father’s Day DIY Ideas

Father’s Day is less than 2 weeks away! Have you picked out a gift for your dad yet? If not, try out one of theses fun Father’s Day DIYs from the Oh Happy Day archives!

Father's Day DIY Ideas | Oh Happy Day!Father's Day DIY Ideas | Oh Happy Day!

A. Sampler Boxes | B. Shrinky Dink Gifts | C. Printable Bow Tie Card | D. DIY Hero Supplies| E. Soda Collection | F. Hardware Store Garland

May 22

Father’s Day Sampler Boxes

Father’s Day is a few weeks away and we put together few sampler boxes of stuff you could give your dad. This actually came from a project that I gave Paul last year. You’ll need to find a few wooden boxes to fill with goodies (Michael’s has some great options.) Then, pick up a few sampler items. We went around town and got our favorite chocolate chip cookies for one, and for the others picked up our favorite charcuterie and a ton of different kinds of fruit – but anything that doesn’t need to be refrigerated will work. Then, just print out a few labels explaining what everything is, attach them to the boxes, and voila! The perfect surprise for your awesome dad. ps: My Super Hero Box from a few years ago.

Photography by Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids Photography for Oh Happy Day
Art Direction by Jordan Ferney
Styling by Milan Shimono Lee
Crafting by Caitlin Barker

Jan 4

2010 Year in Review – Part 2

Here is the second part of my year in review. (Part 1 is here.)

In May I got to style two photo shoots for Anthology Magazine. It was such a great experience working with such talented and interesting people. A real highlight of my year for sure.

I also brought on Alexis Birkmeyer as an intern (and later hired her as a full time studio manager.) Alexis is pretty much straight from heaven and Paul and I always ask if we can adopt her. She will be running our studio and my press while we are in France.

I made these S’mores kits for Project Wedding.

And I shared pictures of Moses’ room. (My kids sleep in a closet!)

I designed these Father’s Day printable labels for Alpha Mom.


I did a DIY on how to make a birdcage veil for Project Wedding.

I did a magnetic board DIY for iVillage.

In August I helped with the Kirtsy Party at Blogher and I shared how to recreate a few aspects of the party like these signs held up by weather balloons and chalkboard speech bubbles.

I also created these flag sculptures for Project Wedding.


In September Paul and I collaborated on our Let Them Eat Cake project where I art directed and he painted 50 cake paintings. We had a show, and ate cake.

I did a fancy dinner party under the Golden Gate Bridge. Here is the main post and the details here.

I created this pinwheel seating chart for Project Wedding.

We had a movie night in our back yard.

Then in October my friend Fergi was in town for her birthday so we threw her another dinner party by the Golden Gate Bridge (this time on the Sausalito side.)

I was hired to work with Suzanne Shade and style a few different ads for Minted to run in magazines during the holidays.

We announced the Commission Project.

And we were lumberjacks.

In November Moses got a haircut.

I put a party in a box.

We had a pretty (and delicious) Thanksgiving.

And I got ready for Christmas by making this felt ball Garland.

In December we wrapped presents up real pretty. Plus here and here.

We sent Roman in for one last surgery.

I made watercolor paper chains with Moses.

Moses turned three!

And I made watercolor and letterpress Christmas Cards.

And that was my year in two nice and tidy posts. Going through everything was almost therapeutic. Onwards and upwards to 2011! Anything you want to see more of for 2011? Leave a comment.