We just got a Swash machine to try out (in our newly renovated laundry room–pictures coming soon!) It’s a brilliant little machine that allows you refresh your clothes in between dry cleaning. It’s like when you find a dress you want to wear but you realize it is a wrinkly mess and you are in a rush out the door. Enter Swash. Basically, it does 4 things: 1) de-wrinkles, 2) removes odors, 3) restores stretched fabrics, and 4) extends the life of garments. I just throw my clothes into the Swash, push a button, and 10 minutes later they look great (no more ironing or steaming!) Although it doesn’t totally replace the dry cleaner, we’ve definitely cut down on our trips. I highly recommend it! Click here to find out where you can buy one in your area.
This post is sponsored by Swash: the only in-home 10‑minute clothing care system.
Photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day
The Commission Project is launching for the 2014 holiday season! The Commission Project is an affordable way to get a commissioned painting by Paul Ferney for your family.We do this every year around the holidays because it makes the perfect gift. It’s already in it’s fifth year! The way it works is you purchase a commission right here , choose a frame color and send a photo by September 5th to firstname.lastname@example.org for approval, then wait by your mailbox for your painting. All paintings will be shipped framed and ready to hang no later than December 1st. You can check out more sample pictures and see more information right here. It sells out fast so act quickly! (It’s already 75% sold out.) Here are the two I had done of Moses and Roman last year.
Updated: This round is sold out but if you want to be the first to hear about this in the future, sign up for the email list right here.
We held our second Screenprinting Event at the studio this past weekend and it was so much fun. I love these because everyone comes with a ton of stuff to print on and there is so much energy. At the beginning of each class, my friend Andy Kane from Sparka Screenprinting gave a short tutorial on how to use the screenprinter, and then we spent most of the time printing. Uniqlo provided everyone with a kids T-shirt, but we also printed on jackets, sweatshirts & onesies. There were 8 different designs (see them all here!) by Katy Smail, Wendy MacNaughton, Amanda Jane Jones, and Emily Isabella. If you’d like to attend an Oh Happy Day Craft event, there are still some spots available in our Woodworking classes next month!
My friend Rebecca planned this event and she did an awesome job. Our snacks came from Pop Nation. They make really fun popsicle flavors and serve them out of the coolest cart. We set it up on the sidewalk so people could take a break outside.
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I’ve got a great giveaway today! Have you heard of Gemvara? It is a super easy way to buy customizable jewelry. They have a great selection and the process is super easy. Once I picked out a few, I could totally customize them using 20 different gemstones and 9 different metals. And there is no stress about buying them sight unseen because Gemvara offers 101-day returns (even on customized and engraved pieces.) They make all of the jewelry in New York and the shipping is super fast. I ended up customizing the Micropave Band for myself – I loved the classic look of the diamonds & gold band. But the Zoe Band with black diamonds also caught my eye. It’s an easy way to get unique jewelry at a great price.
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I’m so excited for our Back to School screenprinting weekend event in San Francisco! If you’ve ever wanted to learn about screenprinting now is your chance! We did an event like this in the spring and it was one of my favorite events ever. Here is how it works: you bring as many blank tshirts or totebags as you want (plus Uniqlo is providing a free kids shirt to all attendees) and then we screenprint like crazy for a few hours plus get some instruction on how to do it yourself from our screenprinting expert Andy Kane. Attendees will walk away with piles of new printed items plus a goodie bag of treats. You’ll be all set for the new school year. We are calling this a Back to School Event but of course we plan on printing on adult sized tshirts too. We’ve had four different designers do new designs just for this event: Katy Smail, Wendy MacNaughton, Amanda Jane Jones, and Emily Isabella. I’m so excited to share them today! They are soooo good.
The event will be August 16th and 17th and there are several sessions to choose from. Sign up here!