We had such a fun time at the letterpress Craft Night sponsored by Bing. We had the designs ready and then everyone took a turn printing 20 letterpress cards. My friend Rebecca Wright has been planning this series and has done such a great job coordinating all the details to make such wonderful gift bags.
We reprinted the “Draw me a Sheep” calendars and dip-dyed them and Rifle Paper Co. sent over these colorful notepads filled with hand-painted florals. I’ve been a fan of Rifle Paper Co. forever so I was delighted to work with them.
Ticket Chocolate sent us Valentine Gift Packs featuring two Hot Chocolate Ticket Sticks (that you swirl into your hot milk or water to make creamy hot chocolate) and fresh marshmellows, packaged with a cute letterpressed red heart coaster. So delicious!!
Heart necklaces, earrings and bracelets from Fresh Tangerine. Cute, simple 14K gold fill jewelry made by Kimberlee in her Portland, Oregon studio. I met Kimberlee at Alt and fell in love with her necklace. It is the perfect necklace.
Thank you to everyone for coming and thank you to our wonderful sponsors. We are working hard to coordinate the next Craft Nights and we will announce them soon!
We had such a great time last week at the Calligraphy Craft Night sponsored by Bing. We asked Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls to come teach us some basic calligraphy techniques. It was so great to meet all these new people and to learn calligraphy. Maybelle does such an incredible job branding everything so all her calligraphy supplies she prepared were gorgeous. Her and her husband made custom wooden ink holders and bottles of ink for each student. (PS: Maybelle teaches classes at Makeshift Society if you didn’t get to attend.)
For food this time we asked our friend Andrea Pimental to come up with a treat for attendees. She made these amazing Key Lime Pot de Creme packaged in little weck jars. And then she made the most adorable gingerbread spoons to eat it with. They were as cute as they were delicious.
Maybelle made this calligraphy guide with the steps for making the letters and Paul letterpressed them.
Bird and Feather sent each attendee these air plants in these awesome dip-dyed containers. They come in amazing colors and make the best gifts.
And our friends at Divine Twine sent everyone a lovely spool of aqua twine.
All photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day
A special thanks to Bing for sponsoring this great night and thanks to all the sponsors that helped us make such great gift bags.
Registration is now open for the next event in our Craft Night series sponsored by Bing! I will be teaching a basic letterpress class at our Art Studio in San Francisco on February 5th. We will be printing Valentine’s Day Cards! Craft Nights are free but a deposit is required to hold your spot and it will be refunded the night of the event. (If you can’t come, you must send someone in your place.) We want to make sure that everyone has a chance to get crafty, so if you registered for our last event (calligraphy), please don’t register for this one. Go here for more information and to register.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
SESSION A 5:45 – 7:30
SESSION B 7:30 – 9:15
Registration is now open for the next event in our Craft Night series sponsored by Bing! The lovely Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls will be teaching a basic calligraphy class at our Art Studio in San Francisco on January 31st. This is the perfect beginner course and I’m so excited to collaborate with Maybelle because she is as talented as she is nice. Craft Nights are free but a deposit is required to hold your spot and it will be refunded the night of the event. (If you can’t come, you must send someone in your place.) We want to make sure that everyone has a chance to get crafty, so if you came to our last event, please don’t register for this one. Go here for more information and to register.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
SESSION A 6:00 – 7:30
SESSION B 7:30 – 9:00
photo by @maybelleimasa
Letterpress Craft Night is on February 5th | Registration will open on January 29th
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Rubi Jones (hair stylist extraordinaire) was in town so I asked her to host a braid bar and teach us how to braid our hair. I met Rubi when I was living in Paris and she was always off in exotic locations doing hair for fashion week. She is really talented so I was excited to collaborate with her. We made these letterpress instructions for the night of the event. The talented Samantha Hahn did the illustrations and then we printed them on my letterpress (with a tiny bit of red neon ink at the bottom.) For those that couldn’t make it here is a step by step from Rubi on how to do a braided chignon. This is a great everyday hairstyle or for something a little fancier.
Step 1: Start with a deep side part and continue it all the way down to your neck. That will divide your hair into two sections.
Step 2: French braid one section, starting as close to your side part as you can and when you cant add more hair just finish off the braid like a normal braid. French braid the other side.
Step 3: Now you’re going to pin both braids together to create a low chignon. Cross them once and pin one braid and then pin the other.
Step 4: Once your hair feels secure, you’re going to pull your braid apart a little bit to add some texture. Starting at the beginning of your braids lightly tug on either side of the braid as you work your way to the end.
Here are some photos I pulled from instagram of the finished results.