This has been a year in the making ... but the new press we acquired is fully restored + ready to print! I hired a friend of a friend [who restored a similar press] to bring it back to its original condition [or at least as close as possible] -- gold foil painting and all!
We're keeping this guy at our home [while my other two presses are at the studio] -- I'll be playing + printing away during the holiday break and I can't wait!
Every year I love working on our holilday cards but things have been soo busy recently that I didn't get to put as much thought into them like I usually do. That being said, I'm happy with how this last minute idea turned out ... but my favorite part is definitely the picture : ) ...
I took the library card idea from my shop + personalized it with milestones from throughout the year. We clipped Ike's school picture to it and then ran off some simple mailing labels. And done! Can't believe Christmas is next week!
Its no secret that I LOVE Christmas. Its my favorite holiday + has been come that much more with Ike, our 4-year-old. I love the whole process of finding gifts, wrapping them + giving them. I usually go much more simple + monocromatic with our wrapping but this year I've been inspired by color ...
Its quite cheerful, especially on COLD days like today. How are you wrapping your gifts this year?
The very talented Maggie of Maggie Austin Cake has added cookies to her website - available for purchase but in limited editions. I don't think I could bring myself to eat one of these beauties but wouldn't it make a very lovely gift?