A Few Of My Favorite Calligraphy Things


We have had our fair share of travels these days. Between partying in Vegas with Calligraphy friends, Disneyland with the kids and a Phoenix Calligraphy workshop I’m happy to be home. And I’m tired. One ...

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    1. Jody says:

      Thanks for the link to the Lettermate! I’ve ordered mine. Calligraphy and lettering is a hobby that is not so relaxing with my inability to write in a straight line!

    2. Love this! Thanks for sharing links to all of your favorite things. Love the idea of a template that can be used over and over for tons of envelopes. I may or may not be excited for Christmas cards this year… ;)

    Sewing Style: Sequins and Leather


    This top took me FOREVER to construct. I’ve known I’ve wanted to do this sweater since last winter and I discovered the glories of quilted knits. As the sweetest surprise, Lauren Dahl gifted me a couple ...

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    1. Alana says:

      so…how did you finally clean the top?! Absolutely love the jacket. Definitely worth it :)

    2. Nancy says:

      So fabulous! If you didn’t have the leather elbow patches, I should think that washing in the machine on “gentle” inside-out would be fine.

    3. Adrianna says:

      It looks fabulous, thanks so much for sharing Melissa! I’m so glad the racing stripe down the side happened – it adds SO much to the top! And congrats on that jacket! I remember when I found “the one”. It’s the only thing I’ve grabbed and taken straight to the register without checking the price :) And also the only leather jacket I’ll ever buy again. So fun when it works out!

    4. Wow! This top looks like so much work but it looks amazing! Great job!

      Jennifer Ashley

    5. Lauren says:

      You AND this top look amazing! So glad you found good use for the fabric. :)

    6. Nanvy says:

      This looks so so cool. I really like the sequin bead detail. It is an amazing bit of work!

    7. Alix says:

      Oh this turned out amazing!!! Bravo mel!

    8. Jessica says:

      It looks great. You did an amazing job on it!!

    9. phil says:

      this jacket reminds me so much of the NWOBHM …. really cool :-)

    Local Calligraphy Workshops Coming Soon!


    Hey y’all! I’ve been partying it up in the sort-of sunny Las Vegas this weekend with fellow calligraphers. It’s been a blast learning new techniques on gilding, style and color. I’ll be teaching this week ...

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    Sewing Style: Hawaiian Print Scout Tee Dress


    Last night I had a neighborhood meet-up of the artists in the area. I love our neighborhood. There are a surprising amount of creatives and artists. Many of them are young kids. It’s a thrill ...

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    1. Penny Doty says:

      Please tell her she did a beautiful job on her dress, and let her know not to stop there, please tell her to keep sewing, and thank you for taking time with the young and letting them spread there wings. Beautiful job for both of you.

    2. Katie says:

      Very creative and cool. I love the sleeves and split hem!

    3. JEn says:

      So so cool!! Also love the colorblocked sleeve, mistakes can work out so well sometimes!

    4. Jen says:

      How cute! I was wondering about a past post. I was trying to download the Easter print from last year and it keeps bringing up an error. Is that no longer available?

    Foodie: Salted Caramel Snickerdoodles

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    Before I go into specifics, I just have to say, I hate the color of my walls. They’ve been slowly driving me more and more bonkers the longer I’ve lived here. In photographs the walls ...

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    1. Megan says:

      I feel the same way about my wall color, but I’m renting so it isn’t really worth changing.

      These look awesome and I totally need to get some pearl sugar to attempt liege waffles, since our local waffle shop closed. Thanks for the extra incentive!

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