In the shop: Shanna Murray Illustrated Decals

Shanna Murray's beautiful decals are perfectly at home in almost any setting. The chalkboard is particularly awesome in the kitchen or office.  I first met Shanna during the second storie indie market and we became fast friends. When we opened the shop, Shanna was one of the first people I called and I am so happy to carry her work!

Another month

It's just about calendar time. Every year we produce a letterpress-printed calendar and this year we made a few! The 2012 Cross Stitch calendar was designed by our dear friend Abbey of Aesthetic Outburst. Abbey is wickedly talented and we are in love with the result of the calendar.

Our second calendar is a Perpetual calendar. There are no days of the week listed so this is perfect for listing birthdays and anniversaries and using it every year! I have been wanting to make a perpetual calendar for about four years now and it finally happened. We also have a tear-away calendar available in two colorways. 

DISCOUNT ::: To celebrate the grand opening of the shop and the changing seasons, we're offering 15% off all orders placed by November 30th. Use code 'CONGRATS' at checkout.

In the shop: Blackbird Letterpress

We first met Kathryn of Blackbird Letterpress at the National Stationery Show a few years ago. We immediately became friends (how couldn't we!), not to mention we fell in love with her work! These die-cut cards are perfect for just about any occasion but you might want to pick up two of them and keep one for yourself :)

In the shop: Yellow Owl Workshop

Over the next few weeks I'll share with you some of the lines we carry in the new retail space. They're all so great and I'm thrilled we are carrying them!

First up is Yellow Owl Workshop. Their line of stamps is completely adorable and perfect for holiday gift giving. Actually, they're perfect for any time of the year!

*All images by Yellow Owl Workshop


Murmuration from Sophie Windsor Clive on Vimeo.

My friend Lizz posted this last night and I couldn't stop thinking about it. It's such an amazing occurrence. I had something similar happen a few years ago when I was on campus. Thousands of birds flew overhead and the sky grew dark. It was so incredible.

We're been keeping a low profile since the shop opening. It was such a huge success and thank you so much to everyone who made it out and sent well wishes. I promise to post pictures soon!

Tomorrow is the big day!

I've got butterflies as I write this...our Grand Opening is tomorrow! We've spent the last month really pulling the new retail space together and I am so excited and nervous for the official grand opening. The last week in particular has been nuts. We've painted the space, packaged inventory, priced the merchandise, found a vintage cash register, hung posters and moved in another new press. We've also been juggling our current printing schedule, meeting with new clients, shipping orders and teaching. We couldn't have done it without help from our amazing friends and awesome intern! Thank you all so much!!

Without further ado, here's the plan for the weekend:

Friday, November 4th, 6-10pm
First Friday opening party.
Check out the new space and paintings by Jim DeLucia in our Work in Progress Gallery. We'll also have a super cool DJ to keep it lively.

Saturday, November 5th, noon-5pm
Studio tours, hands-on printing (pull your own print on our letterpress and take it home), delicious snacks by Fig and Purl.

**Also, I have to say that the response from people in the community, especially when I was hanging posters, has been amazing. You other shop owners in Rochester are amazing and so supportive. We are SO lucky to live in such an awesome city!

Starting to look organized

Alright, the new space is really starting to look good. We painted a ton this weekend and have gotten a lot of organization done. I can't believe the shop opens in just a few days!!! We might be able to sleep after this :) Sorry for the cell phone pics, that all I have time for lately!