Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Destination Dainty

Just the thing before that “just married” couple leaves on their honeymoon. This Vintage Hanky wedding garland is perfect for styling a wedding shower, a wedding reception, or even the bride’s room where she will get ready to go away with her groom just after they say “I do.”

The garland comes in all six Vintage Hanky color themes and can be personalized to say anything the bride would like. To order this or any of the other wedding them garland sets, go to my Etsy shop and request a custom order.

To add one more bit of decor to the beautiful wedding venue, choose to say Mr. and Mrs. (or bride and groom) to hang on the doors of the rooms where the bride and groom will await their ceremony.

Above is a chart showing each color option to choose from when adding a bit of dainty to the wedding decor.

Monday, October 14, 2013

A Dainty Hanky Wedding

Today celebrates my niece’s first wedding anniversary (congrats to you both). This is the niece who encouraged me to design wedding stationery (with the original Signature Fragrance invitation design, aka: Elijah & Megan invitations) and now, one year later I am having fun creating many wedding stationery sets and enjoying working with wonderful brides to be. 

Megan and Elijah’s wedding was a statement of simple elegance. (if you would like to see it, you can go here and experience the charm of that day). It was such a pleasure having the opportunity and now memories of working on their special day with them. Thank you, M & E!

Today I am sharing yet another wedding stationery set called Vintage Hanky Wedding. This collection is perfect for outdoor venues such as farm, orchard or field weddings . . . it is destination dainty, destination hanky, and destination fun. The collection has five color themes, all are floral, with the exception of this one being showcased today, called strawberry fields . . . forever . . . fun.

In keeping with the theme of vintage hankies, linens, and aprons I have given each of my wedding stationery pieces a motif that might have been an everyday part of your grandmother’s past, from the scalloped edges of her apron; the waves of vines on her tea towels; and the decorative shape of the hanky she surely carried in her gloved hands every Sunday morning.

If you are planning an outdoor wedding (or other event) and would like to bring back the simpler times of mid-century, mid-American style, I have just the dry goods for you. And to “preserve” one of your grandmother’s recipes of sweetness, you might even want to spread the love with some jams and jellies labeled with your own personal message for your wedding guests.

Below you will see a few samples of the aqua and yellow vintage hanky color set, and below that the five color sets for this collection, now available in my Etsy shop.

Image above shows color themes: Strawberry Set and Aqua and Yellow Set

Image above shows color themes for the Mint Set and Peach Set

Image above shows color themes for the Pink Set and Pink and Gray Set

Image above shows color themes for the Yellow Set and Yellow and Gray Set

Friday, August 30, 2013

Forever and Ever, Amen!

It has taken me forever and ever to finally get the first wedding collection design ready and available on my Etsy shop, but it is finally here! Amen, to that!

For a garden wedding, nature wedding, or vintage and rustic style wedding, this Signature Fragrance collection is a natural go-together with your signature day!

This collection is based on the wedding stationery I designed for my niece’s wedding last fall and it has become a favorite of many. Now it can be ordered under the collection name Signature Fragrance Wedding and it has all of the stationery pieces designed with this lovely, vintage floral style in mind. 

It comes with six color themes (and within each theme there are three additional color options). I’m sure there is something for every bride’s taste and style in this collection.

I have created a wedding sample and planning kit that can be purchased now through the Etsy shop. It comes with a generic wording sample of my signature-frame cut invitation and color coordinated A7 envelope, with return address label. Also in the kit are a thank you card, response/info card, save the date card, and a color chart to see exactly what color options are available, and how those colors will look printed. The samples will be a way for you to not only see, but feel the cut and style of these hand-crafted wedding stationery pieces. If you choose to buy the wedding kit, you can then apply that credit to an actual order, should you decide to purchase any of the Signature Fragrance wedding stationery on my Etsy site.

Above is a sample of what comes in the wedding sample and planning kit. This kit comes with a variety of color options so you can see different color choices. The photo above shows color options from these sets: Lichen & Slate, Pistachio & Chocolate, Butter & Charcoal, and Grass & Plum. To see the complete sample and planning kit you can go here to my Etsy shop.

Below are the six color themes as complete sets with each piece of wedding stationery available. Not only can you choose from many color options, you can choose to have thank you cards read “thank you” or be personalized with your names on the cards. You can choose to have envelope liners, and you can even choose to have rounded corners for the rectangular stationery pieces. (see all six sets below, and click on each image to enlarge for more detail)

Below is a sample of the save the date cards. Specific information can be found here.

Below is a sample of the invitations. Specific information can be found here.

Below is a sample of the response/info cards. Specific information can be found here.

Below is a sample of the thank you cards. Specific information can be found here.

I even have wedding garland that can be made to your specific wording. These pieces would also make great table numbers for your reception tables. Below is a sample of the wedding garland and the chart for choosing the garland color options. Specific information can be found here.

I will be adding the other wedding collections themes to my Etsy shop next week and will share those collections with you soon. They are Beau Nouveau, Floral Fields, Floral Chalkboard, and a new one I haven’t even shared on my blog or Facebook page yet, but a favorite of mine ~Vintage Hanky wedding collection.

The good news is, you won’t have to wait forever and ever to see these collection arrive on my Etsy site! And to that we can all say ~ Amen!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Love and Marriage . . .

June is often thought of as the month for weddings. Though June is quickly fading into the month of July it is in fact a month of weddings, or the beginning of weddings for the Sheri McCulley Studio. I will soon be making available a series of unique design themes for wedding stationery that can be ordered and purchased through my Etsy shop.

I have had a number of requests for a wedding invitation I enjoyed working on with my niece, Megan, for her wedding last fall. It was personal, unique, and fit the lovely natural and intimate theme of Megan and Elijah’s special event.

Their wedding is being featured today on the wonderful Wedding Chick’s wedding blog and I hope you will take a trip to the site to view their darling and very personal style that they hand designed, hand picked, and hand made for their special outdoor wedding. The photography for their wedding was shot by the wonderful and amazing Leekers photography. They captured each moment of the day just as we know Megan and Elijah in their signature style. The lovely photo of Megan in her wedding dress holding the invitation is from the Leekers portfolio, and I thank them for the use of it. Please visit their site if you are looking for that personal touch to capture your special event forever.

I am now creating color variations for this Signature Fragrance wedding collection, and there will be many to pick from to make the stationery set as personal as your wedding day. The photo above is fresh off the press and ready for a bridal shower for yet another Megan. I have an idea you will find the colors of your choice when you see the complete set, along with save the date, response cards and personalized thank you cards. Below is a sneak peek of the colors and options for this Signature Fragrance theme. Your wedding day is your personal signature and I want your wedding stationery to have that same signature style personalized just for you.

In addition I will be adding new collections frequently. The photo below is one of many color options that will be available for the collection Beau Nouveau. A timely collection to appeal to an era gone by, but not forgotten. This theme steps back in time a century ago while maintaining its current style for today’s look. This is where vintage and modern go together like . . . love and marriage!

I plan to have the Etsy shop available before this “wedding month” has come to a close for brides to place their orders. In the meantime I encourage you to enjoy a visit to the Leekers and Wedding Chicks sites to get a close up view of this lovely wedding of my niece and nephew-in-law and experience the joy we all shared on their wedding day. Who knows, it might just make you want to say “I do” or even “renew” with the one you love. Here is the link to my Etsy shop of the wedding stationery sets available. Sheri McCulley Studio Shop on Etsy!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Cruiser Blvd. Drawstring Backpack

Hello, Brooke here from SillyMamaQuilts with another project using Cruiser Blvd fabric. This time making a drawstring backpack for that adorable little boy who wants to carry his treasures. Before sharing this project, I wanted to credit Katy Jones of I’m A Ginger Monkey. I used her tutorial as a starting point for this project.
I selected these fabrics for my bag. You need a piece for outside, inside and accent.
Cut for lining and outside a piece 15 inches by width of fabric. Trim off selvages. Cut one 2.5 inch strip for accent full width of fabric.
With right sides together using ¼ inch seam allowance, sew the sides of both outside and lining. In the lining leave an opening for turning on one of the side seams.
Cut 2 pieces 14.5 inches long of accent to make casing. Finish the ends by folding in ¼ inch twice and top stitch. With wrong sides together, press in half lengthwise. Turn outside of bag right side out. Sew a casing to each side of the outside bag along top edge.
With right sides together, place the outside bag inside the lining and pin, sew along the entire top edge.
Turn right side out by pulling unit through the lining opening. Sew the lining closed with a narrow seam.
Mark on outside about 1.5 inches in from corner for grommet. Practice with grommets first!
Thread cording - I used a 2 yard piece for each side.
View of the inside . . .
Hope your little boy enjoys this fun drawstring backpack. Enjoy and Happy Sewing!