RoundUp: Valentine’s Day Gifts, Ideas + Stuff.

World’s Smallest Postal Service.
Here’s how it works: You write a letter and I transcribe it onto tiny stationary (1 x 1.5 inches) with a magical transcription device. It then goes into a tiny envelope which gets addressed, stamped, and sealed with a miniscule wax seal with your initial on it. The letter then goes into a see-through folded coin case and is packaged up with a magnifying glass in a larger glassine envelope, finished off with a large “World’s Smallest Letter” wax seal. It is then put in a sturdy mailer for shipping.

Two of a Kind. (via Josh Spear)
Many rings have been exchanged that symbolize a bond between two people… but few come close to the Two of the Kind ring in the romance department. Delivered in one piece, it’s meant to be broken by you and a loved one into two, perfectly matched rings. That way, when together, you really do “complete each other”.

Nice Dream Pink 1/2 Pint Mug. (via Ill Seen, Ill Said)

Love Letters. (via poppytalk)

La La Love You poster. (via perfectbound)
“All I’m sayin’ pretty baby…” This 11″ w by 17″ h poster features a lyric from everybody’s favorite indie-surf mutants, the Pixies. Light aqua blue with magenta and white type and a cute little heart on the bottom.

Kiddie Valentines.

Heart-shaped paper clips.
A piece-of-cake Valentine project: bend regular paper clips into little heart shapes.

Get in here.

Custom Silver Bracelet.
Go ahead – say something sweet in sterling silver. Our custom bracelets are expertly cast and hand-stamped with your message.


Roundup: Valentines.

I waited. And then waited some more. And now that February is here I’ve officially jumped on the V-Day bandwagon.

Is it a Hallmark holiday? Yes.
Does it make singles feel crappy? Yes.
Is there tons of cute stuff everywhere? Yes.

This year that last one won out. Take a look at all the pretties out there!


Round Up: Super Bowl Treats.

It’s safe to say that I’m one of the biggest Steelers’ fans in Oklahoma. And come Sunday I’ll be making a fool out of myself – sporting my Jerome Bettis #36 jersey and Terrible Towel of course – at my friend B’s Super Bowl party. But we all know attire is only half the battle, the food is equally important. That’s why I’ve rounded up five of my favorite go-to game day eats. Take a look-see…



Round Up: Gift Tags.


Roundup: 2009 Calendars Part 4.

I’ll be the first to admit that with FOUR Calendar Roundups, things have gotten a tad bit out of control. But there are so, so many good ones floating about that I can’t resist the urge to share and pass on the goodness!

frankie. With pretty pictures from artists like Beci Orpin, Kat Macleod, Lilly Piri and Catherine Campbell, it’s an exclusive, large-format, 12-month calendar, ring-bound and printed on beautiful art paper.

ilee letterpress and silkscreen calendar. Desk calendar includes 12 monthly cards with one extra year-at a-glance card and it comes in a clear jewel case stand. 10% of the sales will be donated to two non-profit organizations called “Specialized Options for Disabled Adults” and to an orphanage in Thailand.

Yellena. This is a wall calendar featuring 12 of my original drawings. It’s printed on heavy-weight matte paper and tied together with a cute blue ribbon, which makes it easy to hang.

black pearl press. This year i am happy to offer a letterpress calendar designed entirely from simple shapes cut from construction paper. Measuring 3.25 x 6″, the sets are looped with an imported green cotton ribbon for hanging and packaged in a letterpress printed reusable cotton pouch.

happify. This set of twelve cards is offset printed in a rich chocolate brown on an extra-thick cream cardstock (5″x7″). On the reverse side there’s space for writing a note and sending them off as postcards to friends, family, or just those people who need a little more happiness in their lives.

seesaw designs. Letterpress calendar with space to write in all those important appointments and special days.

Becca Heuer. This 4-page seasonal calendar was hand-printed with love on a Vandercook press. It is bound by means of Japanese bindery and perforated at the top for an easy way to tear off sheets as seasons change.


Round Up: Christmas Cards.

I was trying to hold off on this Christmas Card Round Up for as long as possible because I keep seeing more fantastic designs each and every day. But I thought I’d better get it posted before everyone’s cards have already been stamped and sent! Well what are you waiting for? Take a look!


Round Up: Advent Calendars.

I’m running a few days (plus shipping time!) late with my Advent Calendar Round Up. But surely there are some slackers like me out there who don’t mind a late start. Or, who knows, maybe some of you pre-planners are already thinking about next year!

Tower Advent Calendar.
This Christmas calendar holds a 24 boxed large tower with the ability to have a gift every day until the Christmas Eve.

DIY Candy Advent Calendar from Alpha Mom. (via Design*Sponge)
I attached the cups with brads in a grid-like pattern to a piece of decorative paper, then glued the paper to cardboard. I set the board on a table and filled all the cups with candy. Then I carefully sealed each one by painting glue around the rim and gently placing a piece of number-stamped tissue paper on top of each cup.

Chocolate Truffles Advent Calendar.
Twenty-four truffles lead up to a very decadent Christmas. Their accompanying wishes, such as “Peace,” “Hope” and “Compassion” keep the holiday spirit alive. Handcrafted in 12 distinctive flavors, including Italia Espresso, Pear Brandy, French Silk and Conquistador Hazelnut.

Advent Calendar Cabinet.
Hide a surprise like chocolate or an ornament behind each hinged door, so that every day of Advent guests have something new to find. Crafted of wood composites and painted with colorful symbols of the season.

DIY Envelope Advent Calendar from Design*Sponge + d.Sharp.
Starting on the first of December, each numbered envelope will hold a small treat or a note describing a holiday activity for the day, like going to get a tree or making candy encrusted graham cracker houses.

Literary Advent Calendar. (via Black*Eiffel)

Amsterdam Advent Calendar. (via Black*Eiffel)
Windows and doors are numbered 1-25, and reveal a tiny symbol of Christmas behind each one.

PS: If you’d like to check out a few more here’s 2007’s Advent Calendar Round Up!


Roundup: 2009 Calendars Part 3.

I had absolutely NO intention of doing three installments of the 2009 Calendar Roundup. There are just so many great calendar designs out there for this coming year, that I couldn’t bear to leave any out!

2009 Desk Calendar from Jennifer Squires Productions. This calendar is a combination of 12 black and white and colour photographs. All images are custom printed by a professional photo lab on Fuji Crystal Archive paper and presented in a clear plastic jewel case that folds back to sit atop a desk or shelf. 2009 Calendar. Calendar of artwork from 13 artists whose work has appeared on the website

Bird wall calendar from The Yvestown Shop. Calendar measures 36.5 x 26 cm. NOTE: This is only my favorite calendar from TYS – check all the other wall and desk calendars available!

Inkless Letterpress tufted calendar. We’ve taken our 10″ x 10″ letterpress paper tile, and made it into an elegant little calendar. Each month is perforated, and simply tears off to reveal the one that follows. The paper tile has been mounted to acid-free foam board, so it’s sturdy enough to stand on a small easel, or hang on the wall. Each calendar comes with removable adhesive squares for hanging.

2009 printable PDF calendar from Narchi Screenprints. Print a whole year on only 3 pieces of paper! Calendar measures 4 x 4.”

Seeing Eye Calendar from Numbered Type. Forget near and far, the time has come to be now-sighted. Sundays are red, the rest are black – a minor detail. Test your vision but keep in mind these days are numbered.

Limited Edition Thyme Calendar from Nora Whynot. Rich in legend and folklore, each month depicts an unusual use of the herb thyme, from Egyptian embalming to ancient Greek honey collecting. The calendar comes with an introduction explaining each month’s image, eg January – If you plan on sailing the seven seas, take a tip from ancient mariners and wear a sprig of thyme around your neck for protection against sea monsters. Limited to only 100 calendars, each comes with a signed, numbered and dated Stamp of Authenticity on the back. Measures 7.9 x 5.7.”


Roundup: 2009 Calendars Part 2.

2009 Calendar from Linda & Harriet. The entire calendar is hand-lettered. 4.5 x 9″ letterpressed calendar. Hole-drilled at top, tied with a double-faced gold satin ribbon for hanging.

Wall- mounted Calendar by Debi van Zyl. High-quality print with hand-cut holes and handmade wood bracket with dowels on which to hang each month. The calendar comes with small nails and pre-drilled holes. 8-1/2 x 8-/12″. Limited edition of 25.

Hand-illustrated kitchen wall calendar from Laurie Coyle Designs. 4.25″x 11″, perfect for a small space, a kitchen, an office or perhaps by the front door.

Dandelion calendar from Hello Handmade Paperie. Shanna’s dandelions and Betsy’s calligraphy adorn this simple but elegant piece. Calendar measures 10.25 x 15.2″ and is ash colored cover weight, 100% post-consumer recycled, chlorine-free paper from The Green Paper Company. Water soluble inks. {Please note that hanger is sold separately!}

Letterpress calendar with ribbon from Delphine Press. Comes hole punched with a grosgrain ribbon. Letterpressed with eco-friendly, soy-based inks on thick and luxurious 100% cotton paper.

Moroccan Calendar by Anemone Letterpress. A labor of love, each calendar represents 3 passes through the press for accurate printing and can also be repurposed into a print at the end of each cycle. Measures 7.5 x 11″.

Cats Let Nothing Darken Their Roar calendar by Noa Bembibre. Printed in four colors on matte paper and measuring 24 X 34 cm. Comes with signature ribbon binding.

story by mia’s animal calendar. 8.5 X 5″ round corners and printed on 80 lb natural-white quality papers. A unique eggshell texture that’s sure to impress and arrives with a satin ribbon.

Satsuma Press calendar. Every page of the 2009 calendar is run, by hand and with care, through the press between 2 and 5 times each. They are printed on 100% cotton paper that takes a beautiful letterpress impression. The calendars measure 6.5 x 11″.

Mreike Auer prints calendar. Six 5 x 7″ sheets, double-sided, laminated with leather band.

Deluxe wall calendar by SusyJack. 12″ tall, thick cover-weight pages with new, abstract illustrations, organic patterns and bright, gorgeous colors… on 100% recycled paper, as always! A spirited piece of wall art to keep you organized and inspired the whole year through. Months can easily be separated and hung in a row, for more colorful wall coverage.

Handmade rubber stamped desk calendar by Natsumi Nishizumi. The calendar is printed on one-sided uncoated paper. Calendar case size: 3.85 x 3.82″ Calendar insert size: 3.7 x 3.54″.


Roundup: 2009 Calendars.

I get so, so excited about new calendar designs. Every year the designs seem to be taken to the next level and last year’s calendars are trumped. This year is no exception, so enjoy the 2009 Calendar Roundup!

Eco-Chic Desk Calendar by Cat Seto. Printed on 100% recycled paper this monthly calendar features a wood block stand made from reclaimed lumber. At the end of the year send your used pages back and Cat Seto will recycle them and send you a coupon for refill pages!

Letterpress printed calendar from Egg Press. 4 elegant designs on 8 1/2″ x 11″ thick cotton pages, one for each season.

Offset printed 2009 calendar from Egg Press. 12 colorful pages, printed front and back with jewel case stand included. Printed in Portland, Oregon, on recycled content paper with soy inks. Each page 4 5/8″ x 5 3/8″.

Large 2009 calendar from Jess Gonacha. The calendar features a different hand-drawn pattern for each month, as well as hand-drawn lettering, and is printed on smooth, recycled cover stock. This calendar measures 8.5 x 14″.

2009 Tea Towel wall calendar from Cicada Studio. Made of 55% linen/45% cotton, this towel will serve you years of purpose past 2009. With each washing, it gets more supple and soft and makes a good drying towel. Dimensions are 16×22 inches. Comes with wooden hanging rod and strung with baker’s twine.

2009 Pink Letterpress calendars from YeeHaw.You get twk calendars, 1 Punk Gal design and 1 Cupcakes design, letterpress printed on white card stock with 12-month tear away calendar. Calendar and pages are printed on 100% recycled paper from a family owned green USA paper mill. Mini calendar is 4-3/4″x8″, pin it up or hold up with a magnet.

2009 calendar from Turtle Papers. 12 monthly cards printed on matte heavy card stock, nice and tied with yarn. 4″ w x 10″ h.

2009 calendar from Ink & Paper. Wire bound with white stand-calendar includes 12 pages plus cover. Calendar pages measure 6” x 6”, include holidays and observances, and space for your notes.

Miriam Bereson 2009 Yearly Planner. Complete with marked weekends!

2009 calendar from seventy and sunny. Printed on 80lb recycled white paper and tied together with a pretty brown gingham ribbon. 5″ x 8″ with rounded corners.

2009 Calendar Postcards from Decoylab. Each month you will receive a monthly postcard calendar in your mailbox throughout the year 2009. Postcard has a monthly calendar on one side and an image on the other. Every month a card is designed, printed and sent. Postcard is 4″x6″ with Spot gloss coating.

2009 desk calendar from sugar paper. Letterpress printed in black ink on beautifully di-cut, double-thick stock. each box includes 12 cards – one for each month – and is paired with a silver stand for desk top display.

2009 calendar from OrangeBeautiful. Perfect bound & drilled w/ a 3/16″ hole, perfect for hanging on a wall in your home or office. Each page has (2) perforations for separating into thirteen 5×7″ art prints – one for each month plus 2009! Calendar measures 5×9.5″ and separated art prints 5×7″.

2009 wallpaper calendar from with wallpaper. Featuring an original design, this caledndar comes folded like a notebook and bound with a ribbon, and opens to be used as a wall calender. One month to a page. There is also a space on the side of each month to write important dates and appointments. Measures 5.5 x 7.7″ closed, 7.7 x 11″ open.

Recycled calendar from bubbo. This wall calendar measures 3.5 x 8.5″, is made of 100% recycled fiber and perforated and bound with recycled paper rope. Contains 12 sheets and cover made of brown kraft.

Collecting 2009 wall calendar by Kris’s Color Stripes. All 12 pages are inkjet prints of original aquarelle paintings. Calendar measures 11×8.5″.

2009 Letterpress wall calendar collaboration from Ink + Wit and Pistachio Press. The size of the calendar is 4.25″ wide by 11″ tall. Each limited edition piece is hand printed on a Vandercook printing press.

2009 desktop calendar from InkSpot Workshop. You get 12 whimsical designs, all printed on bright white, thick linen textured cardstock. Calendar measures approx 4.75″ w x 5.5″ h and comes tied with a 1/4″ satin ribbon.