Friday, February 11, 2011

I've got a thing for typewriters

What do handmade vanilla sea salt caramels, pretty knickers and cross stitch all have in common? They are each featured in posts from the archives of Indie Fixx, a true lifestyle blog covering everything from growing your own food to the latest amazing new indie designers and crafters. Check it out! (You may just see a peak of this typewriter I drew for the archive header. Fun!)

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Logo love: Elements Event Design

Here's a look at a new logo--plus a little bundle of flowers--I designed for the super-talented Mandi Buckland's Element Event Design.

Mandi specializes in rustic, yet chic concept-driven events. She is big on craft and handmade elements and has such a creative mind. Here's a sprinking of photos to show what I mean -- I would love to attend one of these gorgeous events! 

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

If I knew your were comin'…

I'd a baked this cake…Doesn't it look scrumptious? It's upside-down pear gingerbread and it's the whole reason I bought my first cast iron skillet. I was hosting my family for a post-Christmas January get-together back in the late 90s and this was probably the very first cake I made on my own. It was perfect! People raved! It was moist and dark and perfectly spiced! And then I filed away the recipe for years. I delved deep into the files this past weekend and pulled it out to make for a friend's very un-Super Bowl Lasangathon party. I was really excited to recreate the wonder. Let me tell you: this time, meh. That's right. Big flop. Wah… so sad. Dry, not perfectly spiced… meh. So I decided not to share the recipe just yet. I know, such a tease! But, instead, I will share this other cake-related wonderment I saw for the first time last week (via Design*Sponge). I think you'll really like it even if you can't taste it.