Ooh, baby, baby!

baby_congrats_4957I’m to the age where everyone around me seems to be having babies. A few weeks ago, I somehow I ended up taking charge of the décor for a friend’s baby shower (no idea how that happened…). I found the cutest marquis letters at Target, added in some Martha Stewart party decor and handmade bunting and flags. I also made a diaper cake—from scratch!

My etsy customers must be in the same life stage as I am, because recently I had a woman buy all the remaining “Holy Crap you made a tiny human” cards. At one of my wholesalers’ request, I reprinted them in pink and blue—for her shop and mine! I love these cards so much and I’m overjoyed to see them flying off the shelves.

holycrap_pink_blue_8725I finally got around to printing my icon congrats cards in light pink and blue as well—plus the gender-neutral yellow at the top of this post.

Don’t worry, though, we’ve got more than cards! Of course you should pick up an everlasting bouquet for the new mama, but what about a little art for when she gets home? I just love these ABC and 123 prints in a nursery!

ABC_ecru_P10 123_P35And of course, if you’re running behind or the baby was early, just grab one of these digital downloads, send it over to your local photo center and have a print in hand this afternoon!

All_Creatures_P30 loveliveshere_P33Sleep_under_the_Stars_P30 jetaime_P4 adventure_P30

Little Sapling Toys

Several months ago, I started doing some graphic design work for a company out of Eureka, CA called Little Sapling Toys. Nick and Kimber are a husband and wife team who create beautiful rattles, teething rings and toys for toddlers. All of their work is made from reclaimed or FSC Certified hardwood that has been shaped, sanded super smooth and some are finished with beeswax. If I had kids I would rather they chew on that than plastic or something covered in polyurethane. Their work is absolutely beautiful — works of art. Plus (WARNING: shameless self-promotion) they have a great logo! You can learn more about the company here, purchase their work here, and learn more about their family here.

Maple/Khaya wood rattle with curvy handle
Maple/Khaya wood rattle with curvy handle

Maple/Walnut wood stacking toy
Maple/Walnut wood stacking toy