Tuesday, September 29, 2009

cowboy-themed baby shower

A few weeks ago I posted about the super cute invitations that one of my favorite customers, Heather, made by sewing fabric buggies onto some plain invites I printed for her. Today she posted pictures from the shower, including these sarah + abraham party favor stickers.

If you're planning on throwing a baby shower any time soon, even if it's not cowboy-themed, be sure to check out Heather's post - it's truly inspiring!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

summer knobloch photography

I've been a big fan of photographer Summer Knobloch ever since I came across her website and blog last year. She had me right away when I read this on her website:
"fun. fresh. emotional. real.

These are the words my clients use to describe my style. No studio lights, no fake furniture or backdrops. I want to capture who your child really is... missing front tooth, messy hair, or ice cream covered mouth... your child will only be this age once. Capture them. Not just their outside appearance, or a forced smile. Capture their spirit. I'll do that for you. It's what I do. It's what I love."
I knew this was exactly who I wanted to take portraits of my family! And last week I finally had the great pleasure of not only meeting Summer but also having a really fun, relaxed photo session. My children never cooperate for pictures, but they absolutely adored Summer and are still talking about how much fun it was. Summer posted a sneak peek of our family portraits on her blog, and I couldn't believe how well they turned out!

Summer also took some pictures of just me so I could finally have a professional photograph to add to the "about" page on my website. Having my picture taken by myself is not at all comfortable for me, but again, Summer was great, and I'm so glad to finally have a picture on that page!

Friday, September 18, 2009

personalized Christmas stationery, stickers, etc.

For the past couple of weeks I've been busy working with Shoshanna from Aeolidia on a website redesign and posting Christmas items, and I'm thrilled to report that I'm finally done with both! The new website design went live tonight, and I now have all of my Christmas items on both my website and Etsy.

I know, it's only September and seems a little early to be thinking about Christmas, but I've gotten several emails from customers already asking when my Christmas items will be available, and there was so much to do, I didn't want to put it off.

I'm thrilled with the new website design (a LOT more pictures on the homepage and a better visual representation of what sarah + abraham offers), and I love how colorful my Christmas product pictures are when you see them all together.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

nurseries featuring sarah + abraham personalized art prints

Another one of my super talented and creative customers, Holly of Holly Mathis Interiors, recently shared some pictures of two gorgeous nurseries that she decorated, one for a client (above), and one for her new baby boy (below).
Even if these nurseries didn't include sarah + abraham prints they would still be fun to look at, but seeing those above the cribs is such a treat for me!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

baby shower invites with fabric buggies

Last week Heather (who I've previously mentioned for her Hawaiian Luau, Horton Hears a Who party and bug-themed party) asked me to print some baby shower invitations with enough blank space for her to sew on fabric buggies... I LOVE how they turned out! Seeing these totally makes me want to start offering stationery items with fabric details, but I already have too much on my plate and really need to stay focused. But maybe it's something to think about for next year.