| I’m Glad

This summer has been hard on Ivy—her best friend moved to Texas. She has been working hard on lots of projects to send that way (most of them oversized and 3-D, so Cam, prepare to fill that ranchhouse with some fancy pieces from a bonified Brooklyn artiste.) This one was nice and envelope sized, and I was so smitten with her colorful typography I scanned and printed a few more out. (I kind of want to gold foil some!) We thought it would be fun to send these to friends while we skipped town ourselves for a few weeks. I had a stack of friendship bracelets I had picked up in Mexico which made the perfect accent.

Ivy is a more of a fine artist and was pretty horrified by the idea of mass producing her art—she wanted to handwrite and customize each card.  After a hearty debate, she acquiesced to custom signatures, and I love the little logo she came up with.  While I was trying to configure some complicated hole punched/sewn-in/looped through approach for attaching the bracelets, Ivy smacked some tape around the back. Simple and perfect.  Oliver woke up just in time to slobber some envelopes closed, so it was a real team effort.  In conclusion, to anyone reading: I’m glad we are friends!

 

| Vintage Kids Magazines

Last summer on a trip to Maine we stumbled upon a gem of a thrift store where I found stacks of these vintage “Children’s Activities” magazines from 1940. It literally makes my teeth hurt that I didn’t buy them all. (Does this phenomenon affect anyone else? Deep regret=dental discomfort?) But luckily I did buy two, and every page is a treat.

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