The fruits (or, should we say blooms?) of our dried flower experiment! A great way, wethinks, to extend the useful life of flowers that have just reached their peak - or, just passed it. Tip: daffodils were by far the most delicate of all the flowers we dried - they flatten out easily and look lovely but required a bit more of a gentle touch when handling.
This snap is from a few weeks later, when our flowers had properly dried out. Here, a couple of carnations - they started out quite plump but time and a pile of heavy books took care of that!
A cheery little rainbow of baker's twine - or, butcher's twine as we gather it is sometimes called too! Sourced from: @papersource
Bookshelf find and design inspiration: Will Bradley’s “The American Chap-Book” series (ex July, 1905). We came across these fantastic little booklets while helping to clean out an old bookcase. Impressed by the range of colorful covers, we did a little digging on the interwebs and learned that Will Bradley was one of America’s preeminent early graphic designers.The chap-books were part of an advertising commission for American Type Founders.
Gearing up for fall projects, organizing tools and materials, including some crafty bits and bobs picked up while traveling - colorful remnants discovered in a fabric store on Madeira - and, a woodcut stamp uncovered in Dublin.