bridal shower invites

So, speaking of bridal showers, a few weeks ago I put together these bridal shower invitations – the shower is in a few weeks and for a very dear family friend whose wedding is at my parents’ house this fall (excuse the for-privacy-blurring.)

My favorite part is the background on the invite, which I got by scanning a vintage lace doily and turning it into a vector image, than lightening it and laying it behind the text. I think this would be really gorgeous if letterpressed.

Considering it was a rush job (three days from designing to mailing,) I’m pretty happy with how they turned out. Girly but not too saccharine. Also – nice of the post office to hand-cancel the envelopes, even though I just dropped them in a mailbox.

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the bar cart got a new look today (see previous incarnations here and here):

also, check out that stack of fabric – that’s only part of the stash I picked up from Purl Patchwork when I was in New York. (Yes, I flew in with an empty suitcase.) And no, it’s not all for me, in a few weeks I should be able to share the project most of it’s going towards.