Monday, September 27, 2010

True Love!

Look at this beauty!
Lauren, from Blue Eye Brown Eye, came to the studio to get us started!

We have fallen in love.  Our new Kelsey Excelsior press arrived last week, and we have had butterflies in our stomachs ever since!
Here's Brian, our designated handyman, who tinkered with the rollers for quite sometime


Cheers to Monday and a full week of pressing!

  More to come,
~Kara and crew

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

What to do in Fort Worth: September

The end of September is a weird time.  It's not October when most of the major fall events start; and it's not summer anymore when you can spend the afternoons/evenings by the pool.  But just because the summer is over and fall hasn't quite kicked in yet- doesn't mean there aren't things do around Fort Worth this month!

Go see the Maya and Mythic Sea exhibition at the Kimbell Art Museum.  It's the special event running from August 29, 2010 to January 2, 2011, featuring stone monuments and hieroglyphs, exquisite painted pottery vessels, and a lavish assortment of precious goods crafted from jade, gold, and turquoise.  Also at the Kimbell Art Museum, starting tomorrow, Michelangelo's First Painting: The Torment of Saint Anthony will become a permanent resident. 

Right next door at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents "Vernon Fisher: K-Mart Conceptualism."  This is a survey of the artist's entire career to date, incorporating paintings, sculptures, and installations from the late 1970s to the present, from both public and private collections in the United States and Europe.  This runs from September 25, 2010 to January 2, 2010

Looking for something to do downtown?  Every Wednesday through December 29th head to  Scat Lounge to hear Adonis Rose perform.  

For one special night, the Concert on the Square presented by KXT 91.7 will  be at the 8.0 Restaurant and Bar on Sundance Square September 23rd. It will feature an exciting slate of national acts as well as up-and-coming local and regional artists.   Tickets are $8 for KERA/KXT 91.7 members, $10 for non-members and can be purchased online at

Be sure to make time for one of Fort Worth's longest running shows: Four Day Weekend Improve Comedy until December 11th.

Running from September 17th until October 30th is the annual Hangman's House of Horrors.  It is featured annually on the Travel Channel’s “America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions.” In its 22nd season, Hangman’s proudly donates all net proceeds to local charities.

During the weekend of September 30th to October 2nd, Christmas in Cowtown Holiday Gift Market, put on by the Junior League of Fort Worth. Christmas in Cowtown Holiday Gift Market is a juried show of over 130 exhibitors where merchants from across the country represent a wide range of product categories from home d├ęcor to jewelry.  Admission is $10.  A three day shopping pass can be purchased for $15 and there is no charge for children under 5.

For more September information and events, see City of Fort Worth calendar of events.  Plan some time out with the family before it gets too cold!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

2010 Fall Trends

September generally marks the change from the hot summer months of lounging by the pool to the cooler transition to fall. Along with the (slight) change of weather and schedule (back to school) come the 2010 fall fashion trends. According to Fashion's Night Out in Fort Worth and Refinery29, the fall trends and colors are as followed:

Fur: Whether it's faux or real, fur will be the hottest trend this fall. Vests, shawls, boots, purses, and coats are among the top furriest must haves.

Chunky Sweaters: These sweaters paired with a belt around the waist will make any outfit complete.

Leggings: A repeating trend this year from the previous year. Wear them with boots, heels or flats for either a casual look or an evening out.

Structured handbags: Purses with bold shapes and bold colors will match just about anything.

Feathers: Another repeating trend from the spring/summer. Wear them on a purse, headband, or necklace for added texture.

Layers: Layer a blouse with a vest and add a scarf with a pair of leggings. This is especially great when dealing with the Texas weather  - layers are easily removed and added according to time of day and temperature.

Pearls: They have always been a big part of fashion, but this year they are at the top of the list.

Fall Colors

     Green/Mixed Olives: Wearing several shades of the same color will bring a kick to your outfit. All shades of olive greens, browns, and fatigues will add a surprise military impact for the fall season.

     Camel/Beige: Neutral is the new black. Spice up a neutral outfit with bold colored accessories.

     Gold/Metallic: It's never too early nor too late for something gold, silver, or metallic - it can make any outfit exciting.

     Leopard: Summer's top safari trend is making its way into fall. Leopard print scarves, shoes, purses, and coats will make a big statement and show off your fun side.
Rich Purple: Gem tones reigned supreme for fall 2010, but it's the deep purples and plum colors that lit up the fall runways.

Add these trends, textures and colors to your wardrobe and you are sure to accent any outfit from day to night. If you're a little less on the trendy side, stick with smaller accessories like a piece of jewelery, a purse, or a pair of shoes. For more trends and how to wear them, check out our sources at and

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Happiness by way of snail mail

It is so fun to see a completed product arrive in the mail.  We designed this birth announcement back in June, but just received it yesterday!  Two-color letterpress printed on bamboo, classic and sweet.  Thanks Martin family for trusting us to announce your precious son!
What a little nugget!
Sweet and classy

Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day Fun!

The first Labor Day in the United States was observed on September 5, 1882 in New York City, by the Central Labor Union of New York, the nation's first integrated major trade union. Traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer. The holiday is often regarded as a day of rest and parties. It also marks the beginning of the NFL and college football seasons!

We have to admit that we are doing some work today . . . but only because we love what we do so much that it can't really be called "labor!" :) Hope everyone is having an amazing day with family and friends. No laboring allowed!