I don't think I've mentioned it on the blog yet, but my lovely and wonderful sister Abby is getting married in a couple of weeks. I'm making a lot of the decorations and will be creating an eight and a half foot dessert table, so my life is pretty much consumed by that right now. Some of those projects might be sneaking on to the blog here and there :)
Anyway, Abby had her first bridal shower a couple of weeks ago and while her big present will be revealed at another shower later next month, I still wanted to get her something special for this one.
I personally think that letterpress prints make lovely gifts. It might be TMI, but I actually find them quite sexy, lol. I stumbled across Amagram Press not too long ago and fell in love with their Dead Feminist Series, which is described as...
A series of collaborative, limited-edition letterpress broadsides created by Chandler O'Leary with Jessica Spring. Each broadside features a quote by a historical feminist, ties in with current political and social issues, and is letterpress printed from hand-drawn lettering and illustrations.
My sister and her fiance live in Florida and have a deep love of the ocean, so I thought this print fit them perfect. (You can see it larger here)
The thing about this series is that each print is only in production for a short period of time and when they're gone, they're gone. However they do offer oversized postcard reproduction prints - and at only $1.75 each, you can afford to put them all over your house!
But to fancy it up a bit, I matted it on some cardstock, stuck it in a clip frame, and glued some vintage crocheted trim around the edges. I think the entire project cost me about $7.00.
|"One tends to give one's fingers too little credit for their own good sense."|
Next on the list is to frame this one that I picked up for myself which I loooooooove. But it will have to wait until after the wedding.