Modern Tiki Wedding at the SmogShoppe

Modern Tiki Wedding at the SmogShoppe

When it came time to plan our wedding, there was no doubt about one thing: it was going to be tiki-themed. Once we started crunching numbers, we quickly realized that it was also going to have to be as DIY as possible. Since we're both creative people, we embraced our big day as one giant design challenge. In the end, everything came together in one fun, tropical-filled event that we were happy to share with our closest friends and family members. Now, we can't wait to share it with you - check it out! 

Read More

10 Tips to Help Creatives & Small Businesses Grow an Instagram Following

10 Tips to Help Creatives & Small Businesses Grow an Instagram Following

Instagram can be a great tool for small businesses & creatives because it really helps with getting your work out there and attracting a following (and even better, a growing community of friends).  While I wouldn't necessarily call myself an Instagram expert, I have been doing a lot of research on this topic lately.  So far, some small changes have really helped my account (based on my numbers, at least), so I figured I'd share.  If you're trying to take your Instagram account to the next level, keep some of these tips in mind...

Read More

100-Day Project: Time to Make!

100-Day Project: Time to Make!

My friend (and studio neighbor) Sacha Baumann just posted the Ella Luna: 100-Day Project up on her studio's Facebook page and it looks great!  It starts April 6 and end July 14 and encourages creatives to make one thing a day and post about it for each and every one of those 100 days... 

Read More

Textile & Sewing Resources for Beginners

Textile & Sewing Resources for Beginners

Lately I've been getting my feet wet in the world of sewing.  For quite some time I've had some creative projects I've wanted to pursue (and perhaps sell!) and I've finally had time to explore my options and learn some new skills.  Some great things I've discovered (so far)...

Read More