Monday, December 28, 2009

Countdown: One week to go!

Greetings from rainy Brisbane! We're up here for holidays for a week, but of course, we've brought work with us (can't help ourselves). Still busily working on the new website (squee! So excited!), and new designs. Just down to the fiddly end of things now really. We're hoping to have everything working on the website by the end of the week, but there may be a couple of little things that need tweaking, as with any new thing.

Until then, have a fantastic New Year and I'll see you in 2010 for the relaunch of Poppy Letterpress!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Countdown: Two weeks to go!

I'm quite excited about our little countdown to big changes. What changes, you ask? Well I suppose I can reveal a little more...

In two weeks' time we will be RELAUNCHING Poppy Letterpress!

Our workload slowed down considerably since our darling little boy Kynan arrived 6 months ago now. Feeding routines, appointments, playtime and lack of sleep really does take up all of a parent's time. However, Ky should be starting daycare in January, which means we can come back to Poppy with a lot more energy!

Firstly, it's no secret that we've been working on a new website for quite some time now. What I can tell you is that it will be much bigger, cleaner, and have far more content. Our new pricing structure is what makes it the most exciting though. Lucky for me, Adrian is quite the whizz with websites and all things digital. I love watching him bring my design to life.

Secondly, in two weeks' time you'll be seeing some fab new designs from us. But you'll have to wait to hear more about that.

The countdown continues!

Christmas Cards

Today in the studio we're printing the family Christmas cards. Just a cute, simple design to send to all our family and friends. Maybe next year we'll run a set of cards to sell, but for this year, it's a family affair.

These are the plates for the first colour.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Sunflower inspirations

Nothing says Summer like a big sunflower. This huge flower brings me joy every time I look out my kitchen window since it opened yesterday. I'm also quite proud that I managed to not only grow something that flowers so spectacularly, but also beat the little beetles that were determined to eat the whole plant. This flower marks my victory :)

Of course I'll need to use it in a design now, won't I? Better get drawing!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Kloe & Julian

Recently we worked with Kloe and Julian on their fun 3-colour invitations and envelopes. Most designs that we work on are one or two colour, but I must say that extra third colour really gives a design a bit of 'oomph'.

We played with a few different concepts for Kloe and Julian, but this one really fit their vineyard garden wedding perfectly. The three colours matched three of the five bridesmaids' dresses and are so vibrant and happy. Yellow makes for such a fantastic accent colour and it really should be used more! The violet really stands out too, although the violet ink and I are NOT friends. I don't know what it is, but I always make such a mess with purple and violet. Good thing it's always such a beautifully vibrant colour in the end.

Monday, December 7, 2009


Today we're working on the calligraphy for Claire and Adam's wedding invitations. It's not something that we usually offer, but I'm always keen to give something new a go, and just love playing with ink and nibs.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Louise & Simon

Recently we worked on these cute and simple little DL invitations. Louise liked the hand-drawn look of the names, and we loved working freehand for a change!

These are a great example of how you can still have letterpress invitations for your wedding even if you're on a tight budget. Using just one ink colour doesn't have to be boring! In fact, the tactile nature of letterpress means it isn't always necessary to have a detailed design to make an impact.

Countdown: One month to go!

So yesterday marked exactly one month until a very exciting day for us in January. I can't tell you much more just yet, but stay tuned. The countdown has started!