Archive for the ‘In the Studio’ Category
Have you guys seen the Glitter Guide feature on Amanda Dawbarn of 100 Layer Cake that went up this week? I had the pleasure of contributing with some of the styling which was easy peasy because Amanda has so many amazing pieces in her home. I had also been wanting to work with the photographer Jessie Webster for sometime, so it was a great surprise to find out she was going to be shooting it.
Amanda and I met last year and became fast friends. When answering “how do you sparkle?” in the interview she replies “by encouraging and inspiring others to find what they are meant to do”, and Lord knows that in just the last year, while swapping stories, doing some heavy crafting, and getting lost in parking garages together, she has done exactly that for me. So, go check out the entire Glitter Guide feature and get to know 1 of the 3 ladies behind 100 Layer Cake a little better.
I could not be more excited to share a few of my favorite photos from the Fancy Paws event I was a part of a couple of weeks ago.
I have to say, any day spent styling up and playing with a bunch of puppy dogs is going to be a good day. However, add in Sarah Yates, the rest of the Birds of a Feather ladies, the fact that we were raising money for NKLA (an organization I am happy to support), I got to see some of you guys, and it was almost too good to be true.
How cute are these faces? It is just too much.
Oh and of course I had to get my little darlings Pikku & Cracker in on the action…
Make sure to check out Sarah Yates’ blog, A house in the Hills, and the Birds of a Feather’s blog for more photos from the day. You can also read more about Fancy Paws here. Also, a big thank you goes out to the Forge for sponsoring.
If you attended the event and want to share your dog’s images on instagram or twitter hash tag them #fancypawsevent… and let us know so everyone can see more of the pretty pup pics!
This weekend was our first Fancy Paws Event. We set up shop in The Forge Studio, raised money for NKLA, and had a blast doing it. A big thanks to everyone that came out for it… it was so nice to hear so many great rescue stories and meet some great people. I can’t wait to see and share all of the photos from the day! I’m pretty sure Sarah and all the Birds of a Feather ladies nailed it. :)
Top left is Sarah Yates setting up the gold garland I made for the shoot and on the right is one of the pups getting a nose full of the wall of cow skulls in the studio.
This last Saturday marked the year anniversary of the creation of Smitten Studio. To celebrate the occasion what else could I do but partake in a little chocolate cupcake love fest?
I originally started the blog a couple of years ago (with a free blogger account at the time) but I only posted a handful of times and the template site just wasn’t me. A year ago is when I designed and launched Smitten Studio as it is today. It has been an exciting year around here, especially with the cabin renovation and leaving my day job and I can’t wait to see what the next year of SS will hold. You can find a little peek of what is to come on my updated about page here.
Here is to another great year!
Image by Sarah Sherman Samuel
Remember when I shared this Stop and Smell the Roses post? Well, shortly after Alexandra from Glamour magazine contacted me to see if they could include my image in February’s issue. Of course I agreed and I finally got my hands on one today! It’s so fun to see it in print.
I also had a few inquiries about being able to purchase the print so I set up a Society 6 shop for anyone that would like to get a print or an iPhone case etc. Who doesn’t need a little reminder to slow things down a bit?
Images by sarah sherman samuel
2012 was a pretty exciting year! It had its ups and downs like they all do, but there were also some pretty amazing things & changes that happened. Here are my top 5 moments on Smitten Studio.
1. We bought this old weathered cabin.
2. We renovated the cabin (Still a work in progress but here is where we are at the years end). See all the posts here.
4. I quit my full-time job. After building a successful product line for someone else for 5 years I made the leap to do it for myself and spend more time here, in my own studio. See more of my workspace here.
Here’s to 2013 being filled with great successes, exciting adventures, and big big love.
You may remember from my instagram when I first spotted the collection I designed for Greenroom of metallic patterned planners in Target. I received a few emails from people that were not able to find them in their local Target so I thought I would give a couple away here!
To give you the quick run down, they are hard cover monthly/weekly planners that run from January 2013 through December 2013. Perfect timing for the new year! The interior pages for all of the planners are the same, which include extra blank note pages, contact pages, and other fun resource pages.
Designs numbered 1 – 3 all approximately measure 6″ x 8″ and design number 4 is 8.5″ x 11″. To win one of these just leave a comment below saying which design you would choose and then like Smitten Studio on Facebook here. Entries must be posted by this Friday, January 4th. 3 winners will be chosen at random. Good Luck!
UPDATE: Congrats to Katherine, Frances, & Sam for being the winners this time. Thanks to everyone for participating. I loved hearing from you.
Sorry, limited to US readers only. Winner will be contacted by email once comments close and then announced on the bottom of this post soon after.