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Monday, March 16, 2009

A day at Cottage Industry

After much anticipation, and a couple late nights we finally made it to our first show this past Saturday, "Spring into Handmade", at Cottage Industry. We arrived early to set up and spent the rest sunny day talking with great people, listening to some live music and selling our first batch of handmade cards, gift tags and calendars!

This show gave us a great opportunity to work on new art, and ideas we had been wanting to get on paper for months! We wanted our work to be bright and cheerful therefore, we used imagery like owls, cupcakes and floral patterns throughout many of the cards and gift tags. We also added cute buttons, rhinestones and ribbons to our cards to give them an extra hand made quality. We are so proud of the outcome and hope you enjoy!

Sarah setting up our table very early in the morning

One of our new cards, with some of our cute new buttons!

Our final table spread

Sarah and Monica anxiously awaiting for the show to officially start!

We shared our table with Monica Holtsclaw of Boom Box Bindery, and her beautiful handmade books and book earrings! Plus, all three of us combined our creative efforts to create two boxed card sets. The boxes were made by Monica, and we designed the cards to match. We were really thrilled with outcome and hope to collaborate more in the future.

Some of Monica's sweet book earrings, and journals. They were a big hit!

One of the two box sets made by Orange Blossom Ink & Boom Box Bindery.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Spring Into Handmade

Image courtesy of Cottage Industry

If you happen to find yourself in the Orlando area on Saturday, March 14th swing by our first Arts & Crafts market! Cottage Industry is great local artist Co-op and they are hosting Spring Into Handmade - a show featuring designers, artists, artisans, and crafters from around the Central Florida area. We are really looking forward to showing/selling our work and meeting fellow designers in the community.

We will be sharing our booth with our "sister company" Boom Box Bindery run by Monica Holtsclaw, the most talented book binder we know! She will be selling beautiful handmade journals, cute book earrings among other treasures. We recommend you take a look at her Etsy site frequently if you can't make it to the show.

As far as Orange Blossom Ink, we will be selling individual cards, card sets, calendars and of course, custom invitations! So, if you find yourself wondering what to do on Saturday from 9am -4pm come visit us along with other amazing local artists, it should be a great time!

For more information regarding the event you can check Cottage Industry or please feel free to email us at And remember to check back with us as we will be adding photos of our preparation throughout this coming week!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Becca & Brent are getting married!

This particular wedding has been a special project for us, because it was over a discussion of Becca & Brent's invitations that Orange Blossom Ink was born almost nine months ago! We are so excited to have finished this project, and could not have been more touched to have been a part of their big day. Below are pictures of the finished piece - packaged, tied with yellow ribbon and sent with love.

Getting all the pieces together

The completed Invitation

Adding the final touches

On it's way to Minnesota!