The National Stationery Show has come and gone, and we had a fantastic debut! It is hard to believe it is over, and I am already thinking about next year.
As you may know, I shared a booth with Colleen of Letter & Lark, and we split the booth right down the middle. With months of research, planning, building, and decorating, it came together even better than we imagined. As Colleen mentioned in her NSS Wrap-Up, we were keen on not looking like newbies, even though it was our first year. We wanted the booth to feel warm and inviting, to make it feel like "home."
Rich, my husband, built the entire booth for us, based on some drawings Colleen and I did for him. If it were not for him, I have no idea how this would have happened. I am a lucky lady, that is for sure. If you did not follow the process on Instagram, here are a few behind the scenes shots.
We built the booth in my father-in-law's commercial garage, so we had a ton of space to spread out for a few months. The booth was built out of plywood, and we added trim to the top and bottom. For the floor we put down a rug that usually have in my studio office.
Our "street" at NSS was A-mazing and we made so many new friends including our "neighbors" The Paper Cub/sass&peril, Thimblepress, and RoxyLou. I also go to meet alot of internet friends whose work I admire including Printerette Press, Moglea, Wild Ink Press, Fat Bunny Press, Paper Lovely, Pistachio Press, and Blackbird Letterpress, Shana Frase, Ink Meets Paper, Steel Petal Press, Studio Carta, among so many others! I also met so many bloggers I love, designers, shop owners, artists, and letterpress printers. It is three and a half days full of crazy fun! A lot of work...but a lot of fun!
I am finally adding all of my new cards to the shop, as well as redesigning my website. I will be doing a post here to update you on the 40+ new shops that currently and will soon be carrying our cards.P.S. You may also take a peek at Nole of Oh So Beautiful Paper's coverage on our booth as well!