Free Printable Gift Tags

I’m sharing the holiday spirit this year in the form of a free printable! My favorite part of the Christmas season is that it gives me a reason/excuse to make, buy, and find gifts for all of the people around me. This year, that includes you! This printable includes 6 different gift tags in various […]

Origami Engineering (to build bridges and stuff, really!)

I had a really neat “small world” moment yesterday. A family friend, who I’ve known for longer than I can remember, sent me a link to an article about paper engineering. That’s pretty neat, but happens with some frequency since everyone knows I like paper. This particular article, though, happens to feature some really exciting work being done in […]

Reflections on 100 days of paper folding

I had so many intentions going into this project, and pretty much all of them fell by the wayside as I focused on scratching out enough time in each day to take a deep breath, find a piece of paper, and fold something. I had grand visions of regular blog updates to reflect on the […]

The 100 Day Project: 100 Days of Paper Folding

This has the potential to be a longer, sappier story, so I’ll just stick to the facts here. Stay tuned for more reflection and philosophizing. I’m participating in The 100 Day Project! I will be repeating a creative action (in my case, folding paper) every day for 100 days. The project kicked off on Monday, […]

Collaboration: A collaboration with ThoughtMixingBowl.com

I got a fun request last week to write a little piece for a website called Thought Mixing Bowl. The site is a place for people to think and share about life, art, and community. There’s a new prompt every week, and a panel of people who write a response. The topic this week is: What […]

Thanks!

Happy Thanksgiving! This has been a crazy year, going from an inkling of an idea in the spring to November with a full line of products with multiple craft shows under my belt. Thank you for your support, whether that’s simply visiting this website and reading these words, or visiting me at a show and letting […]

Awesome fangirl moment

You guys, Lisa Congdon shared a photo I took of her book on her Instagram feed and blog! It’s teeny tiny, and there isn’t actually a credit, but those are definitely my wrinkly sheets (three down, on the left). My second montage of #artinc out in the world (I posted the first one in September). […]

Maud Vantours

Maud Vantours is an artist and designer living and working in Paris, France. She makes beautiful things out of paper: Follow Abigail’s board Maud Vantours – Paper art on Pinterest.  

Doing the craft fair thing, so far

In the interest of collecting high-level observations and notes, without being tempted to wax poetical, here’s a list of the 10 things I’ve learned from my first two craft fairs: 1. Every fair/show/event is different. Location, time of year, time of day, weather, general mood of the populace, and who organized the event, along with […]

Watercolor & Lace Wedding Invitation

Watercolor & Lace Wedding Invitations

For this wedding, the bride wanted to bring in a lot of textural, textile elements: lace, burlap, linen, wood grain, flowers, and the colors yellow and blue. She was especially interested in incorporating paper doilies, to mimic lace. I pulled together a paper palette with the doily, brown “paper bag” paper, a beautifully textured cream-colored paper, […]