2014 In Review

For me personally, 2014 was a year of ups and downs. I tended to charge full-steam into a project, get it done just barely in time, and then dive full-on into the next thing, leaving the first to languish until it becomes the Most Important Thing again. It has been an anxious, stressful pattern that […]

Happy New Year!

Thank you so much for your support and encouragement in this new thing! yeiou {paper objects} started about 9 months ago, in March 2014, as a way for me to combine my love of paper, my engineer tendencies, and my desire to get back to making tangible things. It started slow, with one craft fair […]


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 […]

Awkward 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, […]

Elegant Autumn Wedding Invitations

Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Wedding Invitations

I designed these invitations for some good friends several years ago. They lived in the Chicago area at the time, and wanted invitations that reflected Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence on the area. We went with a fall-themed green and brown color scheme and pulled in some delicate illustrated elements to add interest and reference wrought […]