Naming collections is a challenge. Over the years, I've borrowed many names from the female role models and friends in my life. My first Mother's Day collection revealed my favorite sitcom Moms—like Beverly Goldberg, Sophia Petrillo, Mona Robinson, and Edna Garrett. A Valentine's Day collection highlighted my favorite musicians. And last year I recognized my own Mom, my Grandmothers, and the many great Moms in my life.Read More
It's safe to say that April has become the busiest time of the year. Spring is in the air and with it brings energy, inspiration, outings, and most importantly—Mother’s Day!Read More
Even though it's not quite feeling like spring temperature-wise, a few early signs are popping up in the garden. Daffodils, crocuses, hellebore, pansies—just enough to get me excited about what's to come in another month or two.Read More
In November I was interviewed for R•Home Magazine, and one of the questions they asked me was why I thought the tradition of giving flowers for Valentine's Day was such a time-honored one? I stumbled a bit, and I'm not even sure I answered the question that clearly, but the point I tried to make is because flowers make people happy. They show that you're thinking about someone, that you care—that you are caring for yourself!Read More
I never feel like I've finished a collection until I compile this shot—the round-up of stems combined with all of the colors of crepe I've carefully selected to represent the season. It's incredibly satisfying!Read More
Mother's Day 2017 was the first real test of my ability as a paper florist. I decided to create a set of gifts that required the least amount of work possible. I wanted everything to be beautiful and ready to enjoy right out of the box—it was ambitious on the design-front, and even more so when the orders started rolling in faster than I ever expected!
It was stressful. It was overwhelming. It was exhilarating. And I loved it. I'm so excited to do it all again!Read More
As many of you noticed, the items in my Perennial Collection—which I promised would always be around—had been sold out for some time. I've been itching to make some changes and after the last of my inventory sold out before Valentine's Day, I seized the opportunity for a fresh start. Here's what this overhaul entails—and don't worry, my blush peonies aren't going anywhere!Read More
One of my friends posted that January was the Monday of months—so, if you agree with that sentiment, maybe this will help cheer you up a bit.Read More
I'm not sure why I have this particular Madonna song stuck in my head, but it's better than the alternative—actual Christmas music in November. Nevertheless, the day is here, and it is a reason to celebrate—I'm happy to reveal the Winter/Holiday Collection!!
Over the summer I hit pause on the frantic pace the had seemingly been set for me over the spring. Markets, holidays, custom orders,—things were happening fast! That was incredible, but I was feeling a bit out of control and unfocused, and I needed a better plan.
So I decided to take a hiatus from markets (the humidity and heat aren't a good mix for my flowers anyway), and I focused on making. I launched my Studies I began posting here more frequently, and as a result, I've gotten more custom requests allowing me to focus on honing my craft.
This reset also enabled me to put together what I think is by far my best collection yet—one I'm so proud to launch today!Read More
When Madewell approached me about doing an event in their store, I jumped at the opportunity! I didn't know much about their initiative to support local artists and businesses, but I sure did know about their clothing, their totes, and their accessories! Can anyone really have too many totes? I don't think so.Read More
I often challenge myself by picking out fresh flowers at the market and seeing whether or not I can recreate them with my paper. When these experiments work out, I'm exhilarated—but then what?Read More
Summer is the time to toss the rules aside and have some fun. Here's to bold colors, oversized blooms, and wild creations!Read More
For month's I've been thinking about what I wanted to do for this collection. Mother's Day is an excellent occasion to send flowers—and paired with the time of year when it seems like everything is coming into bloom—it's the perfect storm of inspiration.Read More
For this collection, I focused on flowers that come and go pretty quickly this time of year (if you can get your hands on them at all) and the fresh pops of color we're all longing for after a dull gray winter.Read More
Upon realizing our booths would be next to each other at a local market, my pal Erin of
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I created this collection of crepe paper flowers in hopes of inspiring and encouraging everyone to spread a little more love this year. Not just because there's a day on the calendar coming up that says that's what we're supposed to do. And not just for that one particular person we call our significant other—but to the people in our lives who may need a little pick me up. To the friends and family who know they are loved but might not always hear it. Heck—to yourself because you're awesome!Read More
Yesterday's OTRMM Holiday Market was a huge success and since I've gotten lots of inquiries about whether or not any I have any holiday bundles left, I'm adding them to the shop. I'm also working on a handful of custom orders so if you're looking for a special gift, send me a note!Read More
Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. Its arrival always brings me back to my teenage years growing up in State College, PA—apple picking, football games, high school dances, John Cusack… movies. It might be wishful thinking (or old age), but nothing brings me back to that time in my life like a good John Hughes movie and the smell of freshly fallen leaves.Read More
I've already written quite a bit about why, but I wanted to add a quick post to commemorate this initial collection here in its entirety. Hopefully, this is the first of many to come!Read More