cranking out a calendar…

November 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

So we finally took the plunge made ourselves {& you} a limited edition 2013 calendar! This turned out to be an even bigger project than we had expected what with fourteen plates for fourteen pages, all of them in one of fourteen different hand-mixed ink colors & most of the pages with a bleed trim…quite a flurry of activity to squeeze in between winter wedding suites & spring save the dates! But, I’m pleased to say that we 100% got ‘er done & are oh-so-very excited about the results.

It’s now all bound & packaged up, even making it over to Craftland in plenty of time for their big bash, is off to a few other retail locations in the next week & is of course well-stocked in our Etsy shop…where it’s already been selling like hotcakes which has made our inky kitchen staff quite pleased. So like any proud new parent, we’d like to show off pictures of our pretty new baby, so here are some process shots that we Instagram-ed during production & you can see the final product right here! Enjoy ’em…xo



totally autumnal…

October 26, 2012 § 1 Comment

There is nothing better about living in new england than the few short weeks that is Fall. In fact, it’s hard to not get a little over the top about it & perpetually arm yourself with a hot apple cider, a wool sweater & talk about nothing but the colors(!) constantly with everyone including strangers. But of course it’s always the shortest season & so pretty much every moment in the day where we’re not tethered to the presses, we’ve been outside watching the show…sometimes with apples & sometimes without. And since many of you might not get this front row seat to the autumnal fireworks of New England, I wanted to share a few of the sights that we’ve Instagrammed along the way. Oh & spoiler alert: if the visual awesomeness keeps up at this rate, there will most likely be more to follow…

a map party…

October 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

We love maps. Also, we love a good party.
So, designing & printing this antique map themed invitation to a New England clambake pre-wedding party in Newport, Rhode Island has been like peanut butter & chocolate for us in the printshop…good clean cartography-nerd fun. And with a healthy dose of nautical whimsy to boot!

We printed these two sided on an off-white 220lb cotton paper in a warm chocolatey sepia ink, so they look quite old but are nice & beefy for any high seas map reading needs. Here are some process shots that we Instagram-ed for you en route…


spoon & soil…

September 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

A very well known secret to some, & lesser known one to many, is that when not in the printshop we Spoon&Sailors can usually be found rootin’ about in piles of dirt…or in the kitchen eating, cooking, or canning our no-longer-dirty bounty. Oh & friends, this summer produced a bounty & then some!
Yes, it is safe to say that the garden is quite possibly our favorite part of summer…except for swimming in the ocean (we love that ocean).

Here are some glamour shots that we Instagram-ed for you of various harvests of our 100% ink-free, home grown deliciousness. Come over soon & we’ll give you a tomato…or two.

Ps. Please feel free to share any favorite end of season tomato recipes! Or rather, any favorite vegetable recipes at all…xo



the ocean state…

September 5, 2012 § 6 Comments

As one might guess by the Spoon&Sailor name, we here are big fans of the sea. Luckily, the ocean state is chock full o’ ocean & this past weekend we took advantage of this geographical fact in full…adding on bike rides, bagged beach drinks {the maiden voyage of this gem of an idea}, cloudless skies, swimming swans, sunsets & teepees! Yes, teepees. Here’s a peek at how we do when a serious recharging by the ocean session is needed:

a nouveau nouveau…

August 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

Well, the research phase {seen here two posts back} has ended, & a new Art Nouveau & Arts & Crafts inspired suite ran through the presses this past week. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the process shots that were Instagrammed along the way…enjoy!

almost proper in the printshop…

August 16, 2012 § Leave a comment

We managed to sneak in a lil’ retail restocking this week by squeezing in some much needed press time to crank out more of our Almost Proper Conversation Cards. Once the presses got rolling, these puppies were everywhere! Hopefully we made enough to even make it through the holidays, which does seem far away for normal folk but in the printshop world things are probably going to get snowy soon…inside not outside. xo

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