My First Craft Fair

I started designing cards almost two years ago. It's been one of my dreams to own my own stationery company. I got the itch after I made a holiday card for my friends and family in 2013. I decided that I would give designing cards a shot and designed a set of Valentine's Day card. I bought paper, envelopes, scanner, printer, and started painting. I had some good support from my friends and added new cards and prints every once and a while. I've also been juggling work though. 

When I got back from Washington D.C. I decided that I wanted to ramp up Design + Happiness a little bit more by starting to go to craft fairs and see the response. I applied to a few and got waitlisted to all of them, but eventually got in to two of them. I was really sad when I didn't get into any, but I'm thankful to the vendors that decided not to go and opened up a spot for me. 

My first craft fair was the SF Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium. I didn't really know how many people to expect. I figured it was the weekend after Thanksgiving, so everyone would be out of town and it would be pretty mellow. It was the complete opposite. The fair was jam packed. I had so much fun meeting people and selling my products. I was overwhelmed by the support and encouragement, it really gave me the inspiration to move keep working on my passion project. Thank you to everyone that came to my booth. I am forever grateful for your support. 

I have a second craft fair coming up in two weeks at the Holiday Urban Air Market at Pier 70. Come by and say hi if you're bored. :) I can't wait to sign up for more craft fairs next year. Until next time, here's my Etsy store. Thanks! 

Free Flair: We Are All Made of Stardust

I've been busy with work and it's easy to get all caught up in it. Sometimes, I just like to think about how we are all made of stardust, even if it's a poetic generalization, it's still crazy to think about. It also makes life feel a little more magical. Life is so fascinating and we need to slow down and enjoy it every now and then. 

Desktop | iPhone

How to download: 

  • For the desktop: 
    • Click on the desktop link.
    • Save the image or drag it to your desktop.
    • Once saved, open up System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver.
  • For the iPhone:
    • On your phone, click on the iPhone link.
    • Hold down on the image and click Save Image. It will be saved to your photo library.
    • Once saved, Go to Settings > Wallpaper > Choose a New wallpaper. 

Free Flair: Happy Belated National Donut Day!

Yesterday was National Donut Day, as I'm sure many of you knew or saw on Instagram! I tried to find a donut near work, but didn't have any luck and so I didn't get to properly celebrate it. Today I decided to make a desktop and iPhone wallpaper in honor of National Donut Day though. Hope you like it! Enjoy!

Desktop | iPhone

How to download: 

  • For the desktop: 
    • Click on the desktop link.
    • Save the image or drag it to your desktop.
    • Once saved, open up System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver.
  • For the iPhone:
    • On your phone, click on the iPhone link.
    • Hold down on the image and click Save Image. It will be saved to your photo library.
    • Once saved, Go to Settings > Wallpaper > Choose a New wallpaper. 

Free Flair: I Left My Heart in San Francisco

I've been in DC now for 11 days now! I've been enjoying my time here, but I still miss San Francisco. I haven't been able to find a sublet for the summer yet, so I feel even more in limbo. I hope that I find a place soon. I don't know what I'll do if I can't find anything. *fingers crossed* Once I get fully settled in, then I can start exploring more.

In any case. while I'm here I wanted to continue to do some lettering. I don't have a printer, so I won't be making any cards I can print right now. Instead, I'm going to start making some free desktop and phone wallpapers. They're more optimized for Apple products just because those are the products that I use, but I'm sure they would also work on other products. Let me know if you have any trouble with them.

To kick things off, I've decided to make a background to remind me of how "I left my heart in San Francisco," not that I really need a reminder. :) I hope you guys enjoy it! 

I left my heart in San Francisco desktop wallpaper

Desktop | iPhone

How to download: 

  • For the desktop: 
    • Click on the desktop link.
    • Save the image or drag it to your desktop.
    • Once saved, open up System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver.
  • For the iPhone:
    • On your phone, click on the iPhone link.
    • Hold down on the image and click Save Image. It will be saved to your photo library.
    • Once saved, Go to Settings > Wallpaper > Choose a New wallpaper.