pressed flowers

What a week! Things are catching fire right now and now I'm having a little bit of a case of hoping to live up to the hype. The postcards for my show came in, and they are freaking beautiful. The San Francisco Chronicle sent a photographer out yesterday to take photos of me in my "studio" (hahaha), following the interview I sat down for last week with Chronicle journalist Chantal Lamers. I was not prepared at all for the photo shoot and will chalk my stringy hair and nondescript outfit up to learning the hard way. Next time, if there is a next time, I will give myself more than one rushed hour to do my hair, put on a face and clean the house. ACK! Either way, I am beyond thrilled to be featured in the SF Chronicle. I think the article will be in the style section on Sunday, May 4th. Exciting!

I have been working with David and anyone else who will listen on how to hang the flowers at Rare Device, as I install them next Thursday. There is very limited wall space to work with. (Good thing I wasn't able to make the full 20 pieces I had planned on!) When hanging flowers like these, there is a fine line between creating an Anthropologie storefront and hanging pieces of art, which I now fully consider these to be. If I cluster them, bouquet style, will that be too commercial looking? I don't want them too high, I don't want them too low. It's a quandary. There is a photo of my scale paper model above. If you have ANY thoughts on how to lay out this show, PLEASE let me know!

Last night I was at Rare Device to celebrate Lisa Congdon's new book, Whatever You Are, Be a Good One (her great book of hand lettered inspirational quotes). I ran into Victoria Smith of the gorgeous blog SF Girl By Bay and started telling her about my show, but she stopped me to tell me she was already running a post about it after seeing the postcards. Her post went live this morning and you can see it here. What an honor! Thank you, Victoria!

That's all for now. I have been posting some process work, etc. on Instagram if you feel like checking it out. After the show I'd like to start writing about more than paper here again, but that's all she wrote for now. Have a great weekend! 



martha's good eggs

Real quick note here. I just was nominated as a finalist in the Martha Stewart "Martha's Good Eggs" competition for my egg piñatas in the category "Best Embellished Egg". If you could find the time to cast a quick vote for me (I'm #4) I'd be very thankful. Here's the link:

Thanks so much, and have a wonderful Easter weekend!



may 2014 workshop schedule

Hi! I hope you had a great weekend. I am on the home stretch now and am finally able to see past the end of April. SO, I wanted to let you know about my upcoming paper flower workshops. In May I'll be back at Handcraft Studio School, Makeshift Society and Workshop, and I'd love to see you there. First, we'll be making giant, gorgeous, two-toned roses at Handcraft Studio School the day before Mother's Day. These would be lovely gifts for your mother, or even better, a great way to spend the afternoon making something with her. Then I'll be offering my paper dahlia headpiece class at all three locations. I have enough time to order specific paper colors to bring with me to the workshops, so if you are going to be attending a workshop and you have a specific color you are thinking of, let me know at sfcornerblog at hotmail dot com.

Here are the four class listings and links:

Handcraft Studio School (Emeryville)
Saturday, May 10, 2014
2:00-5:00 p.m.
Register here for this workshop

Makeshift Society (San Francisco)
Thursday, May 15, 2014
6:30-9:00 p.m.
Register here for this workshop

Handcraft Studio School (Emeryville)
Saturday, May 17, 2014
10:30-1:00 p.m.
Register here for this class

Workshop. (San Francisco)
Monday, May 19, 2014
7:00-9:30 p.m.
Register here for this workshop

I am very excited to get back to these workshops. I love meeting new people and seeing students from other classes, and mostly I just like hanging out with other people and making things. I hope to see you there!



me + williams-sonoma

A few weeks ago I was contacted by a writer from Williams-Sonoma Taste to do a little feature on me, my donuts, and some of my ideas on entertaining and the like. I was more than happy to oblige. Thrilled, actually!

This was my first real interview, and I enjoyed answering the questions. It helped me sharpen my ideas on what I'm doing with the donuts, where they are going, and where I am going. I talk a bit about how "corner blog" came to be, how the donuts started and other fun stuff. It also reminded me that even though I am a paper-cutting robot right now, I used to entertain and cook like a regular person, something I am so looking forward to getting back to!

If you'd like to check out the interview, you can find it HERE. And if I don't make it back here until next week, have a great weekend! 



three sweet ideas for easter

If you're making your Easter plans this weekend, here are three sweet little ideas to consider. These little macaroon nests are made in a donut pan and are great for Passover as well. My Easter egg piñatas are a fun change from dyeing eggs (but you could dye them and then fringe them as well). And the Easter bunny cake is a blast from my past, something my mother used to make every year.

Here are the links:

Easter Egg Piñatas (my tutorial on A Subtle Revelry last year)

Have a great weekend, everyone! xoxo

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