Who else is excited that today is Harry Potter day?! My sister's in town and we've got tickets for a showing this afternoon. Sadly, my days of midnight screenings are probably mostly behind me.
In honor of Harry Potter, I've got something... completely unrelated. More blogs!
First up is a somewhat wedding-related blog that I probably should've put in Wednesday's post. Oh well. Stinkerpants is a stationery company founded by a bride (Sara) after she used her illustrating talents on her own wedding invitations. Of course, I had an immediate affinity for this lady since our business stories are so similar.
We have a few other things in common, too (like our attitudes on environmentalism and marriage, plus an inter-racial marriage and a bi-racial baby), so I love reading her take on, well, everything. And I think anyone can get behind sweet illustrations and awesome style.
To keep on the stationery track, next up is my favorite paper blog, Paper Crave. If it's lovely and paper-related, it's on this blog. At the moment I'm particularly enamored of the letterpress cards from Farmee that were recently featured.
One of the problems with reading crafty blogs is the constant feeling of inadequacy. I always end up thinking that if I had more time or, more likely, a little more self-discipline, I could probably accomplish a lot of the things I see online.
Not so with Posie Gets Cozy, Alicia Paulson's gorgeous blog. She creates such gorgeous knitted and sewn treats, like the embroidery sampler above, that I know I could never reproduce in a lifetime. I only wish she sold more of the finished creations, and not just patterns and kits. Because I'm just so not a textile lady.
Young House Love, in which Sherry and John Petersik take you through each renovation and new coat of paint on their home as it happens. Aside from the DIY tutorials and eye candy, there's the bonus of their adorable dog and baby (check it) and dorky sense of humor (who doesn't love a good crack sand joke?).