Hey there. I’m Brittni Mehlhoff and I am the editor and founder of Paper & Stitch. I started this blog in 2008 to catalog my inspirations and now it’s my full time job. I write about DIY, home decor, fashion, small business, and more.
How do you pronounce your last name? Mel-hoff. It’s easier than it looks.
I’ve seen your blog name written several different ways. Which one is correct? Paper & Stitch (with the ampersand).
How would you describe your style? Organic modern with a little bit of mid-century. I also really like pretty much everything I post about in the interiors section, if you want to check that out.
Do you have any pets? Yes! I am a big time animal lover. We have a dog named Luna, who is kind of the love of my life. Yes, I’m a crazy dog lady. BUT I’m also a crazy cat lady, so it all evens out. And in case you’re wondering… Luna means moon and her fur is mainly white, so that’s where her name came from. And our cats are polydactyl (extra toes) siblings that we adopted when they were kittens, named Franz and Gertie. Franz is named after Franz Kline. And he is black and white, so it’s kind of perfect. Then there is Gertie. I don’t have a story for her name. She just looked like a Gertie, so that was that. Fun fact about her: she is a little bit crossed eyed. It’s noticeable. And adorable.
Where do you live? Currently, my husband and I live in Atlanta, Georgia. But something tells me we’ll be making our way back to the west coast at some point.
What kind of camera (and other equipment) do you use? I previously had a Canon 7D that I really liked. But it was stolen on this trip. So, I decided to upgrade…and now I have a Canon 5D Mark iii. I mostly just use my 50mm lens f/1.4 and 24-70mm. I also invested in a good tripod (Manfrotto).
Didn’t you use to run an online gallery? Yes. I started the exhibition site back in 2008 and after 5 years of promoting artists and makers in that space, I decided it was time to move on. Now, I focus all of my time on this blog and freelance styling work.
I want to do a giveaway on Paper & Stitch. Do you do those? Yep. I sure do. Giveaways and sponsored posts are available on a first come, first served basis, but I only work with shops and brands that I really love. If you think you’d be a good match for my readers, feel free to shoot me an email and I’ll get back to your right away. You can also visit this page for more info about advertising.
I recreated one of your DIY projects on my own and want to show you how it turned out. How do I do that? Awesome. Just use the hashtag #paperandstitch on Instagram or Twitter and I’ll be sure to check it out.
Speaking of DIYs, do you have any tips for creating original tutorials that will get my blog noticed? Yes! I sure do. In fact, I teach a Skillshare course about that very topic. You can go through all the content at your own pace and I cover everything from brainstorming original ideas to styling and photography. Over 1,000 people have taken the course so far! So be sure to check it out.
I still have a question. Can I email you? Of course. My email address is brittni(at)papernstitch(dot)com .