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Read This // Packaging Book

Today, I'm happy to share that some of my work was featured in a book that was just published by Lark Crafts, called Packaging Your Crafts by Viola Sutanto. It features close to 200 creative packaging ideas, 10 tutorials for specific techniques such as glass etching and image transfer, 13 designer spotlights, downloadable box and label templates, and more.

I definitely appreciate good packaging, and am honored to have a couple of my projects included, so I had Sarah take some photos the last time she was over. Naturally, I styled it up a little bit first.

Read This // Packaging Your Crafts Book

embossed party bags detail from packaging book

Yellow thumbtacks around the office

The two projects of mine that were included are: 1) embossed geometric part favor bags and 2) these home sweet home wood + wallpaper gift tags.

But I was really loving a lot of the other items that were inside this book, as well. Here are some pages from inside the book...




Photography by Sarah Eddy // Styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

If you're interested in learning more about this book or purchasing, it's available on Amazon right here and Barnes and Noble.

What books are you into lately? I'm looking for a couple of books to bring me with me on my trip next week. So if you have any suggestions, let me know.


I have a giant stack of books on my desk right now, but the only one I have made time to read through so far this month is this one:

Mastering the Art of Fabric Printing and Design by Laurie Wisbrun

If you are thinking about pursuing fabric design or you are interested in printing your own fabrics (whether by hand or digitally) this book is a must-have. At just over 200 pages, the author, Laurie Wisbrun (who you may already know from Scarlet Fig) has packed in pretty much anything you could possibly need to know about creating fabrics. I have known Laurie for a couple of years now and I am so thrilled for her.

The book is beautifully done (Chronicle is the publisher, so that's a given, right?) and I thought you would want to know about it as a diy gal yourself.

So, let's go through it. I took some photos so you can look inside...

We'll start with the best part! The hand printing section is my favorite chapter of this book. There are block printing tips (perfect for diy projects- whether you are getting into fabric printing or not), and a handful of tutorials for hand printing. Love it!

And there's also a digital printing chapter...

Along with actual step-by-step screenshots from Photoshop and Illustrator for designing patterns on the computer...

And some other things too like sourcing inspiration, trend forecasts, and interviews with other textile designers...

You can pick up Mastering the Art of Fabric Printing and Design on Amazon right here for less than 20 buckaroos. And if you would like to hear more about this book, follow the remainder of the blog tour"¦

The tour will wrap up this week with Book By Its Cover tomorrow and  Simply Grove on Friday. And Laurie Wisbrun, the author, will be bringing up the rear with a giveaway on her blog, Scarlett Fig, on Monday, March 26th.


In a field somewhere, reading a book or writing in my journal. With an amazing vintage bag of course.

She Reads in Fields by aimeelikestotakepics