Friday, August 28, 2009

Paper N Stitch

God do I love me some papernstitch! If you haven't been there you need to go. Imagine Etsy but every shop is fabulous. Hand picked by Miss Brittni (whom I must say has excellent taste) all the stores are owned by individual artisans and will link to either their etsy shops or personal websites. This is the perfect department store for the person the loves art and handcraftsmanship.

Birdies on chairs

Avian therapy


Oh So fancy armchair

The design above is by a fellow Austin fabric artist on papernstitch, Scarlet Fig. I found her a little while back and her designs are truly inspiring. I am completely obsessed with all the chairs and animals that she uses in her designs. Two of my favorite things.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Roast Beef and Brie

As if they were meant for each other, I just don't tire of pairing Roast Beef with soft and Creamy Brie. This sandwich a fresh and clean version of my Whole Foods staple (the Barton) pairs cajun roast, brie, arugula and surprise...peach preserves!
I wouldn't normally have paired the peach preserves (homemade but store would also be perfect) with this combination but low and behold it worked into the mix like a charm. (The peppery arugula does wonders to cut the sweetness!) The original Barton I have now been craving for ages but did not have my fig preserves handy so this did the trick!

Peachy Keen

1 baguette
1/4 lb cajun roast beef (Whole Foods house made)
1/4 lb wedge soft Brie
Peach preserves

Split baguette open lengthwise and spread open without cutting through the other side. Spread entire loaf with peach preserves. Layer the roast, brie and arugula and season with salt and pepper.
Serves 4-5 people

It really is this simple. Experiment with any type of preserves you like...fig is the classic but strawberry could be good too.
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Monday, August 24, 2009

Amon Design Studio

Is proud to announce ... the long wait for the website is finally here! Visit the site to receive get ideas for your next project or event. What a great way to start off the week!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Etsy Favorite Seller

Gracie's Eggies is a wonderful place to go for unique party favors for your upcoming wedding or event. They have just branched into the wedding area from producing mainly children and themed cascarones. They are wonderful to work with and have a delightful product. Stop by the shop or on the blog to view more options!

News on the contest...Miss Lauren from Austin, Texas is the first to win the discount on her wedding calligraphy! Lauren, please check the comments from the contest to find out the procedure to redeem. To the rest of you, there are still two more spots available for the contest found here! Good luck.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Inventing Weddings

I wanted to send a little thank you too Bonnie Bell at the blog Inventing Weddings for including my custom wedding invitation calligraphy in a beautiful inspiration board inspired by piano keys (black and white). She does a wonderful job of curating these inspiration boards full of fabulous etsy artisans. Visit the site to check out the the collection here.

This invitation is in a traditional copperplate script style with my own flourish designs. It is part of a wedding suite (invitation, rsvp, program and menu) for a Virginia bride. It is very elegant in creme paper with traditional black ink. Find it in my shop!

Sunday, August 9, 2009


I am the first one to admit that I do not have a green thumb. To my utter shock, I was somehow able to re-sprout this Phalaenopsis Orchid after it had bloomed out the first time.
Shock and awe.
Seriously...I even kill ivy!

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Saturday, August 8, 2009


Amon Design Studio is now on Esty!!!!
Shop Amon Design Studio at:

I hope everyone is having a nice weekend and dodging the heat!
Stop by the store and say hi!

til next time,

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Welcome Home Baby

I absolutely love to collaborate with clients and to make their vision come alive. This cute welcome home poem is printed in my roundhand text using a Faber-Castell Indian Ink pen. I love the way the chocolate brown lends such a different look than black...the baby's room will be trimmed in chocolate so this will be perfect. The handwriting also makes it a much more affordable option for people on a strict budget (an economical choice if you will). The baby's room will be painted a lovely shade of green and the birdies were inspired from the crib set below.
So freakin' cute!

Also...keep on the edge of your chair, a huge surprise will be announced very soon! Til next time, au revoir!

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