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12 19 14 Make Your Own Face and Linen Spray

I got the crafty bug this holiday and made a set of sprays for friends and family.

No. 1 Spray is a rose water face mist to help you wake up in the morning. I keep this at my desk and spray multiple times a day for a burst of energy.

No. 2 Spray is a lavender linen spray to help you slow down at night before bed. There’s nothing better than getting a whiff of lavender in the middle of the night.

Here’s how to make your own if you’re looking for a DIY over the break. Happy holidays to you!

Make Your Own Face and Linen Sprays

Make Your Own Face and Linen Spray


4 oz. amber boston round bottles
Black string or yarn
Hole Punch
Exacto Knife
Paper Cutting Board
White Cover Weight Cardstock
1–2 oz. bottle of Lavender Oil
1–2 oz. bottle of Rose Water Concentrate

Step 1

Download the two templates below:


Step 2

Send the number label template to a local vinyl printer. I used Compusigns in Austin or google “vinyl sign printer + your city” to find one near you. Tell them your desired quantity, that you want the graphics printed on white vinyl, and to print with adhesive on the back of the numbers.

Step 3

Order 4 ounce amber bottles from The Essential Oil Company.

Step 4

Print off the tag template on your home printer or at FedEx Office on a white cardstock. I used this cardstock on my home printer.
Make Your Own Face and Linen Sprays

Step 5

Cut out the tags with an exacto knife, ruler and paper cutting board. Punch a hole on the left side of each tag.

Step 6

Fill your bottles with filtered or bottled water. Add 30 drops of rose water concentrate into your No. 1 bottle and 30 drops of lavender oil into your No. 2 bottle. Shake them up.

Step 7

Tie your tags onto the bottles with black string.
Make Your Own Face and Linen Sprays


12 09 14 Two to Watch Right Now / Alyson Fox and Nelson Project

My head nearly exploded when I saw that two of my favorite makers had both released new clothing lines this winter. Alyson Fox and Nelson Project are doing incredible things with textiles and am proud they call Austin home.

Here are some of the gorgeous stills from each collection plus, the promo videos are not to be missed. So good!


1 — Alyson Fox

Alyson just released a lot of new treasures to wear and for the home. The clothing line [worn by dearest Kate LeSueur] is unique in that each item can be worn together or apart, inside or out, forward or backward. Click here to shop.

Video and photos by Alyson Fox

Alyson Fox

Alyson Fox

Alyson Fox


Alyson Fox

2 — Nelson Project

Sisters, Trilby and Hilary Nelson have teamed up to create a small line of casual frocks. I can’t get enough of this duo and the video makes me want to get up and dance. Click here to shop.

Video and photos by Philip Rabalais

Nelson Project

Nelson Project

Nelson Project

Nelson Project

Nelson Project

You might recognize both of these ladies from my Makers and their Craft photography page.

11 30 14 Traveling Stamp Wrapping Paper!

The Traveling Stamp is back in Austin! Emma and I decided to end the year by both creating some holiday wrapping paper with our traveling stamp. If you haven’t heard of this little side project, click here to read about it.

We’ve had so much fun passing the stamp around to different folks around the country. It’s cool to see the different materials and patterns each person creates!

In 2015, Emma and I will be releasing a second traveling stamp into the wild. In December, it’ll be headed to Amanda Jane Jones in Chicago. Stay tuned to see what she creates!

In the meantime, try making your own wrapping paper this holiday with a stamp you make, a stamp you buy, or this fun splatter paper I made last year. Have fun with it!

Traveling Stamp Wrapping Paper / Go Forth Creative

Traveling Stamp Wrapping Paper / Go Forth Creative

Traveling Stamp Wrapping Paper / Go Forth Creative
And last but certainly not least, check out Emma’s metallic and kraft wrapping paper! Click here to see her full post.

Emma's Stamp Wrapping Paper!

11 26 14 Go Forth on the Everygirl

I was recently featured on The Everygirl!

The story includes a home tour and an interview about the house and how I started Go Forth.

Here are some of my favorite images and some that didn’t make the cut.

Click here to see the full story on theeverygirl.com.

Go Forth + The Everygirl

Go Forth + The Everygirl

Go Forth + The Everygirl

Go Forth + The Everygirl
Go Forth + The Everygirl

Go Forth + The Everygirl

Go Forth + The Everygirl

11 11 14 East Austin Studio Tour Guide

If you live in Austin, it’s time to head east for the East Austin Studio Tour. E.A.S.T. is an annual event where TONS of incredible artists and makers open their doors and let you see their workspaces. Plus, most everything is for sale so it’s the perfect time to start some early Christmas shopping.

The amount of places to visit can be a little overwhelming so I thought I’d post a quick guide of the 15 stops I’ll be making during the tour.

E.A.S.T. runs from November 15–16 and 22–23 this year and the free guide book, with a full list of artists, is available at most Austin Public Libraries.

I’d recommend calling ahead of time, though, because there are limited copies at each location.

Kate LeSueur

↑ No. 1 / Kate LeSueur and Mia Caramaros

Photography and Painting
Agave Print, 1312 Cesar Chavez Street
Opening reception Nov. 14th, 7–9 / Exhibit runs through Dec. 5th

I’m excited to see these works side by side—the photographs and paintings compliment each other perfectly. The opening party is this Friday, November 14th, 7–9. I’ll be there with bells on to support these two friends!
Canoe Goods at Canopy

↑ No. 2 / Canopy studios

Multiple Studios with Various Mediums
916 Springdale Road

If you make one stop during the tour, this would be it. Tons of the best makers are in the Canopy Studios. A few to mention are Studio SloMo, Canoe (pictured above), Keith Kreeger, Elizabeth Chiles, Son of a Sailor, Eliana Bernard, WPA and Pollen Floral Art.

No. 3 / Arts and Recreation

Screen Printing and Mixed Media
2604 Cesar Chavez Street, Ste 1

No. 4 / Fisterra Studio

Multiple studios with various mediums
1200 East 2nd Street
Michael Yates

↑ No. 5 / Fort Tillery

Multiple Studios with Various Mediums
618 Tillery Street

Another stop with a handful of great makers. Michael Yates and Derek Mulch are two furniture designers I’m excited to see.

No. 6 / Hatch Workshop

Wood and Steel Furniture
641 Tillery Street
Nola Parker

↑ No. 7 / Sara Vanderbeek and Nola Parker

Painting, Gouche and Printmaking
Artpost, 4704 Cesar Chavez Street

No. 8 / Paleo Denim

Denim and Leather
Flatfork Studio, 1406 Smith Road, Ste E

No. 9 / Adrian Aguilera

Collage, Painting and Mixed Media
912 Bret Lane, Unit B

No. 10 / MakeATX

1109 Shady Lane, Studio 1

No. 11 / ARTATX presents three artists—Lejeune, Uloang, Slusher

Collage, Mixed Media and Photography
Saturday, November 15th, 10–6 (only)
3121 East 12th Street
Jen Moulten

By Peter Leighton

↑ No. 12 / Flatbed Building and Photo Methode Gallery

Multiple Studios with Various Mediums
2832 East MLK Jr. Blvd.

A warehouse of artists with mediums that range from lithography, illustration, jewelry and photography. A few to see are Jen Moulton, Peter Leighton, Becky Murphy and Chelsea Jones.

No. 13 / Sertado Copper and Guests

Copper, Metals and Woodwork
3615 Oak Springs Drive

No. 14 / Bryan Schutmaat and Matthew Genitempo at Farewell Books

913 Cesar Chavez Street
Byron & Blue : Photo by Julie Cope

↑ No. 15 / Studium Grand Opening

908 East 5th Street, #106 (next to Brew & Brew)
Grand opening is on Saturday Nov. 15th, 10–10

A new space combining retail, gallery and live performances in a cool old warehouse. This Saturday, they’ll be hosting a few bands from 3–9pm.