Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween Treats - Monogram Macarons and Jack-O'-Macs

Even though it looks more like Christmas than Halloween this snowy weekend in NYC, the spirit of the Great Pumpkin (gotta love Charlie Brown) is in full swing at Curlicue headquarters.  While calligraphy is my great love, baking is a close second.

My baking obsession for the last year has been to master the French macaron. This sweet confection is elegant, delicate and beautiful to look at - just like calligraphy.  So why not combine my two obsessions?

I made a box of festive treats for my sister-in-law and monogrammed a couple of fleur de sel caramel macarons and nestled them amongst a patch of Pumpkin Spice "Jack-O-Macs."  Happy Halloween!

My first monogrammed macarons for my sister and brother-in-law.  Who would have thought that the smooth surface of a macaron would make an ideal little writing canvas?
Gold ink on Black Cardstock
Pumpkin Spice Macaron Jack-O-Lanterns

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Congratulations, Julia and Bruce!

Working with brides and grooms on the wedding stationary is such a happy task, but it makes it even sweeter when couples send me pictures of their big day.

Here are a few shots from new Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Gover. After I did the envelopes for her invitations, Julia approached me to help her with some signs for the candy table and her unique seating chart idea. Instead of traditional escort cards, Julia wanted to display her guests' names on window panes.  Such a charming way of bringing some garden chic indoors!

We wish Julia and Bruce all the best!

Window Seating Chart

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Curlicue Designs Re-Design and Website Launch

After a summer hiatus, Curlicue Designs is back and better than ever.  Today I'm happy to announce the launch of our new website. Come check out our newlook at .

There are plenty of projects that are underway this fall and our new blog - Curlicue Designs: Something Blue -  will be bringing you all the latest news on Curlicue's latest projects and inspirations.

For any fall / winter brides who mention this post, I'm giving a 20% discount off their total order for any calligraphy services.*

*Discount offer expires November 30, 2011.