29 December, 2009

Bring on 2010

I am so excited for the start of a New Year! New Year = new ventures, new possibilities, new goals, new successes, and everything in between. 2009 was a great year! It saw me officially launch The Paper Couturière, to raving success, it saw me leave one life milestone and dive head first into another, and it saw me work; work; work, and work more, on what I love the most: Paper.

2010 is sure to be all that, and so much more! I will make every effort to update this blog on a more regular basis, and ensure that the content is such that it inspires, motivates, gives ideas, teaches, and, of course, gives more of the inside scoop of what is The Paper Couturière.

I have so many ideas and so many goals that I want to achieve and I can't wait for 1 January!! As many of you know, I launched a range of luxurious note cards in every attempt to scale down the use of email correspondance and bring personal, handwritten thank you's to the forefront. I have every intention on expanding that range, and bringing it into the spotlight as notecards are a beautiful gift and a wonderful way to let someone know that you are thinking about them. Keep your eyes peeled for new additions and new updates to my already fabu range.

What I am looking forward to most in 2010, is YOUR feedback. I want to give you what you want to see, what you want to read. I toil at this computer for hours a day, everyday. I want to ensure that what I am looking at and what I am adding to this blog, is what YOU are interested in. So please, feel free to let me know what it is you are after and I will do my best to give it to you.

Until then, have a safe and Happy New Year and I hope that it is everything YOU want it to be!

xoxoxox Autumn

20 December, 2009

IZZY Magazine {San Francisco}

I am so excited! I got a wonderful message from Melissa Bagley, the creative force extraordinaire, behind IZZY Magazine. IZZY Magazine is a wedding e-zine, based out of San Francisco. It's not your everyday wedding magazine..it's new, fresh, funky, and specializes in oh so different planning. I love it! And I can't wait until the first issue goes live!

Oh yeah, the message from Melissa...did I say that she is the creative force behind this wonderful magazine? Well, we have plans on meeting the next time I'm in San Francisco visiting the family, but until then, she has asked to feature me {The Paper Couturière} in the upcoming issue! YAY! Since I won't be in SF for a while yet, I'll complete the interview via email..and, away I go for some newest designs..I'm going to create a few and let the fine fellows of Australia Post fly them away to the Good Ol US of A, straight to the hands of this girl genius so she can see first hand the fine work of art that is The Paper Couturière. {I am allowed to toot my own horn right?}

Watch this space...details of the interview will make there way here eventually. :)

The newest venture

A couple of months ago, I was asked by the owner of a PR company in Sydney to create items for the gift bags for the Tonia Todman/Blumin roses launch. Never passing up on opportunities to get the word out about The Paper Couturière, I graciously {and quickly} accepted. So, away to work I went. This post actually isn't about the launch..it's about a wonderful business endeavour that was started on Launch day.

It was at the launch when I met Kristina, the owner of Urban Fresh Floral and Paper Boutique. She gave me some background history of her boutique and I gave her some history of The Paper Couturière. She invited me to come into the shop to have a meeting about carrying my range of invitations and stationery in her boutique. {What's that about opportunity that I can't pass up?} Long story short, I have spent the last several weeks glued to the computer {quite literally}, suffering from mind blanks and paper cuts, all to come up with 21 spectacular designs which are now featured in the boutique. And I couldn't be happier.

Her shop is absolutely adorable! Located in Eltham, you walk in and it's like you are walking into a quaint paper boutique, that happens to sell some of Australia's finest floral creations...many flowers I've never seen in other Melbourne florists. I am quite happy to have designed a special line of invitations just for the boutique, as the "vibe" of the shop is just the "vibe" I like to put out with my invitations..cozy, unique, stunning, comforting, and simply, the best.

Beachy Turquoise

Of course, featuring one of my newest designs, this inspiration board focuses on the beach..the salty summer air, the bright turquoise waters, the white sand, and the freshness of new love!

19 December, 2009

Acorn & Cranberry Inspiration Board

Acorn & Cranberry

Style Me Pretty

Have you seen the inspiration boards on Style Me Pretty that I've created? They are a sampling of the themes that inspire me, the colours that motivate me, and the weddings that make me swoon..
I've been busy busy busy lately..since my last post, I've been designing away! I have been asked to provide a range of invitations and stationery for Urban Fresh Floral and Paper Boutique {Eltham Victoria}, and as such, I've been glued to the studio...quite literally, glued! I'm so happy with the creations that have flowed from my frazzled mind and my ink stained and paper cut fingers. It's all such a labour of love and I can't think of anything on this earth that I would rather do more!