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Two Interviews this Month

Two of my recent interviews are published this month - one in Swedish and one in English.

Happy face :3

For the first one, I was chosen to be

Lidingö

's Start-up of the Month by

Nyföretagarcentrum

.

(Lidingö is the island in Stockholm archipelago where I live and work. The Swedish Jobs and Society Foundation is forcefully supporting entrepreneurship in Sweden through professional start-up advice for people who want to start a business; they do this through 

Nyföretagarcentrum

- Enterprise Agencies that cover most parts of Sweden.)

Lidingö

's

Nyföretagarcentrum

have helped me a lot before and after I started my freelance business as printmaker and graphic designer. It's great to have somewhere one can go with all their business-related questions and get professional help, and it feels totally awesome to be recognized as a member of the community.

Here's

the interview in Swedish

.

If you don't speak Swedish, you could still check out the second interview in the latest issue of 

Nordic Living magazine

. I talk about when I started the business, my work process and exciting stuff happening in the near future.

Maria over at

Nordic Design Collective

is responsible for this well-curated magazine that introduces independent designers in Sweden.

Here'

s the magazine!

I'm still preparing my next two-color reduction print that features Stockholm buildings and a little something extra. Start carving tomorrow - we'll see how long this one takes :)

/Tian

Wedding Favors of Your Dreams

Back in April, my boyfriend Raffer and I got a wedding invitation from a friend of his who was planning to have a summer wedding in Norrköping, a city south from Stockholm. The couple requested custom stamps for their wedding stationary and I was inspired to make new stamps for newly weds.

I didn't want to make up with fake names and dates for the sample stamps (they'll just go to waste in that case) so in my newsletter to my frequent customers as well as on my Facebook page, I offered a custom wedding stamp giveaway. Having come up with a few different designs, I wanted to work with couples who would be having handmade/craft-themed weddings and create personalized stamps for them.

Cindy was one of the people that got in touch with me after reading my newsletter. She's the matron of honor for Brittany and Jason's wedding. After going through some details she decided on the design that best fit the theme and I created a stamp for Brittany and Jason.

Handmade Custom Wedding Stamp with Names and Date
A hand-carved stamp featuring two love birds on a branch and tiny heart-shaped leaves sprouting.

Yesterday Cindy was kind enough to send over the pictures she took of Brittany and Jason's wedding favors - simplistic brown paper bags with imprints of the personalized stamp. So simple yet stunning!

Handmade Custom Wedding Stamp with Names and Date

More pictures after the jump...


Handmade Custom Wedding Stamp with Names and Date
I love the black and white shot too!
It's always nice to know that my stamp is put to good use by loving hands. I have the most awesome customers!

Here is another custom wedding stamp I made for Caitlyn and Chris' wedding. Caitlyn has been my customer since good old Etsy time and she's always been great to work with.

Handmade Custom Wedding Stamp with Names and Date
A tree trunk with heart engraving; bride's and groom's names and wedding date.

And another monogram design stamp for Sierra's wedding:



So that's it for the custom wedding stamp giveaway! I've hosted quite a few giveaways (like my Facebook page for the latest one!), and if you can't wait for that, you can always look around in the shop, or get in touch by e-mailing me at tyr@thisisjusttosay.co - request a personalized stamp, or just say hello!

Oh here's a looooong image for you if you are a Pinterest-aholic just like me:p


Asylum for the Insane

I was at a Stockholm Etsian gathering a couple of days ago. It was really inspiring and motivating.

Created a new treasury - the first one in almost a year (or more?). It's called Asylum for the Insane. Not sure whether it makes sense to you but it certainly makes sense to me.

Most of the items have been in my 'favorites' for some time and the bright colors and artists' talent really lights up the gloomy Stockholm autumn.