2 Free Printable Calendars for You

To kick off 2015, we just wanted to say THANK YOU again for your support in Mixie Studio (especially over this past year). To express our gratitude, we want to gift you with 2 free printable calendars!

One of the calendars is fully designed and ready to use! All you have to do is print it out. Back in September, I took a modern calligraphy class taught by Erin Barker for Shoppe Class. It was a blast and I learned a lot of great tips. Since then, I haven't stopped practicing my hand-lettering and calligraphy. I enjoy the tedious process of writing and re-writing the same words over and over again. It's therapeutic for me. Having said that, I felt the need to apply what I've practiced and add them into one of the calendar designs. ↓ Click the image below to download this 2015 calendar design! ↓

The other calendar design is a C.I.Y. (Color It Yourself) calendar. I'm a huge nerd when it comes to lists, stamps, washi tape, and stationary stuff. Because of that, I thought it would be fun to create a customizable version. This version is a simple black and white design. You can print it out as is or decorate it by adding colorful doodles or whatever you'd like! Feel free to print it on different types of paper. If you do choose this one to customize and would like to share it with us, you can post your decorated one on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag, #mixiestudio2015calendar. We'd love to see what everyone does with it! We might be doing a giveway in the future...so keep an eye out ;) ↓ Click the image below to download this 2015 C.I.Y. calendar design! ↓

As an example, here's how I decorated mine. My daughter is learning about the days and months, so I printed one out for her to color, too! I like her little bow doodles :)

Here are some ways you can hang or utilize your new calendars:

  • Punch two holes at the top and string a thread in it. Then hang!
  • Simply pin the packet of print-outs with a tack onto your wall or bulletin board.
  • Staple the two corners for a planner booklet.
  • 3 hole punch the side and stick it in a 3 ring binder.
  • Binder clip the packet and hang.

*NOTE: All free PDF downloads are for personal use only and we ask that you credit when sharing. Thanks!

I had a lot of fun working on these and I hope you enjoy them! Wishing you a great start to 2015 and best to you as we transition into February! XOXO

♥ Lauren

The Crafty Supermarket Holiday Show Re-cap

The craziness of the holiday season has kept us quite busy this year! So our apologies for the delay on this show re-cap! Hope the holidays are treating you well :)


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The event poster via http://craftysupermarket.com/

The event poster via http://craftysupermarket.com/

The Crafty Supermarket hosted their fifth annual holiday show at Music Hall on November 29th, Small Business Saturday! We were so excited to get accepted to vend this year. We weren't quite sure what to expect that day (since this was our first one behind the booth) but we had the best experience!! The turn out was beyond expected and we heard that there were more than 5,000 shoppers who attended, which was about a thousand more than last year. We made new friends, learned more about selling at a large craft show, and are super inspired for future projects. Way to go to the Crafty Supermarket team and HUGE THANK YOU to all who came out!!!

Here's a gallery of some of our favorite captures from the event.

 

Check out this link to see all of the vendors who also participated this year - 2014 Crafty Supermarket Vendor List.

We also had to share a couple of unique items we snagged at the show for the kids. How cute are these!? Can't wait to gift them!

Love this Succulent Love print by Cordial Kitten!

Love this Succulent Love print by Cordial Kitten!

Can't wait to let the kids color in this Cincinnati Activity Book by Steam Whistle Letterpress!

Can't wait to let the kids color in this Cincinnati Activity Book by Steam Whistle Letterpress!

In case you haven't seen the latest stuff we've been working on, here are some of the new things we brought to the show with us.

Lumps O' Coal by Sara

Lumps O' Coal by Sara

Funky Ornament Friends by Sara

Funky Ornament Friends by Sara

Hand-lettered Quotes on Plaques by Sara

Hand-lettered Quotes on Plaques by Sara

Hand-lettered and Hand-bound Sketchbooks/Journals by Lauren

Hand-lettered and Hand-bound Sketchbooks/Journals by Lauren

A variety of Hand-made Magnets by Lauren

A variety of Hand-made Magnets by Lauren

Friends, this was our last big show of the winter season. If you see something you'd like, email us for inquiries! We'd love to help! Any of the products we offer can be customized, just contact us for details. There's still a little bit of December left to get those one-of-kind gifts before Christmas! Thanks again for stopping by and have a blessed holiday season!

 

♥ Lauren & Sara

Our Library Loot - Hervé Tullet Books

The kids and I are huge fans of the Press Here book by Hervé Tullet. We've borrowed it from the library several times. They love interacting with its fun page prompts and guessing what happens next. It inspires them to use their imagination. I particularly love the simplicity of Tullet's hand-done lettering and bright painterly illustrations.

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If you haven't seen the Press Here book before check out the video above! www.chroniclebooks.com/presshere

I recently heard that the author was releasing his new book, Mix it Up. About a week or so after the book's release, we happily found it at the library nestled in the "Hot Off The Press" shelf. Score! (Or should I say...Thumbs up...way up!)

The interaction of this book is just as fun as actually mixing paint...minus the messy hands! However, we do enjoy getting messy and having this book intrigues them to experiment again and again with their own finger-paints! Here's a peek at some of the pages!

This is the inside cover spread of Mix It Up.

This is the inside cover spread of Mix It Up.

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There are other Hervé Tullet books the kids and I enjoy like The Eyes Game and The Game of Patterns. As I was researching his work for this blog post, I discovered the Press Here game and Doodle Cook book...I'm intrigued to check those out for the kiddos! Have you played that game or read any of his other books? We'd love to hear!

Lauren

The City Flea - October 2014

We all thought the October City Flea was going to be a cold and damp day but surprisingly it turned out to be a gorgeous (yet brisk) autumn one! Thank you weather gods! Not only was it a beautiful day for the City Flea, but FotoFocus and The Queen Bee Half Marathon were going on downtown that day, too. We love that there's so much going on in Cincy these days!

As always, a HUGE thank you and hugs go out to everyone who stopped by our booth this month! You're support is always appreciated. A special shout-out to our sweet dad who surprised us with a new shop sign he made for us! It looks soooo good and we can't wait to display it at all of our future shows!

Below is our October City Flea re-cap in pictures. It turned out to be a great day! Hope you all are enjoying your little Mixie Studio goodies and hope to see you all again soon!

♥ Lauren & Sara

 


The City Flea - September 2014

We were blessed with another gorgeous day for The City Flea this past weekend! Again, we wanted to say huge THANK YOU to all of you who stopped by our booth to say hello. It was really nice to see some friends who we haven't seen in a LONG time! For those of you who were returning customers, your support is greatly appreciated. We love you guys and it makes us so happy that you're enjoying your new Beast Buds!!

Here's a little re-cap of the day in pictures. Hope you're having a wonderful first week of fall and see all of you City Flea-ers in October! Check our Events page for details.

❤ Lauren & Sara