It's National Hand Lettering Day -- WOOHOO!! So what better time to discuss what really gets me excited! There are fewer things I get more excited about than new craft supplies. Notebooks, pens, planners, washi- you name it and I am happier than a kid on Christmas morning. As many use the new year as a reset, I too, found myself wanting a fresh start. Recently, I realized my nib holder had seen better days (I guess it's a good thing my pen is getting so much use!) so I decided to try out a new oblique pen. I was ready to bite the bullet and purchase one of the super trendy nib holders I have seen on other calligraphy blogs until I came across one who pointed out the most expensive holders do not mean they are the best! So much of my research into the perfect nib holder directed me towards a wooden pen. I even found a few that weren't too expensive. I ultimately can't pinpoint what made me go against my initial decision but I and my bank account are glad I did!
Many say wood pens are all the rave, but I have to say this plastic adjustable nib holder is quite the upgrade from my pervious (at least it feels that way). I love the ease in which I am able to switch out nibs, and the curves of the base seem to comfortably fit my hand. SO if you're in the market for a new oblique, but don't want to break the bank, I highly recommend checking out this little number. The best part : it's completely economical, and even comes in a few color options, so you can still coordinate with your cute workspace (if that really exists in real life). I opted for the matte black because I like how it matches my other pens!
If you're in the market for a new nib holder, this one (see below!) is definitely a must see!
you ask who / what is the basic suburban? Well, the answer is simple :: it's ME.
Without being over the top, it's an account of who I am... what I create ... & sometimes what I am even thinking. .
Thank you for supporting my creative endeavors &taking an interest in what I am learning through out my mom-adventures. Every day brings new challenges BUT it also brings new opportunities to love fiercely, smile BIG, & laugh as loud as possible.
Welcome to my [ basic . suburban ] life.✌🏼❣️☺️
My passion for order has always been a driving force in my creativity : sounds almost like an oxymoron, but one day I put the force into learning the basic art of calligraphy. I began with smaller home projects and quickly developed a knack for the art of calligrapahy & with some encouragement from friends FancyPrintsAC was born!
As life progressed, I became a mom... twice!. I, once again, took to my creative side and became a self-taught sewer! I began creating trendy and fun accessories for both myself & my newbies & my second shop, Newbie Style Love, became a quick success!
The past 2 years I have been managing both shops, and loving every minute. I felt each shop had a unique identity that was apparent to my customers. As time went by and both shops grew into what they are today, I noticed I would have some projects that bled into one another. For example, creating calligraphy signage for a nursery, or sewing bow ties for the cutest little ring bearers. I thought to myself, why not just merge the two shops together?
One of the cardinal rules to owning a small business is to keep the shops voice heard & the shops identity obvious. Some may think meshing a calligraphy & baby boutique together couldn't have much commonality, but in doing so, I feel like I have finally created something completely honest and self-defined. Since the merge the day to day has kept me more sane, and productive. ( Seriously though, my bathrooms have never been so clean.....) Let us put our hands together for..... :: The Basic Suburban! ::
the most basic suburban .....
For starters..... Basic. The term can be perceived to mean many different things. To me, it's; Simple. At the core, I am the same as many of you tuning in (major thank you for being here)!
I've become a natural living & wellness advocate working to do better everyday for my family & would love to help you do the same!
I take advantage of the perfect imperfections each day brings, while trying to raise good, kind babies.
So, if you ever catch yourself wondering what a simple suburban life is like, you can find me, The Basic Suburban, chasing my tiny humans, talking to my houseplants, dreaming of the next DIY & trying to smile & laugh my way through the day.
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