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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A whole new look... Ruby & Willow Design & PRESS!!!

It's here, it's here!! The new Ruby & Willow. I hope I didn't harp on too much about it! So this design began over a year ago not long after I decided that I wanted to learn letterpress... so the first thing I did was design a logo just so I could incorporate the word 'press' in there. And then it sat there, and sat there, and I'd tweak it every now and again, although to be fair it hasn't wavered too far from my original drafts. Even the blog redesign came after having establised this. The problem was I just continued to get busier and couldn't dedicate any time to it. This little business has taken me from working part time every night whilst I worked by day in a stockbrokers office, to now working every hour under the sun (sure feels like it sometimes!!) providing wedding stationery to brides throughout the world. It tickles me to think my invites are seen at weddings in as far away locales as France and Italy. In the past 12 months it's all gone a little crazy and I'm so so grateful for all the wonderful clients I've had the privilege of working with.

So onto the PRESS bit that I'm oh so excited about. Yep you read that right... press!!! I'm so excited to finally announce that I'll be offering letterpress in the near future!! I have purchased myself a Heidelburg 1952 10x15 platen press - for you printing geeks out there! Whilst I have a couple of jobs under my belt, I had hoped to be up and running with it by now, however I simply got too busy to dedicate the time to it. I plan to be by the end of the year and we can certainly discuss letterpress jobs for end of year delivery now. Kinda erring towards bringing someone else on to help me out in the business... which is a huge step to take, and one I'm just not entirely sure how to implement!

 
 
And the part that really takes the longest... doing this for each and every design!! So far I'm only about half way through loading all the designs I have... and I also have several new one's too. I'll continue to upload them all in the coming weeks... hopefully before I head to Fiji. Oh yeh... did I mention that? Husb booked us a spur of the moment week in the sun!! Hoorah for him!! I'll so need a week to switch off and disconnect by then!


Anyway I hope you all like it and get a chance to check it out... I'd love to hear your feedback... even if it's critique (be gentle though:-) and certainly if you notice any typos don't hesitate to point them out!! Right now back to other things that have been put on hold....

26 comments:

jacin {lovely little details} said...

oh it looks just perfect!!! perfectly you :) love it, congrats kate!

Anastasia Marie said...

<3 the new look! Congrats Kate!

LAA said...

It's gorgeous! I love how you can easily see each piece in a suite.

Naomi Goodman said...

It's the perfect way to see each piece of every suite. I think it's such a cool way to get a snapshot of how the pieces look together. Every single one has to be done? Lots of work! Have fun in Fiji!!!

Kismet said...

Congratulations Kate! I can't imagine how exciting this must be for you! Like I told you earlier, I found your site so easy to use and found everything I needed right where it should be so I can't imagine how you managed to make it even better (which you have!)- well done!!!!!
Fiji time! Whoopeee!! have Funnnn

Jen_ said...

Adore the new look Kate! Can't wait to possibly order letterpress for my impending nuptuals :)

Kate said...

Oh Kate, so cool....new logo looks beautiful. I love that you are doing letterpress, it seems like your designs will fit perfectly. Love all your work, Kate x

Swatchbook Weddings said...

You.Are.Amazing. I love everything, congrats Kate!

Jessica Williams said...

Awesome! Congrats Kate!! :)

Danelle Bourgeois said...

The new site looks great! Super jealous of you getting a Heidelberg too! I want one SO BAD!

la petite coquine said...

Oh Kate, what a wonderful and EXCITING day! I couldn't love the site more-it's a perfect expression of your gorgeous work!

Danelle said...

It looks so beautiful Kate... great work! xx

Kate Robinson said...

Well done Kate! It looks so beautiful xx

Eleanor / Jel said...

It looks fantastic! Well done on all your hard work and I can't wait to see your letterpress work!!

postcards and pretties said...

Congratulations on the revamped site!! It looks amazing!!!

Steph {bubblerock} said...

Absolutely love it and you have put so much effort into every little aspect of it: it shows and makes for a beautiful, insightful and personal website! This is just another beginning to a wonderful journey: for sure!

Alicia@CharityWedding said...

It is gorgeous! You are so talented Kate, anything you touch is beautiful! I love letter press and can not wait to see what you create!

Aleah + Nick Valley said...

We are so proud! Applause and confetti coming your way! What a beautiful new site showing off your equally gorgeous and creative work! Your letterpress designs are truly amazing and you are such a talent. Congratulations!

forget.me.knot.weddings said...

Kate!! CONGRATS!! The new site looks amazing and reflects all your beauty and creativity!!

Dear Evie said...
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Dear Evie said...

Oh wow - I was really excited to see the new site. The designs look great! But for some reason I'm only seeing the old site. :(

{The Perfect Palette} said...

Love the new look - you're such a great designer. Love it to pieces, Kate.

xoxo, Chrissy
The Perfect Palette

La Vie Le Gage Couture Events Wedding Planning said...

Looks fabulous! Love everything you do! Great reads also!
Joyce Goeppinger
Colorado

brookereid said...

I love your blog Kate and your new website is a real treat.
I'll work for you!

Erin*Sparkle&Hay said...

break out the party hats, confetti & whistles!!! congratulations miss kate!!! your hard work paid of BEAUTIFULLY!!! xoxo

capclassique said...

Kate, it's gorgeous! CONGRATULATIONS, I'm so very proud of you and how your business is blooming! xox

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