Wedding Bells Are Ringing, Hear What They Say to You


My brother is getting married. YES. My brother is getting married!!! I’m SO very excited for him and for his future woman. A couple of weeks ago, when Penelope was blessed (more on that later) I met Polly (Jake’s Fiancée) in person for the first time. Polly is R-A-D. I’m so excited to get another sister-in-law, especially one that’s as cool as her.

I think they like each other, just a little bit.

In all of the busy-ness that’s been their engagement, Jake and Polly have put me to work. They were awesome enough to let me design their wedding invitations (which I LOVE to do) and just let me run wild with it. They’ve also let me make a wedding sign in book, which I’m super happy about.

I just finished binding the book this morning. I just love the fuzzy brocade wallpaper that I found from FabMo. It’s been such a long time since I’ve made a coptic book (well since my last bookbinding class). As I was sewing up the book, I remembered how much I miss doing it.

For you folks that are in the bay area (or want to visit for 6 weeks), I will be teaching the Coptic bind and others through the Sequoia Adult School this fall. It’s a really fun, low-key, evening community course. For class info, click here or submit a comment below.

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    1. Chris says:

      Excellent coptic. The brocade makes it.

    2. Maria says:

      Really beautiful book! Are those little silver studs over the holes? I love the colors. The invitation is gorgeous. White on black looks so elegant. I’m looking forward to your class.

    3. Dan says:

      I’m there. Well maybe once or twice. I need to bind something!!

    4. Natalee says:

      Melissa, the invitations and the book look AMAZING! I am always shocked anew by how talented you are. I just can’t say enough about it! You got serious SKILZ!

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