Thursday, February 2, 2012

make it personal

How sweet are these personalized, handmade pictures by UK-based design company sarah & bendrix? The concept is so simple + adorable, and I love that each one is made-to-order. You can choose from one of their designs or amp up your game + send in your own mementos to be used as raw material for your piece. Transform old invitations, birth announcements, love notes, newspapers, books + just about anything else into a charming, intimate works of art.

Such a lovely, low-key way to take old mementos that have been collecting dust in a shoebox, hidden in the back of the closet, and put them on display. It is also a great source of inspiration for the more talented + ambitious of you out there who are up for a DIY challenge.

But for the rest of you who (like me) haven't exactly mastered DIY-ing, don't risk ruining your keepsakes - leave it to the experts at s&b.

[each photo was taken from sarah&bendrix' etsy page]


kittenmasks said...

I really like this idea for a DIY. It would be awesome to use the notes my friends and I used to write each other in middle school, and cut them up into hearts for this. Thanks for the idea!

v said...

thank you!:)

Anita said...

Lovely blog.

fluff and fripperies said...

So adorable! I wish I was more 'craftsy'. Whatever the opposite of dexterous is, that's me!

Have a great weekend hon.

Emma xo

VintageDanielle said...

This is so cute and cool! I might have to try it, esp with Valentine's being around the corner