Friday, November 8, 2013

Hand-lettering tutorial & hand-lettered shop!

My friends, today is a big day. For two reasons. 

Reason one: 
My sweet friend Cammie over at Polka Dotted Peony asked me to do a little tutorial on how to do some fancy hand-lettering. It's surprisingly simple. So, head on over to her blog, get tutored by the tutorial, hand-letter something pretty, put it on Instagram, tag me, and show the world your awesome new skillz. 
Yes, skillz. 
Reason two: 
It's been in the works for months now. I've put it on hold. Prayed. Continued. Put it on hold again. Prayed. And the cycle continued. With shaky knees and a heart that is stepping out in faith, I'd like to introduce you to my little hand-lettered shop. 

The Simple City Shop is the name and hand-lettered everything is it's game. 
Custom-made prints. 
And the like. 

She's still a work in progress {I mean, aren't we all?}, and it has been quite a journey of the heart and mind to launch the shop. All this to say, please head on over there and check it out. I would love to make you something pretty to decorate your home, or hand-letter a piece that would speak straight to someone's heart as a gift. I hope you enjoy what you find over at my lil' shop! 

I want to say a special thanks to my sweet friends who have been incredibly encouraging during this whole process of opening the shop. It's been a long time coming and I couldn't have done it without you telling me to do it. Like, for real. You know who you are and you are some of my inspirations. 
Thank you Cammie for helping this creative entrepreneur with your business mind and skills. These last stages of my shop needed your guidance. If you all have not read through Cammie's series on Savvy Business Secrets for Creative Entrepreneurs, it's a must-read. It is a series I will go back to as I continue to learn the business side of The Simple City Shop. 

Happy Friday to all and thanks for stopping by!
You are loved.


  1. Yes!!!! So excited for you! Hand lettering is so fun and your shop is adorable.. i love the joy to the world! Did you use water color??

    1. Woo hoo! Thanks mi amiga! I did add some watercolor in there!

  2. How much would you charge for two words, with grace? I love your handwriting!

  3. Sorry I couldn't find the tutorial. Any further advice to find it?