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Makers Workspace | Duly Noted ink goes to its first pop up shop!

April marks the month of Duly Noted ink’s first pop up shop! The whole process was so exciting and I wanted to share a few tidbits of my experience.

Setting up – takes a lot longer than you think. Particularly if you read tons of articles saying you should set everything up to see how it looks beforehand. And that in fact was what I was planning to do, but ended up…

  • Buying a (gorgeous) table at Ikea on Tuesday. It stayed in its box until time for actual set up on Saturday.
  • Picking out a clothing rack on Amazon, which arrived Friday. It also hid in its box until set up time!
  • Unloading the car with the hubs with hail pouring down on our heads for a few minutes, which then suddenly let up to sunny skies a few minutes later!

Thankfully, friends stopped by and gave input/helped me put everything together. It was so much fun spending time with them while also meeting the people who liked and purchased our products!

Here’s a snap of the hubby helping me set up! Can you believe he enjoyed it and is looking forward to helping me at future shows? #husbandoftheyear

A few of the wood burned products I designed!

I love how clean and simple everything looked! The products were easy to see and identify, the prices were easy to find, and the color scheme/layout helped people to focus on the product, not just be distracted by a crazy busy display.

A quick glance inside the booth!

Yes, there are a few things I probably would do differently (and I took a few notes on that for next time), but I love the basic set up and am excited to bust out the tables and supplies for future shows I’m in!

Lovely people perusing the booth 🙂

She bought a card to send her friend in so cal. A girl after my own heart 🙂

It’s a thrill meeting the people who come by!

The anticipation of waiting to see what people like!

Here are some photographs my amazing husband took in Yosemite and the eastern Sierras! #talent

And after a few hours, we packed up and rested. So. Pooped guys. But so worth it.

I’ll share more thoughts later (when I have more time to jot things down), but I want to end this by saying I’m so thankful to have had this opportunity to test run my shop booth and see the reaction from customers! I love seeing people’s faces when they say they love and have to have something – makes my day!

Make sure to subscribe to the Duly Noted, ink newsletter to get more DIY inspiration and shop experiences along the way! Remember to stop by my shop and find something thoughtfully designed for you, or search through my current projects on Instagram and YouTube! 🙂

xoxo, Jessica

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Duly Noted Letters | DIY Hospitality Tray Lettering

hospitality tray lettering

I’ve been busy rearranging our apartment this past week, and it’s been so much fun! It may or may not also be my only form of exercise in the cold of winter. ;). In the meantime, I got to host a few ladies for a book study through repentance, and it’s been so lovely all year. I wanted to have a center statement piece for the coffee table that would hold the plastic utensils and napkins. Knowing my penchant for puns, I wanted to incorporate that into a cute saying that would greet the ladies as they came in!

So the phrase I chose was… “It is a pleasure to serve you!” – cha-ching! That’s a money pun, I think! 🙂

hospitality tray lettering

What you’ll need:

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To make this tray cover, just:

01. Cut the paper to fit the serving tray.

02. Letter away! It’d probably be easiest to letter without the paper already in the tray, but I like how it turned out :).

Watch the video below to see the marker lettering process! Make sure to visit my Instagram or shop to see more of my projects!

To see the lettering process, just press play!

And voila! I hope you enjoyed this lumberjack/woodland/hipster party favor tag/s’more gift favor idea – make sure to subscribe to the Duly Noted, ink newsletter to get more DIY inspiration along the way! Remember to stop by my shop and find something thoughtfully designed for you, or search through my current projects on Instagram and YouTube! 🙂

xoxo, Jessica