Carolynn Giordano Lemke - Owner of Two Brunettes


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New at Two Brunettes: Benjamin Row

We have not posted in quiet some time, and that is because we are so busy, that this blog has gotten totally neglected. Good problems, but bad. Two Brunettes has some major annoucments coming up, I can't even stand it any longer. We are growing and just super excited to share the new changes coming up! Here is one new blog launch from today! Benjamin Row. It is a sweet blog that is going to be about Momma, Baby and Beyond. Rosie, editor of BR, was so sweet and amazing to work with. As most of you know Two Bru adores all things kid related, so this was especially fun for us to take on! Go check it out.


Window Shopping at Two Brunettes: Lemon & Lavender Website

When Ashley of Lemon and Lavender emailed me about creating a pattern for her website and print materials I was all over it. I love her adorable style, and beautiful work, did I mention the girl is living in AFRICA! She is a very talented designer herself, so I knew I had to get it just right to make her happy!


 I created three different patterns and with some tough decision making she settled on number three. This also happened to be my favorite. A couple weekes later Ashley emailed me again to design a website for her. I was extrmely eager to take my pattern and bring it to life on her site to showcase off her amazing stationery creations. I loved being able to help Lemon and Lavender build a brand that could grow with not only her line but her as well! 

 I drew so much inspiration from Ashleys Instagram and her style in general, that this one of most fun projects I have worked on. Thank you Ashley, you are going to do great things! 


Clara Turns 1!

It happened, well its actually happening Wednesday, but my little peanuts first birthday party was over the weekend. So much prep going into a little ones first birthday! I felt like it was a wedding. Okay not quiet, but a first birthday is a big deal. I finally gave up on a theme, and just went for a ton of color, balloons, streamers, and some Mickey Mouse (clara is head over heels in love with Mickey). The decor, the food, all of the love from family and friends, it actually turned out so much better then I was even envisioning! Don't ya love when that happens? Overall a magical day, for everyone we shared it with, I have one lucky little girl! 

A special thanks to the amazing Alice G Patterson who beautifully captured the day with her amazing photos!


Jewel Cardinal

Loving these fashion sketches I recently came across from Jewel Cardinal, so inspiring! 


Free Mothers Day Download


I couldn't make a new card for this year for mothers day because I am too in love with last years download still! I am not ashamed for this to make the rounds again! So download it here.

Photo by Hanna of Honey & Jam


Window Shopping at Two Brunettes: Mallory's Bridal Shower Invites

I worked with the Mother of the bride for Mallory's bridal shower invites. The theme was shoes, with a touch of art deco, which were a very fun combo of elements to work with!


Paige's New Baby Announcements


I loved working on these new baby announcements for a surprise birth! The Manoklokas's didn't know if they were having a boy or girl, so these gender neutral baby announecments were ready to go to print as soon as baby Paige was born! These announcements will be added to the shop soon, and available in several colors!

Printed by Boxcar Press


Inspired by: Vintage Feed Sacks

I love these vintage feed sack patterns! There are so many of them here on KimmyMade's flickr set. I especially found myself drawn to the red, white and blue patterns. Maybe it's because I am day dreaming of hot summer days! 

{photos via KimmyMade found via Bird Dog Press's Twitter }


Designer Love: AIGA Austin Film Poster Award

The South by South West film festival presents an award every year to the designer behind these amazing posters, and I do believe this is the only festival who presents an award for Excellence in Poster designer, Yay South by South West! I adore this poster designed by Martim Vian & Zeke Hawkins which won the speical jury award. 

These were just some of my own personal favorites that were at the festival. You can see all the posters on the SXSW flickr page here

Designers: Jonathan Sandridge / Rolando G. Murillo / no name / Petra Epperlein


Miki Sato

Speaking of Miki Sato has anyone seen her new work? I could just die right now a happy woman after looking at these. They are so me! Lucky for me, the Miki Sato shop has opened and has original work for sale! I will be saving my pennies to be purchasing one of these. SO beautiful it hurts.