Monday, December 24, 2012

christmas love

As we sign off for the year, we want to wish you all, our dear friends, a very magical Christmas full of lots of love, laughter and much merriment.

It has been such a big year here in the studio, and as we wind down the presses for a much needed Christmas break, we want to thank you for all your support and encouragement which you have showed us via our online store, our retail stores at our market events, or most recently at our Brisbane Pop Up Sale (and a big thank you for those who travelled from far and wide to attend!) - I am eternally humbled by your support and love, the team and I would like to give our heartfelt thanks for helping us bring letterpress back alive.

To all our wedding clients, what a joy to design and print for you this year. We love weddings and one thing we love the most, at some magical point during the months we work upon your stationery suites, you go from being clients, to being our friends, and we thank you so much for sharing your journey with us.

So now as the Christmas ham awaits, Our Brisbane studio is now officially closed for the Christmas season and will reopen on the 7th of January 2013. And our new Southern Highlands of Sydney studio will be opening its doors from the 4th of February 2013. Until then, we wish you much love, joy and Christmas love.


Friday, December 14, 2012

Brisbane Pop Up Warehouse sale this Sunday!!

Brisbane, the time has come for our last Hurrah!!!! We are holding a letterpress Shindig at the gorgeous weatherboard Jubilee Hall, at Bardon this coming Sunday!

We will have so many letterpress goodies with crazytown prices, plus lots of sweet treats from the kitchen, our famous Bespoke Fruit Punch and so much letterpress loveliness! It will be warehouse sale, with lots of fabulous pricing, but more so a very special day filled with friends, laughter and love - we really hope that you can make it!

Sunday 16th December 2012
10am to 2pm
Jubilee Hall, 180 Jubilee Terrace, Bardon, Qld

Thursday, December 13, 2012

online sale + free shipping ends Friday!

Hello friends! A very quick blog from us today - in case you missed todays newsletter (you can read it here) to let you know that our online sale and free shipping ends midnight - tomorrow Friday 14th December 2012.

We have recently also added in a whole heap of extra Christmas stock into our online store, first in best dressed! And our free shipping continues until midnight tomorrow night with free Australian shipping for all orders over $20.00. View the whole sale range here, and free shipping is valid store wide! Yippee!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

saying goodbye

Over the years we have shared many a renovation story here on our Bespoke Letterpress blog, our lovely little queenslander was not quite so lovely when we moved here back in 2007. Over the years we have turned its lovely old bones, into something so much, much more lovelier making our nest, our home. 

It is bittersweet now, that as we move onto our next adventure, our journey here comes to an end. This house has so many happy memories, so much love, so much of so much, I just don't have the words to express how much this house and its journey has meant to us. Every little corner I look at, every VJ on the wall, every piece of fretwork, every cornice, every little tile, power point and light switch, I look at it all and remember, all that love, so, so much love.

So now our much loved up home is for sale, it is sad and it is sweet at the same time. Sad that our journey here is done, but sweet that someone else can now love our home just as much as we have. I am bound to shed many a tear. As one journey ends, another is just beginning...

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

sydney finders keepers this weekend!

Sydney, we are coming your way! The ever amazeballs (I cannot personally believe that I have taken on use of this word, but it is oh so appropriate) is this weekend!

For the regular Sydney Finders Keepers shoppers, you might want to note that this event is on a slightly different format with Saturday night and Sunday shopping for this event.

Come visit us and say hello! We have lots of huge discounts and will have our full 2012 Christmas range up for grabs!

245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh
Saturday 8th December 6pm - 10pm
Sunday 9th December 10am - 5pm

More info available here!

Monday, December 3, 2012

some big news and bespoke letterpress pop up warehouse sale!

Hello friends, so some pretty big news from us here at Bespoke today.

The past few months have been quite a crazy blur here in the studio, and one of the biggest reasons, is that from January 2013 Mr H and I will be packing the house and the studio (and all 6 tonnes of cast iron machinery) and making the big move back down south to NSW. We have greatly adored our last five years here in Brisbane, it has been our home, our base, our love. It is going to be very, very sad to say goodbye, I am getting teary just typing about it.

So for my beloved Bespoke, this means that we won't just have our Brisbane studio and most beautiful team, but we will now also have a second base from Bowral, in the Southern Highlands of Sydney. My beautiful beautiful Brisbane girls will be continuing our Brisbane base. All of our printing will occur from our new Bowral studio but our Brisbane team will continue all their amazing work from up here in sunny Queensland.

The beautiful girls who stand beside me, and make Bespoke happen, are the absolute treasures in life, and I know that with them by my side (albeit a little further the usual) that Bespoke here in Brisbane, is in the very, very best of hands. I am truly honoured by their support.

Our new Southern Highlands studio, will be up and ready from February 2013, and our new studio, means new opportunities - so if you know anyone who you think may like to come join our Southern Highlands team, all the details can be found here.

So as we prepare to pack boxes, we have decided to go out of Brisbane with one big last Hurrah!

For one day only, we are having a monster Letterpress Pop up Warehouse sale. To be held at the gorgeous Jubilee Hall, in Bardon, Brisbane. We will have our entire stationery range with some huge never before seen discounts, as well as lots of second stock at bargain basement prices, and lots of clearance sales across both our Christmas, and every day ranges. Come join us and maybe enjoy a sweet treat or two and some of our famous Bespoke summer fruit punch!

Sunday 16th December 2012
10am to 2pm
Jubilee Hall, 180 Jubliee Terrace, Bardon

To our interstate friends, we wish we could bring our pop up sale to you, however you can still join in with our current online sale and free shipping in our online store until Friday the 14th of December.

And finally, to my lovely Brisbane clients, supporters, customers and most beautiful friends - how greatly I am going to miss you. We moved to Brisbane in 2007 not knowing a soul, and how embraced, loved and nurtured I have felt ever since we arrived. This is such a magical, magical place, how my heart aches missing you already. xox

"There are no good-byes, where ever you'll be, you'll be in my heart." – Ghandi

Thursday, November 29, 2012

online sale and free shipping - 2 weeks only!

Hello friends!

A very quick blog post from us today, to let you know that for two weeks only we are having an online sale, plus free shipping for all orders over $20.00!

You can view our sale items here, and our free shipping is valid across our entire online store. You don't need to enter any discount codes to apply the free shipping as our clever website will automatically give you free shipping as soon as you spend over $20.00 instore!

Sale and Free Shipping ends on Midnight Friday 14th December 2012.

Happy shopping!

*Valid for Australia Customers only. Discounted shipping rates available for our international customers.

Monday, November 26, 2012

bespoke letterpress 2012 range

We've spent many months here in the studio, designing and printing for Christmas, and we thought it was time to show you our 2012 christmas range!

This year, as well as some old favourites, we have also got some new christmas cards available as singles, or in 6 packs, as well as some lovely new gift tags available in 8 packs. For the first time this Christmas, we also have a whole new range of mini cards available as single cards, or also in lovely boxed 6 packs! All of our christmas range has been hand printed on our antique printing presses, on beautifully lush 300gsm 100% cotton rag paper.

We have also got new Japanese Washi Tapes in stock just in time for Christmas, and this year we are quite smitten with the silver stripe tape, teamed up with our Hearts and Scallops double sided gift wrap - just lovely!

You can view our entire Christmas range in our online store here.

Friday, November 23, 2012

goma christmas market tomorrow!

Hello brisbane friends, some news for you - tomorrow we will be attending the annual Goma Christmas design market! This is such a lovely market, full of creative Brisbane designers, held in the forecourt of the gallery, surrounded by the beautiful Gallery store! We will be there with our lovely letterpress range, and also our 2012 Christmas collection. Hope to see you there!

9am to 4pm
Gallery of Modern Art
Stanley Place, South Brisbane

Friday, November 16, 2012

25 personalised notecards for $100 offer ends this weekend!

Just a very quick reminder, that our cut off date for orders for our lovely 25 boxed sets of personalised letterpress  notecards for only $100 ends this Sunday! We have been getting some very lovely orders for these beautiful sets, and if you would like to order one too - all our details and information for ordering can be found here.

Happy weekend lovely friends!


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

adelaide bowerbird bazaar this weekend!

Adelaide, we are coming your way!

You can find us this weekend at Bowerbird Bazaar at the Adelaide Showgrounds. We will be next door to our good friends and fellow Brisbane locals Paper Boat Press, so do come along, say hello, admire Kylie's gorgeous ceramics, touch and feel some of our lovely letterpress and come join us for a good time!

We will have our full 2012 Christmas range, and lots of our new goodies including our new letterpress notebooks, coasters and letterpress note sets. We are also be having a very special limited edition prints sale while stocks last!

Please pop by and say hello, we would love to meet our Southern Australian friends!

Stirling Angus Pavilion
Adelaide Showground
Friday 9th November 4pm - 9pm
Saturday and Sunday 10th and 11th November 9am to 5pm

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

personalised notecards - limited time only!!!

Very exciting news from us today - We have been working on an idea for quite a while, and today we are super excited to share it with you!

We get lots of lovely emails from our letterpress admirers asking about having personalised Letterpress notecards made. Due to the nature of platemaking and press set up, one off letterpress jobs can become very expensive. However this Christmas we are excited to let you know about our first ever Personalised Note Card box set!

Available for order for 3 weeks only (orders close 19th November, 2012), we are offering gorgeous boxed sets of 25 letterpress notecards, lovingly printed by hand on our 100% cotton 300gsm Ivory paper stock, combined with 25 gorgeously thick envelopes (available in a variety of colours) all packaged inside of our gorgeous heavy weight kraft box sets.

A beautiful gift for stationery loving friends and family, or a special little gift just to treat yourself. All orders will be shipped from the 12th of December to arrive before Christmas.

To be able to bring this deal to life - we do have a few restrictions - all orders must be made here via our online store, all orders must be completed by the 19th of November and you must adhere to the details outlined on our order form.

With numerous gorgeous fonts available, we have a maximum of two lines of text, and the text will be placed at the top edge of the card. But other then that, the possibilities as to exactly what wording you use, and your plans for if you order the notecards yourself, or design them for a family member or a very special friend - is totally up to you!

We are so very excited about this project and are very happy for the first time to be able to offer to be able to offer personalised printing, without the expensive costs usually associated with personalised letterpress projects.

Available in limited numbers only, You can find out more info, and place your order here!

Last orders must be placed before the 19th of November, 2012. Delivery from the 12th of December. International customers, please contact us for expected delivery time frames.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

brisbane finders keepers this weekend!

Brisbane, its your turn!!

The fabulous biannual Finders Keepers Design markets are back on this weekend 3rd and 4th November at the stunning Old Museum Building.

We will be there with lots of letterpress goodies, some lovely new items, some sale items and lots of love for our ever lovely shoppers - Please don't be shy, pop by and say hello!

Saturday 3rd November - Sunday 4th November 2012
10am to 4pm
The Old Museum - Corner Bowen Bridge Road, and Gregory Terrace Herston

More info here and you can view the fabulous list of designers attending here.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Melbourne Finders Keepers this weekend!

We are most excited to be heading south later this week for the very first of our Summer markets! The amazing Finders Keepers markets at the equally amazing Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne.

We've got the whole range of our 2012 Christmas collection, as well as lots of new letterpress goodies, and also some special market sales as well! You can find us just inside of the main entrance, so make sure you pop by and say hello!

Friday 19th October 6pm - 10pm
Saturday 20th October 10am - 5pm
The Royal Exhibition Building
9 Nicholson Street, Carlton

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

new letterpress notebooks!

Some exciting news from us today - For the past few months we have been working on a new letterpress notebook line! This is something we had been wanting to do for ages, and finally we are excited to have them available!

With a letterpress printed outer cover on 100% tree free cotton paper, and 60 internal recycled kraft pages, the booklets are bound with saddle stitching to the spine. Our notebooks measure 130mm wide, by 180mm high and come with a kraft and letterpress bellyband, all contained inside of a protective plastic sleeve.

We've got five designs in our collection Mustard yellow and grey Bows, Duck egg blue and red Hearts, Blush pink and gold Paper Cranes, Light blue, cream and chocolate Rainy Day and Gelato green and dusty orange Teapots.

Available for $12.95 per notebook, we have very limited  numbers available of all designs - Grab them here in our online store whilst stocks last!

We hope that you like our new notebooks, we are very excited to now be able to share them with you, and please do let us know your favourite - we are all torn here trying to choose which one we love the most!


Monday, October 8, 2012

catching up

Hello friends! How have you been? Its been pretty far and few between with our blog posts of late. Time seems to escape us time and time again.

We've had lots of happenings here in the studio of late - we have been gearing up for a busy Christmas season with lots of Christmas stationery and letterpress gift suggestions which are now heading out to a whole new load of stockists. We are now represented in some fabulous areas of Australia and we look forward to introducing you to some of these new stockists soon!

We have also been very busy with Summer and Autumn 2013 wedding orders. We only have very limited availability left for December this year, and our next bookings are available from February 2013, we suggest getting in early to avoid disappointment!

On the team side of things - we've had another beautiful lovely, and very talented graphic designer Clare join the team, and another mini Bespoke addition when lovely Justine gave birth to the sweetest little man last month. Lovely Lana joined us a few months ago to assist with Wedding production, and we have also had a fabulous intern Sam on board who has been helping us out with one hundred and one things around the studio. So its been busy, busy, busy around the production table of late!! We will be updating our team page soon on our website to introduce all these lovelies to you a little better.

On the letterpress side of things, we have been busy working on lots of new products for our online store in recent months - you can have a little sneaky peak here to see what you can find, but we will introduce you to them all soon!

Our box of completed wedding invitations awaiting to photograph has been growing and growing in the past few months, so I am trying to tackle a few each and every day. We have been most spoilt with gorgeous spring flowers lately, so they give us a perfect excuse to pull out all the camera equipment and photograph wedding stationery suites. The above shot was taken this morning - love the pink ranunculus so much!

We are also gearing up for a busy Spring and Summer of Market events. Mr H. has been very busy lately building is lots of new transit boxes for our goodies. We usually ship around 200 kilos of product and display to each event, so our new boxes will make the process so much easier! 

You can find us at:
Melbourne Finders Keepers: 19th and 20th October
Brisbane Finders Keepers: 3rd and 4th November
Adelaide Bowerbird: 9th, 10th and 11th November
Sydney Finders Keepers: 8th and 9th December

We will let you know all details and location details a little closer in.

So my sweets, I hope that you have all been well and I promise, we will continue to blog a lot more regularly. Pinky swear.


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

missing you

Oh dear blog, I do not know what to tell you, There is so much to say, so much which has been happening, so much busyness everywhere. Each day is just rolling into the next, one busy day after another, its a struggle to find time to remember to eat, to remember to sleep, to remember to breathe.

We've got so much happening here at the moment, we are running around each day, filling orders, designing, printing, doing our best to do everything perfectly and trying to keep our heads up high. Our little team has been growing, more beautiful hands helping each day, bringing smiles, and sunshine and so much happiness to our busy busy days.

Little Daisy is growing - too quickly, too fast. She is teaching Ruby many things, the little monkeys, they are getting so cheeky, so testing, I think they need more cuddles, more me time, its such a struggle to find it.

We've got lots of exciting plans, lots of things happening for the future, lots of ideas - maybe just, too many ideas. Its hard to keep these crazy brains under control some times.

So sweet blog and lovely followers, I promise we are still here, trucking on, doing our best to keep our heads up, hoping and waiting for just a moment to breathe, to say hello, and you share our journeys with you.


Saturday, July 28, 2012

20% off sale ends this weekend!

Hello friends!

Just a quick reminder that our 20% off store wide sale in our new online store ends tomorrow -  midnight Sunday 29th of July.  Simply enter the code LOVEASALE upon check out. 

We've been super busy over the last week sending out lots of our new letterpress stationery goodies to all little pockets of the world, and have loved all your lovely feedback about our new website and letterpress items! You can find them all here and grab a bargain while they are a lovely 20% off! 

Happy weekend!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

you look exceptionally lovely today - letterpress print

Fresh off the press and new to our online store, is our lovely "You look exceptionally lovely today" print. Printed in a gorgeous vintage coral ink, its lovely typographic forms, smile at you each day with its declaration of just how exceptionally lovely you look today.

Letterpress printed on 100% cotton paper, Each print measures 8.5" x 11" and is perfectly suited to a frame designed to fit an 8x10" photograph.

We have letterpress printed these prints as open editions which means that the good news is - our letterpress prints have just got a whole heap cheaper! This lovely print is $29.95, however with our current 20% off sale, this lovely print is an exceptional $23.96 (enter code LOVEASALE prior to Sunday 29th July).

You can check it out and view lots more of our lovely new prints here.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

new double sided gift wrap - hearts and scallops

Also fresh of the press and new to our online store, is our second new double sided gift wrap design. We adore this stunning design which features a a flutter of red, navy and white hearts on onside, and a gorgeous dusty blue scallop design on the reverse!

Each sheet measures 700 x 490mm and has been printed on a super heavy weight environmentally responsible 100% recycled paper. Available in our online store as 3 packs ($15.00) or as part of our assorted 6 packs ($25.95).

We've also got 20% off store wide (enter code LOVEASALE) upon check out valid until this Sunday the 29th of July.

new double sided gift wrap - bubbles and fans

We've got two new lovely double sided gift wraps in our new online store and the first one we have to share with you is our Bubbles and Fans design. Featuring great big lovely overprinted bubbles on one side, and a gorgeous Japanese inspired fan print on the reverse. We love this wrap - it is such a happy and pretty design and teams up gorgeously with our letterpress gift tags.

Each sheet measures 700 x 490mm and has been printed on a super heavy weight environmentally responsible 100% recycled paper. Available in our online store as 3 packs ($15.00) or as part of our assorted 6 packs ($25.95).

We've also got 20% off store wide (enter code LOVEASALE) upon check out valid until this Sunday the 29th of July.

Friday, July 20, 2012

new letterpress greeting cards!

 We've got a whole heap of new greeting cards in our new online store! Above is a little snippet of a few. From top to bottom:
"You're the sweetest, I am so glad that we are friends" available here.
"You great elk, I think that you are pretty magnificent" available here.
"I sow, fancy you"available here.
"I'm sorry, that I get crabby sometimes" available here.
"Congratulations, pop open the bubbly" available here.

All of our cards have been letterpress printed on 100% cotton stock and come with a matching kraft envelope. The cards measure 98 x 131mm and are $6.95 each. With our current 20% off sale (Enter code LOVEASALE prior to 29th July) and they are a lovely $5.56 each. You can view all the rest of our letterpress folded greeting cards here.

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