1. It's been a hectic time planning my wedding AND launching a business with a friend, but it's all coming together! This spring Ella Vine & Co. is launching, which is (for now) a wedding and event stationary company. We'll have everything from save the dates, thank you cards, bridal shower invitations, wedding invitations and more. We're really excited!

    Over the past year we've had the pleasure of working on friends and our own wedding invitations to prep ourselves for this little adventure. After months of being a perfectionist, I finally finished mine and sent them off this week (yay to checking something off the list!). 

    Sneak peek alert! It's a South Dakota barn wedding so I thought antlers were appropriate. What do you think?

    If you'd like to be notified when we officially launch, sign up for our newsletter on www.ellavine.com. We've got too many adorable things in store for you not to. =)

    Much love,
    Katelyn & Amanda

  2. A Weekend Farm & Wine Tour

    Tuesday, April 16, 2013

    After this weekend I'm dreaming of a simpler life on a farm, where I can make cheese from my own cow and goat's milk, grow a huge garden and make my own wine from the neighboring apple orchard. All this, while my chickens free-range their little hearts out all day long. (Sigh*) This really comes to no surprise after spending a weekend away in an extremely beautiful part of Colorado. 

    I participated in the 2013 Ela Farms Annual Orchard Tour, which is an adorable little weekend event near Hotchkiss, Colorado, filled with wine tours, farm tours and farm-to-table meals. It was amazing!

    The weekend included a winery tour at Jack Rabbit Hill, a distillery tour at Peak Spirits, another winery tour at Stone Cottage Cellars and then dinner at Fresh & Wyld Farmhouse Inn bed and breakfast.

    We gathered our wine selections from the tours and brought them to dinner with us. The food was amazing! Dava Parr, chef/owner of Fresh & Wyld Farmhouse, refers to it as S.O.U.L. food (seasonal, organic, unprocessed and local). Yum!

    Since all the rooms were filled at the bed & breakfast, we were offered the yurt, which I think really added to the experience. It's like staying in a fancy tent that comes with a wood burning stove.

    So, it was pretty amazing weekend with friends. If anyone finds themselves wondering around Hotchkiss, Colorado, definitely check these places out. I can't wait to go back!

    Ninth and Bird

  3. A Little Note From Me.

    Sunday, March 24, 2013

    I realize I've been MIA for awhile. Blogging is really one of those things that consumes your life - which can be awesome! I've meet really interesting people from all over the world, such as my friend Dita from Indonesia. What a gal. We've even swapped packages.

    So, while I've definitely been busy these last few months with other "crafts" of sorts, I wasn't blogging because I wasn't sure if these crafts would be of interest to everyone else... I've done some web design work, learning code, plenty of social media/SEO consulting and, as of late, really got myself interested in Google+ communities. Now that I've got some sense beat into me, I think I'll start sharing them. Because, you know, this is my blog and I have a lot of interests. =)

    Join me on my Google+ Community called "Crafting Away". It's a great place to share projects, get inspiration and meet other crafty types on Google+. 

    I'm looking forward to blogging again - and sharing ALL my interests and expertise, rather than just the sewing/jewelry making/cooking interests. Cheers! -Katelyn

    Ninth and Bird

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