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t’is the season

It’s that time of year… shopping season is upon us, and it’s especially important for small businesses to get the word out about where to find the best handmade holiday gifts. Why not pretty up your shop with a look that’s fit for the season?

two girls laughing too - shop banner (christmas theme)

papertreats_xmas

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font love

If you’re a designer (and even if you’re not) there are probably certain fonts you absolutely cannot live without. My favorite Web site for new font discoveries these days is MyFont.com–tons of fonts, freeware and otherwise–in a sleek Web interface that is as attractive as the fonts themselves.

Here are some of my favorites:

sexsmith

Sexsmith. It’s playful. It’s fun. If a font could be sexy, this one would be sexy. I use Sexsmith here at Calobee Doodles and it’s one of those I keep coming back to… I have to force myself not to over-use it!

rosewood

Rosewood Std Fill. This font was designed to be used as a (you guessed it) fill for its fancy cousin, Rosewood Std, but I think it stands quite well on its own.

didot

Didot. One of my regular design practices involves combining a simple serif with a simple sans-serif, and this is my simple serif font of choice.

littledays

Little Days. Another of my Calobee Doodles favorites. Whimsical and a little loopy, just like me!

Respect the font, people. What are your favorites?

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still in progress…

It’s getting there. I had a chance to sit down with this for a little bit yesterday evening. I’ve since added even more detail, and now I want to create a whole neighborhood!

I also set up a Facebook Fan Page for Calobee Doodles – in the wise words of Mr. Rogers, won’t you be my neighbor?

houses - still in progress