Handmade Books

Book Binding 4 | www.amygigglesdesigns.com

Another fun project I got to make this semester at my internship, was bounded hardback books. We spent one day making decorated papers which we then used for the covers. I actually bought the fleur de lis paper in Italy this summer and was excited to turn it into a book. All of the other papers, I made there. Bookbinding is something I have … [Read more...]

Letterpress Note Cards

Personalized Letterpress Notecards 3 | www.amygigglesdesigns.com

This semester I have had an awesome opportunity doing an internship at a letterpress studio, learning all of the in's and out's of the traditional style of printing. Towards the end of the semester, I was assigned to come up with a simple project of my own. Since I love hand lettering and calligraphy, I knew what I wanted to do. I began with a … [Read more...]

Louisville Gift Basket

Louisville Basket 2 | www.amygigglesdesigns.com

At the end of the summer, I got an email for a potential project to create a romantic Louisville themed basket for a couple who comes to Louisville each fall, for a weekend getaway. They stay at a local bed and breakfast and the husband always gets his wife a gift from Louisville. Of course I accepted the offer! I was so excited to be given this … [Read more...]

Floral Canvas Art

Floral Canvas Artwork 2 | www.amygigglesdesigns.com

I absolutely loved making these canvases! I actually made one for a school project and then made the second to go with it. This has been my most popular piece I think I have done yet. Anyone who sees this in my living room, wants me to recreate them one.  In my Fibers class this Spring, we did several studies on canvas where we did different … [Read more...]

Denim + Leather Tote Bag

denim + leather tote bag | www.amygigglesdesigns.com

I LOVE this bag I made in my Fibers class last Spring.  We were given the project to recycle old denim and create something new.  Since I thought about something that I can use everyday, I went with a tote bag.  I wanted it to be made with great craftsmanship so I put a lot of work in the details.  And I think my teacher really appreciated this as … [Read more...]

5 Things I Learned While Studying Abroad

5 Things I Learned While Studying Abroad in Italy | www.amygigglesdesigns.com

I've been wanting to post this for a while but am just now getting around to finishing it up.  I do have some fun creative projects coming soon!  A big thank you to Adele Reding Photography for my beautiful picture!  When you are on a trip for an entire month, you learn a lot about yourself.  Especially when you are with a group of 40+ people who … [Read more...]

What to Pack when you Study Abroad in the Summer

What To Pack for a Month | www.amygigglesdesigns.com

As you may already know, I spent the first portion of my summer studying abroad in Italy!  You can read all about my trip here.  Packing seriously gives me anxiety so when I had to pack for an entire month in one suitcase, I was stressing.  We had general guidelines what to pack, but I still didn't know how I was going to fit everything I needed. … [Read more...]

My Summer in Italy

Cinque Terre www.amygigglesdesigns.com

If you follow me on Instagram, then you have seen that I got the amazing opportunity to study abroad this summer.  The one thing I regretted not doing when I went to college for my first degree, was studying abroad.  So I made it a point to do it this time around.  And it all fell into place that I could go this summer.  It was the BEST decision I … [Read more...]

Classy Bedroom Reveal

Classy Room Reveal | www.amygigglesdesigns.com

I am happy to share my photos of my newly finished bedroom makeover.  I really never thought I was going to redo my room before moving out but it was the right time to do it.  Plus I wanted to upgrade my small bed, which was the best decision I could make.  Although my room is kind of small, I love the new larger bed! Here are some before shots. … [Read more...]

Kentucky State Pallet Art

Kentucky State Pallet Artwork | www.amygigglesdesigns.com

Back in the fall, I had several pallets lying around and I knew exactly what I wanted to make with them.  I just had to request some help from my dad to cut the design.  There are so many state love projects, so I thought a rustic Kentucky art piece would be cute! To make this, we disassembled a pallet so it was just the individual boards.  I … [Read more...]