Friday, May 27, 2011

new in canterburyland: stylish shoes

here's the newest thing we've got! they're rosette clips for your flats, toms, crocs or whatever else you have. wear them in the middle or on the side, they are super cute anywhere you put them. :) enjoy! a pair of clips are $10.00.


Christie and Lauren

Thursday, May 19, 2011

a special little something

lately we have been wondering how to use these stretchy-colorful-athletic looking-headbands so that they don't go to waste! 

so this just in: stretchy, one flower headbands for $5. there are six headbands, so first come, first serve. just e-mail us and tell us which one you want! remember they are $5 (+shipping) instead of $8.....that's a deal. AND they are perfect for this summer weather.  

christie and lauren

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

we love mini barns + reunions

we have been hard at work making headbands, learning more about photoshop (thank you tracey!), planning for the future of canterbury, shopping...just kidding...we didn't shop...that much. we couldn't help it! j. crew had 40% off all clearance at their outlet. we had to take advantage of THAT!

this past weekend a few of our friends all got together in williamsburg to catch up after what feels like an eternity (2 weeks?). shopping. sun bathing. dock jumping. celebrity game playing. all done with major classyness. funny story (which will be told in both 1st person and 3rd person, just for some clarification): in the car on the way to anna's beautiful house, christie was driving and lauren was in the passenger seat. we wanted to get some canterbury work finished, so we decided to work while we were in the car. lauren started pulling fabrics out and placing them everywhere to choose for the next headband. christie was looking at mainly the fabrics....let's just say that it's not the best idea to be doing that in the car. there should be a warning label on all fabrics that reads: WARNING-pretty fabrics can be distracting to drivers...

update from canterburyland: we will be revamping products/websites/pictures to move our company in a more mature direction. we are both VERY excited about this, but in the mean time we ask you to be a little patient. both of us have lives, and though we love canterbury (and are very thankful for it), major improvements take time. we hope that you are as excited as we are and that you will follow us as we take this new journey :)

the new book christie bought at an art show that will be used to
hold all of canterbury's ideas, sketches, and secrets :)


christie and lauren

Monday, May 9, 2011

bye bye blacksburg. hello priority shipping.

this upcoming week is going to be the first time canterbury designs hasn't been in blacksburg! sad :( from now on, we will be in virginia beach and williamsburg. so here's to blacksburg: we will miss you so much! can't wait to see you in august in our new house on canterbury court! love ya, christie and lauren

here's a little update on our progress. it's hard getting started up being far apart from each other, but i know a couple weeks into it, it'll be a piece of cake. this weekend we had TWO rush orders. ahhhhh big surprise! but we got them done! and we are so thankful for those rush orders. i never really knew how fast i could work until i was challenged! pictures from this weekend are below! :)

a few things to look forward to this summer for canterbury designs:
  • official website with ordering and paypal yippee!
  • business cards
  • bank account? oh yes. we are going to have a shared bank account. i would love to get married before we share an account, but we don't find it necessary ;)
  • a sewing machine. which means more products. which means more creative experimenting AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :)
  • new lens for the nikon which means more awesome-er pictures

trying to be artsy. looks kinda sneak peak-ish.

christie and lauren

Thursday, May 5, 2011

goodbyes & new beginnings

this week was the best week for our business. this year went by SUPER fast and we can't believe it is coming to a close. we needed to get so much done together for all of our on-campus orders, so each day we devoted several hours to working. but it was SO much fun!

today was bittersweet. we spent a few hours eating lunch and shopping with our senior friends who will be leaving in a week to get married and have real lives (as we say! haha). they took us to this amazing fabric store that is in an old school house. it's so cute. lauren wanted to renovate it and make it into a house so badly. it has many, many rooms of great fabric. we were in H-E-A-V-E-N. seriously, we basically know what it will be like in heaven, because we experienced this place. (okay, so we're only semi serious). so, if you come visit us at VT next semester, we'll take ya there :)

meredith, amanda, and anna: you are amazing women that we look up to. you all are so unique in your skills and craftiness. each one of you is absolutely GORGEOUS in your own way. we just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to hang out with silly little freshmen like us. we don't understand why you would spend your time, especially the last few weeks of your senior year, with us, but we sure are thankful. we are so lucky to have met all of you. keep in touch with us so we can hear about all your grown-up experiences <3 we love you all SO MUCH.

ps if there is ever another tornado at vt, we're totally crawling into the basement of our oak manor townhouse and trapping freshmen with us ;)

hahaha this is our first attempt to take a

isn't this crazy? it's alllllll scraps of fabric. one pound = one dollar. anna was a great little scavenger. she found so much cute fabric for us! thanks so much anna!

we can't believe these amazing seniors are leaving us next year! anyone want to be craft nerds with us next year?

cutest little cafe. :)

we sure are gonna miss these pretty faces all the time!

we love meredith!!!

here are the last round of headbands for the semester! no worries! new summer ones to come! :)

christie and lauren