Entries by Joy

Hand lettering & calligraphy books: 15 best books to inspire and learn (beginner)

In this post, I am going to share 15 must-have books for learning hand lettering and calligraphy, getting inspired, and starting to make money with your artwork. I know that starting with lettering and calligraphy can seem super overwhelming, but trust me, this series will take all that pressure off. I will cover all the […]

Studio tour, part 2 – The HowJoyful sewing room

Today I am finally sharing the second and final part of my home studio tour. Before my blogging break, I shared what my office space looked like, and now is the turn of the sewing-room / craft-space or my girl dungeon -like my husband calls it-. Even though all these pictures are from a couple […]

Matching pajamas (or fleece pants)

It's crazy to think that I actually wrote this post 2 years ago! (December 2013, Conner was a little over a year and now he's 3 years old!) well, better late than never! so here it goes: Life has been crazy lately and there's no much time to make anything, well other than food for […]

Maybe it’s time to catch up!!

It's not a surprise to many of you that this blog has been VERY silent for what it seemed like forever!! (Maybe because it was!) Right before our Chile vacations in 2014, I decided to take a little break from blogging, it wasn't really something I planned but it kind of just happened, taking care […]

HowJoyful Shop update, cyber monday sale!!

If you follow me on Instagram this might be old news, but I wanted to share some of my new prints. A few months a ago I started playing with chalk and absolutely loved the medium, it's so forgiving and the fact that you can erase and keep erasing it's just awesome. So I wanted […]

Conner’s first birthday party!!

I know it took me a while to have the time to pos about Conner's birthday party (it was actually last month) but better late than never!! I had so much fun planning his party, specially since I haven't planned a party since our wedding! The inspiration for the party started with Conner's invitations from […]