19 May 2010

i need your advice...

mary and i are trying something new over at the sweeterie.




and my sister phoned me straight away. i miss your handwriting, she whined. four times.

i shrugged it off because...come on...it's my sister. she adores me. like, to no end. we've known each other for quite a long time. plus i can make her laugh so silently for some serious minutes until she forces out an i. really. can't. do. this. right. now. kar. ey. i'm. work. ing.

{on a side note, i've really been craving a job lately. but i'm not too terribly sure i'd wholeheartedly enjoy places that don't encourage big laughing fits.}

then there's you! you've no dog in this fight. will you help me and mary decide what to do?

pretty fonts? or serial killer penmanship?

i do value your opinions, you know. you already knew that, though, didn't you? xoxo.

44 comments:

Katie said...

Your handwriting is gorgeous, but I actually prefer the font! It's not like it's 12 pt. Times New Roman; it still has character. I vote font!

LouBoo said...

As my kids say when I make them choose between ice cream and chocolate: 'why can't we have both?' L x

Pieces of a Sometimes Extraordinary Life said...

I agree with LouBoo, I like them both. But if I had to choose, I'd definitely go with the handwriting. It makes the pictures seem more homegrown, like you're actually writing notes and telling us your thoughts...

Semi-separate topic--I'm sure you don't remember this, but back last year when you were doing a contest to win a T.ruffle I told you how my husband and I had been trying for years to adopt, and how much I wanted to hang your "waiting" photo on the wall of our child's nursery if the adoption ever worked out. Well...we just last month adopted a baby girl, Anna Lily, after 4 years waiting and tens of disappointments. She's in my arms now as I'm typing this (one-handed...I'm becoming a very skilled one-handed typist, which is good because Anna couldn't care less that I'm on deadline for my next book, gives me a heartbroken look whenever I try to put her down.) Is that poster still available? I couldn't find it in your store. :( But if it is, could you email me to let me know? I'd love to buy one!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

oooo, i see a place for both. getting my marketing brean back into gear, i think they could be two different ranges. same premise, but with a different edge maybe. or different market. serial killer for the intimate, or even maybe limited edition type stuff. or maybe typeface for poster size format. i dunno, maybe i ramble. but i do see a home for both.

oh my office is such a laugh out loud place, where the directors make the coffee and want us to be happy. so love my bosses. and if someone is laughing out loud big time we all huddle over to their little corner to join in. v.cool.

how are the cabinets? xoxo

Stella said...

I have trouble reading your handwriting, especially in the pastels. I like the font just because I can read it easily.

Kelly and Kelly said...

both.

Krissy said...

you know, fonts are cool and of course I love good typography, but your handwriting makes mary's awesome photos a step above. it takes it out of the everyday, everyone else commercial stuff and makes it homemade. just my 2 pennies :)

juste venteux said...

Handwriting. Hands down. No question. I hope you don't change it to font. It just loses something.

goodniteirene said...

handwriting pretty please with sugar on top.

Married with Puppies said...

Please do both -- I can see how people would be turned off if they have a hard time reading it, but I LOVE your handwritten sweets and they seem a lot more personal and less commercial. I wouldn't buy a font-ed print. The handwriting is 1/3 of the charm (the other 2/3 being the image and the content).

If you can't do both, please leave it as handwriting!

leigh said...

I miss your handwriting... I do like the font, but I would be incredibly sad if the handwriting wasn't at least on option on some of the tasty treats ;)

la la Lovely said...

I like your handwriting so very much.....I would def be sad if it was completely gone. There is just something great about it!
xx

beth said...

your handwriting please :)

Richie Designs said...

both ;)

nkp said...

Your handwriting is as much a part of the writing as the words themselves. The two are inseparable for me. I vote handwriting. But really, it's all so beautiful, how could you possibly go wrong. You couldn't. Duh. :0)

krista said...

have you thought about turning your handwriting into a font?
call it 'serial killer'...two birds and one stone.

wool and misc said...

your handwriting. ♥

wool and misc said...

ps. you can have MY JOB! ;)

erin / dfm said...

definitely your handwriting. definitely, definitely.

that way, i know it's you everytime and you're not copping out and having someone else fill in the blanks. ;)

Heather said...

I visited the Sweeterie before your blog today. I though to myself, "Is something wrong with Karey?? Is she OKAY? Where is her hanndwriting?" And then I got over it. The fonts are pretty enough. But really, truly, truly, the words are so much more YOU in your own writing. I guess I'm telling you I can live with the fonts, but I love the handwriting. Anyone can type in cool fonts. Only you can use your handwriting. xx

[emt] said...

love your handwriting.

TWINTALES said...

for me? the handwriting. the font is nice but your handwriting makes it seem more personal. besides, i love your handwriting and think it should be a font.

Anonymous said...

Pretty please, keep the handwriting. Penmenship like that cannot be kept under a bushel. Seriously. I like the handwritten notes and I am glad that this is being addressed as I silently thought that while the occasional change is nice, I really hope this one is not permanent.

Hanna said...

The fonts are pretty, but I love the handwriting. The handwriting makes it feel more personal, like you're reading little notes someone sent.

Melissa de la Fuente said...

I agree with miss lovely Jules up there...I see a place for both, I would hate to lose your handwriting but, I like the font too. I also want to second Jules idea of poster size images! Dontcha think? Wouldn't that be awesome? Love. it.
xo
Melis

Sherry said...

both, for sure...

but i like change...keeps people on their toes.

Amie said...

I agree with both! Let the image tell you which is deserved. Use sales to see what's preferred if you need to choose.

A-M said...

Well, I'm sorry but I look at your handwriting every night, when I switch of my bedside lamp, so it's the handwriting for me... it's you... it's real, not manufactured... it makes the Mary and you work.... but I will forgive you if you move to the other font. I will. A-M xx

TX Girl said...

I'm with the other "why can't we have both votes." Honestly I think it should depend on the photo. I actually really like the one you posted with the font. Sure it is less whimsical, but not all the sweeterie goodies are whimsical.

Barchbo said...

Both! Why choose?! I like both.

CMN said...

Huh. I guess I've been thinking the serial killer penmanship WAS a font. Even though it was your handwriting too. (Yeah, obviously hadn't invested a lot of brainpower there...)

I vote for serial killer penmanship! It's more distinctive and gives you a better and unique 'brand' look.

Erin Wallace said...

I was pleasantly suprised with this post, but I do love your handwriting. I am with everyone - use both!

xo Erin

Simply Mel said...

Handwriting. A must~

Sourire said...

I have to admit, seeing your words is the highlight of my day and I've been missing the handwriting (and hoping it wasn't a permanent change!)

I vote for both or handwriting!

Brandi said...

karey, i all kinds of miss your handwriting. i can't blame you for mixing it up, but there's something about your handwriting that makes the words feel like you're having a conversation with a friend rather than reading them on a computer screen. i love that.

becca b said...

handwriting--no question.

but you're divine...do what you want.

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The Lil Bee said...

Your handwriting. It is like a fingerprint that cannot be duplicated.

Robin said...

I am with the other commenters who say "both"....but if it truly is an either/or - I choose your handwriting. anyday.
xo

margaux said...

handwriting! far more interesting.

monifree said...

handwriting. times infinite. it must win.

DeMo said...

good handwriting is hard to find, and yours is beautiful.

i miss it.

my faves are like what you do on the prints in the sweeterie, where you overlay your handwriting on top of the photos.

vera kate said...

i like your handwriting better.
much better.

and it's never said "serial killer" to me!
it only ever says: "very busy woman-wife-mama-writer-dreamer who somehow finds time nearly every day to jot down pretty words for a friend, imaginary or otherwise..."

which i think is kind of lovely. don't you? new experiments are valuable, but i do hope you'll go back in this case to the tried-and-true.

Vintage Simple said...

Penmanship. Hands down.

Just my two cents.

xoxox,
-maria

Anonymous said...

handwriting for sure.