When Colleen's designing and making awesome heirloom goods, the magic only happens with the right conditions –– namely, when old jazz is playing, sunlight is dappling (through the windows) and her back is hunching over a painting in concentration. Oh, and her fingers should be covered in paint too. Colleen started making invitations and programs for her friends' weddings about a decade ago, and loved being such a huge part of someone's big day. And after making things for her own wedding –– custom embroideries and beeswax candles –– she realized that other people might be able to use 'em too.