Hop fever

Hops are beautiful.

Hops are easy to grow.

Hops smell wonderful. 

Hops are a great relaxant. Hops make my favorite beer an IPA.

Plus, the word 'hops' can be creatively woven into seemingly endless plays on words, if you're into that sort of thing, (which designers of IPA labels obviously ARE.) 

I have a tendency to take life too seriously, so I've embraced hops to assist in coaxing my inner child to come out to play.

Here are a few shots of the designing process of my most recent Etsy shop listing, Hoppy Holidays.

and more Hoppy Birthday wishes created this summer from our own crop of freshly harvested hops, and now available in my Etsy shop. 


You get the idea.