This blog is written by Sarah Neuburger who is better known as The Small Object online. The Small Object is the online shop of handmade objects made to mark a moment that was started in 2004. This space is my notebook for inspiration, behind the scenes action and general notes of miscellany.
Shop online here: www.thesmallobject.com
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For those of you new to my blog, here’s a rather casual rundown of what you’ve missed. I live in Atlanta, GA and have been up and down the East coast but the South is deep in my core. Most recently, we lived in Savannah, GA and Columbia, SC which is also where I grew up. I went to School of Visual Arts in New York City for a MFA degree and worked for a pretty long minute in non-profit arts management before leaving Brooklyn and Jersey City to start my own shop. Currently, I live with wife and three cats, which I try to restrain posting photos of on a daily basis. When I first started my blog eight years ago, I took care of my tiny and cute niece and nephew so my older blogs talked about them and other craft projects a bit more than I will now. Plus, they are quickly approaching their teens.
Beginning in 2009, aside from my handmade objects, I began to work with Chronicle Books to design a series of gift and stationery products which they have published. You can find the complete collection on sarahneuburger.com.
For the past few years, along with my wooden objects for everyday celebrations, I have been making custom keepsake wedding cake toppers which are extremely popular. The shop continues to be run by just me and is my full-time and only job.
I shoot with a Canon Rebel XT 350D camera with a fixed 50mm macro Canon lens. Occasionally, I also use a Canon Powershot SD880 IS camera when we’re out and about or when I don’t feel like carrying with the larger camera. (All product photos are taken with the Rebel, however.)
I often write in run-on sentences and much about nothing. This is my place for us to connect, I am extremely fortunate to do what I love and to be directly supported by so many of you and I can’t begin to describe how awesome that feels. You are amazing. I mean that, thank you.
A bit of history… I originally began blogging on Blogger then switched over to Wordpress on February 18, 2006. This new log of my notes and inspirations was started on November 8, 2011. (The older blog is maintained as an archive only here.)