If you are living in Europe, you’ll really want to take advantage of this deal — especially in Germany! Volksfaden offers fabrics from America (primarily) and also Japan, Holland and Australia with names like Aunty Cookie, Amy Butler, Alexander Henry, Anna Maria Horner, Heather Ross, Joel Dewberry, Heather Bailey, and more.
Between now and November 21, 2008 you will receive a 25% discount on all regularly priced merchandise with the code being “decor825″. Time to get hopping on those sewing projects, winter is the perfect time to stay indoors and get cozy with some tea and the sewing machine. :)
(images from volksfaden)
I’ve been receiving many nice Etsy submissions lately that I sometimes think I cannot keep up with all of the talent on Etsy but I’m willing to try! This week there are five little shops that caught my eye for their unique style and colors… Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
Ah Naomi Murrell, what you do to me! Her folksy modern prints are lovely, just as you’d expect from an Aussie artist. Is it me, or does every single illustrator from Australia on Etsy positively rock? I mean, seriously, that country must be bursting at the seams with talent.
Cosas M?nimas, which means tiny things in Spanish, has some sweet illustrations that you may enjoy. Illustrator Blanca G?mez lives in Madrid and is an excellent photographer as well – view her Flickr stream to see some of them.
Pearl and Marmalade has some of the best letterpress I’ve seen. Deep delicious impressions… hard to resist such mouthwatering temptation. :)
Chet and Dot makes me want to stop procrastinating on some of my sewing projects el pronto! I also think their things would make a great present. For instance, you could purchase a sewing kit for a friend and then find a nice book about sewing to accompany it, wrap your prezzie, and anticipate lots of smiles and joy. :)
I may have featured Abigail Brown before, but I just adore her little creations. From masks to handmade cloth birds, cards, prints, and beyond… there is nothing in this sweet shop that I wouldn’t own or gift to a friend. I think the masks would be lovely arranged over a crib in a nursery, don’t you?
(images linked to sources above)
I’d love to introduce you to the decor8 blog of the week: Mer Mag! I’ve been reading this blog for only a few weeks but I’ve been enjoying it and really like some of the finds there so I felt it was time to introduce it to those of you not already reading.
On Mer Mag you can find:
How pretty the Lillberg chair from IKEA can look when creativity is applied in huge doses. I don’t know where she found this ‘after’ but it’s just the best.
The styling, photography and fashion of Bea Szenfeld.
Her love for pinks and grays. Oh me too, Mer… we’re all suckas for this.
Romantic rooms also top her list of loves.
And she adores Liz Tran as much as I do.
Mer Mag is authored by Merrilee in Tennessee, a mother of two, married to an actor (Jon Liddiard), and she herself is an illustrator for her company Tuesday Mourning, painter, and designer. You can learn more about her illustration work here in a Knoxville newspaper. She also was part of the decor8/Amy Butler contest back in June (view her submission here). Her blog really reminds me of Creature Comforts, Bloesem, and decor8 come to think of it, which could be why it appeals to me so much as she is definitely of the same mind, for sure. So pretty!
Psst: I also discovered that she is a Stephanie Meyers fan. :) Who isn’t, huh?
(images from mer mag blog)