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New Fabric From Aunty Cookie

Shannon wrote in this morning, aka Aunty Cookie, and was nice enough to tell me about the new things in her shop like this fabulous hand screenprinted fabric. She told me that this pattern was inspired by all the lovely papercuts she’s been seeing produced by independent crafters online. I’m always interested in learning where ideas come from and how designers translate all that they see into a single product, it’s something that will forever fascinate me: the sheer process of it all.

This pattern is available in gray, yellow and red. The gray is my favorite, I see it on chairs in the dining room. Shannon has more fabric patterns on her site in addition to some limited edition illustrations that you may enjoy looking at today.

Thanks Shannon for the update!

(image from shannon lamden)

Posted in uncategorized on February 18, 2009

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays

Hello friends and welcome to this week’s edition of Etsy Take Five Tuesdays. Here are some shops on my radar this week that you may like to add to your list of faves. I’m always so inspired by what is being made in this creative community by so many who are living their dream and others who are living their dream and making a living from it. The more we shop indie before the big department stores, the more we are helping a small business to grow and for them to feel that unbeatable joy of selling their goods to others.

Isabelle Abramson Ceramics is based locally in Boston’s Jamaica Plain and has mad skills with clay and glaze. I can’t take my eyes off of the lattice bowl. {website} {blog}

Ebba Handmade, St Louis. These block printed images are from her original drawings cut from linoleum and printed using heat-cured textile color on earth-friendly materials. Very organic, sweet, and simple. Now I want to run through fields of flowers or chase chickens or something.

Up Up Creative in Rochester, NY is a small business built around the idea of purchasing printable paper goods, the latest Etsy trend taking off like wildfire — a trend that I hope sticks around as it’s really so very practical don’t you think? {blog}

Sooooound is Shuxin, a graphic artist living and working in Melbourne, Australia. Her work is inspired by, “the conflicting and harmonious relationships the urban environment has with the natural world”.

My Wire Empire is Melissa Bryant in Indianapolis, IN. Don’t miss out on her sale, buy 2 get 1 free print sale! (Free print equal or lesser value; excludes collages/originals.) Just type in the name of the 3rd print that you’d like in the comments at checkout.

(images linked about to source)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, etsy, Etsy Take 5 Tuesday on February 17, 2009

Photo Cravings…

Today I’m craving these postcards from Lobster & Swan and speaking of photography I must share that I’m participating in an online photography class with Susannah Conway in Bath, England. I’m so happy that I made time for this. I know I’m being overly optimistic here because it’s only day two but I love it and feel super inspired already. I can also cross two things off of my list now (remember the lists we’re making and committing to?) and it feels really, really good.

P.S. In addition to her photography I love those hardwood floors don’t you?

(images from lobster and swan)

Posted in etsy on February 17, 2009

Thanks, Glamour!

I’m smiling and blushing as I type this because I do not consider myself a blogging babe but hey, if Glamour magazine says so… I’ll bask in this for the entire week!

Thank you Beth at Glamour for including me in your Blogging Babes series, it was fun to talk cosmetics and hot rollers which I swear by. :)

(image from glamour mag)

Posted in press on February 17, 2009

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