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Ashley Goldberg of Kitty Genius


Ashley Goldberg of Kitty Genius is a long time fave of mine… Watch this girl. I blogged her over the summer here. Her work can now be found online at Velocity. She’s created free gift tags, available on her blog, for fans of her work. Click here to download them. I like her use of colors, and of course, the sweet forest scenes and little costumes her characters wear. I often look at art and try to imagine what the artist was thinking, why this or that is there, what it means, why they’ve incorporated it. I’m sure you do the same…

(images from kitty genius)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, etsy, walls on December 20, 2006

Fantastic Toys


I’m having fun with these Etsy posts. I’ve bookmarked so many sellers over the months, it feels great to get them out here on the blog for all to see. I hope you’re enjoying them… Next there’s enchanting fawns, perky puppets, paper goods… What’s not to like at Fantastic Toys? So precious. That fawn is the absolute sweetest thing, don’t you think?

(images from fantastic toys)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, etsy, kids on December 20, 2006

Oh, Alena!


I love a good mail day. Not email, the mail that comes riding upon an adorable snail (smile). The mailbox kind. Not to show off or anything, okay maybe a little, but look what arrived from Alena Hennessy! Don’t worry, you can get one too. Just look at it… It’s called winter tree and it arrived in the most beautiful muted sky blue ever. It’s ceramic and beautiful, freshly painted (I can smell that new paint smell, try finding something that fresh in a big box store!), and it came with an adorable magnet and some pretty postcards. I’m so happy to have this special item from Alena. It’s meant for the wall (not a trivet), so there’s a hook in the back. I am so in love with this and had to share it with all of you. In 2007, she’ll only be offering these as a commission, so get yours today!

Thank you Alena!

(images from alena hennessy)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, ceramics on December 19, 2006

Milly Molly Mandy

I plan to post a whole slew of Etsy finds over the next few days, especially since I shop there so often for gifts and I can’t resist sharing some of my favorite sellers with you. First up, I absolutely adore Milly Molly Mandy of London. I love her illustrative work – the girls are so pretty with their serene faces and caged birds, all in the most serene color combinations. This is a must shop! I ordered several for myself, now it’s your turn.

(images from milly molly mandy)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, etsy, walls on December 19, 2006

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