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Etsy Take Five Tuesday

This week I thought I’d try to find a few brand new etsy shops to include, ones that so far have zero sales and have never been blogged. I’ve also included a few favorites of mine who are better known but still make my heart go boom boom bada boom.

Berlinski: Handmade bags and clutches by Alison Willis in Sydney using vintage fabrics. I adore these… very stylish and current.

Herzenart in Germany designs dolls and things out of her home studio and I think her work is pretty special. Sandra Monat is such a sweet person, I’ve had a few conversations with her via email over the years, she’s not only talented but very warm and modest. I really like that recently she has brought her viking doll designs onto greeting cards — very sweet. {website} {blog}

These are a riot, prints of panties! Blue Pumpkin Juice is an artist in Belgium who apparently has a cheeky sense of humor. Fun!

Dr. Kennedy Jones is Hollie Chastain, an artist in Chattanooga who transforms scraps of crumbling paper and dusty, tattered books into art. {website}

Cary Walker of Little Love Blue crafts sweet little things out of wool in her Brooklyn home. {blog} {flickr}

(images above linked to source)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, etsy, Etsy Take 5 Tuesday on February 10, 2009

Art School Girl

A twitter contact of mine, MeanMillies, just sent me a tweet about Art School Girl in Chicago thinking I’d like the paper products and… she’s right! Such sweet finds here.

Art School Girl is Amy Rowan who has a passion for paper and a love for specialty printing processes and so she specializes in one-of-a-kind paper goods that are made by hand. She uses recycled materials that she often prints and sews by hand. So special!

I love when readers tweet me with their finds. Thanks, Millie!

Find Amy: {website} {flickr}

(images from art school girl)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on February 09, 2009

Printmaker Unity Coombes

I found fine art printmaker Unity Coombes on Flickr yesterday and I really like her style, it’s right up my alley. I love this picture of Unity in her studio in Cornwall, England surrounded by her beautiful illustrations. She appears to be quite happy with the work she is doing. It’s so inspiring to see where women create, don’t you think? I especially like her birds with their patterned feathers.

I’m not sure where she sells her work, perhaps she’ll consider opening a shop at Folksy or Etsy (hint, hint).

Find Unity here: {website} {flickr} {blog}

(images from unity coombes)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on February 09, 2009

Illustrator Amy Blackwell

I was thinking this morning that I should occassionally spotlight sellers over at Folksy for readers based in the UK and Europe. Today I’d like to share with you one that I really like, Illustrator Amy Blackwell, whom I featured this morning over at Real Simple.

So sweet!

(image from amy blackwell)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on February 09, 2009

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