I heard from graphic designer Sarah Roberto from Oh So Good in Toronto this morning concerning her pretty new paper collection and I knew I’d be blogging it… Her flora notebook is my favorite, shown directly below in the first image…
I like that she is recycling vintage paper (including wallpaper) and using it for greeting cards, gift tags and notebooks, a growing trend and a very good one! And of course, her product shots and styling really show off her collection perfectly. It’s so important, and I’ve said it a billion times, to photograph your wares the best that you can for your store. A good product shot goes a long, long way!
Thank you so much for writing to me, Sarah!
(images: oh so good)
After Leslie’s Color Me Pretty post yesterday, I’ve received many questions about how one can find and order Japanese stationery and rubber stamps online. I know there are some great Japanese shops I’ve referenced here in the past, but that was awhile ago so I think I’ll round up just a few of my favorite stores today, some I’ve shopped and had a perfect transaction every time.
Ginko Papers — Lovely owners, they’ve sourced Japan and pulled together a curated selection in their online shop. I ordered masking tape from them and some other paper products and the transaction and products were lovely!
Super Buzzy – Japanese fabric and papers. Weeee!
Fabric Tales – Fabrics and more.
This and That from Japan – Great source for everything crafty!
Karaku – This has long been my secret source but I’ve decided to share… I’ve been a total shopaholic from this store in the past. Great things. I have rubber stamps, fabric stamp pads, cotton tape, fabrics and more from this seller and have ordered way too many times to confess the exact number. But I heart Karaku. :)
3point5dollars – Another secret source of mine. Shhhh.
Do you have any sources to supply with sites in English? Please share your links if you’d like, we’d all really appreciate it! :)
(image: masking tape)
Move over Martha, Jamie, Rachel and Donna… did you get the memo? Amy Butler is going for world domination (yay!) alongside the best of ‘em and she’s going BIG, baby! Fabric, bags, giftwrap, tableware, sewing kits, scrapbooking supplies, bedding, card kits, software, patterns, books, rugs, stationery and now office products. I’ve died and gone to heaven with these… Here are a few glimpses to make you reconsider your office space and how much better it would look with a little dash of Amy where you work!
This collection will be available via Mara-Mi and will include coordinating desktop and office items like folders, organizers, binders and more. The entire collection will be available soon in Amy’s web store as well. Stay tuned!
(images: amy butler design)
Don’t even try to resist this cuteness. These wise guys are available for download (only £1.00) on the Mibo website. Look at the little one on the far left — he’s looking a little stunned while the tiny blue one looks a bit buzzed. Then you have the sleepy green one and the black owl that is hungover from too many pints the night before. Silly owls! Which owl are you this morning? I’m the sleepy owl for sure!