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Mayberry Sparrow


I really love these original hand carved block prints from Etsy seller Mayberry Sparrow. The Swedish horse notecards are my favorite (in blue, although other colors are available), I’d love to see this print on a tea towel, wouldn’t you? Mayberry Sparrow also does custom work, as she says, “I’m always happy to carve another stamp!”.

In addition to stationery, I even spotted some pretty handmade blankets. Mayberry Sparrow has a dash of whimsy to their work that I really like, it’s colorful and just makes me smile. In the end, isn’t that why we are so drawn to design of all kinds, because it just makes us feel good?

(images from mayberry sparrow)

Posted in bedroom, etsy, stationery on December 21, 2006

Rainy Prints

I love the look of Rainy Prints, who create these really nice hand-pressed linoleum cuts. So affordable, too. See the process to printmaking here on the Rainy blog. I love this blog – a teaching blog. I’d love to find more blogs that explain a process, like how to sew, reupholster furniture, how to get started on a letterpress, textile design, etc. I know they would be very time consuming, and most small business owners do not have the time to blog about their work in addition to create, market, ship, deal with customers, present at shows, etc. That’s why a blog like Rainy Prints is so unique and special to me. Do you know of any process oriented blogs on said topics?

(images from rainy prints)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, blogs, etsy, walls on December 21, 2006

Fourteen Sisters


Fourteen Sisters Letterpress is another Etsy favorite. So pretty! Simple yet classy, letterpress is so addictive, don’t you think?

(images from fourteen sisters)

Posted in etsy, stationery on December 21, 2006

Yael Frankel


I can’t resist posting more Etsy finds…Next up is Yael Frankel of Buenos Aires, Argentina who crafts all sorts of beautiful things… I really love handmade gifts, especially ones from another country. Is it me, or do you not dream of strolling the streets of Buenos Aires?

Off topic I know, but do you have any travel plans coming up? Care to tell us about them and what you plan to do?

(images from yael frankel)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, etsy, travel on December 21, 2006

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