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Tuesday Finds: Send Handwritten Letters! July 14, 2009

I have been obsessed with the Hello Sandwich blog for the past couple weeks, today she introduced me to the mysterious letter project, where a couple of artists sent handwritten letters to an entire town.

one of the mysterious letters

one of the mysterious letters

hello sandwich also introduced me to the Japanese masking tape brand MT which I found out you can buy here in the U.S.  from some etsy sellers:

MT!

MT!

Look at all the colors and patterns.  You can also buy from this website.

Look at all the colors and patterns. You can also buy from this website.

Seal your handwritten letters or packages!

Seal your handwritten letters or packages!

 

This reminds me of something… July 6, 2009

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Did you have a good holiday weekend?  I had a wonderful weekend in Denver, CO at Jenny and Siet’s wedding.  It was wonderful and festive, and you could see fireworks going off during the reception.  I promise to post photos soon.

In the meantime…

I saw these wonderful mobiles by Puka Puka:

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and they reminded me of Xochi Solis’ wonderful art:

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Someday I will try to pretend you are cool, 2008

You're baby is gettin' ready to tell you he don't love you, 2008

Your baby is gettin' ready to tell you he don't love you, 2008

 

Fabulous Wallpaper June 26, 2009

Lately I’ve been hearing about the hot new thing to blow a ton of money on: Designer Wallpaper!  I found some fabulous  designs at Hygge & West, some of which are screen-printed.  You can also design your own wallpaper, and they will print it for you at WallCollection.com

Check it out:

Blue Daydream

Blue Daydream

Squares - Purple

Squares - Purple

Feather

Feather

Pieces - White

Pieces - White

A House in the Forest

A House in the Forest

 

More Bold Fabric Necklaces June 15, 2009

I just met up with an old friend, Angela Barrow, last night.  I know Angela from our days living in Richmond, Virginia.  Angela moved to New York City around the same time I moved to Austin.  Since then she has started her own accessories line called Cheek-ie.  I checked out the site this morning and it is absolutely fabulous.  Check out some of the goods:

Necklaces

Necklaces

Necklaces

Necklaces

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Monday Love June 8, 2009

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Check out Liz Wolfe’s Art:

Rainbow Smile

Rainbow Smile

Sugar Hills

Sugar Hills

Today is the year and a half anniversary of dating my love, Mark.  We are going out to dinner and a movie to celebrate.  We are going to see UP, and it looks great:

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Wednesday: New FAVE April 29, 2009

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I have a new favorite artist: Amanda Browder.  I found her on the 303Grand site, because someone contacted me to sell my Mother’s day cards on their Mother’s Day pop-up store.  Check out her website which is amazing:

Amanda Browder
Amanda Browder
 

Happy Monday! April 20, 2009

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I have been under the weather for the past week, so I haven’t had time to post, and I apologize!    I have been busy despite my poor health.  I have been making more Mother’s day cards, going to the Austin farmer’s market, meeting with other small businesses (biznazty), watching a lot of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, pulling weeds from the garden, and reading the first two Twilight books.

I found this lovely photo online today:

hope springs eternal

hope springs eternal

My Glademade Mother’s day card was featured on this blog on Friday, and in this etsy treasury yesterday!  Hooray!

 

Animals! April 2, 2009

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Here are some wonderful animal items I found today:

the fox and the bird - made in Austin!

the fox and the bird - made in Austin!

Black Bear

Black Bear

Panda

Panda

Pony

Pony

Squirrels

Squirrels

Enjoy,

Glade

 

Interview with Sirop du Ingenue March 30, 2009

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I was scouring etsy for hot items and came across Virginia Paine’s shop, Sirop du Ingenue, which has d.i.y. handmade clothing and these adorable earrings:

Silly Girl Heart Earrings

Silly Girl Heart Earrings

Here is more about Virginia Paine:

What is your business & what do you do currently?

I run a very diy handmade clothing and accessories company called

Milky Boots Zine

Milky Boots Comic

Sirop du Ingenue. I also self-publish comics. I don’t have a ‘real’ job right now, but I always have plenty to do!

How did you get started crafting?

Both of my grandmothers are very crafty, so I think they were my initial influence. I spent a lot of my childhood trying to make realistic tack for my model horses. In high school I worked at a bead shop, which is where I learned how to make jewelry. I didn’t do much crafting after high school, until I took a year off college and moved to Philadelphia. The handmade/DIY movement was really taking off there and it rubbed off on me. Well, that and the fact that I was usually pretty broke! Crafting was a cheap alternative to shopping on South Street. I started knitting and altering shirts and haven’t stopped since.

What are your influences?

My friend Laura Patterson has been both a mentor to

Laura Patterson on Etsy.com

Laura Patterson on Etsy.com

me and a huge influence. I love the sense of whimsy in her designs, and their practicality.  My friends, too, are a big influence.  I’m very lucky to have a lot of creatively fashionable friends.  I always like traditional

Napoleonic dress

Napoleonic dress

cultural dress and historical costume; I have an especially soft spot for1810s Napoleonic dresses. However, I would say that my biggest influence is simply my materials. I use as much recycled and vintage stuff as possible, which limits me but also forces me to be more creative.

What is your favorite thing to make?

Anything that doesn’t have a zipper or buttonholes!

Does your city influence what your make?

I’m a pretty recent arrival in Portland, so I feel like it might take awhile for its influence to appear in my work. The one way Portland has influenced my designs is where I’ve been getting my fabric and beads – from a little vintage/resale store called Rerun a couple blocks from my house.

Thank you Virginia for sharing a bit with me!

Glade

 

Sweet Diver March 5, 2009

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