Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Crafting Rules the Recession

Check out this article from the NY TIMES about how the recession has effected the sales of handmade goods.
Click Here to read all about it.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Villainess Soaps

Ok, so I stumbled across this company at NOTCOT.ORG and instantly fell in love. Their branding and package design are absolutely rockin'. Check this shit out!

From Villainess Soaps: “Our catchphrase is “redefining bad.” We’re also taking significant steps to redefine the way skincare is formulated, manufactured and marketed. We love gentle, environmentally conscious, and animal-friendly components as much as anyone. But we’re not interested in helping perpetuate false dichotomies or marketing ploys.”

Fairytale Lettering

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Fairytale Unicorn

via Violet Voice:Daieny:Teacakes:Arsenic Cupcakes:Sugar Cream Candy:Add Subtract


Too cute!
Found via Violet Voice

Merry Xmas to me!

So today I decided to use my xmas bonus to buy an entire year's subscription to Kate Bingaman Burt's "What did you buy today?" Zine! Kate is both artist and graphic designer and she lives in my favorite place, Portland OR! Check out a Q&A Interview with her at My Love For You. Also check out her blog, Obsessive Consumption and her Etsy shop.

Her work is so amazing and I love her hand-lettering and illustration style. I am so inspired by her ability to transform ordinary objects into art.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

More Thrifty Finds

Happy snow day in Seattle! Today I thought I'd share some of the thrifty/antique finds I collected during my last trip to Portland. Here are some really cool things I found in my grandmother's attic:

I believe these belonged to my great grandmother.

1935, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Root Almanac

Nudist publication. There's no date anywhere, but I think it's late 1930's-1940's.

I bought this book from one of my favorite antique stores, Sweet Pea's Rose Cottage in Milwaukie, OR.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Au Revoir Simone

Check out this music video by Au Revoir Simone. Its super cute! And I love their aprons. Thanks sis for sending me this!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Inspired Lettering

I've been reading this book called, Sacred Pleasure by Riane Eisler. I really love this quote:

More Fairy Tale Inspiration

Via Daydream Lily: Beautiful Sirens...

If I could have one wish....

I'd wish for my own personal moon.
Found via Design Dig

Fairy tale found

Now that I am finally over my stomach flu I have some fun things to share! I want to start off by sharing an amazing discovery my mom and I made on Black Friday in Portland. Instead of joining the masses of people christmas shopping, we decided to drive around NE Portland and do some antique/thrift shopping. While driving down NE Fremont, we spotted an enchanting shop called Bella Flora. It happened to actually be an artist's studio. The owner and artist Elaine Falbo, is an accomplished weaver of baskets, wreaths, and other natural fiber objects. But what truly captured me were the tiny and beautiful fairy furniture that she makes! I was totally captured by their magic and I have to say that I am now reliving my fairy-phase. Check out her site here.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I love these!

1973 Girl Scout Cookie boxes.

Its fun to see a few similarities with the Girl Scout Cookie boxes I illustrated and designed in school.

Some thoughtful lettering...

I've been pondering my life cycles lately.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Antique finds...

Today I went to the Antique Mall at Pike Place. Here is what I found:
1966 Boy Scout Handbook. It even had the previous owner's Merit Badge Applications tucked inside!

These two multiplication and division stamps. I never knew teachers once used these! I fell in love with them instantly!

Crafty Graffiti

Check out this Knitted Graffiti! So much fun!
via Craft:
via Craft:
via Design Dig
Also check out Knittaplease!

I really love Frances Goodman's embroidered toilet graffiti.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Friendship Bracelets

An easy craft and fun gift. I used to make tons of these as a kid. Its so fun to revisit activities I enjoyed when I was young.

Quilt Squares!

Sunday, October 26, 2008


I didn't want to bother with the mess of carving pumpkins this year. Especially in my tiny apartment, my cats would probably just try to eat it. So I decided to paint these tiny pumpkins! Today was a great day for enjoying autumn. Watching the leaves turn color, pumpkins and homemade vegetarian chili (I made it a little to0 spicy though!) Hope you all had a great weekend.

Leaf Rubbings

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