Posted in favorites, tagged every jot and tittle, everyjotandtittle, fiber, guitar, las lopez las, laslopezlas, loop, paper, scrapbooking, shop review, west corinth studios, westcorinthstudios on 06/28/2008|
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Here’s the roundup of beautiful, fabulous, gorgeous things for the week!
I’ve been pining after this shawl by Las Lopez Las. A shop run by three sisters in Argentina, they have some very interesting takes on textile arts, and the kind of scarves you would love to wear but just didn’t know that they existed until now. I’ve been wanting to buy something, but I haven’t been able to narrow it down to just one thing yet.
Every Jot and Tittle is probably my new favorite shop on Etsy. It’s shops like this that make me wish that I was a scrapbooker, just so I would have a reason to buy some of her products. I might have to pick up scrapbooking, just so I can binge and buy everything in sight.
I secretly harbor a desire to spin my own yarn, however in the meantime I’ll have to settle for the gorgeous fibers over at Loop. She always has some great yarns, as well as the raw material for those with the luck and the patience to be able to spin themselves.
For a musician, there has to be nothing better than a really well made, special guitar. I’m betting that the folks over at West Corinth Studio understand this, which is why they’ve built this beautiful guitar. Entirely handmade, utilizing refurbished and locally grown woods, you get something that is stunning as well as environmentally sensible! For those of us not musically inclined, they have other wonderful wood products as well.
If you have any favorites that you’d like to recommend, please let me know! I’m always excited to find new and fabulous things, but I don’t always have the time to go out and search for them.
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Posted in favorites, tagged art, cards, carnival, chewingthecud, deer, desserts, etsy, food, paper, photography, shop review, stacey winters, staceywinters, stationery, swallowfield, treats on 05/16/2008|
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It’s that time of the week again! I’m pretty sure that I waste WAY too much time every week looking at all of the fabulous things there are to find on Etsy, and I can at least make myself feel a little better about spending all of that time if I can share my favorites here!
First off is Stacey Winters. Her photography is fun, playful and colorful, and involves lots of cute kitschy little creatures, and tons of different little deer! She has a great aesthetic and tons of different cards so you’re sure to find something that will fit your stationary needs.
Then we have Carnival. I bought some of her stuff earlier this year, caramel nut crammers, or something like that. Let me tell you, that was some of the best sweet stuff I’ve ever had! I don’t like chocolate much so it’s hard for me to find sweets that I will eat, but these were great. She’s got stuff for just about every taste, fast shipping, and generous portions.
I can’t say enough good things about chewingthecud. The shop has a great aesthetic (and a gorgeous banner) and all sorts of paper goodies. Would be good for the hipster or the minimalist in your life!
Last we have Swallowfield. She has some outstanding artwork. It’s truly rare to find such a talent, let alone have the opportunity to own such amazing work for such a fair price. She’s had tons of sales so far, and I’m sure that she’ll keep it up with the quality of work she’s been presenting. One of her prints might have to be the next thing I buy.
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Today I have discovered the holy grail of Paper Crafters: Paper Source. It may be old news to some, but not to me! I find their collections of handmade papers simply inspiring, and their craft kits and other assorted items (envelopes, colored labels, etc.) simply useful! They have amazing letterpress stationary, paper in a wide range of prints, sizes and colors, and some other amazing things. One of my favorites is the envelope templates – so that you can make or line your own! Seeing this many amazing products makes me wish that I could open up a store like this of my own! Since I can’t, I’ll have to content myself with the website that you can find here
. They are worth checking out, because you can get good prices on buying things in small amounts. And sometimes that’s all you need! I know that I don’t have too many good paper shops nearby, and sometimes it’s just nice to have something shipped straight to your door.
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