Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Protector

Just a quick post to show off the newest design in the land of madness "The Protector". My homage to the remarkable art of sewing by hand.

The tunics are now avaliable in the Shop with T-Shirts soon to follow. This is the first design in a new line called "The Sewing Circle". I have a real soft spot for thimbles, they recall memories of my grandma's sewing basket and of her fretting when her tiny protector went missing. This designs for her and I'm oh so fond of it and hope you are too.



Saturday, August 1, 2009

I'm a bit of a magazine whore.

There I said it. From over sized glossy fashion rags to tiny hand bound zines, monthly or bi-monthly they arrive to be cherished for the next week or so then set aside to be forgotten, retrieved occasionally for a forgotten article or recipe. While I enjoy them, it feels like such a waste. So with most of my subscriptions coming to a end I've chosen to do without all but my beloveds Croq, Bust and my new favorite Wired (Which at only $10 for a year wasn't a hard choice). Insert clever way to still get my fashioney, crafty, grass roots goodness without the clutter and well the hefty subscription rates. I'm talking about N.E.E.T. of course.

Filled with amazing treasures from indie businesses, dreamy fashions, D.I.Y projects and eye popping photos. Not to mention interesting articles with neet peeps. One thing I really love and find slightly dangerous about this online mag is when you see a uber cute item featured you just click on it and it takes you to the site that sells them. Another online read that I always look forward to is Craftier, a bi-monthly jaunt of tutorials, artist spotlights and up and coming projects and events.

Not to be missed my lovelies. So now that I will have a slightly smaller stack of magazines I've been on the look out for a unique rack to put them in. I've never actually owned a mag rack mainly because I've never been to impressed with the boring bulky builds that I always associate with keeping my rags neat and tidy.

This ditty is a serious contender in my search. I adore the tea pot shape and the good folks at paper doll wood shop Paper Doll Wood Shop just happen to offer this beauty in turquoise. How can I resist? No seriously.

Here's to happy reading and less clutter!