art goodies

November 19, 2008

I love to have a few of the little dishtowels from artgoodies in my cupboard to give as hostess gifts. They are so sweet, and are tied with a green satin ribbon. I can’t have any of these cute towels to use in my own kitchen, because a particular family member {AHEM} has the tendency to take towels and use them for counter-wiping, or as a dirty-hand scraper-offer. Oh well! Creator Lisa Price also has sweet aprons, little pillows and ornaments. Check out her Etsy shop as well!

this place is like a zoo.

November 17, 2008

Zooguu {by sweetest pea} is a site filled with adorable plush all handmade for you by Jen and Brian Gubicza. My very favorite is the little penguin. So so cute! Shh…don’t tell my niece…this will be part of her Christmas present! She also has a shop on Etsy.


October 31, 2008

In the spirit of Halloween, I thought I’d take a look at one of my favorite little trends…the mustache! {even though none of these items are Halloween-y}. One of my favorite design blogs, Decor 8 was WAY ahead of me to catch on to this trend…click here to see her post about it. Thought I’d do my part to spread the mustache love.

The mustache pencils are from ATYPYK I love the variations {Salvador, Zorro, Burt, Django and Clark}. Hysterical! Atypyk is a super cool site too, by the way.

The mustache magnets are from Nice Designs. Love these! Plenty of other funky magnets and things on her site.

The glassware is from Bread and Badger. They have lots of other cute etched glassware too…I especially love the robots!

Last but not least are the handkerchiefs from Avril Loreti. Her site is filled with fantastic little napkins and handkies {check out the chairs, and fortunes on cocktail napkins!!}.

weener ware.

October 24, 2008

I swear I’m not daschund/weener obsessed…this post isn’t about stuff for your pooch at all. Three different friends who went to three different craft/art faires over the summer brought me the business card from Weener Ware and told me that I should blog about it. So, here goes! Weener Ware has little bits of art in a bottle cap. Any of their designs can be made into pins, necklaces, ornaments, magnets and {my fave} rings. I love the Frida and Corazon designs the very best…oh, maybe the bicycle. Can’t decide. The photos don’t do them justice, by the way. Cute stuff!

indie joy.

October 15, 2008

From across the pond, Betty Joy has some sweet little accessories, housewares and things. Everything is handmade from various designers and super cute! Oh, and she’ll ship from her little cottage in the north of England to you in the states!

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