Needlings is not only the name of the shop but also the name of its special range of handmade felt plushies. Each come with their own unique story, which can be found on their attached ID tags with their names and picture too - what a cute idea! There is also a full range of accessories like those above.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
For the love of miniatures, there are these well-made, all natural wood toys and figurines by Woodmouse Loves Wood. All the items are made by one very talented woman, from the design to the cutting and burning processes. And what delightful forms these miniatures are in, like the miniature mixer and gumball machines!
Monday, July 28, 2008
I'm liking the idea of light switch covers, especially when it comes with such vibrant pictures! Joanna Goldman has been making them for over 3 years, and you can request for any of the available print designs in her shop to be converted into a light switch cover. A great idea if you are running out of space for prints but still want that coveted design on your wall. Her etsy shop here.
Friday, July 25, 2008
I admire people who have a way with fabric, like Kendall of Tootie Estelle. All her items are handmade from original patterns, and vary extensively from homewares such as pillows and coasters, to lavender sachets and eye pillows, to bags and pouches. And with such charming fabric too!
Clockwise from top left: (1) Green and Blue Coriander Eye Pillow; (2) Purple Leaves Pleated Clutch; (3) Dancing Rose Cosmetic Bag; (4) Pretty in Pink Coasters.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
With these special handpainted plates from Tasica Singleton, meal times will never be a bore! Even the blandest food would be more than palatable, as you hurry to gobble it down fast enough to give you more time to admire the poetry and artwork on these dinnerware pieces.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Having a social event coming up has made me ponder about bag choices, and the pretty clutches from Muchacha K come to mind as being perfect for a night out (like the one on the right). The clutches are custom made designs so you may take your pick of fabric from available design. On the left are fabric jewelry rolls intended for safekeeping precious accessories, but I dare say they would make pretty purses too!
Labels: bag it
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
I am rather taken with the refreshingly cheery and interesting subject matters of the prints and notecards available at Creative Apples. They are derived from original photographs of cupcakes galore, robots and other toys and the beauty of nature. I do love the ample choice of yummy cupcakes in various lighting, and of course that cute Superman profile (tee hee).
Friday, July 18, 2008
These range of prints available at Plasterdoll is a fresh new twist on fashion illustration! They are of original illustrations that are based on actual designer duds as seen on the catwalk, but modeled by cute Plasterdolls instead. For interesting commentary on how these 'fashion shoots' were taken, check out her blog here.
Clockwise from left: (1) Plasterdoll in Miu Miu (Spring Summer 2008 Collection No.1); (2) Plasterdoll in Luella (Spring Summer 2008 Collection No.3); (3) I'm Not Just a Toy; (4) Precious Hair.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Cabin + cub has uber gorgeous art and stationery items, and I was hard-pressed to choose just a few to feature. Its goodies are created with techniques such as woodburning, collage and gocco. Being already broke, I am trying hard to fight the urge to add all these stuff to my cart so instead I'm spreading the love here by sharing this treasure trove with you (sigh).
Clockwise from top left: (1) Girl and Balloons Collage; (2) Cute Little Squirrel Woodburned Wall Art Panel; (3) Mini Cute Woodburned Cork Board with 4 pins - Chipmunk and acorn; (4) Gocco Printed Hard Cover Notebook - Happy Elephant.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Handmade from fleece and felt, these Mr Beardsley plushies resemble monkeys and come with their unique choice of disguise - one tug and the hat and beard come off! This is such a cute, refreshing idea, and I get so tickled every time I look at a poor Mr Beardsley looking rather vulnerable without its disguise. These and more available at Intimidnation by Laura Granlund.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Motivated by the lack of variety of cat products available in regular pet stores, Jake and Micah was established to provide a different and selective mix of cat products for discerning cats and their owners. There, you can find toys in all shapes and sizes, and collars and bandanas that will make your cat look like a fashionista itself.
Clockwise from top left: (1) Organic Catnip Fortune Cookie Takeout Box; (2) Refillable Catnip Meditation Cat Mat; (3) Organic Catnip Sushi Handroll Cat Toy; (4) 4 Paws 4 Camouflage Bandana