Hi everyone. I hope you’re having an awesome start to the week. I popped a whole heap of new stickers in the Etsy shop a few weeks ago including these piggy bank stickers for planners, diaries, journals and calendars. The stickers are printed on 130gsm paper so they aren’t too flimsy (Lord knows I hate flimsy stickers). There are 70 in a sheet and they are a steal at AUD $2.50. Grab yours now or take a look around at the other goodies in my Happy Mail Day store.
I’ve written about the stunning work of Rachel Ignotofsky before. She creates beautiful illustrations, many with sciency themes like this desert ecosystem print or this anatomy of a flower. Rachel recently released new art – and a new book – celebrating the groundbreaking work of women in science. These world-changing women are perfect role models for aspiring young scientists and it is so great that artists like Rachel remind us of their legacy and the paths they paved for us.
Rosalind Franklin – the chemist who discovered the structure of DNA.
Valentina Tereshkova – the first woman and first civilian to fly in space.
Jane Goodall – world renowned primatologist, conservationist and ethologist.
I’m mesmerised by these prints from Amanda Marino. Space certainly has a way of making us feel so very small. I love the descriptions Amanda uses to. I think this one – for her print of Jupiter’s Moons – is really beautiful.
“Sometimes when problems come and they try to take my peace from me, I sit and I pay attention to everything around me. Then, I remember … I’m a tiny little creature that we call it “human”, on a floating space rock, surrounded by many other floating space rocks, in a very VERY distant place form the next universe. And yet, the Creator made all of this for me? What’s there to worry about? When you look at this art print I want you to be reminded that sometimes, things are not in our control but they always end up the way they were meant to.”
Check out Amanda’s beautiful work.
Every planner needs a charm (or two), right? I’m obsessed with planner charms at the moment and the danglier the better. Lucky for me there are SO MANY to choose from. Here are a few, well 11, of my favourites. (btw keep an eye on my Etsy shop – planner charms coming very soon!)
1. Rainbow planner charm – Frost From Fire // 2. Cloud planner charm – The Resin Rainbow // 3. Llouie the Llama planner charm – The Opal Wild // 4. Dark mint planner charm – Oh Lucky Charm // 5. Miniature succulent planner charm – Lacuna Clay & Melts // 6. Flamingo planner charm – Bead Passion // 7. Baby Narwhal planner charm – Oh So Kawaii Charms // 8. Silver bicycle planner charm – Claireabelle Makes // 9. Cross Love planner chain – Baubles & Bygones // 10. Pineapple charm – Fun Usual Suspects // 11. Tea and cake planner charm – Chapel View Crafts
Have you popped over to the Happy Mail Day Etsy store? There’s some lovely printable stationery that you can buy and print at home! Remember to leave your postal address if you order so I can send you something in the mail!
Don’t you just love chandeliers? If I could, I’d have one in every room of the house (including the loo!). If you can’t quite spring for the sparkly crystal variety perhaps a cardboard chandelier will do. Find out how to make your very own cardboard chandelier over at Etsy.
Woohoo more paper goodies!
I bookmarked Love & Reason’s Etsy store a few weeks ago because I had spied her lovely muted blue postcards on Pinterest (I think). I just had a look through the rest of the shop and I’m lucky I was able to leave the page before I stuffed my shopping cart full of stuff. So good! Kate’s focus appears to be block prints which is a look I love – nice and distressed (just like me). Here are a few of my faves.
(Image credit: Love & Reason)
I spied these GORGEOUS cards yesterday on Swiss Miss. Aren’t they adorable? They were created by Portland based illustrator and artist Mary Kate McDevitt and she is selling them in packets of 8 in her Etsy shop. While you’re there have a look at some of the hand lettered posters that she has designed. I want this one!
Yikes! Sorry for the unscheduled hiatus. I was hit with another bout of the ‘flu’. I’ve had it twice in the past month and a half and it just floored me. I’m back though thank goodness! I’ve got lots and lots of links (and a few special giveaways) planned for the next few weeks so don’t go anywhere.
To break my blogging drought I wanted to share a few Etsy stores that I discovered recently.
In-Haus Press – this San Fransisco studio creates everything from coasters to prints. Lots of special things to be found here.
Cutiepie Company – I love snail mail! This shop features heaps of cute cards, envelopes and other mail related goodies!
Knot & Bow would have to be one of my favourite Etsy stores. Everything they stock looks amazing. From the packets of glassine bags to the foil seals and stickers. I get so inspired looking at their stuff! I hope you do too.
(Image Credit: Knot & Bow)
Everyone knows the adage about keeping things simple, right? A simple message conveyed by a simple design can be really powerful. It’s amazing what a few simple words can do for the soul.
Izabella from Fifi du Vie creates beautiful works of art, based on the simplest of sentences. And she does it so well. Have a look at her lovely creations at her Etsy store.