Winter seemed to drag on, but now that we’re into March, I can hardly believe it…and Easter is less than a month away! If you’re searching for something extra special for your Easter baskets, check out this list of lovely and unique handmade treats!
All of the felted wool sculptures by this artist are just amazing and adorable….be sure to check out the entire shop!
Spring onion by WooolSculpture, $40
Yes, I know I shared Art Farm in the last gift guide, but her stuff is just too lovely!! (Full disclosure: and yes, she also happens to be my mom…) Rose of Ireland Cross by Art Farm, $14
And I really want one of these…!
And last but certainly not least, a print that I adore from Oklahoma artist, Heather Sleightholm:
Often times, I am torn between my desire to create and my desire to sit on my backside and stare at books (…or the internet…a lot of times, the internet, if I’m being honest…)
Anyway. I mean to work on that. I want to paint and just make more cool stuff. If you know me, you know I have an obsession with zines. I’ve only made a couple myself. But there is something so indescribably attractive to me about these little books. Maybe it’s all the possibility for freedom and expression in these often minuscule volumes. Who knows.
As I’m scanning online sources (ironic, eh?!) for inspiration, I’m coming across some interesting-looking zines and other handmade books. What about you? Have you ever created one, or would you like to? Do you have a favorite zine?
Is #moreart on your list of goals for 2018? I’d love to see what you’ve been working on!
The grand opening of the shop (and subsequent giveaway!) is coming up soon, but in the meantime, I’ve got some work to do. So this week’s post is all about inspiration.
Autumn is such a romantic time: perfect for sunset walks among the changing leaves, accompanied by a rising full moon whilst wearing long, flowing skirts, the scent of campfire smoke and incense on the crisp breeze…or something like that.
Sad news: My intention today was to create an Etsy treasury, but much to my dismay, as of today, treasuries will no longer be a feature. (Really, Etsy?!) Good news: I can still spotlight artists’ work and am also reminded that it’s almost always going to take a grassroots effort to promote handmade. (Sneak peek: next week’s post we’ll explore Generation Handmade.)
These finds are special–not just because they’re beautiful and autumny, but because each of these items is crafted by a Kansas artisan. Enjoy, follow the links below, and remember to always support local!
I want to mention, The Soiled Dove lotion (#10) and Madame Scodioli’s solid perfume (#11) are both exquisite and absolutelyheavenly. (The Soiled Dove is a sister company to Scodioli.) I cannot praise their body products too highly!!
In the spirit of Fall inspiration, I must also share my Pinterest feed from this morning…could it be any more lovely?! (If you’d like to see who I’m following and check out my pins, you can see my profile at pinterest.com/sweetlee)