1. Botanica mug by Bonnie Hislop
2. Calathea plant embroidery pattern by NaNee Hand Embroidery
3. Fibuloso Lauro brass brooch by Marta Lugo Jewels
4. Terrarium enamel pin by oh no rachio!
5. Lovebirds bracelet by SANKTOLEONO
6. Llama planter by Savage and Bloom
7. GIRLBO$$ scarf by Bodil Jane
1. Niñas y Chicos by Uni + Ichi
2. Bubblegum the Pink Fuzzy Alpaca by Sleepy King
3. Circular Garden at Night by Franciscomffonseca
4. Foxes in the Forest Illustrated Banner by Papio Press
5. Scallop Clutch by La Lisette
6. Cicada Earrings by Erica Weiner
7. Mini Llama Air Plant Holder by Bits of Silver
I’ve got some llama and alpaca love featured this week. Did you know you can hire these creatures for your wedding? In formal wear, no less!
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1. Small Carry-All Pouch by Isabelle Feliu
2. Woman Up! Hoop Art by The Wandering Thread
3. Hedgehog Pincushion by Sombrilla Verde
4. Herbarium Hoop Art by Zelia Smith
5. White Cat Desk Pet by I Like Cats
6. Hand iPhone Case by Coucou Suzette
7. Monstera Collar Pins by Mica Peet
My illustrated product obsessions are back for a limited engagement! For the next few weeks (at least), I’ll be sharing 7 things every Friday that I’ve had my eye on.
If you’ve got any suggestions for creative products, let me know.
Whether you realize it or not, collaboration is inherent in embroidery. To begin, an embroidery artist will create a design and make it into a pattern for others to complete as they wish. Color choices, for instance, can change based on the whims of that particular stitcher. Libby Moore of Thread Folk takes this collaboration idea a step further with her modern embroidery patterns. In her charming Artist Series, she translates an illustrator’s work into something that anyone can complete with a needle and thread.
I first became acquainted with the funky fashion of La Vidriola last year. Charolette Jacobs, a woman who has given me serious outfit envy, rocks many of their limited edition statement necklaces in her wardrobe and I had to know more.
For U.S. folks, Mother’s Day is just around the corner—May 14. But, there’s still time to buy your mom a special gift. If you’re looking for a present that’s centered around illustration, I’ve got you covered. Here are 15 creative Mother’s Day gift ideas, all available through Etsy. And if you’re looking for everyday playful illustrated products, check out my Pinterest board dedicated to them!
Last year, Isa Beniston wowed me with her playful clothing that looked like the pages of a sketchbook. She’s been busy since then; through her retail line called Gentle Thrills, she’s released her most recent collection for spring, the aptly-named Get Sprung. Here, Isa branches out from hand-painted clothing and includes revamped vintage and military surplus pieces into her one-of-a-kind garments. They’re adorned with embroidery based on her own drawings, and the colorful additions add a contemporary look and feel to these upcycled pieces.
This time of year, painted eggs are a popular way to celebrate spring and Easter. What comes to my mind is the egg dye kits you used to get from the grocery story. You’d use a crayon to mask the area you wanted to keep white and then dip the egg and hope it looked good. Most of it was left up to chance.