04/25/2017

Handmade Gift Guide 06: Mindfulness + Self Care

I’m on a seasonal cleanse all this week so I am entirely in self care mode, trying to rest a bit more than usual and not over schedule myself. This gift guide was put together because of how important it is to care for and nurture ourselves. We thought our ‘mindfulness’ print would be a good fit in this theme and the rest of the items are by some love-conscious makers we admire and hopefully you will too! I hope you find something here that inspires self-care and self-love. Our gift guides are meant to celebrate independent makers like us and inspire others to shop handmade. Each guide has an inspired theme by one of our products and is comprised of hand picked items from makers who we adore. See the bottom of the post for links to each item.

1. Our very own Mindfulness 8 x 10 Screen Print!

2. Large Crystal Necklace  // Hawk House (Gay Head, MA)

3. Copal Palo Santo Incense Kit  // Urb Apothecary  (Santa Cruz, CA)

4.  Blossom Facial Steam // Marble & Milkweed  (New York, NY)

5. Stress Ease Powder // Wooden Spoon Herbs (Chattanooga, TN) 

6. Your Illustrated Guide To Becoming One With The Universe //  Yumi Sakugawa (Los Angeles, CA)

7. Masala Loving Oil // Alchemy Henna (Ferndale, MI)

8. Spring Ritual Self Care Kit // Apoterra Skincare (New York, NY)

03/21/2017

Handmade Gift Guide 05: Cat Lovers

The theme of this gift guide was inspired by our love of cats! Oh, and also our new print entitled “Cat in plant pyramid”. The cat in this print says she is safe in her triangle of tropical plants and will not be emerging until further notice. I like her attitude. Our gift guides are meant to celebrate independent makers like us and inspire others to shop handmade. Each guide has an inspired theme by one of our products and is comprised of hand picked items from makers who we adore. See the bottom of the post for links to each item.

1. Our own Cat in a Plant Pyramid 8 x 10 Screen Print (Framing optional)

2.  Siamese Cat Tea Towel   // Gingiber (Springdale, AR)

3. The Future is Feline Lapel Pin // Yellow Owl Workshop (San Francisco, CA)

4.  No. 1 Cat Babe Card // Party of One Paper  (Ann Arbor, MI)

5. 16″ Cat Hammock Shelf   // Catastrophic Creations (Grand Rapids, MI)

6. Crazy Cat Lady Sticker Set //  Paper Pony Co. (Oakland, CA)

7. White Persian Cat Embroidery  // Stitching Sabbatical (Cincinnati, OH)

8. Black Acro Cats Tank //  The Feline Boutique (Jacksonville, FL)

02/06/2017

Handmade Gift Guide 04: Valentine’s Day

Treat your Valentine to something handmade by an independent maker! We have some ideas below. We believe Valentine’s Day can help you celebrate love for not only a partner but toward friends and yourself too. However, I’m not going to lie, this gift guide is the for the real-deal sweethearts out there, inspired by my sappiest card to date “You’re the best thing that has ever happened to me”. It also includes a blush and green color love story while still maintaining a gender-neutral collection overall. Our gift guides are meant to celebrate independent makers like us and inspire others to shop handmade. Each guide has an inspired theme by one of our products and is comprised of hand picked items from makers who we adore. See the bottom of the post for links to each item.

1. The color theme for this gift guide is brought to you by our Best Thing Card. Shop the rest of our Love & Friendship collection here.

2. Copper Tricon Necklace  // Molly M Designs (San Francisco, CA

3.  Woodblock Chicory Napkins Set of 4  // June and December (Michigan)

4. Perpetual Calendar //  Tait Design Co. (Detroit, MI)

5. Canyon Series: Denali Hand Painted Porcelain Espresso Mug  // Red Raven Studios (Berkeley, CA)

6.  Mixed Macaron Boxes  // Sweet Heather Anne (Ann Arbor, MI)

7.  Hyperion Coffee Beans // Hyperion Coffee Co.  (Ypsilanti, MI)

8.  Tobacco + Bay Leaf Candle // Detroit Rose Ritual (Detroit, MI)

01/10/2017

Handmade Gift Guide 03: White and Gold

It’s a fresh new year and we are really feeling the brighteness of white + gold. The theme of this gift guide is somewhat geometric as well and very much inspired by my love for our metallic gold ink that we use on a lot of our cards and prints against bright white paper. Our gift guides are meant to celebrate independent makers like us and inspire others to shop handmade. Each guide has an inspired theme by one of our products and is comprised of hand picked items from makers who we adore. See the bottom of the post for links to each item.

 

1. Our very own new crystal friendship card in our new Valentine’s Day collection.

2. White & Gold Triangle Tray // The Object Enthusiast

3. The Original Gold Glitter Twine – 750 Yards // Knot & Bow

4. Geo Stand Set // YIELD

5. 14K Gold Filled Arc Stacking Ring // Goldeluxe

6. Mini Brass Wall Hanging // Sonadora In Love

7. Set of 3 Modern Ornament Collection // HRUskaa

8.  Artemis Earrings // White Owl Jewelry

11/25/2016

Handmade Gift Guide 02: Black (and white) Friday

This collection of items for our second gift guide was inspired by a number of things. 1. It’s no secret we love timeles, graphic and simple combination of black and white over here! 2. It’s Black Friday weekend (but more importantly, small business Saturday) and puns are always good. 3. The recent turn of events have left us really appreciating anything with a sense of love, positive action or a motivating message. Our gift guides are meant to celebrate independent makers like us and inspire others to shop handmade. Each guide has an inspired theme by one of our products and is comprised of hand picked items from makers who we adore. See the bottom of the post for links to each item.

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1. The theme of this gift guide was inspired by our (new!) black & white positivity card bundle.
Read more at the bottom of the post about the new card in the mix.
2. Harvest Print // The Diggingest Girl
3. ‘The Craziest Thing’ Temporary  Tattoo // Tattly // Design by Sean Tulgetske
4.  Large Herringbone Ceramic Square Planter // Elizabeth Benotti Handmade Ceramics
5. Small Day Bag – Triangle // Bookhou
6.  Be Kind Banner // Secret Holiday Co.
8. Bamboo Charcoal Cleansing Bar Soap // Herbivore Botanicals

Be sure to check out these makers on social media to see if they are running any deals this weekend for small business saturday, etc.!

 

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You may have noticed a new card design in the bundle of ours in #1 – our LOVE WINS design. Each time we print a run of this specific card design, we are going to make a donation to charity for a good  cause – where love needs to win the most. The donation from the current run went to the Human Rights Campaign. I honestly can’t wait for these to sell so we can print more and donate more! Thank you for supporting me, and allowing me to feel fortunate enough to be able to donate to organizations like this.
11/14/2016

Handmade Gift Guide 01: Moon Love

Happy full moon! This handmade gift guide is all about our love for La Luna. Our gift guides are meant to celebrate independent makers like us and inspire others to shop handmade. Each guide  has an inspired theme by one of our products and is comprised of hand picked items from makers who we adore. See the bottom of the post for links to each item.

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1. This guide’s theme was inspired by our 2017 Lunar Calendar Poster.
2. Ceramic Moon Phases Necklace // Shayna Stevenson
3. Moon Phases Enamel Pin // OHNORachio // UK
4. Lunar Hair Pin // Moon and Arrow
5. Lunar Lemonade Scrub // Moon Body Soul
6. Ascend Ring // Hess and Co
7. Harvest Moon Red Chai Tea // Flying Bird Botanicals
8. Large Zipper Pouch, Crescent // FlowieStyle