As promised, some pictures of the embroidered Anthropologie pillow that I purchased last night on massive clearance. The plaid backside ain’t no accident.
Anthropologie generally has a multi-faceted effect on me. Initially, I feel instantly comforted by the aesthetic beauty of all that surrounds me. But then, inevitably, I actually start to become a little tweaked out by just how much every single item – down to an individual plaid doorknob – totally seems like it was MADE FOR ME. And only me. Though, intellectually, I realize that there a bajillion other people who feel exactly the same way. Which weirds me out even more, because I consider myself a stand-alone kind of girl. So then the Twilight Zone music starts to play and I find my temperature rising and my pace quickening and I just need to purchase something and get the eff outta there.
And so I did.
With this awesome pillow.
Posted in Design & Paper, Random Words
Tagged Anthropologie, decor, deer, design, embroidery, flowers, furnishing, home, numbers, pillows
Thanks to the always-wonderful Xenia from Found Paper Co. for introducing me to these lovely little fabric cuffs from Ponder & Stitch earlier today. I am in love with the postcard cuffs, but absolutely ALL of them are adorable and beautifully crafted. The stitched type especially inspires me, and serves as a lovely postscript to my Stitched Type post earlier this year.
Check them out, please:
The lovely Amy (aka, Ms. Ponder & Stitch):
Photo borrowed from FoundPaperCo.blogspot.com
Posted in art, clothing, Design & Paper, Type
Tagged accessories, books, bracelet, cuffs, embroidery, fabric, flowers, Found Paper Co., keys, Ponder & Stitch, postcard, stitch, stitched type, Type
Adorable script and silhouettes on felt stationery from Something’s Hiding in Here’s Flickr stream:
Visit the Something’s Hiding in Here blog HERE.
Posted in Stationery & Cards, Type
Tagged cards, embroidery, felt, profiles, script, sewing, silhouettes, Something's Hiding in Here, stationery, Type
Bliss in a Teacup is a lovely little Etsy shop that sells embroidered goods, chalkboards, looms, playing card magnets, and wooden bookmarks among other beautiful items:
Posted in Type, Vintage
Tagged Bliss in a Teacup, bookmarks, books, chalkboards, embroidery, Etsy, looms, magnets, profile, silhouette, Vintage
Ever since my post that featured Laurel’s hand-stitched wedding accessories (see above) on Snippet & Ink, I’ve been focused on the beauty of stitched type. I’ve found some lovely little images that I thought you might also enjoy…
(Above: stitch type on Flickr)
(Three images above created by Emma Smart)
(Above: from EmbroideryCreation.com)
(Above: image from Flickr)
(Above: sample Easter card from ehow.com)
(Above: image from Flickr)
Are you all aware of the Handmade Nation documentary? If you’re not, check out this site for more info. And check out the above stitched logo by Sublime Stitching. Note: There is also a Handmade Nation book, which you can sift through and purchase HERE.
Going back to the hand-stitched type, this book might be of interest if you’d like to try your hand:
Posted in art, Design & Paper, Type
Tagged Design & Paper, embroidery, Embroidery Creation, Emma Smart, hand-stitch, hand-stitched type, Handmade Nation, Say It With Stitches, Snippet & Ink, stitch, Type, typography