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Found paper garlands.

Just saw these found paper stitched garlands over at decor8 and had to investigate further. AWESOME.

From KristinaMarie:

And then I found these festive holiday-themed paper garlands over at 3GIRLSandagoat:

And THEN I found this little gem of a paper garland over at Bookity, constructed from pages of Shakespearian plays!!!!

Can you freakin’ STAND it?!?!? I want to drape my apartment in these things. And maybe my mini Christmas tree, too. Oh, and PS) there are also Shakespearian tree ornaments:

Marcus Walters

Marcus Walter‘s illustrations completely make me smile. I especially love all of his response to political and social campaigns:

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Wordshop Wednesday (on Tuesday): Jamaica Makes…

Have you guys all seen Jamaica? I’m not talking about the island, though I hear that’s lovely, too. No no, I’m talking about Ms. Jamaica of the wonderfully awesome blog Jamaica Makes (crafts when she should be making dinner)! She and her blog make me smile for all sorts of reasons. For instance, yesterday she posted the following:

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If that thank-you card doesn’t qualify as “rad,” I don’t know what does. Actually, wait, yes I do: all the old-school paper and fabric goodies in Jamaica’s Etsy shop and on her blog qualify as majorly rad. Here, check them out (be prepared to swoon):

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NICE!

To check out more of Jamaica’s greatness, go HERE for her blog, HERE for her Etsy shop, and HERE to follow her on Twitter.

Felt Stationery from Something’s Hiding in Here

Adorable script and silhouettes on felt stationery from Something’s Hiding in Here’s Flickr stream:

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Visit the Something’s Hiding in Here blog HERE.

Multi-Colored Baker’s Twine

I have tons of crafty ephemera-related projects flitting happily (and impatiently) around my head, awaiting the completion of my d@mn dissertation so that I can finally focus on my artsy side without feeling guilty. Or at least, without feeling more than 90% guilty.

Anyway, a lot of those imminent projects involve packaging that involves baker’s twine. I went to one of my favorite local stationer/pen shops today but, much to my dismay, no twine. Not sure what the deal is there. But it prompted an Etsy search. Which prompted a cornucopia of delicious eye feasting…

So, here you go…

From Paper Treats:

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From Karen Elizabeth:

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From Peach & Pearl:

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From My Friend Amy:

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From Me and My Scraps:

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From CutiePie Company:

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French Friday: la Saint-Valentin!

La Saint-Valentin chez Etsy!

Michelle Brusegaard:

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La Petite ChouChou:

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Sewing Geek:

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Delphine Studio:

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Armato Design & Press:

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Duct Tape & Denim:

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Kamay:

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CC Star:

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Venus in Bloom:

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Pillow talk

You know how, after an undisclosed amount of time, your pillows can kind of start NOT feeling comfortable anymore? Yeah. That’s what’s happening to the pillows gracing my couch, of which there are many. Somehow, NONE seem appropriately cozy. And I certainly can’t afford to buy any new ones (not now, anyway), so… I just thought I’d do a little painless, virtual “window” shopping… via Etsy, of course.

So, if you’d like to join me in my spree, here we go!

1. Vintage grain sack pillows from Leslie Jansen:

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2. Monogrammed pillows from White Twig:

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3. Because I have recently become a first-time aunt (to twins! a boy & a girl… I’m not at all proud… hee hee), I have become somewhat infatuated with really ridiculously adorable, handmade kiddie stuff. Like these pillows, by Li’l Dumplings:

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4. OK… I can’t help it. I think it’s hilarious when bad words are displayed in pretty, elegant ways. Like when I calligraphy “B*te me” on cards. It makes me spectacularly happy. And so do these two-sided pillows by Sew Naughty:

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5. OK, back to wholesome… courtesy of these lovely, primitively welcoming pillows by Peace By Piece Designs:

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OK, I think that’s sufficient for now. 

🙂

Happy weekend!