Monday, January 26, 2009

Kindred Knits - Knits & Paper Goods

The second goody from jessicajane's giveaway that I would like to feature was donated by kindredknits. Her shop features colorful hand knitted items as well as some great printed note cards.

The item I received was one of these awesome acorn note cards. The color and the detail are great! I'm more tempted to frame it and put it on my desk than to actually use it as a note card ;) You can also buy a similar acorn design as a larger print.

Kindredknits, as the name implies, also has some great knitted items in her shop. Everything from hats, to mittens, to scarves and shawls. This particular scarf caught my eye. I love the bright pink and orange and the mohair looks so soft. The loose lacy stitch also makes this such an elegant accessory.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for another of the giveaway goodies that I won :D

Sunday, January 25, 2009

I'm Back! Feature Shop - Vol25

Wow! I cannot believe I haven't posted here since October. This last semester at the marine lab really got to me. I was so busy on top of figuring out my research proposal. Hopefully this semester I have my work load a little more under control.

To celebrate my return I have a whole line-up of shops to feature. A few months ago, I was told by one of my fellow MMGers, Ulixis of Ulixis Crafts, about a great give-away hosted by jessicajane (who makes some awesome jewelry and sculptures). Well, lucky me won one of the gift sets offered up!!! I was ecstatic; I never win anything. So I have 13 new shops to write about. It was a truly awesome gift set all centered around the theme of "Home Sweet Home."

The first featured shop is Vol25. Her shop is full of colorful and fun prints, ACEOs, cards, and buttons. I was lucky enough to win this "One of These Houses" print. I still have yet to frame it but I can't wait for it to grace one of the walls in the front room of our apartment. I love the natural color of the piece, which makes it so easy to incorporate into any decor scheme.

My other favorite print is "She Sells Sea Shells." I am an ocean nut - everyone knows it. Check out my Etsy favorites and a large majority of my hearted items are ocean themed. This print incorporates the classic tongue twister that everyone loves with shells and a beautiful blue. A color that reminds me of the sky over the ocean on a sunny day.

Be sure to check in again tomorrow. I promise to try and keep more up-to-date. I have a lot more goodies to show off in the next week.