Colette Bream = Oeuf + Donna Wilson, yes? Yes. And I love it. Handmade in the US with Scottish lambswool, her playful shapes and muted colors are full of fun and whimsy. I’m pretty sure I need a few of these knitted pillows, and Lucy requires a fox tail and party hat for her evening dance parties.
I hadn’t planned to get to Art Star Craft Bazaar this weekend. In fact, as most things do these days, it sort of snuck up on me. However, after fellow Philly creative Susan over at Fleurishing kept tweeting about such lovely things, I squeezed a little time out of my Sunday afternoon to get over there and experiment with my new camera. Yeah, I looked all sorts of official with a camera - too bad I was so busy chatting that I didn’t notice my focus was way off.
It was the end of the weekend for the slew of talented crafters when I arrived - hour 14.5 of 16, to be exact. They were tired but still quite friendly, eager and willing to share stories of their process and love of their particular talent. Let’s meet a few, shall we?
Skylark Studio - I had seen Karen’s work before but it was lovely to see and touch it in person. She explained to me her continuous development of designs that have outlasted the indie scene’s anticipated expiration date, such as the birds and antlers that still seem to dominate sales. My favorite piece was a simple pendant with a new variation of her fish-scale design. Unfortunately, my camera skills were off to a rocky start and the photos didn’t quite turn out. No worries, though, as I was having a lovely time chatting with her! Quality time with an artist is worth a few blurry shots.
Kin Ship Press - They were featured etsy sellers this summer, where they share the inspirations and process. By the way, I need this mug to remind me to actually enjoy my coffee.
Mudpuppy is for sale on Fab.com today - just thought you should know. I’d love a little trio for my porch that the husband has been working hard to finish. Soon enough we’ll be drinking and listening to records out there…
PS: Need an invite to Fab to get amazing deals on modern stuff? Email me and I’ll hook YOU up.
Dolan Geiman’s genius works are created with salvaged materials, showcasing an eclectic yet folky aesthetic. This here Whale Collection is made of recycled leather bits and rivets, and is made-to-order right here.
I loved Anna Emilia’s “Apple Blossom Meadow” print that fluttered around the blogosphere this fall, but her latest “In Meadow” is a burst of fresh energy with citron, lavender, and baby blue. Hello, summer!
On a miserable and rainy Saturday afternoon, I stopped by the Art Star Craft Bazaar. I was fumbling with my umbrella, coffee, and iPhone, and wasn’t able to get any good pictures. However, here is a roundup of some faves with photos by the artists & crafters themselves:
I’m debating on doing the good-mother thing and dying eggs with Lucy (she’s 18 months) or skipping it until she’s older and demanding it. Yes, it sounds lazy but I don’t want to burn out on fun kid things while she’s too young to remember. Also, have you recently tried doing anything with an 18-month-old? It’s 10 times messier and louder than you’d think.
In any event, these new adorable egg cups by Rob Ryan are making me think the “good-mother” tradition could benefit me…