Posts Tagged ‘birds’


I am not going to question it, but the weather has been non-stop beautiful since Friday! And it had just put me in such a great mood. This is one of the things we did over the weekend (you can see what a nice day it was too). Then we hung out at home, after a little shopping. And I put the finishing touches on the new exhibition (which just went up this morning).

One of many new shops in this totally new exhibition is Lil3birdy, which is run by artist Clare Shields. Her work is really fun and sort of captures the spirit of our weekend, so I wanted to share a few of my favorites from her Etsy shop with you to round out the day…Love the way she plays with repetition…

1. (above) owls notebook

2. insects and bugs postcards (love, love, love these)

3. patterns and birds gift tags

For more from Lil3birdy, visit Clare’s shop on Etsy.

I’ll be back bright and early tomorrow morning to share Tiffany’s part II article on pricing. The last one was super juicy (over 250 shares combined on Facebook + Twitter), so be sure to pop in tomorrow to read her second installment.


I am so busy this morning, I don’t have time to list the individual links for today’s daily favorites. But you can click here to visit and then click on any product you’d like to know more about.

Wanna know why I am so busy? I’ll let you know later today.


I have been dying to share today’s shop of the day since the new pns exhibition started last week…

It’s Artocrat from Pragya K, an artwork and illustration shop. My favorite series in her shop is the one of a kind 3D series: 2D illustrations embellished with 3D elements-paper bunting, etc. A perfect example of art meets craft in my mind.

Super cool and friendly for all ages. Great for a kids room but also looks great in a trendy home office or studio.

Visit Artocrat on etsy to view more from artist Pragya K.


I’ve been a fan of Ann Arbor artist, Nicole Ray, for quite some time now. And I imagine its not hard to figure out why. Nicole’s print shop, Sloe Gin Fizz, is filled with illustrations of whimsy, and the cheery spirit throughout Nicole’s work never fails to bring a smile to my face.

Recently, Nicole completed work for a Design Sponge city guide of Ann Arbor as well, which you can find right here. My mom lives in Ann Arbor. Wonder if she would recognize these landmarks?

To view more of Nicole’s work, visit Sloe Gin Fizz on etsy.


I am so impressed with today’s shop of the day, Seaoats, I am kinda out a loss for words. So, I am going to have to let Malina say a few…

[Seaoats creates] handmade eco-friendly clutches, pouches, and pencil cases made from reclaimed fabrics and hand-printed screen prints using non-toxic and environmentally friendly inks. I’ve designed products that are eco-friendly by scouring the plethora of thrift stores here for secondhand fabrics and reclaimable materials…

And as if being environmental conscience, hand-printing, and hand sewing each piece weren’t enough on its own, each screen printed image found on these clutches and pouches is actually a photograph that was taken by Malina and/or  her husband. Wow!

It is obvious that the craftsmanship and attention to detail here is impeccable.

Visit Seaoats on etsy to view all of Malina’s hand-sewn pouches and more.