Friday, November 30, 2007

Holiday Sample Sale at Little Twig!

Holiday Sample Sale @ Little Twig Dec. 1st, 2007 9am-5pm
129 Sheldon Street El Segundo, CA 90245

I just received an email from Paula at Henry Road about an awesome Holiday Sample Sale going on this Saturday at Little Twig in El Segundo, CA! The list of awesome childrens goods designers is quite impressive! This is a great opportunity to get a lot of your holiday shopping done, at ridiculously low prices!

I recently purchased this fab new tote bag from Henry Road and have been carrying it non-stop since! It is my new carry-all! I love the bright, vibrant color, and the magnetic closure makes sure that in my absent-mindedness, all of my stuff doesn't fall onto the ground! Gotta love that! I am really excited to get to share with you that these totes, and others, are available in the Henry Road online shop, so you don't have to be in So. Cal to take advantage of the savings! Each bag is only $24.50 INCLUDING shipping! How can you beat that??!

While you are there, also check out the fabric remnant packs! They are sure to inspire some fantastic sewing!!!!

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Jonathan Adler Ornaments!

I am so loving the new ornaments on the Jonathan Adler site this season! This one above is my particular fave, and a kitty is always nice, but there are many to choose from!

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Etsy Seller: Paraphernalia

With the holidays approaching so quickly, and SO many amazingly talented people in Etsy, we are going to be bumping up the seller of the week from 2 to 3!! It is just too hard to choose! There are so many incredible gift ideas keep presenting themselves (no pun intended!) and I have to share them all! So now through 12/21 there will be 3 sellers a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday! Lookout!

To kick it all of, I present to you Etsy seller Paraphernalia

Fauna Blue Spotted Bird

Silhouette Bicycle Riding Oval

Anatomica Red Heart

Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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Superball Madness

Need a little visual stimulation?? The fine folks over at Sony created this AMAZING commercial by dropping over 250,000 superballs over one of the steepest hills in San Francisco's Russian Hill neighborhood. You can see a hi res version here.

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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Felt Club XL in LA!

If you live in and around Los Angeles, and love handmade wares, then I am sure you are no stranger to the Felt Club! Tomorrow, Nov. 18th, is the XL Holiday show! There will be 70+ vendors, 2 tents hosting fun (and free) classes, live DJs and lots of raffle prizes! This season FC has teamed up with Make Magazine, the organizers behind the Maker Faire, to bring a Maker Square to the event! Now, Felt Club truly has something for EVERYONE!

Be sure to get there early to snag one of the 250 swag bags, but beware, these puppies are usually all snatched up in the first 7 minutes! Happy Shopping!!!

As posted on Whip Up

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Handmade Holiday Cards

In keeping with the spirit of Every Jot and Tittle, here a few fun holiday cards I recently found on Etsy. These are all designed by an individual seller, and completely unique. Some are funny, some traditional. They all made me smile. I hope you enjoy them and the other items in their shops.

Noel Holiday Cards

Say It Big - Merry Christmas Present Cards

Hate mail for the Holidays

So Toasty

Funky Flakes Snowflake Mini Note Cards

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Funky Finds reveiws Stitch Austin!

The lovely Jessica Hood, founder of the mega-blog Funky Finds, has written up a pretty cool review of this past weekends fifth annual Stitch Fashion Show & Guerrilla Craft Bazaar in Austin, TX. I would love to able to go to Stitch, and Jessica's review is def. the next best thing, especially as she is raffling off a couple of very cool Stitch swag bags full of awesome Stitch vendor goodies!

Here is a link to the review! Go check it out and enter to win!!!!!!!!

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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Rachel Denny

I have just discovered an amazing artist named Rachel Denny! Each of her pieces is organic and natural. On her site she talks about being "seduced by materials and the process of making an object out of an idea." Wise words that I completely agree with! It is the adrenaline rush that comes from having a vision and seeing it through to fruition that makes being an artist so extraordinary! Her statements on humanity and our social regard for nature are heartfelt and emotional.

I would love to have a huge wall covered in these Wallflowers! Each one is life size and cast with the hardware in it, so it just screws directly into the wall! They are unexpected and divine! I am so glad to have encountered her work!! I hope you will click over to her website and see more of it!

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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Book review: The Kennedys By Richard Avedon

I was recently sent a copy of the newest Kennedy Book to have hit the market called The Kennedys, Portrait of a Family which is a gorgeous collection of photos taken in the early 1960s by Richard Avedon. This shoot took place a few months before Kennedy was inaugurated into the White House, for an article in Harper's Bazaar. Upon opening the pages for the first time I was immediately overwhelmed by how intimate the images are. This is a very young family with an incredible legacy, and having the knowledge of the fates of all involved, it is emotionally gripping to see baby John in his fathers arms, and little Caroline holding newborn brother! Forget how stunning Jackie was. Your jaw will drop!

I have never seen images of the Kennedys that are so absolutely soulful. Avedon really captured a tenderness that I think all families can related to. In the end, put aside all of the grandeur and mystery that surrounds the surname, this is a family that at the core is like any of us. They loved each other, and it is evident in these pages.

Also, it doesn't hurt that I am a portrait freak and flipping through the pages makes my mind reel with possibilities! Oh how I would love to blow up one of these images huge and do a piece! Wow, I am actually drooling at the thought!

If you or anyone you know is like me, you have to check out this book. Really, it is quite the eye candy!

**this book was sent to me directly by the publisher in hopes that if I liked it, I would talk about it here. They have in no way paid me to talk about this book, unless you count sending me a free copy, which in that case, they bribed me silly. This is my honest opinion, not that I am a expert. I just think you might enjoy it as I did. ;)

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