Whale of a Tale / Etsy Round-Up

Whale of a Tale - Etsy Whale Round-Up on Lost and Fawned

As I mentioned earlier this week, I’ll be heading home in just 2 weeks to spend 10 days with my family.  A good chunk of that time will be spent at the coast.  The last time we went to visit we got to catch the beginning on the winter whale migration and could see spouts from the deck of the house.  If you are ever given the opportunity to go whale watching, don’t hesitate.  One of my fondest memories is seeing whales up close and personal in their natural environment.  They are such beautiful creatures.

Here is a collection via the craftsmen and shopkeepers on etsy inspired by the beauty and power of whales.  Enjoy!

Covet / Creature Comforts by Ez Pudewa

Swan Print by Creature Comforts on Society 6

Creature Comforts on Society 6

Creatue Comforts Elephant Card on Society 6

Fishing Dog Print by Creatur Comforts on Society 6

Creature Comforts Art and Prints on Society 6

This week’s Covet is the Creature Comforts collection on Society 6 by Ez Pudewa.  Ez is a lifestyle blogger, illustrator and photographer.  The soft palette of her work is inspiring.  And I’m obsessing over this Pineapple Print.  Pineapples are traditionally a symbol of hospitality and welcoming.  A framed copy of this print would be perfectly at home in a bright and sunny foyer.

For more Creature Comforts, visit Ez on her Blog, Shop or on Society 6.   Or follow her on Twitter of Facebook for news and updates.  Happy Thursday!

Great Gifts for Dads

Fathers Day Ideas - Lost and Fawned

Father’s Day is just around the corner.  If you need a last minute gift for the best dad in the world, here is a list of some awesome ideas to get you started.  How about a hatchet for the woodsy type (this is the one we take camping and it’s amazing)?  Or a subscription box to try new products on that beautiful beard?  Whatever your favorite dad is into, we have you covered…

  1. Remix Wooden Spoon Set  /  $12.99
  2. BERN Watts EPS Summer Matte Helmet in Grey  /  $49.99
  3. Estwing E24A Sportsman’s Hatchet  /  $29.69
  4. Izola Cocktail Shaker  /  $34.79
  5. Shark Socks  /  $9.00
  6. Cork Watch  /  $50.00
  7. Birchbox Men’s Subscription  /  $60 for 3 months
  8. Sperry Top-Sider Men’s Striper CVO  /  $64.95
  9. The Sriracha Cookbook  /  $9.60

Awesome Apps / Makr

Makr App for Easy Branding

After I posted about the shower I’m planning this summer, a few people inquired about the invitations.  So I thought it would be the perfect time to introduce this super useful ipad app.

If you are like me, you probably have an eye for design but don’t always have the time to sit in front of a computer and painstakingly design something original.  Makr is great.  It is a free ipad app that is loaded with pre-designed templates for all kinds of events and businesses.  You can edit them easily to adjust the color, fonts, design elements, images and logos and then you have the option to either have Makr print them for you, or to purchase a printable .pdf file that you can print on your home printer (for $1.99 per file).  Since this shower really crept up on us and I need to get the invites out shortly, this app really came in handy for me.

Makr App for Small BusinessesEach design set comes with a variety of coordinating elements.  Take the business set pictured above.  It includes business cards, labels, tags, reward cards, stickers, address labels and more.  All of them are perfectly coordinated and ready to customize.  It’s a great option for a new company that might not be able to invest in something custom quite yet.

Makr App for DIY Weddings

Their wedding and party sets are gorgeous.  I used one for the shower invitations and have also created a matching registry info card and favor sticker for the shower.  It took me about 30 minutes to get everything customized to my specifications and information.  All I have left to do is download the .pdf’s and print them.

They are constantly adding new design sets.  It’s a great tool to keep in your arsenal in case you are in a situation like mine.  Have you tried Makr?

My Fabric Collection on Spoonflower

Textiles and Fabrics by Ever So Splendidon SpoonflowerI’ve been a busy bee this month.  I’m finally getting to work on a long-time dream of mine, to create a collection of fabrics (and someday design a line for a major manufacturer).  I have a small collection of florals now available in my little Spoonflower Shop.  I’ll be adding more as I digitize all my sketches.  The process is time consuming, so I can’t quite keep up with my ideas.  For more information, check out my post on Ever So Splendid.  If you have questions or color suggestions, please feel free to let me know in the comments.

Be sure to follow me on Spoonflower for updates and new patterns.  Thanks!

Trend Guide | Dark Florals for Spring

Dark Florals - Spring 2014 Inspiration

As always, Spring means florals.  But there is a trend that started to emerge last year and is going strong for spring and summer.  Dark florals are trending in fashion, home decor and of course in floral design.  Pastels have never been very flattering for my skin, so this trend really sings to me.  Plus I have always been attracted to anything William Morris ever designed.  Colors always seem to be more vibrant against a dark background, like how chromatic and bright the trees and flowers look after a summer storm.

I’ve picked out some of my favorite dark florals in dresses, accessories, fabric yardage (for you DIYers), home and gifts.

above:  1. Hermes Spring/Summer 2014  |  2. H&M from Spring/Summer 2013  |  3. Elie Cashman Wallpaper  |  4. Last But Won Floral Tee  |  5. Givenchy Jacket  |  6. Saipua Bouquet

Dark Floral Dresses - Spring 2014above from left to right:  One Floral, All for One Dress $139.99  |  Bursting with Blossoms Dress $112.99  |  Retreat to the Rose Garden Dress $52.99


Dark Floral Accessories - Spring 2014above:  1. Rayban Wayfarers in Texture Surf – $112.58  |  2. Beautiful Botany Scarf – $22.99  |  3. Garden Party Getaway Bag – $84.99  |  4. Cheekster Panty in Dark Floral – $9.50  |  5. Friendly Ballet Flat – $29.99  |  6. Sophisticated Stroll Heel – $118.99  |  7. After You Flat in Navy – $44.99


Dark Floral Fabrics - Spring 2014above:  1. Vintage Floral Cotton Voile  |  2. Liberty of London ‘ Strawberry Thief’ Cotton  |  3. Black Floral Silk  |  4. Grant Park Navy Floral Cotton  |  5. Black Floral Design Japanese Fabric  |  6. Black Floral Cotton  |  7. Coventry Court Cotton


Dark Florals for Gifts and Home - Spring 2014above:  1. Rifle Paper Rosa Case – $34  |  2. William Morris Textiles Book – $38.49  |  3. Floral Curtains – $29.99  |  4. William Morris Umbrella – $60  |  5. Linen Cushion Cover – $17.95  |  6. William Morris Journal - $12.82  |  7. Rifle Paper Midnight Garden Tin – $34

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Covet // Submicrocosm

Submicrocosm Triangles Planter

Submicrocosm Geometric Print

Geometric Garland by Submicrocosm

Set of Postcards by Submicrocosm

Goblets by Submicrocosm

Handmade in France, Submicrocosm is a collection of minimal geometric patterned home goods in a beautiful palette of colors.  The porcelain tea goblets and  mugs are my personal favorites.  Marine’s background in design can easily be seen in the restraint of each piece. This beautiful planter would make a gorgeous Valentines gift with a fern or cactus in it, or as a vase with some fresh flowers.   Or give “diamonds” with this Geometric Print in rosy pink.

For more information and purchasing, visit  Submicrocosm on Etsy or visit her website.  You can also get updates via Twitter and Facebook.

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Covet // Stiksel

Stiksel Camp Passport Cover

Vintage Sports Brooch by Stiksel

Stiksel Sillicone Heart Pan Holder

Stiksel Postal Bag Pillow Cover

A Camplight to Lowlands Paradise Ornament

Passport Cover by Stiksel

I have been a fan of Stiksel for years.  It’s about time I shared them with you!  Handmade in the Netherlands, everything at Stiksel utilizes multiple techniques and vintage graphics and fabrics to make unique quality pieces.  I love the passport covers.  Karin is always adding new items, so check back to see whats new.

Visit Stiksel on Etsy for more information about the featured products and for purchasing.  You can also get more Stiksel on their Blog, Facebook and Website.

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Collected // Feeling Festive

Feeling Festive - CollectedNow that Thanksgiving is over I can acceptably start getting in the holiday spirit!  I wont be doing any home decorating until the construction is all done.  So instead I’ve decided to start dressing my blog up with some pretty seasonal posts!  Today’s picks are totally random, but all have a festive feeling.  How cute would that vintage cheese crate look with some faux snow and and a miniature winter scene in it?

  1. Floral Yoke Embroidered Dress – eShakti  //  $42.95  ON SALE
  2. Russian Doll Sunglasses in Olive – Bonlook  //  $49icon
  3. Season’s Weavings Card Set – Modcloth  //  $5.99  ON SALE
  4. Mistletoe Special Soy Candle – Pommes Frites  //  $16
  5. Antique Wood Cheese Box – Aesthetically Antique  //  $15
  6. Charcoal Suede Desert Wedges – TOMS Shoes  //  $89icon
  7. Carmen Necklace – Stella & Dot  //  $71  ON SALE
  8. Handmade Gemstone Statement Ring – Hedgerow Rose  //  $169

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Covet // Goodafternoonan


What do you get the cat-lover who has everything on your list?  This is it.  GoodAfternoonan creates custom cat portraits from a photo of your feline friend.   Magnet, brooch or print, the cat lady (or cat guy) in your life is sure to be smitten.

Katie currently works from New York out of her Brooklyn Studio.  Her blog is full of her custom creations as well as space, places and things that inspire her and her work.  Our shared love of vintage and Arrested Development leads me to believe that if we lived closer we’d be Netflix Night buddies.

Not into cats?  No worries!  Katie also does dogs, bunnies and even humans!

For more about Katie and to purchase her work, please visit GoodAfternoon on etsy or check out her Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and on her blog.  Happy shopping!






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