Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Studios mag!!

My little and warm studio is going to become a real celebrity: after having been featured on etsy last year in a special issue dedicated to workspaces, this winter it was included in a real paper publication, which you can find both in North American kiosks and on-line... I'm so excited about it! I'm glad and proud indeed to announce that "Studios", a great magazine that features artists' spaces, has chosen to include my little attic under the roof of Paris in this last issue!! Here's some pics of the magazines which shows my beloved studio and a little interview related to it, I hope you like it!

Monday, 12 December 2011

All-Mighty: Boston Terrier lovers

Christmas is approaching very fast, and for whom that have still to find the last gifts for their beloved ones, I'd like to suggest to take a look to one of my favorite shops, which has recently launched a new amazing collection of wears and accessories... it is All-Mighty, a concept store build around a funny Boston Terrier (whose name is Mighty), the best friend of Erica and Jennifer Daking, two adorable sisters from Los Angeles. In 2007 they started a really nice activity of t-shirt and apparels producers focused directly on Mighty and on their love for Boston Terriers...

...When most people come in contact with a Boston Terrier they see a small, chortling, and often excitable little dog; for many of us the experience could best be described as cute, but when Erica Daking stares into the big brown eyes of her beloved dog, the connection is nothing short of inspirational. Mighty, Daking’s 5 year old Boston terrier, is not only her precious pet and best friend but also the muse from which she draws a majority of her inspiration for her t-shirt line- All Mighty. Daking’s designs are as adorable as the pup that inspires them!!

And, that's true, Boston Terriers are insomuch cute that I've experienced of this inspiration and hand carved the logo of All-Mighty... with which I hope Erica and Jennifer could decorate packets and cards they send over the world for diffusing their love for Boston Terriers!

Friday, 2 December 2011

The Etsy France advent calendar!

There's no self-respecting Xmas without an advent calendar! Without indeed these little windows to be opened each evening during the month of december while waiting the coming of children's best favorite holiday.... So Etsy has prepared a special one, in which the countdown will be beaten by crafty activities, offered by etsians from France, Germany and Netherlands. I'm sure that those funny activities will fill up this wait, helping everybody to make amazing project with which to have very original Christmas holidays! Here's below a little essay of the first two activities (click on the photo to jump to the activity), already available on the blog of Etsy France... enjoy them!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

New felted friends!

New entries: some new felted smiling friends that will be able to bring some happiness during this long winter that is approaching! A funny chestnut, a smart acorn and a dreamy colorful rainbow: you can find them in my etsy! I hope you like them...

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

The perfect gift

Since I've seen this melting video below, I think there's no better way to expose what is, for me, the concept of "perfect gift". While people are often carried away by the stress of the scramble for last minute Xmas gifts, I think on the contrary that what gives sense to the act of donating is the time we spent for our beloved and scrupulousness we dedicate to take care of their presents. What make unique a gift is the time we spent for seeking the right item, which represents the tastes and wills of our beloved; for writing a good greeting card, able to keep up with the sentiments we'd like to expose; for wrapping and presenting it in the more original way, showing how much we care about. Thus, the perfect gift is the one you can't wait to give... because to give a gift should be somewhat able to gratify also ourself, not a mechanic task, or an mandatory action to be accomplished. For that, I feel as the child of this video: while I'm wrapping what I thing is my perfect gift for someone, I experience the his impatience growing in me, I feel the sensation of this great expectation to see a smile appears on the mouth of my beloved.

For this Christmas, I am already looking for the right items and I'm still enhancing my writing capabilities to be used in greeting cards; yet the main decision I've taken is to wrap my gifts with home-made wrappings and to use handmade decorations for them. And here's indeed a special kit I've produced for your special Xmas pacs: four buttons made with modeling clay representing sweet gingerbread men, with which to embellish strings and bows of the pack, and a special stamp made with 6 different motives for printing out a unique pattern on your wrapping paper. I hope you like it, check it out on my etsy...

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Make me queen!! new hand carved rubber stamp set

I'm glad to announce that a new stamp set of the series "make me droll", which I presented some time ago, is now available on my etsy: it is a complete set to give the power to people to crown whoever you want as your personal sovereign!! With this stamp set, indeed, you could doodle magazines and photos with crown and other royal gadgets, in order to give a princely touch to other people: girls will became odd princess, boys self-important princes... everybody could be appointed queen of king just for fun. Check it out here, I hope you will like it!!

Monday, 14 November 2011

More geekery stuff!!

After pacman and invaders rubber stamp sets, I'm glad to show you new hand made geekery stuff!! I've indeed produced during last periods some felt brooches inspired to one of my favorite 1980s video games: pacman! They're a must for all of you that want to show to the world their love for vintage games; check them out on my etsy...

Moreover, keeping this geek attitude on, I've also conceived other stuffs inspired to vintage video games. Using some plaster, I made both pac man and space invaders magnets to be attached, for instance, on the fridge door. Also these vintage technological creations are available on my etsy, I hope you like them!!

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Xmas felt mascots!! Ornaments and tutorial

By popular request, my Xmas felt ornaments are back!! A smiling gingerbread man, a cute xmas tree, a lovely red stocking, a shooting star, a special butter cookie, and a pink teddy bear... these soft friends will be able to decorate your house or christmas tree in a unique and cute way during the coming holidays! I'm sure that thanks to these ornaments your Christmas tree is going to say you "thank you very much, my dear"... You can find these ornaments on my etsy, I hope you like them!!

Along with these felt ornaments, I am also glad to announce a new tutorial in my etsy. All these Xmas ornaments, indeed, became the object of new ebook that illustrates how to hand-made them. I don't know if for you is the same, but after me Xmas period always inspires creativity: while staying in family with our beloved, it is very usual to make things to embellish home and to carry out little crafty projects all together... I am sure that with this tutorial, you will have a lot of fun to do yourself cute ornaments easy-to-make!! You find it on my etsy as well...

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