(Remember that The Shop has moved from Etsy to it's new location at Big Cartel. I'm getting lots of questions about this move, and I must say, I love Etsy! I just think the switch is going to be easier for the way I update and keep my shop. On the buyers end, there should be no difference - you can pay easily via Paypal, or even with a plain old credit card. Fancy that.)
Also in the shop are a small handful of cozy Linen Tote Bags. I say cozy because for some reason, this particular batch of linen that I bought is so buttery soft. These are just the size that I'm such a fan of - not huge, but big enough to carry what I really want to have with me all the time. There's a little bit of vintage goodness or embroidery on each.
And my new project - one that's been in the works forever (really. forever.), but finally coming to fruition - greeting cards from some of my photographs. In choosing what photographs to make a set of, I really had all my dear crafty friends in mind. Those special people who get as much pleasure looking at a pile of yarn as I do, but are sometimes a little tricky to buy for. These cards are for them. Or you. Each of the four cards in the set is a different needlework project (therefore, titled, "Needle Work" - I'm not so clever in the naming department) - knitting, embroidery or sewing. Blank on the inside, with envelopes.
In addition to the straight-up set of four cards, there is another option in The Shop. The Cards & Wrap - which is the "Needle Work" card set together with a linen, lined pouch. I wanted to design a holder for the cards that could then be used for so very many other things - as a notions bag, a wallet, etc.
There are a limited number of 15 of these Cards & Wrap sets available. They're all red linen and lined with a grey cotton. The embroidery on each is one-of-a-kind, but all in the same colorway of grey, red, brown, and light blue.
I had a really wonderful time dreaming up, making and photographing this collection of things for The Shop. I hope you enjoy seeing it!