I’m Loving…

August 20, 2010

… this woven stainless steel jewellery line from the socially responsible Australian duo Polli.

Snail Mail

August 18, 2010

Lookie what I got in the post today!

- Hello Squirrel Folded Note Cards -

- Curry Blossom Note Card Set -

- Personalized Initial Stationery Set w/Linen Folio -

They all come from the beautifully talented Stacy at

Inkspot Workshop

Now I’m all set to catch up on my correspondence!

I’m loving…

August 10, 2010

Hand Stitched Textile Jewellery Treats by teasemade

Just darling.

Snail Mail

July 5, 2010

Look what arrived in the post today!

LET IT GO - 5 x 7 - Typographic Print

Little Home - 8 x 10 - Illustration Print

I heart them so. I can’t wait to go put ’em up!

You can get your own at NanLawson.etsy.com

Happy Customer, Happy Designer

April 16, 2010

I’m dying.

No, not really dying.  I am ecstatic!

First, a little background information.

I came up with these Lattice Ribbon Bracelets a while ago. I adored them, still do, but I was very unsure of how they would be received by people. You see, these bracelets do not have clasps. What? Yes. You simply tie the ends of the ribbons together.

Now, bracelets in general I think require some assistance to put on and take off. Yes I know of “bracelet buddies” and other little contraptions that are supposed to help, but it’s likely you will have to ask someone to assist you.  Even with toggle clasps, the easiest of clasps to maneuvre, in my opinion.  SO, I just wasn’t sure if people would take to the whole tying thing.

Am I rambling?

Ok.

So, I recently sold one of these Lattice Ribbon Bracelets to a lovely gal by the name of Amy, who informed me that she would be wearing it on the day of her wedding as an accent in her favourite colour. Love it!

I was thrilled to hear that. I mean I think all jewelry designers love to be a part of peoples weddings. It’s a very special thing. But, I was also thrilled to know that people were not put off by “no clasp bracelets”.

So I sent it off to Amy, wished her well and thanked her very much.

Then today… she sent me this.

Is Amy not the most beautiful bride ever?

She completely made my day with this. I am so thrilled to have been able to be a part of her special day.

AND I am so happy to know that she was pleased with her purchase from me. Thank you very, very much Amy!

Congratulations to you and your new hubby!

Hearts for Haiti

January 18, 2010

Hearts for Haiti is an Etsy shop set up by several enthusiastic Etsy sellers to raise funds for the Haiti disaster relief. Shop items have been  generously donated by hundreds of Etsy shop owners and 100% of the proceeds from this shop (minus Etsy fees and Paypal fees) go directly to DoctorsWithoutBorders (http://doctorswithoutborders.org ).

The shop was set up on January 14, 2 days after the disaster, and since then has had over 220 sales and raised over $2,500. And those numbers are increasing at a very quick rate.

It’s so inspiring to see everyone in the handmade community come together for a greater good.

You can follow the progress of the shop in this Etsy forum thread or follow them on Facebook.

If you would like to donate an item to HeartsForHaiti.etsy.com, please send an email to etsyforhaiti2 [!at] gmail.com for a copy of the donation guidelines.

Or, of course, go buy something lovely and know that your money is going to a wonderful cause.