Etsy Love // Autumn Vibes

We’ve had a few beautifully dreary days in San Francisco and I hope they keep coming. We’ve also still had lots of hot days. Haven’t you heard warm sun and blue skies? I have too many cozy sweaters and spend too long by big windows to deal with you. Plus, overcast chilly days are my ideal work days. Here’s some fall themed etsy love.

 

Moto

The color palette of this print is so dreary good. That dog. That pipe.  <3

Fox Knit

I don’t knit, but yes I’ll take this fox bowl to hold my yarn please. (I have yarn regardless of not knitting. That crafty.)

Mittens

Smitten Mittens

Ghost

Give me this ghost pin.

Blue Mugs

I think I’m becoming obsessed with beautiful ceramic mugs. These blue and gold glazed mugs are so cozy/dreamy.

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I want to spend lovely lazy days like this. Yelena you are too good.

 

 

Felt Cactus

I’ve cranked out a good bundle of baby felt cacti. I’ll be bringing some to the CCA Holiday Fair this Saturday, November 22nd and I’m selling some on my etsy. PS- I gave them names:

 

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// Gossamer //

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// Pink Baby //

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// Sunflower //

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// Little Buds //

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// Happy Monster //

I’m also planning on bringing some flower crowns (surprised right?) , some art prints, pug totes, more cat bobbi pins and brooches, and hopefully some ornaments! Trying to pull off 4 holiday windows and a craft fair this month, eek (!)

More PS- Pictured in above pictures is my gold washi tape wall! I think it’s the happiest!

Halloween Windows

So that time I did two Halloween windows and never talked about them. Here we go!

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ghost puppets

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These ghosts!!! I know, crazy spooky scary. This was my Halloween window for the Rare Device//Noe Valley store. It had to be done rather quickly, so I stitched up these ghosties.  I kept the gold diamonds that were up with the Cactus window because, why not, they’re cool. I like this last photo, it looks like they’re having a party and they”re singing.

 

Divisadero

IMG_20141008_103750IMG_1689IMG_20141005_10022120141029_112429I hung up my original creepy girl drawings at the Divisadero store. It was probably the simplest installation I’ve done, but it still took me forever. (People who install quickly, so impressed with you.) I also printed up some postcard sets and 8 x 10 prints. 
  

Cactus Window

I created the window installation for the new Rare Device store in Noe Valley! I had the idea of filling it with decorative cactus pinatas. Here’s a peak at the window, but please check out the full post here!

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I was beyond thrilled when photographer, Sarah Deragon, took some up-close photos of my window cacti. I wanted to share some of my favorites (so hard to choose!) to show some more detailed shots of what’s hanging in the Rare Device//Noe Valley window!

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Thank you SO much Sarah, for the beautiful photos! You are magic! And thank you Rare Device for being so cool and rolling with my window ideas!!

*All photos by the amazingly, talented Sarah Dereagon

Lino Cut Girls

I have the best boss who took my whole team to  3 Fish Studios for a work retreat! We spent all day carving out our drawings and learning how to make these print reliefs. Literally all I ever want to do is spend all day with a bunch of lovely people (in an amazing space, like Eric and Annie’s!) and work on art work together. It was the coolest!

I knew I needed something a bit more graphic for carving, and decided on carving this doodle of a pink haired lady I had drawn a while ago. Here’s a few versions:

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This was so fun and I really like the idea of incorporating this technique in future projects. After refining this pink lady a bit, it inspired me to work on some of my other pink lady doodles. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come!

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Corner No. 1

I’ve been living in my current house for about three years, which means it’s taken me three years to start decorating, nesting, and what not. I guess I didn’t think we’d be in this house so long, or because I had renter-paranoia and didn’t want to invest in painting or putting up shelves. But like I said, three years. It’s time.

This house is too big to take on all at once, so I’ve been decorating one corner at a time. I wanted to share my first corner that I’ve been working on: The corner of my bedroom.

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Picture Frames: Thrifted // Necklace Dispay: Made by me //  Night Stand and Rug: IKEA // Vanity Chair: Sidewalk Sale (that I spray painted gold) // Mirror: ROSS (that I also spray painted gold) // Yellow Flower: Fiber Florist // Fox Letter Opener: Mystery Mister // Bedside Book Holder: DIY // Art Prints and Cards: Yelena Bryksenkova, Colpa Press, Rifle Paper Co., Satchel & Sage,  People I’ve Loved , Vintage and thrifted finds

 

Etsy Love: Pretty Ceramics

I’ve been making a small succulent garden in the corners of my kitchen nook. It’s been so fun finding homes for all my plants and adding details to the space. I’m especially interested in using different kinds of ceramics as planters. I’ve already thrifted a few (soo happy!) but I’m so tempted to just buy some of these handmade beauties.

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gold polka dots

skullplanter

these skulls are perfect

whale

this tiny whale would be the perfect home for an air plant

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gold faceted plant hanger. love this.

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vintage vase

happyface

happy face tea cup makes me happy

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ceramic hand

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toast plate (love!)

Something Floral, Something New

I worked on a little something for a good friend of mine. She’s the maid of honor in an upcoming wedding and wanted to give a personal piece to the bride-to-be. I only had about a day to work on this, so I kinda gave myself creative-reign! It may not have been exactly what she was asking for, but hey, if it’s free and I have a super quick deadline, I’m pretty sure that means I get to do whatever I want, right?

And I really like it!

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This is the original bouquet pattern I made. I think it would make super sweet gift wrap or something.

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