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} Bookhou

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Last Holiday season at PucesPop, my in-front booth neighbor was Bookhou. As much as I was thrilled to have something beautiful to look at for 3 days, it was also a big bad torture, since I knew it would be impossible to resist a purchase when the gorgeousness is staring you right in the face for so long.

And I indeed succumbed, as you can see the pictures above. I loooOOOooove my bag!! It’s “so me”, with it’s screenprinted colors and texture mixes of fabric and leather and hardware. It’s big size (with inside pocket) is super convenient too, since I always carry a lot of crap when I go out in the world (let’s just say no one complains when they need an Advil/kleenex/gum/compact camera/so-much-more, since it’s available right with me at all times. lol). When not in use, I hang it on my entry closet knob, on display, like a piece of art. It’s just too pretty to hide.

Everyone I know LOVES Bookhou, too. I’m not even kidding. Never heard anyone say otherwise, ever.

So, you should check out the shop, and blog, like now. ;)




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} Jenna Rose






Jenna Rose‘s work is cute as a button! Each piece of cloth is hand screen printed in house using non-toxic waterbased pigments on natural and organic materials, all mastered in the country side, in Ontario (Canada). Adorned with cute patterns, fabrics are usually organic cotton or hemp or linen, or a blend of these.

She was an Etsy Featured Seller a year ago, an interesting read! :)

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} Felt Ahoy

I don’t usually blog about supplies for craft unless they are handmade, BUT this colorful argyle felt sheet sold by FabricsRus is just too cool to pass up!

They also sell plain color felts, lovely color choices! I love felt’s texture.

That’s all folks, get crafty! :D

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} Leah Duncan, again, again!


So. This is the third time I’ve blogged about Leah Duncan‘s work in a year… I *think* it’s safe to say I’m a super fan!

Well, now there’s a calendar available, as you can see above. I almost fainted! lol! I have this little slim spot between my kitchen and work area (which is supposed to be a dining room) where the calendar is going to look perrrrfect! :D

There are also 2 other calendars available, here.

And of course other awesomeness prints and fabric items. *sigh* I can’t seem to get ahead of my WANTS. hehe



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} Willow Ship



Willow Ship is the one woman show of former graphic designer Blake. With a soft spot for eco-friendly linen and screenprinting, she creates cocktail napkins and pillows with wonderful printed shapes and patterns. Colors are subtle, yet get noticed!

I think they are stunning and perfect for any hostess occasion, but then again, why not use awesomeness for your everyday self, right?!

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Leah Duncan, again!

I’ve blogged about her before, but I really CANNOT get enough of Leah Duncan‘s work!

A few weeks ago, I was at Buk&Nola, one of my consignment stores, to drop some of my jewelry (FYI, if ever you are in Montreal, DO VISIT this store, even if it’s torture for the wallet!), and noticed that Leah’s Rainfall print was there, my favorite. I do not know HOW, but I managed to leave without buying it (budget people, budget!).

Anyway! This week I was browsing Etsy (as always…) and stumbled upon Leah’s fabulous shop again! This time I noticed the tea towels, which would actually make wonderful wall art! LOVE!!!

This is starting to become an obsession………. lol! And to go with that, I just started following her on Twitter. *groupie* :)

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} Leah Duncan, again!

I’ve blogged about her before, but I really CANNOT get enough of Leah Duncan‘s work!

A few weeks ago, I was at Buk&Nola, one of my consignment stores, to drop some of my jewelry (FYI, if ever you are in Montreal, DO VISIT this store, even if it’s torture for the wallet!), and noticed that Leah’s Rainfall print was there, my favorite. I do not know HOW, but I managed to leave without buying it (budget people, budget!).

Anyway! This week I was browsing Etsy (as always…) and stumbled upon Leah’s fabulous shop again! This time I noticed the tea towels, which would actually make wonderful wall art! LOVE!!!

This is starting to become an obsession………. lol! And to go with that, I just started following her on Twitter. *groupie* :)

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Sprucing

At Hazel & Hunter you’ll find wonderful spruced up vintage furniture you’ll fall in love with!

From right here in Montreal, Julie finds great shapes in chairs and benches and then runs to the studio to pair them with new fabrics to give them a new life! Also check out her wonderful pillows!

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Sleeves

Zippered Laptop Sleeve, by byrdandbelle.

Sleeves for the laptop, that is! Way too hot for real ones. lol!

I’ve been considering getting an Acer Netbook (you know, those small laptop computers mostly for web browsing). I’ve been tied up to a computer box for always, and the thought of blogging or shopping on my balcony or in a wifi café or park just seems so liberating to me!

I haven’t decided for sure yet, but if I do, I soooo want a laptop sleeve!! Here are a few finds in that department! ;)

Fawn and Dotty Laptop Bag, by TrackandFielsDesigns.

Upcycled Coffee Bag Laptop Case, by labudde.

Crocheted Sleeve, by blackeyedsheep.

Laptop Sleeve, by sandrastju.

Laptop Envelope, by fernfiddlehead.

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Zelaya


I fell on shop named Zelaya today, what a wonderful find!! It is run by a family from El Salvador, now living in the US.

The bags are cool and unique, the tops are hot and practical. Colors are basics, which makes them so versatile too! Details are the best, love it all!!

I feel the sun coming in!! (Weird ’cause we are in the middle of a 30cm snow storm today in Montreal! lol)

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Inklore

You must have guessed that I love linen fabric by now. So Inklore‘s shop is basically pure torture for me. lol

Pouches, aprons, coasters, bags, table runners, name it! All hand printed, too!

If you haven’t met this shop before, just go.

GO!

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Maramiki

I found Maramiki on Etsy a few months back, and instantly fell in love with her hand-screenprinted fabrics!

And her items too, of course! Mostly pillow covers, but also pincushions and napkins, in blends of linen and cotton (some organic)!

So I spied (lol) and kept looking and wishing, when I finally decided to just go for it and buy a pack of remnants! What I received was a fabulous selection, exactly what I expected and wanted! Got me inspired instantly so yesterday I made this, below.

Nea + Maramiki = Perfect match! :)

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Screenprinted Fabrics, Mate

“Handprinted Linen Fabric” by maramiki (Chicago), $40 a yard.

I’ve been looking around on Etsy for fresh screenprinted fabrics, just cause they are always so pretty and inspiring to look at!

Turns out A LOT of the designers I found are from Australia! (What’s up with that? Will anyone pleaseee provide me with a link to their screenprinting pimp?? lol)

Hawt stuff, right mate? :)

“Bird in Paradise” by umbrellaprints (Australia), $12 for 4 pieces of 15cm X 10cm.

“Handprinted Linen/Cotton Fabric” by maramiki (Chicago), $40 a yard.

“meadow” by summersville (UK), $6.50 for 9.5in x 14in.

“Warm Grey Concentric Arrow” by moyou (Australia), $15 half a meter.

“Nesting Tomato on Birch” by AuntyCookie (Australia), $22 half a meter.

“fabric remnants (doll faces) pack” by mikodesign (Netherlands), $15.

“Woodland” by ofpaperandthread (Australia), $13 half a meter.

“Big Pack no.2” by hollabee (Australia), $13.50 for 2 pieces of 50cm x 65cm.

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Papercuts

Brittany, from bittystarr in New Orleans, makes these wonderful one of a kind paper & fabric wall art pieces. Oh yes, she cuts everything herself by hand, what a patient gal!

If you like this, also check out (or visit again and again!) essimar‘s etsy store for more fabulous paper art and cards! I never get enough of her work, and I dream of having a complete wall full of artwork from her one day! lol

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Summersville

Screenprinted by hand by Summersville, these wonderful fabrics are just inspiring!

Awesome cotton fabrics (some really look like linen!) and wonderful patterns goodness for $6.50 a 9.5x14in in size. Yum!

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