Monday, April 25, 2011

New Blog!

I'm now blogging about our new etsy shop, Paper Doll Girls, HERE.  Come check it out!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Villa Bella...

I decided to update the banner for our etsy shop, Paper Doll Girls, and in my search for someone who could do that for me, I discovered a very talented graphic designer, Heather, who has a shop on etsy, Villa Bella.   It was so difficult to decide which one of her beautiful designs to choose from.  Check out her shop and you'll see what I mean!   Working with Heather was a pleasure--she provided me with several samples very quickly.  

Not only does she do digital work, she can also provide you with matching printed business cards, return address labels, postcards, etc. to give your etsy shop a professional look. 

This is the lovely banner and avatar she made for our shop.  I LOVE IT!  It really reflects what we sell.

Here's just a small selection of what she has in her shop:

Monday, January 24, 2011

Rene Bouche

One of the lovely customers in our etsy shop, Paper Doll Girls, just shared a gorgeous photo from a recent issue of Town and Country magazine.  She had just purchased one of our  fashion illustrations by  Rene Bouche from a vintage Vogue magazine and wanted to show me where she got the inspiration to start her collection of illustrations.

You can see from the photo below why Rene Bouche is one of my very favorite illustrators from the 1950's.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

You Rascally Rabbit....

I just ran across the most amazing craftsperson/artist on etsy.  If I had $595 to spare, this rabbit would be living at my house.  I tried my hand at felting once, something simple, of course, and it turned out to be a disaster.  This rabbit is fabulous!!!  I am so in awe that someone can turn a bunch wet limp wool into a creature that is just so magical.

 The shop is called The Barnyard by Sara Jo Renzulli and you can find her critters at sarasark.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Vogue Posters....

I love the look of the art deco style of fashions from the 1920s, and the work of fashion illustrators who worked for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar.  

Here's some of my favorite cover posters from our etsy shop, Paper Doll Girls:

Pop into our shop to see more of these delights!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Paper Doll Girls...

I've just recently converted one of my etsy shops, Paper Doll Girls, to sell my collection of vintage Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Seventeen magazine advertisements and fashion pages from the 1920s to the 1960s.  Come check it out!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

It's Elementary, my dear Watson.....

I recently blogged about a lovely book I own which is entitled,  Playing with BooksThe Art of Upcylcing, Deconstructing, and Reimagining the Book.  My absolute favorite item shown was a cute little handbag made out of a book.

Well, lo and behold, there is a wonderfully talented craftsperson named Autumn who has a shop on Etsy called Bibliobags, where she sells just such handmade handbags.  Not only does she make the grooviest purses you've ever seen, she photographs each one with an appropriate theme, i.e., Snow White, an aproned chef, sixties secretary, etc...

My favorite bibliobag is this one, Sherlock Holmes.   You can tell just from looking at her photos that she puts lots of care and love into each bag she makes.  Have a look at the photos and then I'm sure you'll want to head on over to her shop to see some of her other purses!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Lovely felted slippers...

I just checked out the items on the front page of Etsy today and discovered a really talented felting artist from Vilnius, Lithuania.  Her name is Grazina and she has been felting for a couple of years.  You can tell that she really loves what she is doing and she is so VERY talented.

Please go check out her shop, Grazim, and see what all she has on offer.  All you need to do is let her know what size you would like her to make for you.  Honestly, I'm starting to save my pennies now to buy a pair, but the problem is deciding which pair to buy.

I'll let her beautiful photos speak for themselves!   I especially love the ones with the little curly bits at the back!  How clever.

These are just a few of the ones I would love to own from her shop....decisions, decisions, decisions....(I have blisters on both my feet today from wearing a pair of high heels yesterday and I would LOVE to have a pair of these RIGHT NOW!!)


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