Jess Hutch.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

good stuff

All that bragging I did about my fab new Poketo bag reminded me that I have purchased some great artsy crafty stuff over the past few months that I've been meaning to share.

Starting from the top left - I got these gorgeous, perfect thank you cards from Amy at posy press (etsy shop here). I'm a sucker for things that have that Western, Victorian thing going on, and for things that are pink, so I had to have 'em. Remarkably, I've actually been sending these out to people rather than hoarding them like I typically do with good stationery (is that normal?). These are so cool I have to share them.

Next, the top right - an amazing silk-screened patch, purchased from a gal (I didn't catch her name, unfortunately) at the Anarchist Book Fair in Golden Gate Park last month, which Jeff and I happened upon. Her stuff was so great, she seemed to use mostly vintage, thrifted fabrics and strange and funny old images, like this one. It says "gather ye blossoms while ye may" and features a beautiful young lass dancing with a skeleton. I dig it the most.

Last, at the bottom - some really lovely postcards by Melissa Contreras, whose axelhoney wares you really must check out. She was at the Alternative Press Expo earlier this month, and I couldn't stop admiring her tiny sculpted figures, they are so sweet and unusual. Since I'm obsessed with photos of posed toys, though, I had to get this set of postcards... but I'll eventually get one of these, for sure. Oh man.

11 Comments:

At 6:50 PM , rose said...

Great stuff - I went right over an bought one of those "mooshie mooshies". Is that image stamped on top of the fabric? I like that idea.

 
At 8:12 AM , Victoria E said...

Such delightful goodies. It is great to see some many truly talented creative people doing it on their own.

 
At 8:30 AM , shannon said...

I'm a complete hoarder of good stationary. When I get to the last of my favorite, I keep it and never send it. I have every intention of framing it or what not, but instead they sit in the drawer...glad to know I'm not the only one out there. :)

 
At 9:41 AM , vegasandvenice said...

Oh my gosh! Your fabulous taste is again self evident! I am a stationary whore ... i mean hoarder too! You won't believe it but yesterday I put 3/4 of my stationary supplies in the garage sale pile! I am left with on shoe box. I am going to use them and then I am going to buy one package at a time. I will save one card if it inspires me but I won't buy more cards till the first pack is gone! Crazy huh? Now I am desperate to send out letters so that I can buy more. If anyone wants alittle mail, just let me know *Smile*

 
At 10:43 AM , E said...

the axelhoney postcard looks great, i thought it was a box with the mooshees inside.

 
At 1:08 PM , posy press said...

thanks for sharing...I'm glad you're liking the stationery (and even happier you are using it!!)
Love the other things you picked out as well..have a good one!

 
At 6:41 AM , Kathy said...

The axelhoney link was great. I am close to buying some buttons........the monkey face is great.

 
At 2:06 PM , rachael said...

oh man, i was rooted to the axelhoney booth too. i covet her necklaces, sooo great.

 
At 9:24 PM , Anonymous said...

the stationary hoarding is soooooo normal.... dont worry!~

 
At 9:20 PM , melissa said...

thanks for the love!

 
At 6:51 AM , madame butterfly said...

hi, another stationary oarder here, glad I'm not the only one too! I have a penchant for gorgeous greeting cards that I hope one day to frame too!

 

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