Friday, November 20, 2020

Instant Downloadable Patterns to Knit Adorable Creatures

Claire Garland of Dot Pebbles knits cute creatures that will be loved by both grown-ups and kids. For those of us who like to knit their own little creatures, can find patterns to make owls, mice, cats, koalas, flamingos, and hedgehogs. If you are thinking of giving a handmade gift to your friend who loves knitted stuff then you must visit her store. There are more than 50 adorable designs to choose from. The patterns gets delivered to your inbox so you can start knitting your own toy. So what are you waiting for? Hop on to her online store and get knitting!

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Whimsical and Colorful Illustrations by Helena Perez Garcia


Spanish illustrator Helena Perez Garcia is a well known for her whimsical artwork. After she finished her degree in Fine Arts Degree in Spain she moved to London in 2012. After living there for six years, she moved back to Madrid where she lives currently.

She gets inspiration for her work from art, literature and cinema. Her work depicts familiar characters and creatures in imaginary worlds in rich gouache paints. Her work has been featured in numerous magazines, newspapers, packaging and books internationally. Some of her clients include Penguin Books, The Body Shop, BBC, The Financial Times, and Reader's Digest.

She was one of the women celebrated at TEDx Barcelona Women and has participated in many exhibitions all over the world. She has been honored as a Winner of The 2016 Cheltenham Illustration Award. Visit her online store for originals, art prints, notebooks, and greeting cards.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Adorable Dolls made with Recycled Materials by Amuru Toys


What's better than handmade toys as stocking stuffer this Christmas? Ann is the designer and creator behind all the adorable soft toys and dolls at Amuru Toys.

The toys are made using vegan and recycled materials before the details are hand embroidered onto them. The owl, bear, fox, rabbit, and elephant have delightful, distinct personalities. These little guys strutting in hats and scarves are sure to warm anyone's heart.

Ann's toys are extra special because she donates 20% of every sale to the organizations that help animals in need. You can even choose which one you would like to donate to by writing a note while making a purchase. If you want to get something to give as a gift on Christmas then please find the order cut-off date on her online store.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Lovely Plantable Seed Cards That Come in Biodegradable Packaging

Isa Wang and Vincent Frano are the talented artists behind The Bower Studio. The duo founded the brand in 2011 and named it after the bowerbird that decorates its beautiful nests colorful found objects.

The collection of plantable seed cards feature their illustrations inspired by the diversity of American flora and fauna. Vincent studied illustration and herbalism, and draws most of the artwork featured on the paper goods, prints and packaging. Isa's educational background in fashion design and fine art is put to use to composes the images with typography and graphic design.

The cards are made using eco-friendly materials when possible. The artists collect the seeds themselves and store them for their projects. When you buy from the brand, you can select to get the order packaged in biodegradable and recyclable materials. 

They also designed a line of cards with illustrations of different bees of North America for the project called the Bee Project that they started. When a item from the Bee project is purchased, 100% of the profits go directly to the organizations working towards helping save the pollinators.

This holiday season why not support businesses like The Bower Studio who are making beautiful art in a sustainable way. You can find their plantable seed card collection, prints, scarves, and pins in their online store.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Fallen Wood Carved Into Beautiful Jewelry by Giles Newman

Giles Newman is one of my favorite wood carvers. His work is inspired by the natural world is rustic and has old time charm. I have featured his wonderful work before on the blog here. He left his 9 to 5 job to carve full-time and pursue his dreams. He carves out amazing everyday functional pieces as well as jewelry out of fallen and reclaimed wood. Using only a knife he carves owl, horse, rabbit, fox, and floral designed pendants. These pieces are left uncolored showing the beautiful textures and grains of the wood. You can find the available pieces and link to his tutorial videos on his website.