Category Archives: Online Shops

In Honor of Bees

The New York Times reported today that it is now officially legal to keep bees in New York City! Congratulations New York! In honor of this new development I’m posting some amazing little bee accessories I found over at Hen and Hammock. These are for solitary bees (not bee hives, but mason bees and such)… excellent!

Pollinating Bee Log – Bees Nest

This is along the same lines as this mason bee house I posted about a while ago. The little tubes are the perfect homes for these non-aggressive, busy pollinators. Plus this looks like it would be super easy to make on your own.

Garden Bug Box

This house provides homes for ladybirds and solitary bees, two insects that are essential for any garden (Lady birds are the same insect as Lady bugs). That way you can provide breeding areas for aphid eaters and pollinators all in one!

Hedgehog House

While you’re at it, you might as well try to save that dwindling hedgehog population too! They sell this sweet little house and I couldn’t NOT post it. Not that there are any hedgehogs around these here parts.

Etsy of the Week – Yokoo –

I hear it gets cold in Vermont. I think I have a solution…

Ok, I know it hasn’t been a full week since the last one but I feel pretty good doing whatever I want, including oogling the amazing knit things over at Yokoo on etsy. Holy Macaronni! Have you ever stumbled upon something early in the morning and it took you a while to process what, exactly, it was you were looking at? And then fireworks happened in your brain as you connected the dots and little lights went on and everything started telling you “OH man, you should be about ten times more excited than you are” as the rest of you struggles to catch up because really, it is quite early and everything is still a bit muzzy when you’re cradling a cup of chai in your jim-jams without your glasses on. I’m still trying to process just how amazing the knitted things are at Yokoo especially when you pair it with the interview Etsy did with the artist. I want to meet this lady, I want to meet her and talk about knitting, life and bunnies. Doesn’t that sound wonderful? It does to me…

The Nantucket Cowl in Pony Grey
The Oatmeal Soopascarf
The Raw Brown Warmer
The Yokoo Spectacles
The Paynes Grey Klumpen Hat
I love everything about this picture… everything from the idea behind it to whatever went into making that crazy-amazing hat to the quality of the photograph.
Braided Chain in Pony Grey
This is by far my favorite idea. I want to make this, I want to wear it and I want to squeeze it because I can imagine how springy it would feel.

I Wonder….

I found these today (oh my goodness, the pretties!). I wants them. I wants them badly. But. There’s always a but. They are in the $150-200 range. I wonder if I could make something along these lines? I wonder if I would have a place to wear them. Welcome to headbands.

Via: Glamour (my guilty secret)

Etsy of the Week – Penguin & Fish

I’ve been coveting the creations over at for some time now, ever since I saw the little horsies. They remind me of the Mr. Lunch because of how the eyes are placed on their heads. They have kitties, horses and embroidery patterns that you can buy and buy and buy. I wish their descriptions and names were as cute as they are though.


F Fox Embroidery Pattern

Unicorn #40

Sweet Sasha

Say hello to the latest crafty epiphany from yours truly. I have a ton of empty tins from the chai I get at Trader Joe’s making a pyramid in the garage, just begging to be made into something interesting…. so…. Ta DAH! I peel off the wrapper and underneath it is a really great shiny cardboard + metal tin. Then I attach the embroidery to the bottom of the tin in a secure and crafty way (with some padding underneath so it’s soft like a little pillow) and then I wrap the tin in yarn. There’s a metal lip on the under side of the tin which makes it really easy to hang on a wall and the plastic lid still fits on the bottom so you can use it as a container for on a coffee table or something. I love multipurpose & recycled things, don’t you? He’s over in the shop, along with other coolness soon to be joined by additional pieces of awesome.


You can read about Sasha and his lisp in the shop!brian_14

I think he’s one of my favorites…

Oh Man Oh Man Oh Man Oh MAN!

Kidrobot has this AMAZING plush mustachioed labbit from Frank Kozik. It says it “puffs up to 14 inches”… does that mean it’s inflatable as well!? I love his stubby little proportions, but that ‘stache… oh I’m in love!

labbit1labbit2He even has a little poop chute. You can find this little dude at Urban Outfitters as well.
VIA: Swissmiss

Customize THAT

I wish to own a shower curtain. Nay, not just any old shower curtain but one with one of my photos plastered all ovah it, and this place is going to enable me. Now I need to get a shower that requires a curtain instead of the glass door currently inhabiting my bathroom. Shucks. Oh, and I need $200.


You’ve got to admit that has an excellent idea.

VIA: Boingboing

Shop Update!

I’ve finally gotten around to listing most of the things that I didn’t sell last month and that aren’t over at Twelve Mile Market! Here they are, you can either see them directly in the etsy shop or you can go to the shop tab at the top of this blog and rest your lovely eyes on them there.

milo_gigi_45Milo and Gigi
charlie_horse16Chachi Horse
tina_yaya59Tina and Yaya

GigPosters – G –

Wow, it’s been a while! Sorry I’ve been a lazy bag of bones when it comes to these gigposters. They’re a bit of a time suck, buy cialis 20mg and now I’ve got a little time to suck, so here’s this week’s installment! Welcome to the letter “G“.


Garage Collective

I really love the off kilter way the type is set on these posters. They’re delightfully grungy…


Gentle Mystery

There is only one poster under Gentle Mystery but it’s a great one. The colors and rough shapes are really beautiful.



Ooooo! The hand drawn lettering makes this poster. Genesse only has a few posters up, and this one was by far my favorite. The way the ascenders follow the lines of the buildings in the background is very sweet.



Rebecca Gimenez

Rebecca only has these three poster up but their clean lines and sweet images caught my eye. I can’t wait to see what else she comes up with.


Patrick Giroux

Has a bunch of posters up. He plays with different combinations of type, letters, color and sizes. Everything looks like it’s been letter pressed (whether it was or not is almost moot because the look is so successfully mimicked that it passes as letterpress for me… if it isn’t actually).


Emily Glaubin

All of her posters have the same zany colors and use of type… if you’ve ever listened to the band Animal Collective, this is what their music would look like if it was translated into pictures.


Johann Gomez

I love the hairy texture on the C in this particular poster. I can’t imagine how long it would have taken to draw it… so long. Everything about this poster rocks my socks… it’s telling a story and at the same time it’s conveying the information really well.


Eddie Gossage

The beard… ’nuff said. If you know Iron & Wine you know how perfect this poster is for them. It always tickles me when I recognize the band and can see how well or how badly the poster suits the music.


Samantha Grasso

Reasons this makes me happy

1.) This lady can DRAW!

2.) There are three panels with text at the bottom spanning all three (great layout)

3.) Hand lettering always makes me happy.


Alyson Graves

There is an arm, a shadow and text. Simple, and yet the combination of hand lettering traveling up the arm and the type following the outside is a really difficult trick to pull off. Not only is there good hierarchy here but it’s also a beautiful poster that I would totally hang on my wall.


Gary Grimshaw

This is a really beautiful poster. The typography fits those spaces so well… oh I just wish that this was a better picture! It pays to take good pictures of your work, folks.


Julia Green

I have no idea who the Watson Twins are, but these sweet little faces and the proportions of their limbs makes me want to find out.


Eleanor Grosch

It seems like there’s always one artist in each section that I fall deeply and irrivocably in love with and Eleanor is that person for the “G” section. Every single one of her posters is so gorgeous and, even though there are animals in most of them, she manages to make them feel like they totally belong on a gigposter. CHECK OUT THE REST OF HER WORK! Gotta gotta gotta go see it!


Lionel Guzman

Again, I’m such a sucker for hand lettering. The colors work really well here and ever square inch of this poster is makingme want to dance. Can you see the little pipe-smokin’ man in here? Little details like that are sweet surprises…