A brilliant Christmas present of over 100 ‘Zig Kurecolor’ graphic pens. Thanks bro! I organised them and I hope for more presents which I can organise neatly this year.
Finding little pockets of inspiration over this Xmas period.
You’d like to give out exciting Christmas gifts, correct? I’d love to have the money and time to buy everyone something which will be special to them for Christmas. Something they’ll use, or that will excite or inspire them, or simply make them laugh. It’s tough at Christmas, gifts become thrown to the back of my mind and at the last minute I’m worrying. Or forgetting people. Or getting resentful that my family is so big.
I usually make things, which I enjoy and keeps it cheap. BUT I know I’ll be searching for those few special presents for those special people, so here’s some things I’ve come across recently which I think would make brilliant gifts, and maybe you will too.
Banter Banner believe we should celebrate the everyday. “no longer only for holidays, but for the everyday. As art. As design. As inspiration”
‘Good Times’ banner. Loads more sayings available: Joie De Vivre // Sweet Dreams // Celebrate The Everyday
‘Wild At Heart’ Rosette. Hot pink ribbon with gold text: ‘Wild At Heart’ A quote from Lula, in Lynch’s 1990 Wild at Heart: “This whole world’s wild at heart and weird on top.”
Makes for a brilliant present. Nearly everyone ever finds this funny “This pile of brown doggie doo looks so realistic you can almost smell it.”
Cheap from Amazon/Ebay/Jokeshops.
‘Coast’ by Marco Suarez: “These photos capture the beauty of Northern Ireland. Framing this photo in a circle creates an awesome composition that is sure to be a highlight in any room. The circle has a diameter of 13″ and is printed on Somerset Velvet watercolor paper with archival inks. This photo is part of a limited run of 50 and each print is individually signed and numbered.”
Hand painted geometric pendant. Painted on wood with a silver chain. By Vickygonart
‘Crap’ Text Artwork. Shamelsss plug here! I made this. Each piece is completely unique, with the fine lines drawn freehand and each letter individually hand-cut.
No Etsy shop at present, but email me if you want to buy this- firstname.lastname@example.org
Mountain Δ Triangle Necklace by Adrienne Wroath. (made-to-order with love and care.) Adrienne makes handcrafted precious metal Jewellery. Her inspiration for is drawn from simple lines and shapes found within her environment, often focusing on geometric forms.
This work involves a love of process and feature satisfying, repetitive actions. Each letter is painstakingly decorated with hand drawn lines, then hand cut with a scalpel.
Perfect for Christmas, birthdays or the home. AND this ‘stock clearance’ means it’s all discounted. Thanks for looking!
Dolciodille [dohl-see oh-de-lee] are husband and wife team Ashley and Dusty. They are a letterpress and design studio in Atlanta, USA. they make lovely paper things for weddings mainly. But they make lots more, for many occasions.
Their website describes them like this: “Together, they offer unique design to people in areas where the conventions aren’t just tiresome and forgettable, but a dime a dozen… if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, unforgettable, and expertly crafted, then Dolci Odille offers a designer’s take on things.”
I mention them because they just updated their blog with a tutorial of how to make a miniature fabric flower garland, which is probably the cutest thing ever, and a good little project I shall be undertaking. Maybe as a Christmas present for someone, or maybe as a christmas day project (to distract myself from all the eating) the tutorial can be found in this link to the Once Wed website. Enjoy! I’ll be making and photographing my flower garland soon, but here’s one of them in the mean time.