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The Black Apple

5 Sep

Emily Martin’s The Black Apple is one of my longest-running blog loves. Her art is part wistful, part spooky, and part cute. And recently her circus-inspired works have been reminding me of Geek Love. Emily’s recipes/crafting/fashion/decorating skillz inspire me.

This is Emily:

Here are some of her paintings (inexpensive prints, lockets, diaries and things available at her shop)!




Etsy’s Featured Sellers = Lots of Talented Ladies

31 Aug

Lookin on the Etsy Featured Sellers List, I realized most of said featured sellers are ladies! This makes sense on lady-dominated Etsy, but I often find that even when women compose the majority of a field, like cooking or photography, men seem to always be featured. Click the link above for some nice interviews with the ladycreators too! If you need a gift for someone…

Here are some things these featured creators are selling:

from CandyBandits


from Mrs Eliot Books


wall decals!! from Pop & Lolli

plastic bag lamp from Zipper 8 Lighting

Little Odd Forest

26 Aug

This is Lynda Lye from Singapore, who totally does everything herself for these amazing products.

Here are some of the things she makes:

Melanie Bilenker’s Creepy Cool Hair Art

23 Aug

Melanie says on her website:

The Victorians kept lockets of hair and miniature portraits painted with ground hair and pigment to secure the memory of a lost love. In much the same way, I secure my memories through photographic images rendered in lines of my own hair, the physical remnants. I do not reproduce events, but quiet minutes, the mundane, the domestic, the ordinary moments.

Like these:





The BBB Craft Sisters

11 Aug

The BBB Craft Sisters are Amy Blessing, Anna Blessing, and Sarah (Blessing?). Their stuff is simple, elegant, and clever – a bit rare of a combo in the DIY world!

I wanna make their recycled road map cork board. I found a tutorial on Design Sponge. It looks pretty easy!