Shop Re-opened!

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I am now the proud mother of two 🙂 Baby number two is a healthy girl, growing rapidly. I’m finally getting the hang of managing two young children, so I am ending my maternity break and adding the business back into the equation. In addition to tweaking both this site and adapting to the changes that Etsy made during my break, I am working on expanding my product lines in preparation for the holidays.  Keep an eye on instagram for more updates!

Prospect Heights Craft Fair, Saturday April 25

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This Saturday I’ll be selling at the Prospect Heights Craft Fair. The show is located at P.S. 9 and the proceeds benefit arts programs at the school.

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I haven’t had time to sit down and photograph things properly, but these are a preview of what I’ll have available. Above is geometric line art in a chevron pattern.

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This one I’m pretty sure will be a hit. Pretty Mother’s Day cards available with rose, yellow or orange flowers. Once I get these photographed nicely I will list them in the shop, but that may be awhile so your best shot is to come to the show this Saturday 🙂

Valentine’s Day Cards, 2014

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I was slightly more prepared this year and got all my Valentine’s cards listed before February! Since the month has now begun (and Valentine’s Day is now on people’s minds) I am featuring the new and updated cards here:

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There are plenty of heart cards, in a variety of colors.

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I’ve added some red and white flower Valentines,

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I’m also renewing a few typographic cards, including this XO design.

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Finally, I’m embarrassed to admit that last year I had posted a “teaser” for this tandem bike card and then never got around to posting the finished product. Well here it is!

Bike Mini-Notebooks

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By far, the best selling item in the shop are the bike mini-notebooks. I expanded the line for the holiday season, adding four more colors.

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They’re a great stocking stuffer, but be warned…I’m close to selling out for the holiday season! I’m running out of notebooks and certain colors of thread and won’t be able to resupply before Christmas. So if you’re interested, buy quickly!

Support Independent Shops

I am currently buried in holiday orders and diapers, but I wanted to quickly highlight a self-serving cause 🙂

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Door Sixteen is a great design/DIY blog run by Anna Dorfman. Anna is collecting links to handmade shops in the comments in order to help people find and support independent businesses during their holiday shopping.

I added my shop to the list and thought I’d try to pay it forward. Check out the entire list here.

Holiday Card Roundup: Part 3

Presenting the final roundup of holiday cards in Koto this year!

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First up is a modified version of the spring flower card, a festive poinsettia.

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I also made some modified versions of successful cards from last year. Above, a geometric Christmas tree. Below, penguin card!

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Finally, I created another version of the popular stars card. I had two versions but the other sold out already!

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Click images for links to item listings, or see them all here.

Holiday Card Roundup: Part 2

Next up in this year’s holiday card roundup for Koto are snowflake cards!

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Above are a set of four embroidered snowflake cards. Each set features a different snowflake design.

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In addition to the blue on white card set, I made a robin’s egg blue on kraft set.

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These are my favorite I think, I love how the blue pops on the soft brown. The pictures don’t quite do them justice, definitely an area I need to keep working on.

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I also created another single card that features a trio of snowflakes.

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This closeup shot gives you a much better idea of how it looks in person. I used iridescent thread on metallic midnight blue cardstock, so that the card has a nice shimmer to it in the light. Click the images for links to the individual item listings, or find them all here.