You may have noticed that badges, patches, and pins have come back into style (with a vengeance, too). I love the trend, and I think it’s cute even if you don’t feel the need to wear the sentiment on your jacket (backpack, cap, etc.). Enter, Merit Badge cards! Right now, there’s one for expert binge watchers, hipster anthropologists, and graduates — and if one of those categories doesn’t cover you or a friend (you DON’T Netflix and chill?!?) there are more coming soon!
See what I did there with the title? (Of course you did — because if you’ve gotten this far, you can obviously read). Puns aside, you probably do need one of these hand-sewn screen printed book bags in your life. There’s one for those of us who know what it’s like to wander Crazy Town, and one for those of us who simply need a vessel to carry around our stuff and thangs (everyone has stuff and thangs to schlep around town).
For the most part, there is only one available of each variation of these bags (plaid, floral, black chambray, etc.) so make sure to claim yours ASAP, because next thing you know it could vanish into someone else’s closet and you’ll be forced to carry your necessities in a Trader Joe’s grocery bag, or a plastic bag environmentalists will judge you for having, or one of those bags on a stick old-timey hobos use.*
*They’re called bindles, but using the correct term for a bindle feels like it goes against the whole spirit of the bindle, don’t you think?
I mentioned on Instagram that there would be loads of new products hitting Etsy soon, and I didn’t lie (read: underestimate how long it would take me to finish, photograph, and list everything and end up behind schedule). Head over to my shop right now to find a whole bunch of new stationery (single cards and boxed card sets) plus a super fun screen-printed tote bag! It’s hard to choose a favorite (I like everything, or I wouldn’t have made it, right?) but I may just be leaning towards the World Bicycle Tour card set — although those cats in hats are damn cute too. Ready to do some stationery shopping? You can use the code CARDPARTY through the end of this weekend for 10% off your stationery order!
Remember eeny, meeny, miny, moe? Such a simple way to make decisions — I’m really not sure why we give it up after leaving elementary school (perhaps the ease of letting a rhyme determine one’s fate would detract from all that teenage angst). For everyone who misses eeny, meeny, this illustration is for you. Spoiler: I liked it so much I went ahead and made it a card and a print, so you can double up on the tiger-themed fun!
Even if your grown-up decisions are a little too important to leave up to a couple of verses of nonsense (college major? You…are…IT pre-med!) the childhood game is still a great way to tell someone they’re the best. Birthdays, congrats, graduations — all the perfect occasion for this card or print. Better yet, just give one to anyone who deserves a reminder of how awesome they are (and yes, that someone can be yourself!)
This spring, I’m introducing silk screened felt pennants to my collection of illustrated products! With the current interest in kitschy souvenirs and memorabilia floating around the internet recently, retro inspired pennants felt like a good addition to the mix. I love the idea of pinning one over a desk among other inspiring paraphernalia, or including a pennant as a textural element of a gallery wall. Each pennant is 7 x 18″ made of 100% wool felt and silk screened by hand — choose “Bee Organic” or “Look at the flowers” and then head over to Etsy and add to cart!
PS – Points if “look at the flowers” means something a little less saccharine to you, and good luck over the summer Walking Dead hiatus. Maybe we can start a support group?
There are a few new prints available in my shop this week, but my personal favorites are these Bicycle Tour travel paintings!
Personally I don’t bike (Helmet hair? Narrowly avoiding being hit by cars? No thanks — I’ll stick with running.) but I still like the idea of a cycling tour as a way to explore a new city. And, of course, retro-style bikes and baskets are undeniably adorable. You can purchase either of these prints on Etsy, plus plenty of other prints and cards too!
PS: Did you spot the updated logo and shop header? I’m quite pleased with it! Now go buy some art and thangs!
If you’ve seen my Mid-Mod Tee available right now on Cotton Bureau (you’ve got 5 more days to order yours!), you might recognize the mid-century illustrations as part of this map. Check out the transformation from watercolor to 4-color silkscreen:
Don’t forget you only have until February 19 to order your t-shirt — just 4 more orders and it’ll get printed! Remember to enter JQ45H422 at checkout for 10% off!