Last week I won Thea & Sami's blog giveaway! Thea & Sami specialize in designing and hand-printing organic and natural fabrics using only water-based, non-toxic inks. Thea, of Thea & Sami, designs and creates the most beautiful screen-printed fabrics from her textile-design studio located in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. I've been a big fan of both her blog and textiles for quite some time. I won a 1/2 metre of fabric from her new Cottage Garden Collection. I'm so excited to receive my fabric and already know what I plan to create with it. I'll definitely post a pic when I do!
Katzenhohle by Dornroeschen Filzunikate I recently came across this incredible cat bed made by German artist Dornroeschen Filzunikate. This beautiful piece of functional art called a Katzenhohle , cat cave, is handmade of felted wool. It's definitely the most unique cat bed I have ever seen. It would bring a bit of nature into my urban NYC home. I think my Anni would love a cat cave although her favorite spots right now are the pillow behind my head in bed, a straw basket that was meant to store magazines and a storage box made from fabric that becomes a hammock when she sleeps in it. My sweet Anni FOX 5 Update : A while back I wrote a post about a story that Fox 5 news was doing on Etsy and the handmade market. I was interviewed in my studio as part of the feature. An Etsy press agent recently informed me that the story aired April 15th and he also missed it. He said he is trying to get a copy of it from the studio. I'll be sure to post a link to it when it becomes ava