I set a goal last month to list 10 new items in my shop in the first week of March. I’ve thought a lot about how I want to proceed with my shop, and decided several things. 1: I love art, craft, and design – and want to use all of them. 2: I love several styles and methods for each and I want to use all of them, too. 3: I love interior design!

In conclusion: I’ve started a home dec line 😀

I’ve had so much fun brainstorming, planning, and creating my new line! It allows me to use my background in architecture, art, and design in a new and exciting way. This way I can combine new and old styles, methods, materials, and more into a brand all my own. I’ll be listing all weekend, and I hope you love my new products!

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You Amaze Me, Jenny Hart

Since I’ve been doing a lot of embroidery lately, I thought it would be nice to recognize someone who inspires me with her needlework. Jenny Hart is the founder of Sublime Stitching in Austin, Texas. She is the author of several embroidery books and an inspiring blog. But of course what I find most amazing is her work. Tired of kitschy ducks and dolls, she started embroidering in her own way, creating incredible portraits and an original line of beautiful embroidery patterns. [As always, click on an image to go to its source.]

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For being a true artist and master of the needle, you amaze me, Jenny Hart.

Check out her website and Flickr stream for photos of her work.