Posts tagged Holiday
Etsy Pop Up Shop at West Elm!
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Etsy and West Elm are teaming up to showcase Etsy sellers in Seattle, and we'll be there!

Working with decorating blog, The Inspired Room, the folks at both companies chose 12 Seattle-based Etsy artists for a one day pop-up shop. We are absolutely thrilled to have been chosen, and can't wait for the event!

The pop-up shop will take place on Saturday, November 9th at the Seattle West Elm store. Each of the featured Etsy sellers will set up within the store to share and sell their homegoods, accessories, stationery and more. There will also be a Smilebooth, DJs and snacks, a.k.a. FUN!

Join us! Date: Saturday, November 9th Time: 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. Location: West Elm, 2201 Westlake Avenue, Seattle, Washington

More info: Facebook EventWest Elm's Blog The Inspired Room's Post

These are the featured Seattle area Etsy Shops you'll get to shop!

Constellation Co.
Love, Daniella
Wallingford Co.
Herbivore Botanicals
Lily Emme Jewelry
Dahlia Press Shop
Fremont Candle Co
Garden BonBons
On Your Case Store
Tutta Lou Press
Three Bad Seeds
Rouge and Whimsy

Happy Vday 2013!
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Happy Valentine's Day, friends! We've sent out lots and lots of You & Me prints this year, and I hope each and every one of you enjoy the words of love your sweetie picked out for you! Just in time for Vday shopping, we launched several new options on our Etsy store:

[New You & Me prints on Crane's 100% Cotton Lettra paper, both in Black InkRed Ink]

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New You & Me prints on 100% Recycled Kraft Paper in Bold Red Ink

Didn't get one ordered in time? Never fear! Our friends over at Klondike Penny's have the full collection available for purchase and will be open today from 12:30 - 9 pm!

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Sealed with Love Forever Stamps (By Graphic designer Louise Fili, Art director Derry Noyes, & Illustrator Jessica Hische)

Also just in time for Vday, the United States Postal Service launched these lovely new stamps! I've been really impressed with the ole' USPS lately. This year's new stamps are really wonderful. But with the recent announcement about no mail service on Saturday, I've been laying awake at night thinking about a world without stamps. A world where everything is shipped with a bar code. It's not a world i'm excited about, but likely a world I'll live to see. What's a love letter without the perfect stamp? Cue Sara's inevitable hoarding of USPS ephemera...

New Blogaway: (Blog giveaway!) What's your favorite new stamp? OR  What thoughtful thing did your sweetie do for Vday? The author of my favorite comment today will receive: Option 1) a bundle of our blank letterpress postcards and a selection of fun stamps! OR Option 2) Their choice of 1 item from our You & Me Series!

Happy Birthday Abraham
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Today is Abraham Lincoln's birthday, a day that I really like to celebrate!

In honor of what would have been his 204th birthday (if he was zombie Lincoln), here are some Abe related links & quotes that are pertinent to daily life:

Never let your correspondence fall behind. -A. Lincoln

Keep your correspondence up to date with our Abe is a Babe or Epic Abe card, and one of these rad new Emancipation Proclamation stamps by the United States Postal Service!

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Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today. -A. Lincoln

Today i'm going to finally watch the Lincoln movie. Brad & I have been so busy these past few years that we tend to catch new movies on Red Box instead of in the theater. But no more waiting Abe, I promise! We watched Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter during my birthday week and it was a-maz-ing! I'm pretty sure i'll be disappointed by the Lincoln movie's lack of cheesy fight scenes on horseback, but i'll give it a try anyway. (It really was a giant cheese fest, but I enjoyed the heck out of it.)

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The better part of one's life consists of his friendships. -A. Lincoln

I'm glad you're reading, friends! Let's keep the giveaways coming. Comment with your favorite Abe quote, and i'll pick my 3 favorites to receive a free Abe is a Babe mini card!

Life Just Snowballs Along
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Sara here, catching up after a long long loooong end of 2012. I love the hustle and bustle of the holidays and finishing up the year, but being that busy always takes its toll.

Brad and I had a wonderful Christmas, but spent most of our vacation time being quite sick. But we're finally getting back to normal and are back in the office working, planning and getting 2013 in gear! But before we do that, here's a bit of a December wrap up!

We participated in the local AIGA & AAF Seattle's Jingle & Mingle Holiday Party as a vendor in their Design Gift Market. It was fun to meet folks and greet shoppers at a new event! (Photo courtesy of the event's Flickr page.)

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We participated in our first winter Crafty Wonderland show in Portland. It was a great turnout, and an amazing show to shop! We did a good chunk of our holiday purchases at the show, as well as at Portland Bazaar (we left Cherish in the booth and ran off to visit!), and Wanderlust (my new favorite store in Portland).

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We launched the Cosmic Sans project website, and it went viral! We've found it all over the place. Here are some of the most exciting places we've seen it shared: Quipsologies, The Smithsonian Blog, The Maddow Blog, Design Taxi, and i09.

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Remember our desk project? She had a starring role in our Christmas decorations this year, keeping our stockings hung with care.

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Brad & I were able to get away for a few days after Christmas to get some rest before the new year. We stayed at Lakedale Resort on San Juan Island for the first time, and fell in love. We will definitely be back!

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While taking a break from work, Brad had some fun putting together a photo blog for our little family! We got a new camera awhile back, and are documenting our adventures again. I'll share some highlights here, but definitely check out the photo blog for updates about what we're up to personally.

So now you're caught up on the goings-on. We've got a very exciting year planned, but it's all on the "down low" for now. Check back in often, you don't want to miss it!

Urban Craft Uprising - Winter Show 2011
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We made it back from our Florida trip just in time to set up for the Urban Craft Uprising winter show! We did the summer show this year, so we assumed that we knew what to expect. But instead... holy 10,000 people, Batman!

Our expectations were far exceeded - the amount of people in attendance was astounding, and we were busy all day, both days. We really had a great weekend. Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who came out to see us! For those of you who couldn't make it, here are some photos of our booth (taken by our stellar intern, Jenny).

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Our tiny tree was laden with Holiday Coaster Ornaments

Our new apple crate shelving...

Our new apple crate shelving...

...was strung with  tiny lights!

...was strung with tiny lights!

We debuted an assortment of new holiday cards

We debuted an assortment of new holiday cards

And the typewriter came along for fun

And the typewriter came along for fun

The everyday crew made a card pyramid

The everyday crew made a card pyramid

And it was all in all a great weekend!

And it was all in all a great weekend!

We really enjoyed browsing the other booths, too! Here is linkage to a few of our favorite fellow vendors:

Gorgeous handmade hats by Humperdinck Hats Nerdy baby clothes by Katy and Zucchini Amazing colorful yarn by Spincycle Yarns Delicious and soul warming lunch by Got Soup?, And (to quote Brad): "Tiny dessert burgers" (Macarons) from Lilli-Pilli Patisserie.