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Gritty Pearl Photography

I recently had a photo shoot with Gritty Pearl Photography.  I have tried for years to do my own photographs but wasn’t satisfied with how they turned out.  I met Amber Estes Thieneman, the talent behind Gritty Pearl, through Block Party Handmade Boutique.

I wanted to get good photographs of my new products so I met with Amber, found some models and we scheduled a time for the photo shoot.  Many thanks to my beautiful models Zane and Lucy! Check out some of Amber’s photographs below.

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If you need professional photographs taken of your work, I would highly recommend Gritty Pearl Photography. Whether you’re applying to art fairs, submitting work to stores, or selling on Etsy you need high quality product photos.

 

Wallpaper

Wallpaper doesn’t have to be outdated and boring.  If used properly, wallpaper can add a lot of personality to your home. Use it on an accent wall or in a hallway.   Second Hand Rose has a lot of vintage inspired designs that I love.

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Tickled Pink

I decided to visit Tickled Pink last week because I have heard so many good things about it. After I arrived and looked around, I thought to myself, “How have I never been here before? This place is amazing!” It was truly amazing. Tickled Pink is a vintage mecca!

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Pass the Baton

Pass the Baton has been deemed “the most random recycling shop in Tokyo.”

PASS THE BATON is a personal culture marketplace. By means of a bricks-and-mortar flagship in the center of Tokyo and an online web shop, we offer buyers and sellers a forum for exchange. Items for sale are presented not only through images, but also by a brief profile of the seller and a short anecdote about the item. As a member of PASS THE BATON, people of all backgrounds, from all over the world, can sell as simply as one would at a flea market?but with the added dimension of optioning proceeds to charity. (taken from pass-the-baton.com)

I went through the shop and found a few fabulous (even vintage!) items to share with you.

 

Fox Doll Tutorial

DIY Louisville has a great free pattern and sewing tutorial for an adorable fox doll!

Check it out!

 

Beard Font

I’m obsessed with fonts. I’m constantly checking MyFonts.com for new free fonts that I can download. I’m also obsessed with beards and constantly encourage all of my male friends to grow facial hair.

My husband found this font on Design Milk and once I saw it, I had to share it with you. Enjoy!

 

 

Flea Off Market

Tomorrow I’ll be selling at the April Flea Off Market, a once-a-month outdoor bazaar that will take place in the heart of Louisville, off Market on Shelby Street. There will be dozens of vendors each month offering a wide variety of items you’ll want to bring home! There will be books, records, bicycles, kittens, antiques, cool old junk, used tools, fine arts and crafts, fresh-cut-flowers, esoterica, live music, food trucks and entertainments for all ages.

The Flea Off Market is held on the second Saturday of every month, along Shelby Street and in the lot next to Salvo Collective, 216 South Shelby Street (between Market and Nanny Goat Strut Alley). The event lasts from 12-6PM.

Fly Away Fox will be selling a large variety of vintage and handmade items. Here’s a little preview.

Derby Headbands

Fly Away Fox now has Derby headbands available for sale at Salvo, in downtown Louisville on East Market St.  I wanted to show my interpretation of the big and bold on Derby by creating headbands with large flowers and birds’ nests. I used vintage and recycled material in natural colors like brown, orange, red, yellow and green.

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Free Monthly Giveaway

Congrats to Paul for winning the owl giveaway in January! February was a crazy month for me and March has been busy too. Since I fell behind and didn’t do a February giveaway,  I’m doing two giveaways this time!

The giveaways are a cinnamon clove rice pack and two headbands.

The rice pack can be heated in the microwave for 1 minute or placed in the freezer. It’s great for sore muscles and fits around your neck perfectly! It measures about 18 inches long. I love the playful fabric.

The headbands are both handmade. The large one measures 3 inches at the top and features a big kelly green bow on brown Toile fabric.  The smaller headband measures about 1/2 inch and is made with a vintage gray fabric with orange/green flowers.

 

Just comment on this post to be eligible to win! Winners will be announced in early May on the blog.

 

 

 

 

Heywood-Wakefield

Heywood-Wakefield Company was established in 1826 as a producer of wicker and rattan furniture.  They began creating wood furniture during the Arts and Crafts movement with sleek modern designs that continued through the 1930s in the French Art Deco style. They are most well known for their mid-century modern style furniture pieces which are also the most common Heywood-Wakefield items that you’ll find today. My friend Camille has a mid-century Heywood-Wakefield coffee table in her home almost identical to the one below but I know she didn’t spend anywhere close to $900! (remember… estate sales!)

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