Masterminded by Beca Lewis Skeels and Doug Switalski, Tumbleweeds Handcraft features original wood veneer sunglasses. The couple hand crafts each pair out of their home in Chattanooga, TN with vintage style shapes that channel Lolita (how magical are their heart sunglasses?) and past silver screen stars of the 1950s and ’60s. Stop by the Tumbleweeds Handcraft shop to check out more, and spy a few of our favorite designs below.
Hope you guys are staying warm! (It’s snowing/hailing in New York — eek!) Here’s a little shop update I’ve been working on: there are hand sewn, vintage style hair bows in the shop now, and I’m creating a little clothing collection for the spring, which I’ll share soon! Lots of sketching and sewing happening around here.
And I just wanted to say thank you! Many of you have sent me messages about a shop stealing my Etsy listings’ descriptions (word for word), and it’s been a really upsetting week. I try to make this a positive, inspiring, pretty place, so I don’t want to talk too much about it, but your messages and support have really meant a lot to me. Thank you so so much! xo, Nicole.
During the autumn and winter months, it can get pretty chilly out there, but you can stay cute and cozy in a retro bow ear warmer headband! The cute handmade bow ear warmers are adorned with a bow reminiscent of the 1960s and have been a staple around here and in the Lost Paper Planes shop for years now with happy, not mention warm, customers hailing from all over the globe. Spy the ear warmers below, and pick up a bow headband of your own this way!
Not too long ago, we swooned over Caitlin Shearer’s gorgeous printed dresses. Now, the Sydney-stationed artist revealed more adorable, illustrated textiles that she’s sewn into retro-style frocks and circle skirts. Carrying pretty patterns, Caitlin’s latest designs feature rainbow-hued girl scout badges, a vintage bunny figurine, mermaids and — our favorite — bows! Spy the lovely wearable art below, and be sure to check out Ms. Shearer’s shop to pick up your own limited edition piece.
Sometimes the best creative projects involve getting together with your friends, especially if they’re a troupe of wonderful artists. Leah, Rachael & Julia do just that with their weekly drawing nights-turned-shop endeavor. While each artist is talented in her own right — Leah Goren is a co-creator of Sad Girls zine and has a gorgeous shop full of handmade clothing and prints, Rachael Cole spends her time working on children’s picture books, illustrations and creating folksy screenprinted pillows, and Julia Rothman is an illustrator and pattern designer who started the blog: Book By Its Cover — we just adore this collaboration thus far.
The online shop is made up of silk scarves the trio designed, respectively, during one of their drawing nights. Each scarf showcases the artist it was made by with abstract earthy prints by Rachael, adorable illustrations by Julia and (our favorite + the title reminds us of this song) a “Moon Phases” scarf by Leah. Spy a few more of their designs below, and visit the girls over on their website for more.