Archive for February, 2010



Scherenschnitte

Friday, February 19th, 2010


Cut paper, silhouettes, sculptures; call them what you like but personally I think they’re pure genius! Scherenschnitte is the fancy name for these lovely works of art by the talented Cindy Ferguson. I can’t get over all the tiny little details! I thought I was handy with a craft knife until I saw these. Luckily for all of us, Cindy has a blog of her own where you can see more of her amazing work as well as download templates for free!

And for those lucky enough to live in Salt Lake City, Utah, Miss fancy fingers has a beautiful show taking place this weekend at the Discovery Gateway Museum from 6-9pm. If you can’t make it but would like a glimpse into how the craft is done, check out this sweet little video that Cindy put together as an introduction.

Have a great weekend everyone and see you back here Monday!



Well Branded: FreshSimple Café

Thursday, February 18th, 2010



I’m totally smitten by the work of Celeste Prevost for the FreshSimple Café in Brooklyn. I love how she took a pattern and repurposes it for each piece, they work together yet each find a way to stand on  their own. I especially love the printing on the inside of the bag and the coffee cups.

Also, a fun fact, after reading this great article, I found out Celeste is married to the man behind Lifter Baron. That might sound familiar because I blogged about his work for 3 Little Birds almost a year ago! Talk about a talented couple!



Alt Love No.1

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I attended the Altitude Design Summit in Salt Lake City last month. It was such an incredible experience and I am so happy that I could be there. Now, even four weeks later, I’m still trying to process everything I learned.  There have been many great recaps of the event already and I don’t think there is much that I could add. Instead, I thought it’s be fun to highlight some of the amazing people and their blogs that I had the pleasure of meeting. It’s a long list so I’ve decided to highlight some each week and make it a short run feature here on t&t. Hope you enjoy and perhaps find a few new sites to add to your blogroll!

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{Frolic!}

First up is Chelsea, the talented stylist and blogger behind {frolic!}. Being a huge fan already, it was so exciting to get to meet her in person. Chelsea was speaking at the conference on the “Beyond Ad Networks” panel and it was great to hear some of her insights. {frolic!} is one of my favorite sources for general inspiration, fashion and the photos of Chelsea’s work are always a real treat to look at.

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ISLY (I Still Love You)

Next is Melissa of I Still Love  You (IS•LY) which offers a ton for great tutorials and freebies. I especially like her sewing tutorials for both adults and kids, they seem to strike a good balance between chic and doable. Case in point: this shirt dress is freeeeking adorable, nuff said. Though I only met her breifly, Melissa, is a total sweetheart and had one of the coolest bussiness cards I saw!



Lost Posters by Ty Mattson

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010


I know Lost started up a couple weeks ago and to be honest I’m not as into it as I used to be, but these posters remind me of all the things that made Lost so great. Designer Ty Mattson has done a wonderful job capturing the spirit of the show, my favorite hands down is the Dharma Van; every time I see it I can’t stop thinking about Hurley bouncing around the island in it. 🙂

UPDATE: Thanks to a tip from Ty himself, these posters are now available through the store on ABC.com. Thanks Ty!



Say it with Jam + Nomination

Friday, February 12th, 2010


Image: “Back to School” by Andie Edwards via Flickr

I hope you all had a great week. I’m looking forward to the long weekend ahead. Sadly, I may end up having to work but I’m hoping I can fit in some of the crafts I’ve been meaning to make. If all else fails, I might just make some of these extra sweet PB&J sandwiches for the hubbs and I.

Also! I’ve been nominated for the Handmade Olympics over on the RikRak Studio for Favorite Blog with a Handmade Focus. Thanks to Jen Pepper of Pepper Sprout Design who nominated Twig & Thistle and to Tara of Scoutie Girl for selecting us as a finalist for this event. I couldn’t be more thrilled and honored! I’d love your vote (if you’re so inclined) so please hop on over to the RikRak Studio to place your ballot by February 18th! Thanks so much for those that have already voted for me. Seems I’ve got some pretty tough competition but it’s fun to be considered non-the-less.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone and an even better Valentine’s Day. Lot’s of love, Kathleen