This week’s pick is the cute shop The Tiny Hobo which specializes in brooches, and other jewelry. They have a good selection of adorable jewellery that is perfect for the summer and super affordable. Like the cute cactus brooches that I picked up from them which are just beyond awesome. I’ve been wearing mine for weeks now anytime I go out and they are the perfect accessory for the summer I think. Plus I am terrible at actually keeping cactus so at least these don’t need to be watered, lol. Check them out!
a few of my favourite items from the store:
Hannahdoodle is a Etsy store that sells handmade felt brooches and original pieces of water colr work of Owls run by Hannah Boulter from the UK. Her brooches are beyond adorable and very well made with lots of tiny details that are sure to make you smile. I love the two brooches I got from her, they are a perfect size and wonderful additions to my summer outfits. Besides her store you can check her work out on her blog!
A look at me wearing one and how they came in the mail, she gave me a cute Thank You card as well.
Some favourite items from her shop:
Girliepains is the store run by Mel Stringer a freelance Illustrator and visual artist from Brisbane, Australia. She offers amazing little goodies in her store like art zines, stickers, custom pins, postcards, paper project, and more. Her style is adorable and I love her confident and sexy characters not to mention the cute factor that she gives all her store items. I am really hoping to buy a few prints when she has a store up on and running for them but in the meantime I ordered a custom pin and some postcards and stickers (the postcards and stickers were a different order and haven’t arrived yet). The custom pin is gorgeous; it was only $10 when I bought it (I believe the price has gone up recently but understandable as it takes an artist time to draw individual custom pieces). I asked her to draw Butter for me as I thought Butter would be really cute in her style. I couldn’t be happier, I’ve never had an artist do any custom work for me and I was really blown away at how great it turned out. As well she sent extra goodies with the pin, a card and two cute stickers (shown in the photo below). I really appreciated when Etsy stores show so much care and included little things like this with their orders. If you want more information about her art, check out her blog.
As well if you are in Montreal, pieces of her artwork are included in the Artist for Animals show this Saturday (check out more information about the show here)
here are some of my favourite items from her shop:
House of Ismay is a great shop that has homemade books, greetings cards and jewellery using reclaimed vintage materials. I love the brooches that use classic novels pages for the front. I have a soft spot for anything that is a rabbit and Alice in Wonderland, so cute.
My favourite items:
This shop by Kelly Rowland makes me laugh so much, this lovely duo are brooches. Its a quote from Twin Peaks so it may seem really strange to you, lol. I love Twin Peaks though, I didn’t even think there was anyone out there with my appreciation of this early 90’s TV show. Her shop is full of fun stuff about Twin Peaks and other references. I love the way I got this in the mail, the twin peaks sticker is divine.
Hungry Designs is an Etsy store the sells mostly brooches, with a few other items. The illustrations used on the brooches were designed and hand drawn by Hungry Designs’ own Amanda Whitelaw. I was lucky enough to buy some of these for Christmas after drooling over pretty much everything in the shop.
The quality is amazing and homemade is always the way to go. I found them much bigger then I thought which was a pleasant surprise. Have been so excited about them that I wore the hot air balloon brooch every day since getting them last week.
If you love brooches, you will love this store.
Here are some of my favourites from her Etsy store: