Pick of the Week: Cailiflower
Today’s pick is from the adorable and babelicious world of Cailiflower. Through her Storenvy she sells stickers and mini prints of her illustrations so you guessed it, this is another sticker haul like last week! Her series of spooky and alien babes are super cute and I fell in love with her pastel color palette. You can check out her store here for stickers and for more of her work, Instagram.
a closer look at the stickers:
Lastly a mini print.
I’m starting off October properly with my monthly treasures, very much alien and Halloween themed to get into the spooky season mood (although I’ve been in the Halloween mood since the beginning of September). Pretty much all the X-Files related items this month are my favourites, although the homemade embroidered pins of the famous slogans by SterreSlyme are probably the most desired. With one exception, the Mareshop gloves which I’ve featured more than once before because I can’t get over how amazing these dragon scale style gloves look. Might actually buy a pair this year, I always resist because it seems like such a luxury. Excited to start seeing the leaves change colours and get together all the elements of my costume. Hope you are having a great start to fall season and enjoyed that crazy blood moon from last week!
I am back! After a month vacation I am finally blogging again and I wanted to ease back into it with one of my favourite posts to do every month – my list of monthly treasures. This month features two items from the Little Pink Kitten because I just love everything they have to offer and other odds and ends that gave me that summerish vibe (which I am still pretending it is despite Montreal being in a constant state of rain and storms). My favourite item this month is the Eat Your Feelings sticker pack from Lindsay Campbell who just started selling them this week – I can’t wait to pick some up although everything here are all high on my want list!
Also as a side note, I have no internet for the next few weeks so posts might be going up at random times when I can get to library or local café but I am still hoping to post Monday to Thursday. Let me know in the comments any of your treasures from August.
June’s treasures are almost all 90s inspired which is exactly what I’ve been feeling lately. My favourite has to be the hand painted My Little Pony platforms (she makes Sailor Moon ones as well) and the Tooth and Eye leggings. I just started watching the new Sailor Moon remake a month ago and really want to get more figurines and other goodies so I’ve been looking on Etsy and Storenvy for fan made stuff. I’m also still saving up money for my trip in July so have to resist but can’t wait until I have my disposable income back. Also sorry about the last 2 weeks of no posts, had to spend some time working on the back end of the website as having security issues but should be good to go for the remainder of June.
My May Treasures list was so fun to put together but a bit painful at the same time because I can’t buy anything at the moment. I’ve been trying to save up for a trip I am planning in the summer and have had nothing to spare. Windows shopping is mostly what these posts are about anyways since I do so much when I have insomnia. It’s good to put my hours of browsing online to some use. My favourites are the kitty planters by Pony People (who’s shop I’ve reviewed before here) and unicorn pasties by Bad Bunny Shop even though I don’t have much use for them – I just think everyone should own a pair :). Hope you are enjoying the last day of the long week if like me you hare in Canada, otherwise I hope the start of your week is going well!
Today’s pick is the artist Kaoru Hasegawa from Japan who sells postcards, pins, prints and originals of her work. I have (had as she put out new ones recently) all of her postcard packs because I absolutely love her work and I can never decide which one to get in a larger print. The postcards are a unique square shape and 4×4 so they are a great size for mini prints which is how I’ve decided to use most of mine. In terms of using them for postcards the backside is pretty plain but very similar to how I’ve seen other postcards from Japan (the format is slightly different from North American postcards – shot of the backside below in case you interested). The only downside I can really say about them is the paper is a shiny finish which makes them difficult to write on them and they look a bit cheaper without a nice matt finish (but that could just be me). I love them though and her work is amazing – I can’t wait to get the new postcards and hopefully decided on a print to buy as well. I can’t recommend enough. She has four stores currently, Society6, Storenvy, Etsy, and one for original prints (store is in Japanese), and you can check out more of her artwork on her Tumblr!
A look at all the postcards:
A few of my favs items from her various shops:
March Treasures are all about the oncoming Spring which might be wishful thinking and a few Easter related goodies are in there as well. I might have spent part of my weekend looking at vintage Easter things on Etsy. Found a few porcelain eggs that are delightful, I feel like if I had the money my house would be filled with Easter knick-knacks as far as the eye could see. Back to this month’s treasures though, It’s hard to say what would be my number 1 pick for this month as these are all pretty amazing. The Worried Eyes painting is an original so it’s probably one of things you’d want to get asap if you thought it was cute (I picked up 3 other originals from her last week and can’t wait for them to arrive!). The print by LolitaAgogo that appears to be inspired by the Last Unicorn is also ace so I guess those are my two top picks. Hope you like and let me know in the comments if you find any weird vintage Easter eggs.
Worried Eyes has been my pick of the week before but I just love, LOVE her artwork. It’s so wonderfully unique (I use that word a lot to describe art don’t I?) and the colors she uses in her work just really make me smile. The last time I choose her it was for her delightful surprise packages that come with all sorts of goodies (check out here) but this time I wanted to focus on her paintings. I’ve bought a few small pieces over the last year and they just really brighten up my art wall. Even cooler is the two smaller ones appear to have been made on homemade paper. Her work is very minimalistic but that really adds to their overall feel and I wish she made manga or comics because I just love the world she’s creating with her work. Cannot hype her enough, I was hoping I’d have my newest piece from her before this post but sadly some delays in shipping. However I’ll be sure to show you on my weekly Friday post when it arrives. Btw it’s a mixed media piece with cherry blossoms and so perfect for Spring. If you like her artwork I’d seriously recommend checking out either of her stores on Storenvy and Etsy!
a few of my favourite items:
I’ve been thinking that for every Pick of the Week I do with random things I’ve bought recently there is a million stores I’ve found that I’d love to share. My Christmas Gift Lists were also super fun to do as well and there just so many neat things to discover that I may not have the chance to buy and review for you guys (although I wish, but that would also require me to have way more money than I do). So I thought why not do my version called February Treasures and show off random things from Etsy, Society6, Storenvy and elsewhere on the web that I adored during the month. This is the first post I’ll be doing but look forward to it at the end of every month. The amount of things I choose will be random and I’ll try to have a variety between cute toy/vintage cameras, books, clothing, jewelry, house décor and more! Keep in mind all my Picks of the Week are choose by me and not paid advertisement for any of the stores I mention. I will try and keep it small businesses for most of the items because it’s nice being able to support artists and artisans.
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