Here Comes the Sun 12
A lookbook/zine with a summery theme.
Poppytalk A ZINE HERE COMES THE SUN SUMMER TIMES AT POPPYTALK HANDMADE Eye Poetry - Umbrella photographic print the wallpaper files -Seaweed original drawing Alysia Cotter - photographic print Yellow Button Studio -You are my sunshine print opposite:The Lovely Harbour -Indian Ink Zen Stones AHC - Moon Bracelet Opposite: AtelierGilet geometric brooches and mini-cities hopscotch Fifi Du Vie - Today is Going to be a Great day - Mini Print leather wrap bracelet, lebenslustiger OPPOSITE: Lettergirl Handwritten Address Stamp Handmade Julz - Anchor Adjustable Bracelet Creative Thursday - Baby Whale Print Opposite:Blue Sparrow Press - Anchor Stationery SUMMER TIMES AT POPPYTALK HANDMADE SUMMER TIMES AT POPPYTALK HANDMADE SUMMER TIMES AT POPPYTALK HANDMADE Jack and Ella - Summer Time Stationery 1canoe2 -Pack Your Bags Notepad Rachel Ann Austin - US Print Bayou Bohemian - Festival Spirit Pouch Collage Lab -Vintage Photo Pack Anna Joyce - Lollipop Flowers Canvas Pillow Aisyah Ang -We Will Meet Again painting Salt Labs - Paris Pillow Cover thebeadgirl (studio jewel) - Leather and silver bracelet Showpony -Yes/No Flipside Cushion Samantha French -Dive in; large print Serena Olivieri - Pink Cut Notebook Serena Olivieri - Pink Cut Notebook Tovicorri - Chevron_Navajo Bracelet Wee Gallery Safari Stamp Set.jpg COLOR BLOCK PASTELS, CORALS + GOLD - A SUMMER DIY By Penelope and Pip SPARKLY PASTEL COASTERS Color blocking is, as you know pretty fantastic! Dress up your table and impress your color block fancying friends with this sparkly D.I.Y! Step 1: Mask off half of each coaster diagonally. Step 2: Using a different color for each coaster, paint half of each coaster and leave to dry. Step 3: Depending on your paint's drying time, come back and give each coaster another coat so the colors are crisp and thick. You could actually leave the coasters like this with the wooden side exposed and then finish with a clear varnish. However, we like a bit of ABOUT PENELOPE + PIP sparkle, so if you do too, it's time to add the gold! Step 4: Mask off the painted side (this time, be sure they are completely dry or the paint will peel when the masking tape is removed). Now spray paint each side using a gold spray paint. Allow to dry and remove the tape. Step 5: Varnish each coaster with a clear lacquer to protect them from any liquid.. Now all you need to do, is invite some friends over for drinks! Rachael is an illustrator from Brisbane, Australia and is the creator of the whimsical world of Penelope and Pip. You can sneak a peek at her illustrations and see what other projects and adventures are inspiring her on her blog too penelopeandpip.com etsy.com/shop/PenelopeandPip penelopeandpip.com/blog/ Weathered Silo - A Collection No. 9 Print Wind & Willow - Wooden Salad Bowls Land(e)scape Tilly Niel - Thistle Brooch HANDMADE weddings Loop Loft - Cake Topper Jorgensen Studio -Sterling Silver Ring d. Sharp - Glitter Raindrops BerinMade - Ampersand Cards Fair Morning Blue - Santa Fe Blanket Card Peaces of Indigo - Boho Charm Bracelet Debbie Carlos - Flower Poster Tastes Orangey -Three, large sewn print All the Luck in the World - Pretty Postcards All the Luck in the World Cut Earrings Caposhi - Teal Cube - Pretty Postcards Amanda Blake - Rebecca wore a dress of wildflowers print Lucy Snowe Photography - Lawn Chair daddy-o! Crywolf - Spirit of the Wolf Tshirt Ooh Pretty Shiny (Laura Evans Photography) - Photographic Print Irena Sophia - Sail Away Print Michele Maule - Sail With Me printt elSage Designs - Sling Mama Print Limited Edition, hand pulled Starshaped Press - You Did It Letterpress Card Letter & Lark -Teatime Print Dear Edna - Women's Apron Urban + Forest - Exposed Bulb Woodland Wall/Desk Lamp Ted & Rose Design - Herbarium II Print Magic Markings Art - Two Surfers Print Mahogany Blu Design - Beeswax Candle Jessica Alpern - Cats Eye Glasses Sweet Harvey - Vintage Typewriter Sleepy King - Bleuberry woodland bunny Soda Pop Prints_Father's Day Card Stacy Wong - Birth Year Blocks by Julie Pasila ICELAND One of the most striking things about Iceland (besides the scenery) is the way in which myth and folklore are built into the culture of the country and the psyche of its people. One of my favourite examples of this is the idea of hulduf�lk, or hidden people. From what I've been able to piece together so far, hulduf�lk are elf-like creatures who inhabit a parallel world. They live within the landscape, beneath the rocks and hills, remaining invisible to most There is a small percentage of the Icelandic population who believe that the hulduf�lk truly exist (somewhere around the eight percent mark), but up to half the population, Penelope andwould not deny their existence. By when surveyed, Pip DISPATCHES FROM Interestingly, this possibility of their presence seems to guide the nation, at least occasionally. For example, new building projects will often take into consideration potential hulduf�lk habitats using the guidance of a medium or mystic. If a particular place is determined to be the habitat of the hidden people, roads may be diverted or new construction relocated. Icelandic belief in the hulduf�lk may be over exaggerated by visitors (like myself ) who find the notion mysterious and whimsical. What's not exaggerated, however, is the Icelandic connection to nature, which seems to manifest itself in the beautiful idea that something (or someone) important inhabits the rocks and hills and mountains, and that this presence should not be disturbed without some thought and consultation. The story of the hulduf�lk provides a wonderful example of the inclusion of myth in a thoroughly modern nation and it also provides a fine introduction to a beautiful line of products that draw upon some of the myths and stories of Iceland. Photos: Scenery shots by Julie Pasila | Product images are courtesy of V�k Prj�nsd�ttir). V�k Prj�nsd�ttir V�k Prj�nsd�ttir is a brand that produces incredible products from Icelandic sheep's wool (a highly sustainable material here). The line is a collaboration between designers Brynhildur P�lsd�ttir, Gudfinna Mj�ll Magn�sd�ttir, Thur��ur Sigur��rsd�ttir and Iceland's oldest knitting factory, V�kurprj�n. You can buy V�k's work directly from SPARK Design Space if you happen to be in Reykjavik or � wait for it � you can order directly from V�k's website. They ship internationally and, better yet, they offer FREE shipping to Europe, the United States and Canada! I visited the village of V�k (the location of Iceland's oldest knitting factory, where these beautiful products are produced) and I wanted to leave you all with some images of the incredible landscape around this tiny town. Opposite: The Seablanket is dedicated to "the currents of the ocean," and to the fisherman of Iceland who risk their lives to "bring home the catch." vikprjonsdottir.com sparkdesignspace.com ABOUT JULIA PASILIA Photos: Scenery shots by Julie Pasila | Product images are courtesy of V�k Prj�nsd�ttir). By Jeannette Ordas of Everybody Likes Sandwiches * LEMON SPARKLE First off: vodka. Next: prosecco. Then: lemons. Finally: Pour. Ice. And again, please! I'm assuming you're familiar with vodka, yes? Moving on to prosecco, a dry Italian sparkling wine that is just made for summer drinking. What do both of these alcohols have in common? They go great with lemon, so let this sparkling lemon drop cocktail be your summer bevie of choice. First you have to start off with some lemon spiked simple syrup. Like the name implies, it's simple to make and a must-have for quick lemonades and cocktails. Keep some on hand all summer and it won't disappoint! Lemon Simple Syrup 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup water zest from 3 lemons Heat sugar and water in a small saucepan until mixture comes to a boil. Drop in the lemon zest and give mixture a stir. Cool completely (about 2 hours). Sparkling Lemon Drops (adapted from Martha) 3 lemons, juiced 1 recipe lemon simple syrup 1/2 cup chilled vodka (the good stuff ) 1 bottle of prosecco, chilled ice + slices of thin lemons In a large juice jar or punch bowl, combine the lemon juice, lemon simple syrup and vodka together. Pour in the prosecco and stir lightly. Pour into cocktail glasses and serve with ice and thin slices of lemon. Makes 6-8 drinks. Now find a sunny patio and a few friends and enjoy summer! Photos by Jeannette Ordas Heartworks by Lori - C'mon Get Happy Pendant The Made & Found - travelcase Sarah Ahearn Bellemare - Girls on the dock print September Wren - Buoys photographic print JANIS NICOLAY (PINECONE CAMP) - photographic print Mo'Funk Designs - Japanese Glass Bead Necklace Pink Bathtub - Black Eyed Susans Gift Tags Moonlight for Violet - fibre-wrapped necklace FREE PRINTABLE! by Laura Macchia Laura Macchia is o ering a free printable Father's Day card this month with her simple geo pattern. Click here to download. Silverpebble - Enamel and Fine Silver Summer Kite Necklace Tuulikki Titine - Custom Made Ring Gaia Conceptions - Blockprint Popover Inklosures - Special Delivery Note Card Pebblestone Papery - Lucky Kitty Journal Matte Stephens - His Royal Highness Enjoyed a Swim Original Gouache BabyHeart - onyx or garnet bracelet front + back cover from ickr commons Poppytalk Handmade