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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


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



By Penelope and Pip


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

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 Caposhi Luck in- the TealWorld Cube Cut - Pretty Earrings Postcards

Amanda Blake - Rebecca wore a dress of wildflowers print

Lucy Snowe Photography - Lawn Chair


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

Jessica Alpern - Cats Eye Glasses

Mahogany Blu Design - Beeswax Candle

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 huldufólk, or hidden people. From what I’ve been able to piece together so far, huldufólk 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 huldufólk truly exist (somewhere around the eight percent mark), but up to half the population, when surveyed, By Penelope andwould Pip not deny their existence.

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 huldufólk 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 huldufólk 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.

Photos: Scenery shots by Julie Pasila | Product images are courtesy of V铆k Prj贸nsd贸ttir).

The story of the hulduf贸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.

Vík Prjónsdóttir Vík Prjónsdóttir 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 Pálsdóttir, Gudfinna Mjöll Magnúsdóttir, Thuríður Sigurþórsdóttir and Iceland’s oldest knitting factory, Víkurprjón. You can buy Vík’s work directly from SPARK Design Space if you happen to be in Reykjavik or – wait for it – you can order directly from Vík's website. They ship internationally and, better yet, they offer FREE shipping to Europe, the United States and Canada! I visited the village of Vík (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.

Photos: Scenery shots by Julie Pasila | Product images are courtesy of Vík Prjónsdóttir).

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.”


By Jeannette Ordas of Everybody Likes Sandwiches


Photos by Jeannette Ordas

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!

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 offering 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 flickr commons

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