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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


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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 Caposhi Luck in- the TealWorld Cube Cut - Pretty Earrings 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

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

DISPATCHES FROM

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.” vikprjonsdottir.com sparkdesignspace.com

ABOUT JULIA PASILIA


By Jeannette Ordas of Everybody Likes Sandwiches

* LEMON SPARKLE


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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