Shop of the Day…Summersville

Totem Hand-Screenprinted Fabric by Summersville The shop of the day today is Summersville! Lucy, who runs the shop and makes everything in it, is quite the talent (as you can see). Not only does she run the Summerville shop, she also has a shop called LuSummers, that showcases her lovely artwork! Based on the posts … Continue reading

The Giveaway is Almost Here

I received a lot of packages last week and over the weekend for the giveaway and I am so excited!! I felt like it was Christmas on Friday and Saturday when the packages were literally overflowing on my doorstep. And there is still more on the way. You DEFINITELY are going to want to enter … Continue reading

Trash to Treasure…Tutorial

Yesterday my post went up on Vintage Indie for a DIY makeover project that I recently finished. Thanks again to Gabreial for inviting me. You can check it out right here. But I wanted to repost it here on papernstitch too…So here it is: When I started thinking about what I could do for this … Continue reading

Trash to Treasure…Coffee Table Edition

Image c/o Summer via Craftster Below is a wonderful DIY coffee table that I found while lurking on Craftster over the weekend. This is such a cool idea! Summer came up with the idea after spotting a $7 vintage library card catalog at her favorite thrift store. That’s right I said $7.  So, she brought … Continue reading

Embroidery made Easy

Oh my! This is adorable. Using an iron on transfer pencil, you can now embroider absolutely anything you can think of. Its so simple: just trace the image on a separate sheet of paper, iron, and voila-you now a guide for your embroidery. I think I am going to try this as soon as I … Continue reading

The Countdown Continues…

Due to my overwhelming excitement for the papernstitch site being live in just one day now, I am posting another shop preview. This one is a sneak peak of Paige Russell’s storefront, who has been featured on basically every popular design site you could possibly think of. And for good reason- her work is incredible! … Continue reading

Double Duty DIY

I have been itching for the next DIY project to come around and I was finally able to take some decent style shots. It’s been cloudy lately and the photos I took before were not the best. Anyway, now I am ready to post it up. This tutorial pulls double duty: it’s a modular bulletin … Continue reading

Later this Week…

Just wanted to give a little preview of a tutorial that I have coming up later this week. I won’t tell you what it is, but you may be able to take a guess from the photo. I think I say this everytime, but it is my favorite How To so far. Remember if you … Continue reading

More DIY

1. Undercover Crate Tutorial via Craft: 2. Masking Tap Window Screen via Apartment Therapy 3. Bike-Borne Lunch Bag via Made: I wanted to share a couple more DIY’s today that I wasn’t able to include in this previous post from last week. I love the privacy window idea from Apartment Therapy (#2). What a simple and … Continue reading

Great Interview

Image c/o Sandra Juto One of my favorite bloggers, Stephanie Levy of A Studio with a View, just posted an interview with Sandra Juto. Sandra makes adorable crafts and illustrations. Click here to read the interview.

This Week’s DIY Round-Up

1. Covered Paint Can from Design Sponge 2. Popcorn Balls from Craft: I am really looking forward to Halloween this year, so out of this handful of DIY projects, number 2 is my favorite of the favorites. I adore popcorn balls but get sad when Halloween is over because you can never find them in … Continue reading

Pretty and Petit

Left to right. Top. Elephant Splash, Whale with Balloon and Red Bird Trio. Bottom. Mushroom, Green Bird, and Blue Horse I have been meaning to do a post about Petit Collage for a while now, but for some reason am just getting around to it. These are my picks from the shop. My favorites are the … Continue reading


Image c/o Renegade Craft Fair Flickr Happy Friday everyone! If you live in Chicago or are in the area, you are sure to have an exciting weekend. September 13th and 14th (this Saturday and Sunday) is the Chicago Renegade Craft Fair. It is sure to bring out massive crowds and the best of the best … Continue reading

DIY Round-Up

1. Banana Box Chandelier via Craft: via Anne Ke Jakobs This Banana Box Chandelier is my favorite project of the week. There is no tutorial on this guy because it is indeed a piece of art from Anne Ke Jakobs unfortunately. But I am sure you clever crafters can figure it out. I found it through … Continue reading

Love One World Zero

1. The Wise Owl Stuffie 2. Guess the Organism- Tote Bag Purse 3. Mod Heart Pillows 4. Black and White Graphic Folded Clutch 5. Detail of Kokeshi Spoll Dolls As you can see, Love One World Zero makes adorable goods that range from pillows (you know I love pillows) and bags to hand-painted knitting needles … Continue reading

Easy DIY Faux Bois Photo Board

Tropical Storm Faye made her way through Florida late last week, which meant I was off from work for a few days with little to do. Since it was difficult to leave the house much because of the rain, I thought I would be resourceful and come up with something I could make to occupy … Continue reading

June in August

Sailing the Seven Seas Gocco Print from June Craft I fell for the oh-so-sweet patterns and prints of June Craft after seeing her work featured on Decor 8 not too long ago. This print is one of my faves, so I had to throw it in, but the focus for much of the June Craft shop … Continue reading

Pen Pals

Adventures of Diesel Card Trio from Ranunculae Ever since I laid eyes on these cards from Ranunculae, I have been thinking about finding myself a pen pal. Just imagine how delighted someone would be to open up one of these cute little guys.  Bobbins Card Set from Ranunculae Each card is handprinted with a Gocco, … Continue reading

Modern Quilts

Bedeviled Art Quilt from Modern Quilts and Brown Blurt Art Quilt from Modern Quilts  When I was a little girl, I use to sit at my grandmother’s kitchen table and watch her sewing away. She would make quilts for me and my brother for different occasions, and at the time they were under-appreciated. But now … Continue reading

Reasons Why I Love DaWanda

DaWanda just launched their Summer in the City feature, which has five different categories of handmade, summer-themed goodies from tons of very talented makers! I have really been diggin’ DaWanda lately. Don’t get me wrong, I love Etsy too, but I think there is plenty of room for both. Don’t you? I have some posts coming … Continue reading