category: handmade

terri wilhelm holiday showcase

November 24, 2014

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terri wilhelm
terri wilhelm’s designs are inspired by the outdoors, from nature and the garden to the farmers market, botanical gardens, woods, hiking trails and more. terri loves to take photographs and collect field guides for inspiration and reference. visit terri’s notebook for a glimpse into her process and her etsy shop to purchase notecards, maps, field guides and more.

terri wilhelm elsewhere: blog | etsy | spoonflower | portfolio

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hi everyone! there’s been a lot going on in jo klima’s studio, the darling tree, lately. today, i get to share with you all about it! jo is a soul-centred designer and artist who makes beautiful websites (like this one!), art and designs. she just debuted a beautiful redesign of the darling tree this week and with it, announced the launch of a brand new line of leggings called darling legs. let’s jump right into learning more about it all!

  darling legs by jo klima (3)

 Q: In case people don’t know you and your awesomeness, would you mind sharing what you do?

A: I’m a designer and artist based in Brisbane, Australia, and run a studio called The Darling Tree. Over the past decade I’ve worked with many amazing women and undeniably soulful and inspiring businesses helping them create beautiful brands and online spaces. I’m always working on many creative side projects too, I currently blog about art and life at Maps to Herself, am selling art prints and paintings, have just released a collaborative project for The Cosmic Collective 2015 Moon Energy Calendar, and I plan to create gorgeous products featuring my artwork and patterns.

 Q: It looks like The Darling Tree is expanding! Can you tell us a little bit about your new ventures?

A: I wanted to rethink the way I do things over at The Darling Tree. I’ve always loved to draw, paint, and create. But it wasn’t as large a part of my business as I wanted to be. Of course, I’d always poured my art into my websites. But I wanted to make art for use beyond just the digital space. One of the biggest changes in my business model is offering art, surface pattern and licensing services. I envision seeing my art adorned on all sorts of amazing products, some of which I will be offering directly to customers. I think this shift will also open the business up to more great collaborative projects.

 Q: What inspired you to design leggings?

 A: A couple of years ago when I became more aware of how artists could make a living from having their art adorned on all different types of products, and starting to practice yoga myself, I loved the idea of having my artwork and patterns on a range of leggings that could become a part of your everyday wardrobe. When I saw an opportunity that allows designers crowdfund their own fashion collection, which included leggings, I knew this was the perfect opportunity to launch some designs I had been working on. I shared a few hints on social media which had an amazing response, and now this exclusive collection is available for pre-order at Darling Legs!

Q: What’s your biggest creative inspiration?

 A: Travelling is an endless source of inspiration. I love visiting places that were built hundreds or thousands of years ago, learning about their unique cultures and soaking up as much inspiration from their amazing art and architecture as I can. I also love meeting up with other artists and creatives and having art dates.

 For their amazing artwork and businesses I adore Jai Vasicek and Lisa Congdon, in fashion I love the bold colourful patterns of Mara Hoffman and Mister Zimi. Geometric and tribal patterns fill me with absolute joy!

 Q: What is one random talent you have that people may not know?

 A: I have quick reflexes, which is a good thing as it counteracts my clumsiness, if I knock something over I’ll catch it quickly.

darling legs by jo klima (2)

SO, want to get your hands on some killer threads for your legs that you can wear on the street and on your yoga mat? darling legs come in three awesome designs to choose from. get behind jo’s campaign and let’s get these sexy leggings into production! by pre-ordering you are part of creating something new and seeing it advance into production.

the product only gets made if there is enough demand for it!

and you’ll be the first to get your hands on these limited edition designs. if you place a pre-order, you only get charged if the design hits the funding goal. this is a unique opportunity to support an independent label and back a limited edition collection! + you’ll go in the draw to win a custom yoga mat or huge wall print featuring the ‘A Place Yet to Explore’ artwork. you can learn more about it all here.

the darling tree elsewhere: web | instagram | pinterest | blog | facebook

darling legs


enter to win: an extra large wall print (28×39”) featuring ‘A Place Yet to Explore’ artwork – valued at $75 USD + shipping
*BONUS! pre-order leggings and be entered win a custom yoga mat with ‘A Place Yet to Explore’ artwork!

deadline: giveaway will end tuesday, november 25th at 12am, eastern standard time. the winner will be drawn using a random number generator and announced on this post shortly after.

to enter: comment on this post and complete the statement: ‘I’ll be wearing my gorgeous new leggings…’.

>> like going home to roost and the darling tree on facebook

>> share giveaway on twitter and include the handle @gohometoroost and hashtag #darlinglegs

>> share any giveaway image on instagram and tag @goinghometoroost and @thedarlingtree

be sure to leave a new comment for each additional entry so it counts (limit of 4 comments per person)!

good luck! xox, bonnie  


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Hennel Paper Co.

hennel paper co. is a hand illustrated paper goods and design shop, owned and operated by the talented jayme sloan hennel. jayme is a graphic designer, illustrator, hand letterer, and all around creator of pretty things, living in charlotte, nc. each of her products start out as a drawing in her sketchbook before they get transformed into what you see in her shop.

i love the delicate florals and beautiful colors she weaves into the hand lettering of each piece. be sure to visit and look at her festive holiday collection, as well!

hennel paper co. elsewhere: web | etsy | facebook | twitter | instagram 

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petit pippin by ez pudewa

November 18, 2014

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petit pippin by ez pudewa

i’ve been so excited for ez pudewa to open her latest creative endeavor, petit pippin. though i will miss her daily musings over at creature comforts, i’m so happy to see her beautiful new business take off! petit pippin is where ez and her lovely daughter, kaia, make handcrafted softies and art prints. though they’re currently sold out (yay, ez!), they’ll have everything restocked shortly. be sure to follow them on instragram for announcements!


new website inspiration

November 17, 2014

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new website inspiration

1 – wild and free print // 2 – unknown, please share if you know the source! // 3 – mara zepeda // 4 – winter landscape mug // 5 –  invitation by feast // 6 – momentary escape hand cream // 7 – simplexity // 8 – powder coated desk clips

if you’ve been reading lately, you know that going home to roost is getting a new design! jo klima from the darling tree (stay tuned, her new website is launching TODAY!) is working her magic again for us. since she designed this very blog for 6 years ago, i knew i wanted her to do it again!

i’ve seen the first glimpses of the site and they are jaw-droppingly gorgeous (i shared a tiny sneak peek over on instagram today!). i just want to curl up and live there forever. which is good, since this is pretty much my second home, anyways! above are a few of the things we used as inspiration for the design (all linked above).

i’m possibly most excited about a brand new page we’ll be launching for the roost tribe, as well! it’s about time this special membership has a special home. :) we plan to launch the new design on monday, january 5th. i can hardly wait!!


bobbie lou’s fabric factory

November 12, 2014

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bobbie lou's fabric factory

chelsea graham opened her online fabric shop in 2009 after having an excess of fabric from the makings of her etsy shop (don’t we all know the feeling!). the part i love most about chelsea’s story is that she named her business after her grandmother, bobbie lou. bobbie lou was an amazing seamstress who sewed clothes, dolls, blankets and whatever else her imaginations could conjure up for her three daughters and eight grandchildren. chelsea keeps the spirit of her grandmother as the inspiration for everything she does.

bobbie lou’s fabric factory is filled with fun, bright fabrics for endless beautiful creations. chelsea only sells fabrics she truly loves and would love to sew with herself. i’m sure her grandmother would approve!

bobbie lou’s fabric factory elsewhere: shop | instagram | facebook 

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November 10, 2014

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happy monday, friends! i always bookmark links and resources that i find interesting / helpful / fun and thought it was time i share some of them with you. below is a list of the things i’ve been loving lately. i hope you’ll grab a cup of jo and enjoying hopping down this rabbit hole with me!

i would love to make this DIY baby swing for bear and hang it from the beams in our living room. how fun!
something about this copper trowel just makes me want to dig in the dirt.
a beautifully illustrated article on the 10 things a blog should definitely have.
a generous and informative guide to art supplies.
i love making overlays for my photos with the studio app.
have you heard of task rabbit? now, all the things are possible!
the perfect DIY terrarium gift.
learn how to propogate succulents- it’s easy!
drawnimal (for kids!) is such a simple and fun app.
5 lovely uses for a latte bowl.
beautiful wedding font ideas, i especially love mina.
the snap seedapp allows for very detailed adjustments when editing photos.
loved this article on the dos and don’ts of bringing home baby 2.0+ (nope, i’m not hinting!)
recently, i’ve been listening to the most bless’ed man.
battery powered and beautiful are these stargazer lights.
turn your ideas into books with blurb.
use squarespace to build websites of all kinds!
more pretty fall fonts.
why not have a beautiful moth smoke alarm?
learn 6 different ways to finish a hem.
learn three tips for faster blogging- i needed this!
obsessing over this house. and that screen door!
plan out all your long trips using roadtrippers.
texture goodness with this retro supply photoshop kit.
learn how to make custom vector textures with this tutorial.
free printables to give to those who make the world go round.
if you have one, follow these tips on keeping your fiddle leaf fig tree healthy.
more lovely free fonts round up one and two.

now, it’s your turn! what favorite websites, products or apps have you been loving lately?


wrkdesigns holiday showcase

November 5, 2014

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wrkdesigns holiday showcase

whitney from wrkdesigns handmade makes original digital papers as well as handmade jewelry, baby bibs, ornaments and home decor items. almost all of her designs are made from upcycled materials making them very eco-friendly! i also love her digital papers – they would be great to use for scrapbooking, wrapping paper, card making and other paper crafts.

whitney is also having a holiday sale! save 15% with coupon code: WRKDSAVE15. expires 12/20. (though you should place your order before 12/15 to ensure delivery before Christmas.)

 wrkdesigns handmade elsewhere: web | twitter | facebook 

interested in advertising on ghtr? find out more about the holiday showcase and other sponsor opportunities by checking out the press package.

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