Category Archives: Handmade

Stella Love Furniture!

No, my name is not Stella but I do love furniture. More importantly, I love great furniture pieces. I came across the furniture creations from Stella Love today while checking out a new (to me) blog by Second ShoutOut (SS are passionate about vintage contemporary pieces and will have their own online marketplace soon). I adore the Stella Love creations (available through Nube Green)! She uses plaid fabrics and vintage Swiss Army blankets to bring life to these old furniture beauties…. (she also makes clothes!) Enjoy!

 Swiss Army Club Pair. Covered with vintage Swiss Army blankets.

 The Very Victorian Settee is Very Beautiful! The stripes and the plaid! I love the peek-a-boo plaid on the underside of the cushions.

 Channel Back Armchair. I love the gray and yellow together.

 Swiss Army Storage Bench. I love this thing! Christmas present anyone? ; )


Wall, Paper, Stickers!

Okay, I know that I did a post about the Frames Wallpaper earlier this week but when I saw this wallpaper I HAD to post about it too!! These wall coverings are created by artist, Payton Cosell Turner and she uses stickers to make them. YES, stickers! Every bit of design that you see on the wallpaper is created by thousands of stickers. She uses any sticker that strikes her fancy whether it’s tiger stickers or pizza slice stickers or flower stickers… she uses them all! The best thing about this idea of hers is that it’s something any of us can do too!
(all photos from Elle Decor)

Yep, thousands of stickers! Looks amazing, right?!

Closer view of the wallpaper. I see flowers, bears, pizzas, blue ribbons and so much more.

The lady behind (or in this picture, in front of) the wallpaper, Payton Cosell Turner.

Shop Local: K & K Artistry

I just love this shop on Etsy! The designers behind K & K Artistry live here, in Houston, and create some of the most interesting jewelry and accessories I’ve seen! Enjoy. : )

 I love this Clockwork Clutter Necklace! She uses real watch pieces to fill the inside.

Watch Parts Steampunk Necklace. Actual watch faces used and set in resin.
Red and Cream Ribbon Cuff has leather flowers and brass gears. 
 Brass Steampunk Propeller Locket. A beautiful piece.




Zipper8Lighting

I’d like to introduce you to Zipper8Lighting. I found these awesome light pieces while on Etsy. Her light fixtures look incredible and I love that she uses materials like plastic bags, road maps, old paperback books an even drink umbrellas to create them!

This is the Cocktail Umbrella Pendant. So colorful and so cute!
The Plastic Bag Pendant Lamp. I can’t even tell that it’s made from plastic bags!
The Round Flat Mixed Book Page Pendant. I like that they look great off during the day and on at night.
The Tufted Ruffles Pendant Light is made of…… Coffee Filters! Amazing.
A closer look at the Road Map Pendant.

>Pillows, Part 2! Eco-Friendly and Fair Trade Options

>Last week I did a post on pillows and got a suggestion, from Decorative Pillows, to showcase some eco-friendly and fair trade pillow options. They asked and shall receive.
For those of you not familiar with the term “fair trade” here is what it means- “Fair Trade is an organized social movement and market based approach that aims to help producers in developing countries obtain better trading conditions and promote sustainability.” (Thank you for that explanation Wikipedia) And I’m pretty sure most of us out there know what eco-friendly means so I will just get on with showing the pillows! Enjoy! : )

These first 2 pillows are by Modernality via Etsy. The pillows are made of felt that is made from recycled plastic bottles! 



These next pillows come from a company called Gianna. Gianna offers lots of eco-friendly AND fair trade items but since we are talking pillows; here are some options from Gianna.


Organic Cotton Bubbles Pillow

 Organic Cotton Snowflake Neckroll Pillow


The next few pillows come from Humble Creations. They use organic cotton and non-toxic water based inks on their items.


Lattice Pillow (available in other colors too)
And last but not least, Ten Thousand Villages. We actually have a Ten Thousand Villages (a fair trade retailer) here in Houston. They sell items by artisans from all over the world.

Handmade Tree of Life Pillow



Handmade Hands Around the World Pillow



Handmade Rags to Riches Pillow



There are LOTS of eco-friendly and fair trade houseware options out there; just search the internet! A lot of the companies listed above sell other items too, not just pillows. Check ’em out!