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    Shop Feature: Gingiber

    I love animals and I have this thing about cute animal illustrations. I like simple, quirky drawings, and couldn’t resist doodles of hedgehogs, foxes, and fawns. So, you could imagine my glee having stumbled upon this shop called Gingiber (adorable shop name, isn’t it?). And here today, Gingiber’s one-and-only doodler, creative director, and owner Stacie Bloomfield talks about what she loves most about being a shop-owner, the challenges of running a business, her favorites from her creations, and more. What’s the story behind the shop name? When I was in college I had to “brand myself” and create a magazine all about me. I was stumped, so I just opened up an old Latin…

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    Shop Feature: Pony and Poppy

    Amy Stone is the owner, designer behind Pony and Poppy – a handmade shop based in Winter Park, Florida. All the items in her shop – tea towels, aprons, pillow covers, bags, scarfs and tee shirts- are carefully stitched and silk screened by hand in small batches. The designs – inspired by nature and nostalgia- are Amy’s original illustrations.  Amy pretty much does everything – from conceptualizing and illustrating the designs, printing, pressing the linen, photographing, to marketing, wrapping, and shipping customer orders.           Instagram ; Pinterest ; Facebook ; Etsy

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    Shop Feature: Chez Sucre Chez

    It’s a Sunday and I’m happy to announce that today, we are featuring Chez-Sucre-Chez. I first saw one of her pouches at Made By Girl’s blog and love it. She has been featured in many magazines, online mags, handmade shops online, blogs and I guess most of you are familiar with her or her shop. She creates fine little things like pillows, tea towels, aprons, pouches and little animal dolls I really like the Piggy Goes to Market tote, the cross-stitched hoops, and the animal dolls (see photos at the bottom) from her store. I also fell in love with her L-O-V-E cross-stitched wall decor (remember this? 10 ways to say…