• Ollie and Tate monochrome bibs
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    Shop Feature: Ollie and Tate

    I have always been drawn to lovely things, and although not a mommy yet, I do appreciate seeing well-designed clothing and accessories for babies and kids.  And so, I will be featuring children’s shops for the next couple of weeks beginning with this adorable baby shop called Ollie and Tate. Ollie and Tate is owned by sisters, Cait and Laura who both share a love for all things handmade. As moms themselves, they know firsthand how important it is to choose only the best, safest products for their babies. Parents would be glad to learn that they only use organic cotton fabric for their super stylish swaddles, bandana bibs and beanies, and their…

  • Decor Asylum wooden houses
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    Shop Feature: Decor Asylum

    Dimitra is the artist behind Décor Asylum, and from her creations, it is easy to tell that this talented woman has passion for her art. Her creations show an affinity with winter and the woodlands. We have seen snapshots of her creative space in October, and it’s only fitting that we get to know more about her work and her online shop. From her home in Argos (where she draws, paints and makes by hand everything you see in her shop), Dimitra opens up to us on Decor Asylum’s beginnings and challenges, her inspirations and joys. And so without further ado, I am pleased to present to you our final featured handmade…

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    Workspace: Decor Asylum

    Upon discovering her work on Etsy, I was instantly drawn to Dimitra’s charismatic owls. It was also my first encounter with the term “pyrography”, which I found means “the art of decorating wood with burn marks” (wiki). Needless to say, I explored her shop and found out so many more things to love. Apart from her owls, I found that her bears were just as charming as her whales and foxes. I absolutely adore her whimsical take of the woodlands! Browsing around her online shop is such a happy tour. I can imagine how happier it would be to actually walk inside a real store and be able to touch and see these…