Friday, December 21, 2007

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

For The Writer

We picked up this clever, spiral-bound notebook at the lovely, local shop Noun. It's always a joy to visit, especially now with Saint Cupcake in the back of the store!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Winning Streak

I need to go to Vegas! I have won two blog give-aways in the past couple of weeks! I also won $2 on a scrach-it I bought the other day. Yes! When this joyful box of fabric arrived at my house I couldn't have been more excited! These fabric designs are Patapri originals. On the Patapri Etsy shop there is a holiday sale going on right now, don't miss it!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Buy More *Handmade* Stuff!



Debi van Zyl

Hope your not done with your holiday shopping yet! Take a look at these items found on Etsy.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Full Moon Forest


Here are some fabric swatches from Tula Pink's Full Moon Forest Collection. We just got more delivered at Sew, Mama, Sew! I'm obsessed with the whole collection!

Thursday, December 6, 2007


A subscriber to our newsletter was to be randomly selected to win a free pack of our fabric magnets, so we left it up to our old buddy TI-83 to decide who wins! All subscribers have a number next to their names in our database, and Beth was the winner! Do you want free stuff too? Sign up for our newsletter and maybe one day you could be as lucky as Beth.

Monday, December 3, 2007

More Handmade Goods!

As my 5 year old niece would put it -- I absolutely love these, I ABSOLUTELY love them! They are little lady pincushions found on one of my favorite etsy shops Kup Kup Land.

Lara has some new, gorgeous fabric available on her Etsy Shop. Get some while you still can!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007



Isn't this a lovely shopping tote? The artwork is by Keiko Lee-Hem.

And I'm so intrigued by Aja Robb's collages. These items are both from Studioshop, an online store featuring the work of artists who attended Emily Carr Institute. The shop is filled with beautiful (+ handmade) stuff!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Etsy Finds

Orange Willow 2008 Calendar from Orange Willow.

Birch Forest Table Lamp from Hollabee.

Matryoshka Wrapping paper from Enna.

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving! We are taking a blog break until monday!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Paper Critters

How fun! Paper Critters is a website that lets you design, print, and create your very own paper characters (FOR FREE). These would make super white elephant gifts! Be sure to check out the gallery of critters (you can submit your own!).

Thursday, November 15, 2007


This is Georgette. She is a pincusion that we found on SugarElf's Etsy Shop. So cute! In honor of buying handmade for the holidays we will be frequently posting some great handmade finds!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


It took us a while, but we are now happy to announce the release of our fabric magnets! These packs are currently available at Sew, Mama, Sew! They will also be up on Etsy and the SQUID37 store very soon! Great for stocking stuffers, eh?

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Minä Perhonen

Is it thursday already? I was browsing through one of our favorite blogs: Fine Little Day which lead me to Minä Perhonen. This site is amazing!!! We are completely in love with it. These are just a few of their many brilliant textiles. (I know I have been posting a lot of fabric lately, but I just can't help myself! It's time for me to get my own fabric designs going.)

Monday, November 5, 2007

Etsy Favorite


Oooh. Look at these precious treats from Smil's Etsy Shop. In the process of looking for Christmas presents for other people, I keep finding things to add to my list :)

Friday, November 2, 2007

More Fabric!


Here is some adorable fabric that I got in a small fabric shop in Seattle (Stitches) a few weeks ago. I made a few (much needed) kitchen towels out of them!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Handmade Holidays


Just wanted to let you know about some fun stuff going on over at Sew, Mama, Sew! The '30 Days of Gifts To Sew' that we have been preparing is HUGE; each day in Novemeber there will be a different theme featuring several (marvelous) sewing tutorials, fabric, and pattern suggestions that go along with the theme. Kristin is also giving away two $25 gift certificates a week! There are so many inspirational ideas and tutorials for the holidays, I am anxious to get sewing! The swatches above are a couple of my recent favorites at Sew, Mama, Sew!

Monday, October 29, 2007


Radiohead just released their new album! If you go to their website you won't find a price listed anywhere, instead you can enter how much YOU WANT TO PAY (in pounds) for the album. We probably would have bought it anyway, but when we heard about this concept we had no choice! It's genious! { By the way, we hit our 50th post! }

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Tubular Top


I grabbed the last of this Flea Market Fancy fabric from Sew, Mama, Sew! It was supposed to be a skirt, but I made it too small, so I transformed it into this top.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Lovely Couch

This couch would go perfectly in our dream home! From Anthropologie

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Visual Music Interface

This is a new product from Yamaha TENORI-ON. It is made up of touch-sensing LEDs and you must see it!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Friday, October 12, 2007

Screen Printed Tote!

I made this tote with the fabric I screen printed! Perfect for this time of year in Portland!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Dinosaurs, Apples, and Rainbows galore!


My first shot at designing some fabric!!! We screen printed these last weekend in our basement (at 3 in the morning). Dinosaurs, Apples, and Rainbows. . . love this combination! We made quite a few, so if people like these I might put them up on Etsy.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Favorites Contest Winner

And the winner (only contestant!) of the Favorites Contest is Emily. This is her favorite recipe!!

Cilantro Jalepeno Hummus

2 cloves garlic
2 cans chick peas
3 T lime juice
½ tsp salt
½ c olive oil
¾ c fresh cilantro
2 fresh jalepenos seeded, minced

Put garlic in blender or food processor until minced. Add beans, salt, lime. With blender running add olive oil, process until thick 1-2 minutes. Add cilantro and jalepenos, pulse through.

Thursday, October 4, 2007


Just a reminder that all submissions for the Favorites Contest are due tomorrow! We'll give you all of friday to turn something in, and draw a winner on Saturday!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Favorite Mini Pops

Have you ever seen Mini Pops? They are teeny tiny pixelated creations by Craig Robinson. Here is our favorite (tough choice—there are so many to choose from!), the cast members from The Office.

By the way, don't forget to send us your submissions to the Favorites Contest. No submissions yet, so your chances are looking pretty good :)

Monday, October 1, 2007

Favorites Week! Today: Fonts!





In honor of our Favorites Contest we are having a "Favorites Week" at Squid37! Good fonts come and go, here are a few of our (current) top picks! What's your font of choice?

Thursday, September 27, 2007


We're having a contest! Submit your favorite ANYTHING! WHAT?! Yeah, show us your favorite photograph, website, craft, color . . . anything that makes you feel good. We’ll Post all submissions on our blog (so if you have a blog or shop be sure to also send us your url) and one of the lucky submitters will be randomly picked to win a LOVELY prize from one of our favorite stores: Hello Portland.

Deadline: Friday October 5th (only one submission per person please)

Send all submissions to:

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Squid Phone Pattern

Do you knit? We don't, but after finding this Squid Phone Pattern we're considering it :)

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Wednesday, September 19, 2007