Pen and Paper

Pen and Paper

My daughter's sixth birthday is almost upon us and I am busy writing out invitations and making party plans. While at the dining table with my address book and favorite pen, I realized that I rarely sit to write anything anymore. I used to be an avid paper and pen writer. I had pen pals, [...]

Handmade Chat Janny’s Girl

Handmade Chat Janny’s Girl

"I love browsing through fabric stores and dreaming of what a beautiful piece of fabric will become. Sparkly buttons, lace and vintage dresses have a special place in my heart. Who wore them in a time past, what was her life like, how did she feel when she wore it. Those are the things that [...]

Handmade Chat Anna Pavlovna

Handmade Chat Anna Pavlovna

"Hello! Our names are Anna and Katherine. We are from Penza, Russia In early 2008 we established our studio called Annapavlovna All of toys are one-of-a-kind, in unique and limited quantity and they are made of natural materials, mainly, mohairs, alpacas, suede and wool felts. We create each item by hand. We also like natural [...]

Handmade Chat

Handmade Chat Sculpture in Design When I was a little girl, my mother and I took pottery classes at the famous Detroit landmark, Pewabic Pottery. My mom is very creative and tried to encourage an interest in the arts in both her children. Because I attended pottery classes, I have always appreciated the art of [...]