Handmade Sunday Vol. 2

Happy Sunday, friends. Today I have four more beautiful shops to share with you. (Psst … if you missed last week’s installment you can find Handmade Sunday vol. 1 here!)

KATE DURKIN ILLUSTRATION

I am smitten with the illustration work of Kate Durkin. Her style is clean and playful, and her design choices are delightful! I love the foods she included in these food alphabet cards, and her mini pillows are really charming. I especially love her New York City collection.

KID OF THE VILLAGE

Hayley makes truly lovely, playful art prints like this whimsical Alphabet Print with Colorful Shapes and this charming Apples Print (wouldn’t that look perfect in a classroom or nursery?). I just adore her color choices, especially the muted bright palettes with a bit of a retro feel. Hayley writes that her shop “is inspired by the fun and magical memories of my childhood, growing up in a lovely small village in Surrey. It's this fun and magic which I very much hope my own children and others will share through my prints and artwork.” How fun is this Types of Rainbows Print?!

PEPITA CALABAZA BY Abril Millán

Abril makes the sweetest fabric dolls and wall decor. I am in love with this little bunny! Her dolls wear beautiful clothes and scarves, too. Abril writes (translation my own):

Compagino mi trabajo de restauradora de objetos antiguos con la creación de muñecas de trapo y otras pequeñas cosas hechas a mano. Mis muñecas están cosidas con mucho amor y con el gran entusiasmo que me produce hacer lo que me gusta: el trabajo artesanal unido a la libertad creativa. Me gusta el mundo de la ilustración, del papel, de los trabajos textiles hechos a mano (bordados, tejidos, ganchillo...) y también todo lo referente a reciclar y reutilizar materiales.

I combine my work as restorer of old objects with the creation of rag dolls and other small handmade things. My dolls are sewn with a lot of love and with the great enthusiasm that makes me do what I like the most: artisan work combined with creative freedom.

I like the world of illustration, of paper, of handmade textile works (embroidery, weaving, crochet ...) and also everything related to recycling and reusing materials.

WILD STAMPS BY DARIA FREUNT

Last but not least, I am enchanted by Daria’s hand carved stamps. These seashells of the world put me in the most summery mood. She has dozens of intricate, magical designs inspired by anatomy, life cycles, and the natural world. Have a look at these pine cones and these leaves from common trees.