Thursday, September 27, 2007

Soldered Glass Pendant Necklaces

These unique glass pendant necklaces are now in the shop. They each feature my photography as well as vintage paper. All of the materials I use are lead-free. Take a peek and feel free to contact me if you are interested in a custom piece.

I'm working on stocking the shop for the holiday season. I am also lining up a number of local shows happening in the next few months. I will be listing those on the Simply June website soon. I hope you will all stop by for a visit!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Vintage Tablecloth Quilt

I know I've blogged about this beauty before, but this vintage tablecloth quilt if finally up in the Shop... I just love this one. The white is so crisp and the colors so vivid. I choose only tablecloths in the best vintage condition and this particular one is made from a very heavy woven cotton. I used natural 100% cotton batting and 100% cotton fabric for the backing. The entire piece is sewn by hand including the binding. I love the hand stitching as it adds a wonderful quality that just can't be replicated by machine. So, it is up in the shop now and sure to become a family keepsake.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Shop Updates

Two new Nataliya-Silhouettes have made their way into the shop today. You will also find some other goodies that will be making their debut shortly including photo pocket mirrors, handmade bias tape and soldered pendant necklaces.

Check out Nataliya - Silhouette on location on the South Shore...

Friday, September 14, 2007

Woven Garment Labels

Our new labels arrived from Fancy Weaver! As a small indie business you really have to pinch your pennies when it comes to custom labels, packaging, etc. On the other hand, it is so important to portray a unified look and quality in both your work and branding. I know woven garment labels are the topic of many blog posts that I read...along with many great tutorials on making your own. When I first started Simply June, I searched high and low on the internet and finally found a company in Australia that would do short runs of black labels with white text (a rarity for some reason in short run options). I was generally happy with my labels and the price, but had limited font choices. In our case, Simply June in its specific font with 'June' italicized is our logo. So, from there I decided to make my own labels and had a custom rubber stamp made. I used fabric ink on twill tape, heat set it and then treated the cut edges for fraying. I was actually really happy with the result, but the time consuming process of making them was discouraging. So, back to my search... I then stumbled upon Fancy Weaver on Ebay... 200 labels, any font, black with white text, heat cut, $35 and no shipping! What did I have to lose? They just arrived the other day and my next order is sure to be much bigger. They are high quality, nicely packaged and the company is great at communicating and sending proofs. Spread the word!

New Nataliya - Silhouettes in the shop soon!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007


Check out this amazing event coming up in October in Hyannis... This incredible weekend for creative bloggers offers opportunities to meet other bloggers from all over as well as an exciting selection of workshops...and a Creative Bazaar! Make sure to stop and visit Simply June at this event...we can't wait to meet you!

justBe...Connected will gather Creative Blogger

& other like-spirited souls together

for friendship, food, fun, workshops,

and a fabulous Creative Bazaar open to the public

October 12-14, 2007

at the Four Points by Sheraton Hyannis, MA


The Creative Bazaar is an indie craft fair

taking place during justBe...Connected

on Saturday, October 13, 2007

*vendor spaces available for The Creative Bazaar.