Thursday, November 29, 2007

Matryoshka Ornaments

These little gals along with some of their friends are going to my show tonight. I designed the doll in Illustrator and then my right hand man, Jason, carved it out for me from a linoleum block. Did you do this type of project in school?... I made a zebra in 7th grade. I absolutely loved my art teacher. She was young, fun, a little quirky, totally relateable to an awkward 13 year old. One day she actually brought a whole bunch of her jewelry into class that she wanted to recycle and each of the girls got to pick out something for themselves. I picked a silver ring with three small turquoise stones in it. I still have that ring. As far as I was concerned, this teacher was sharing her precious jewels with us and I felt really special. Anyway, back to the print block...I then used a brayer to spread fabric ink on the block and stamped the design onto natural linen fabric. I then embroidered freehand flowers to dress her up a bit. The back of these stuffed ornaments features a Japanese import Matryoshka fabric...very cute.

I will also be taking orders for these gals until December 16th. They retail for $10 + $2 s&h. They make a perfect hostess gift, stocking stuffer or package decoration.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Embroidered Nataliyas & Wool Buttons

Some new Embroidered Wool Nataliyas will be making their debut at this weekend's show... designs are stitched free-hand, so each is one-of-a-kind. The Nataliyas are sewn from lambs wool coating fabric and would look delightful tucked under the arm of a vintage style wool pea coat...

Anthropologie Wish List

I just realized the other day that there is a wish list on the Anthropologie website ... brilliant! Of course, there should be a "select all" feature as everything in that store is just more beautiful and unique than the next, but here are the highlights on my wish list...

I am reallying loving birds right now and need to add a few to the sparrows already flitting around my kitchen walls...

Bird Watcher's Pillow, Neutral
(Paired with the following pillow on a comfy the ruffle and tweed)

Bird Watcher's Pillow, Rose
(Embroidery and Patchwork...something I would make if I had the time to indulge...)

blue finches dishtowel
(Have to have... really just not an option.)

counting birds wall art
(Delightfully fun...just noticed a set framed at my friend "Z's" house too! )

Racha Trivet
(Mmm...I can smell the pie cooling on this right now...)

retro kitchen timer
(I keep adding retro splashes to our kitchen...loving this retro red.)

nestling measuring cups
(Delightful colors...seriously can you bake without a set of these?)

mistral eau de parfume

Wild Blackberry (Purple): a heady cocktail of berries and grenadine topped with a dash of vanilla
(I try this one every time I visit their store...I'm sure I'm responsible for using at least half of the tester bottle!)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Upcoming Events Calendar

Finally….I have a small batch of Irene Totes, Dorothy Clutches, Nataliya Silhouettes & Child's Wipe-Clean Aprons up in the Shop…

I have a lot going on in the Simply June studio, so if you don't see something you are looking for…don't hesitate to ask. We have lots of Fleur Bobbies, Embroidered Buttons, Embroidered Hair Ties, Magnets…just no time to photograph everything with so many upcoming shows…

So, stop by at one of our shows to say hi! & check out some new goodies that you won't even see in the shop until after the holidays...

Events Calendar

  • Saturday, November 17th • 9-4pm • Holliston Newcomers Club Craft Fair • Holliston High School • 370 Hollis Street • Holliston, MA

  • Tuesday, November 27th • 6:30-9pm • Private Show • Newton

  • Thursday, November 29th • 5-8:30pm • Ben-Hem Holiday Boutique • Bennett-Hemenway Elementary School • 22 East Evergreen Road • Natick, MA

  • Sunday, December 2nd • 10-4 • Celebrate Newton! • Newton South High School • 140 Brandeis Road • Newton Centre, MA

  • Thursday, December 6th • 6-9pm • Shed, Inc. Holiday Shopping Night • SHED Inc • 65 Phillips Street • Andover, MA 01810

  • Saturday, December 8th • 11-3pm • Cool and Groovy Holiday Craft Fair II • Peabody School • 70 Rindge Avenue • Cambridge, MA

  • Sunday, December 9th • 11-6pm • Holiday Arts Happening • DCU Center, Worcester • 50 Foster Street • Worcester, MA

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Holiday Art & Craft Faire

Stop by tomorrow and visit Simply June at the following event:

Saturday November 10th - 9:30 - 4:30pm
11th Annual Holiday Art & Craft Faire - Concord Scout House; 74 Walden Street; Concord, MA - more than 30 fine Artisians

Look forward to seeing you there!

Also check out some new holiday beauties making their debut at the show...

Holiday Dorothy Clutch

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


I just received three acceptance letters for upcoming juried shows! Simply June will be at the Holliston Newcomer's Club Holiday Boutique on Saturday November 17th, Celebrate Newton! on Sunday December 2nd and Holiday Arts Happening at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA on Sunday December 9th. I'm so excited and also feeling a bit overwhelmed... However...

This was in my fortune cookie today..."As long as you don't sign up for anything new, you'll do fine."

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I usually get ones that say things like "You are hungry...order Chinese food now." (Seriously, I got one once...)

Stay tuned for more details...I'll be sending out a newsletter soon. Also, pop over to our mailing list to sign up for coupons that can be used at these events.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Wipe-Clean Children's Aprons

I just finished a batch of children's aprons in polka dotty pink and polka dotty blue... very cute with a front pocket and wipe-clean for that messy little kid in your life... Aprons measure 17.5" x 13". They will retail for $15.00. If you want to add one to you holiday shopping list, send me an e-mail and I will set one aside for you. I will have some at the show on Saturday, but won't have time to add them to the web shop in the meantime.

Hope to see you all at the show on Saturday! Let me just say, my sewing machine is really looking forward to having the day off. :)

Saturday November 3rd - 10am-4pm
10th annual Arts & Artisans Craft Show
- Saturday November 3, 2007 from 10 am - 4 pm at The Morse Institute Library. Proceeds to benefit Kids Connect, Inc. Call 508-652-4211 for more info.
14 East Central Street; Natick, MA