Free Necklace by Dote Handmade Goods

I’m giving away this handmade necklace over at On the Search for Hidden Treasure. Now’s your chance to win some of my art work! Go over there and enter to win!

Crafty Update: Lavender Dryer Sachets

This past Christmas, one of the handmade gifts I distributed was a set of lavender dryer sachets. Basically, they’re little pillows stuffed with dried lavender that you throw into your clothes dryer instead of using commercial dryer sheets, which are made with all kinds of gross (and harmful) petroleum based chemicals and animal fats. These are better for people and better for the environment, and they last a really long time and make your clothes smell of sweet, herbal lavender. They were such a big hit, I got orders from people who weren’t lucky enough to receive them as gifts but saw someone else receive them. So, I figured I better start selling them! Now available at Dote Handmade Goods. $15 for a set of three or get a sample and try one out for $5 (plus shipping).

Crafty Update: Holiday Gift Guides Galore!

I’m very excited that my recycled map stationery is getting so much exposure this year. The holidays are always a busy time, but this year things really seem to be amping up. It’s making me start to think in terms of refining my blog, which as you know has thus far been a conglomeration of random thoughts, into a true art/design/craft blog. Maybe that will be a goal for 2010…transitioning into something more professional (and more lucrative).

Rounding out my excellent 2009 are some blog mentions I wanted to brag about. First off, the good people at Focus Organic have now included me in their Green Christmas and Holiday Gift Guide for the second year in a row!

New this year is an inclusion in the Indie Fixx Handmade Holidays Gift Guide. That’s a site I’ve admired for a while, and I’m thrilled they noticed my stuff.

And finally, A Perfect Peach also discovered the joys of map stationery!

This has been my most successful year yet, and I’m hopeful that it will only get better from here on out!

Crafty Update: New Blog Mention!

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My handmade stationery sets made from vintage Appalachian Trail maps were featured on a blog this week! Thanks to another Megan at Studio M.M.E. Stutterings for taking notice of my handiwork. Check out my Etsy shop (Dote Handmade Goods) for the entire selection.

Crafty Update: Cosa Verde

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Happy to announce that Dote Handmade Goods are now featured by Cosa Verde, a juried site that “connects independent and emerging artists
with environmentally-conscious consumers.” I am proud to be chosen as a marketer on this site, primarily because they planted 10 new trees in my honor. Yay!

Crafty Update: Artsy Rubbish

My map stationery is featured on the blog Artsy Rubbish! Tess from Yellow Dog Vintage has chosen lots of other cool recycled products made from maps, so head on over there and check it out!

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Crafty Update: Win Free Stuff!

Hop on over to my friend Jen’s blog, Great Little Stories, where she is hosting a giveaway featuring some products from my Etsy shop. You could be the winner of a photo print and a set of recycled map stationery.

Crafty Update: Shojo Beat

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My Yokohama map stationery is featured on the Hot List in Shojo Beat magazine’s March 2009 issue! Pick up a copy at your local Borders or Barnes & Noble.