I often get asked what my favorite pieces are from my shop, and my answer is always the same: "The piece that is currently in my head by not yet in print." Once it's up in the shop, the creation of it is done, and I am moving on to the next thing. I don't tend to get attached. But I do have a few favorites, and I am so happy to say that one of my favorites is going to be carried by a very favorite online site of mine.
Have you browsed around Mahar Dry Goods lately? If there was a online store for children that inspired me most to get my shop up and running, it was this one. Was it the enter page illustrated so brilliantly by Jen Corace? Was is the quirky novelty toys? There is an exclusive tea set from Mahar Dry Goods which shows up in my Summer Tea Party print (commissioned for Small Magazine) that was too amazing to not be inspired by. Short story: I love this shop. And, this week, I found out, that they will be carrying my Personalized Family Trees and Paper Dolls.
I have a long list of retailers that I love working with, but I was just tickled to hear the news, simply because this shop is truly what inspired my desire to enter the handmade children's industry. Robert, who also has a very hip and retro children's blog Junior Society, has fantastic taste, and always offers a pic me up when I visit his sites.
Horray for good design. There is something about good design that feeds my soul. And today, I am thankful for great associations.